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A Letter To Parents of Children with ASD

This open letter is written to parents of all children with ASD, both male and female, which is why you will find my use of alternating pronouns throughout this letter.  I understand this is not the correct use of “masculine preferred” however I feel it does continue to remind parents of both males and females […]

Giveaway: Sensory Needs and ASD: What EVERY SLP Should Know!

I’m celebrating Austism Awareness Month with a few giveaways!!!!  This week I’m giving away: Sensory Needs and ASD: What EVERY SLP Should Know!   I’m very excited to be sharing this product with some lucky follower!  Check out the product description below and enter via the rafflecopter widget at the bottom of this blog. If you […]

Blogging about Research: A Randomized Control Trial of DIR/Floortime in PK children with ASD

A pitot randomized controlled trial of DIR/Floortime parenting training intervention for pre-school children with autistic spectrum disorders Citation:  Pajareya, K., & Nopmaneejumruslers, K. (2011). A pilot randomized controlled trial of DIR/Floortime™ parent training intervention for pre-school children with autistic spectrum disorders. Autism, 15 (5), 563-577. doi: DOI: 10.1177/1362361310386502 Purpose:  Purpose of this study was to compare DIR/Floortime parent […]

Practical Strategies to Meet Sensory Needs of Students in Speech Therapy Room!

Introducing, my latest product, Practical Strategies to Meet Sensory Need of Students in the Speech Therapy Room! It is generally recognized and agreed upon that many children on the autism spectrum also process sensory information differently than NT children.  Therefore, their sensory needs will also be different.  In my product, Sensory Needs and ASD: What Every SLP […]

Can Parents Provide Intervention via Play to improve Communication Skills of Children with ASD?

Can training parents in play improve communication skills in children with ASD?  Can parents become the interventionists?  Can parents successfully implement techniques that positively affect communication skills in their children with ASD?  These are questions that have been asked for decades.  Dr. Stanley Greenspan, developer of the DIR/Floortime Model of therapy intervention, not only believed […]

Sensory Needs and ASD: What EVERY SLP Should Know!

This product is a MUST HAVE for any speech-language pathologist, experienced or new to autism spectrum disorders, graduate students or even educators who have, are, and will work with children with ASD.  Before any child can learn, he/she must be in a state of alertness otherwise known as self-regulation.  For our students with ASD and […]

Blogging about Research: Increasing Social Interaction using PMT with Nonverbal School-age Children with ASD!

Article:  Increasing Social Interaction Using Prelinguistic Milieu Teaching with Nonverbal School-Age Children with Autism Citation:  Franco, J., Davis, B., & Davis, J. (2013). Increasing social interaction using prelinguistic milieu teaching with nonverbal school-age children with autism. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 22, 489-502. doi: 10.1044/1058-0360(2012/10-0103) Purpose:  The purpose of this study was to determine the effect […]

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