Category Archives: Autism

Best Games for Teaching Preschoolers on the Autism Spectrum

The more I play games with kids, the more I am a fan for using them to teach so many aspects of communication and language. I just started working with a 4 year-old on the autism spectrum and we have … Continue reading

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Armond Goes To A Party, Social Story for Asperger’s

It’s not often that a picture book is co-written by an author and child but in “Armond Goes to a Party, A Book About Asperger’s and Friendship,” Armond weighs in on what it feels like to be asked to a … Continue reading

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Helping Parents of Kids with Special Needs Plan Transition to Summer

Every year I am more amazed at the elaborate plans parents make for their kids for the summer. I couldn’t wait for summer to come when my three boys were young so we could get away from a schedule and … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy News, New Autism Rates

I thought it would be fun to talk about what was in the news this past week that relates to us SLP’s. Probably the most fascinating, disturbing, confusing news was the new autism statistics: the condition is thought to affect … Continue reading

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Teen with Autism Invites Ellen DeGeneres to Prom

I came across this story yesterday and was so touched. 17 year-old high school senior, Esteban Barriga from Maynard, Massachusetts originally didn’t want to go to prom because he thought he had no friends. That all changed as word got … Continue reading

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Halloween Spider Fun in Speech Therapy

Okay, spiders aren’t my favorite bug, but as long as they are cute in a book, I am okay with them. Let’s not get into snakes though! Today I brought out one of my favorite Halloween books for Speech Therapy, … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, Articulation, Autism, Language, Speech and Language Delay, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

Reading Picture Detail to Understand the Story

I am fortunate to consult as a part of a public school team of professionals who work with one of my clients on the autism spectrum. Recently, his classroom and special ed teacher said they were working on “reading” the … Continue reading

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Comprehension Lessons in Speech Therapy

It’s fun to be on a school team again twice a month when I meet with the public school special education team working with my kindergarten client. My little friend is on the higher end of the autism spectrum and … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Ideas for Preschoolers

One of the joys of having a blog is that I hear from people literally all around the world. Some are parents seeking advice for their children who have speech and language delays, some are students in grad school asking … Continue reading

Posted in Apraxia, Autism, Language, play, Preschool, Speech and Language Delay, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | 5 Comments

Toy Companies Caring About Kids With Special Needs

I am going to be blogging periodically about companies that are listening to the special needs community of parents, educators and kids, to develop and adapt products to benefit ALL kids and listen to their needs. Today I want to … Continue reading

Posted in 10 and up, 12 years and up, 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, Autism, Elementary School Age, Preschool, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment