Multi modal communication can reduce frustration in autistic children. This is because when we start accepting all attempts at communicating, we are honoring those attempts. What is multi modal communication? Why are more and more professionals talking about it? Keep reading to find out! What Is It? Multi modal communication can be defined as the different ways we all communicate… Read More
Joint Attention: Autism And Increasing This Crucial Skill!
Joint attention is a foundational skill for learning. Joint attention is a behavior where two people focus on an object or event, for the purpose of interacting with each other. With joint attention, a person is able to (non-verbally) communicate to another by using their eyes and looking at an object, and back at the other person. This shared moment fosters… Read More
Symbolic Sounds And Exclamatory Words
Symbolic sounds and exclamatory words are part of speech and language development in typically developing children. For autistic children who are non-speaking or minimally verbal, these types of sounds can be easier to produce! If you aren’t sure where to start with children who aren’t imitating single words yet, this is a perfect place to start. What Are Symbolic Sounds?… Read More
Autism Preschool Classroom
Do you struggle with how to set up your autism preschool classroom? Are you feeling unsure about where to start with the physical layout and daily schedule? I’ve been there. I’ve had so many requests to share my setup and schedule! I’m hoping this information along with my free Autism Classroom Guide will help anyone looking to re-vamp their autism… Read More
Autism And Play: How To Support Children
Parents and educators often create goals for autism and play skills. Autistic children’s play skills develop differently than neurotypical play skills. This is not bad or wrong, it’s just different and that’s okay! Let’s explore the different types of toy play, and learn more about how to expand play skills for autistic children using visual supports. The source for this… Read More
Fancy Like – That Song Matt Loves!
What’s the story behind Fancy Like – that song Matt loves?! I’ve known Matt since he was in first grade. He’s always been a fun-loving and charismatic guy. Matt may face some challenges in life, but his exuberance and zest for life are what stand out most. How It Started For the past year, Walker Haye’s song Fancy Like has… Read More