Category Archives: Autism

Move! Sing! Play Along and Sing! CD’s for Therapists and Parents

I learned about this wonderful set of CD’s created by music therapist and educator, Margie La Bella, when she submitted them and won a PAL Award.  According to her website, “Her CD series Move! Sing! Play Along and Learn! is … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, Autism, Birth-3 year-olds, Elementary School Age, music, Preschool, Preschool Class, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

Man With Asperger’s Syndrome Learns Skills Studying Talk Show Hosts

This story is gratifying on several fronts. First, I love it when one of my sons sends me a link to an interesting story or helpful piece of advice for my business. Sometimes it is a link to a great … Continue reading

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Best Speech Therapy Apps, Conversation Builder

It is my pleasure to introduce guest blogger,  Katie Kelley, a speech language pathologist whose insightful reviews of the best apps for use in therapy give a fresh perspective on how we can optimize our work with children with special … Continue reading

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A Great Way to Teach Syllables And Explain “Why”

I always enjoyed working in the schools and now look forward to my bi-monthly meetings with the staff at an elementary school who works with one of my kids on the autism spectrum. There is such a depth of knowledge … Continue reading

Posted in 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Autism, Elementary School Age, Speech and Language Delay, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | 1 Comment

New Books to Teach Inference to Autistic Kids

I love finding great books that can teach inference to autistic kids. The books need to share a simple story in prose (rhyming texts are great for language learning but are harder to follow) with clear, bold illustrations to visually … Continue reading

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Great Speech Therapy Ideas for Articulation to Autism

I’ve been wanting to blog about great sites that give therapy ideas for speech therapy sessions so I will begin with Heidi Kay and her PediaStaff team who who are working hard to assemble a very complete list of activities, … Continue reading

Posted in 10 and up, 12 years and up, 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Articulation, Autism, Birth-3 year-olds, Games, play, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | 1 Comment

Tips for Halloween with Autistic Kids

I came across this excellent article I wanted to share with my readers: “How to Take the Trick Out of Trick or Treat” Solutions for the Halloween Blues for our Special Needs Kids” by Esther Hess, Ph.D. I had the … Continue reading

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Best New Apps For Speech Therapy

We all know that kids love using our iPad and iPhones–it’s been called a child’s new best friend. I am amazed at the ease with which a 2 year-old, delayed in language, quickly manipulates figures on his dad’s iPhone and … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Apps, Autism, Elementary School Age, Language, Preschool, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | 2 Comments

Summer Lesson for Speech Therapy

As summer rolls in, and we are thinking about the beach, kids in speech therapy gain vocabulary and learn concepts from clever picture books about summer and the beach. Melanie Watt’s “Scaredy Squirrel  at the Beach” was such a hit … Continue reading

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What is Sensory Processing Disorder?

Thanks for this excellent, insightful article goes to pediatric occupational therapist, Keri Wilmot, who has combined her many years of experience working with infants and young children and their families with her talent for finding developmental toys that promote a … Continue reading

Posted in 12 years and up, 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Autism | 2 Comments