Category Archives: Autism

DVD Helps Kids With Autism Read Faces

NPR ran an article about a new DVD produced in Britain called “The Transporters,” designed to teach children with autism to look at faces (like the happy baby face) and recognize emotions. With funding from the government, a team of … Continue reading

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Picture Books Build Social Language

I love to go to our children’s library and browse through the books. I use good children’s literature for all the kids I work with, whether they are working on sounds (articulation), language development, stutteringt or are on the autism … Continue reading

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Review: “Come Learn With Me” by North Country Kids, Inc

Every speech-language pathologist yearns to grab a bag of goodies that will amuse, entice and teach their preschoolers the foundation of language, building the basics for communication and literacy. “Come Learn With Me” is my goody bag of choice! Use … Continue reading

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Best Travel Ideas for Vacations with a Child with Autism

In Sunday’s New York Times there is a great article called “Bypassing the Roadblocks of Autism,” dealing with the challenges of traveling with a child with autism spectrum disorder.While most people look forward to a vacation with it’s new vistas, … Continue reading

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Santa Claus Diagnosed Autism in this Mom’s Child

I came across a video of a mom’s experience in coming to grip with her child’s diagnosis of autism. I thought it might be helpful to other parents as they face the possibility of their child having autism. On the … Continue reading

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One Special Girl

I can’t tell you how many times I learn a great lesson from a child–one that inspires me. Here goes. Yesterday when I was talking to a friend, she mentioned that her daughter, Becca, had befriended a peer with autism. … Continue reading

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New Autism Screening Guidelines

I got a call yesterday from a mom who was interested in my reaction to the news release by the American Academy of Pediatrics recommending that pediatricians screen children for signs of autism at 18 and 24 months at well-visit … Continue reading

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