Category Archives: Autism

Halloween Books for Speech Therapy

My search for Halloween books that are simple, funny and have lots of language to discuss brought me to two more books that might be helpful to you. Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler is a favorite as the skeleton goes … Continue reading

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Autism Games to Play

Recently, as I was looking on the internet for games to play with my kids on the autism spectrum, I came across autismgames.org, a wonderful site engineered by speech pathologist, Tahirih Bushey. Her site and blog encourages parents and specialists … Continue reading

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Halloween Fun with Books, Speech Therapy

I shared some of my favorite Halloween books last week and have used them when working with kids with typically developing language as well as those with auditory processing difficulties, and those on the autism spectrum. I had quite a … Continue reading

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Study Finds Increase in Autism in U.S. Kids

CNN reported a study published on Monday in the Journal of Pediatrics that found an increase in the number of children with autism and related disorders in the United States. The number is up to 1 percent of children from … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Halloween Ideas for Autism, Language and Articulation

Halloween is a fun time of year for kids and an easy theme to introduce into therapy. Today I want to share a few books on that theme that are simple, yet fun and can be incorporated into a language … Continue reading

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Autism Alerts at 2 years of Age

Like other professionals today, I am always on the alert for signs of autism in children that I see, so that if needed, I can help parents get the best help, fast and early for their child. I am amazed … Continue reading

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The Stress of Autism on Parents

In a new study out in the July issue of “Autism,” researchers from the University of Washington reported that parents of children with autism experienced more stress from the behavioral challenges rather than the stress of daily care taking of … Continue reading

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Identifying Early Signs of Autism

Since early identification of children with autism leads to early intervention and a more promising outcome, researchers and professionals are working to identify key behaviors that lead to a diagnosis. The following is a summary of “Early Signs of Autism” … Continue reading

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Creative Play with Autistic Kids

When I arrived at the home of one of the kids I work with who is on the Autism Spectrum, I saw a long tunnel he had made out of cardboard blocks that ran the length of the room. Mom … Continue reading

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Encouraging Pretend Play with Children with Autism

Today I arrived at the home of one of my students who is on the autism spectrum. We enjoy playing games, playing pretend  and reading books for learning. He took me right to a big cardboard box on the floor … Continue reading

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