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 […]
It is not uncommon for pediatricians, parents, educators and yes, even therapists to be confused when it comes a child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) who exhibits interest in socially interacting with others. Just because a child expresses interest in wanting to interact with others does not mean the child’s diagnosis is incorrect. In […]
Data Collection is probably the most difficult thing to master when participating in pretend play with our clients/students/children. How can we PROVE that progress has been made? **Picture courtesy of onestepahead.com** Here are a few things we need to think about first: 1. Baseline skills: the most imporant thing to do prior to determining appropriate […]
Pretend play is crucial for a child’s cognitive, communication and social development. But how can we as SLPs and parents use this activity to target specific language goals? There are a few rules to follow when using pretend play to target specific goals: 1. Choose interesting materials: If your child is not interested in the materials you […]
I was at the Dollar Tree in early September and look at what I found?!! Some great Halloween/ dress up goodies for…well you guessed it, $1 a piece! Look at the wonderful pretend play outfits I found for a total of $6 (plus tax)! Pretend play is sometimes overlooked in the Speech Pathology world because we are trained to “make the […]
Join me next week in discussing how we can effectively use pretend play in speech therapy, why it is important, how to effectively choose materials and how to record progress!
Social Stories are often used to teach social skills to persons with various disabilities and disorders (the most well known being persons with ASD-Austism Spectrum Disorders). I personally LOVE social stories for ALL children no matter what their diagnosis! Why, you ask? For several reasons: 1. Social stories are usually short, clear and concise. 2. […]