Do you want to facilitate a smoother transition for your child or student with autism? I’m sure you have wondered why transition breakdowns occur so often and how you can help! These 7 strategies can help make transitions smoother for your little ones with autism. First things first. As an educator or therapist, it is imperative to start by… Read More
What Is Autism? How To Move From Concern To Action
What Is Autism? How To Move From Concern To Action Autism (or Autism Spectrum Disorder) is a developmental disability. Children with autism experience challenges in 3 areas: communication skills, social interaction skills, and restrictive/repetitive behavior. There is a wide range of abilities within individuals with autism. Some children need more support and some need less support in different areas of… Read More
How to Help Young Children with Autism Communicate: Let’s Find Their Voice!
Did you hear about my FREE Webinar Training? Yep, you heard that right I’m hosting 3 FREE webinar trainings on How to Help Young Children with Autism Communicate: Let’s Find Their Voice! for teachers and parents on Tuesday 2/9, Thursday 2/11 or Tuesday 2/16 @ 6 pm CT. In this webinar, you’ll learn: To identify how your student or child is currently… Read More
Reframing Echolalia In Autism: It’s Not a Bad Thing!
Echolalia in autism can be confusing for educators and parents who are trying to teach their child or student to talk. They are happy the child is verbal, but aren’t sure how to guide the child from echolalia to spontaneous, flexible speech. WHAT IS ECHOLALIA IN AUTISM? Echolalia is simply the repeating or echoing of what someone else has said…. Read More
How to Use One of the Best Hacks to Teach Prepositions in Speech Therapy!
You guys! I’m going to let you in on my best-kept secret for teaching prepositions during speech therapy for young children! I inherited this little hack from the speech/language pathologist that I student taught for many years ago. When I say that I inherited it, that is literally what happened. In 1997, I student taught for an amazing SLP named… Read More
WH Questions For Speech Therapy With Young Children With Autism: 3 Tips To Help!
Do you struggle with teaching your young students how to answer WH questions? Do you wish you had a way to address this skill in children with autism who are non-verbal or have limited verbal skills? I’ve got you! In this blog, I will share 3 tips that helped me teach WH questions for speech therapy with my little ones… Read More