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Wild Wednesday! ASD: Wait Them Out!

Today I’d like to talk about RESPONSE TIME. As we know already, children with ASD have different sensory processing systems.  Because of this, many times children with ASD are busy “processing” sensory information before they can possibly begin to process the words we are speaking to them. So what do we do?  The same thing […]

Tip Tuesday! Using a Penny Board for children with ASD!

Chevron boarder: Last week we talked a little bit about ONE (and I stress only 1) technique of MANY that can be used to teach children with ASD, discrete trial training (DTT).  Today I want to show you how I use some of the principles of DTT in a more functional way in the […]

Wild Wednesday! ASD: Back OFF!!!

Years ago I was working my with a 4 year old diagnosed with ASD.  It was the first therapy day of the school year and I was working in a new school, so this was my first time meeting this little cutie. With the early childhood teacher’s cue, he walked over to me (looking every […]

Tip Tuesday: ASD and DTT!

Chevron boarder: As April is Autism Awareness Month, I thought over the next four weeks, I would take time to write about one of things I LOVE about being an SLP, working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)!  I know many of you SLPs reading this out there are familiar with many of […]

Austim Therapies: A Resource List

Autism has quickly become the most highly diagnosed disorder among children over the past 10 years.  Current incidence rates suggest 1 out of every 88 children is diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).  It can be overwhelming to hear as a parent.  You many not know where to turn or what types of treatment programs […]

Sensory Processing Disorder: What you should know!

When parents are new to the diagnosis of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) or other medical diagnosis that have sensory processing deficits as a characteristic, it can be overwhelming to hear so many professional terms and understand what it all means.  As a Speech-Language-Pathologist, I have worked with several children with sensory processing difficulties and wonderful OTs (Occupational Therapists) […]

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