Category Archives: Autism

Learn Sign Language on this Website

Every so often I need to brush up on my sign language. Even though I have taken courses in sign language, it is like any other language, you have to use it to stay fluent. Recently I have started to … Continue reading

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“ChickyBoom” Game for Speech Language Therapy

Blue Orange Games, known for their “hot games for a cool planet,” continue to invent clever games for kids that are friendly to our environment. Their latest member of the family, “ChickyBoom,” calls on fine motor skill and balance, requiring … Continue reading

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“Gobblet Gobblers” Game for Speech Language Therapy

Good board games require quick turns and lots of thinking. “Gobblet Gobblers” is a perfect beginning game of strategy utilizing visual-spacial memory, assessing options, and setting up strategy. This takeoff from Tic-Tac-Toe utilizes hungry, wide mouthed characters to hop to … Continue reading

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Playing Board Games Helps Children with Autism

Playing fun, engaging board games with kids helps build social skills. For higher functioning children on the autism spectrum, games provide many opportunities to teach pragmatic language skills. Children with ASD like predictable routines (taking turns around the table, drawing a … Continue reading

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Evidenced Based Practices for Autism with Rhea Paul

Yesterday I attended a full day lecture by Rhea Paul on  “Evidence-Based Practices for Addressing Communication Disorders in Children with ASD.”  Held at Children’s Hospital Boston and sponsored by the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement, this program was excellent. … Continue reading

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DVD Helps Kids with Autism Read Faces, “The Transporters”

I had the opportunity to review a newly released DVD, “The Transporters,” developed based on research, to teach children, ages 4-8,  with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to recognize and name emotions based on facial expressions.  This clever DVD takes advantage of … Continue reading

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“The Transporters” DVD for Children with Autism

Pop in this new innovative DVD, “The Transporters” and get ready to enter a land of toy trains, cable cars, buses, ferries and other mechanical characters donning human faces, designed to teach children with autism to recognize and name emotions.  … Continue reading

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Products for Children with Special Needs

Parents of children who I work with are always looking for fun and effective products to use with their kids to promote their skills. One of the best catalogues of early intervention products I have found is “Beyond Play.” The … Continue reading

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“One” Book Review

Through simple blotches of color, author-illustrator Kathryn Otoshi creates a gang of personalities cleverly tied to their hues–quiet Blue, outgoing Orange, bright Green, outgoing Purple and hot-head Red. Don’t be thrown off my the apparent simplicity of her drawings and … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Materials, Preschool Books

As speech therapists we are always looking for new materials to throw in our bag of fun to keep little ones engaged and entertained. I use toys as well as books to change up the action. I wanted to share … Continue reading

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