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Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I am very saddened to write this post letting
you know that our dear friend and colleague, Kathie Harrington, passed away
unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
Kathie left a wonderful legacy for all of us with her passion for writing about autism. She touched countless lives of clients, parents and ...
What was your favorite thing that happened today? Who is your favorite singer? What is your favorite book? Do you have a favorite sport? I have a favorite time of the year, do you? My babysitter used to show me her favorite thimble.
FAVORITE is one of my favorite words and it is powerful. I use it all the time and you should too. It's one of ...
In last week's Autism across Ages and Environments blog, Power Words, I told you that I would be spotlighting a dozen words and phrases that I have used over the years to empower children and adults on the autism spectrum. In doing so, these words and phrases are verbalized, posted, shared, and drilled into children with ASD to make ...
Everyone loves power. Everyone needs words to attain power. We can empower our children with ASD by giving them POWER WORDS or we can leave them powerless.
Teaching skills to children with ASD is not enough. Colors, months, dates, counting, are not what make a person successful and functional in the world. This series of Kathie's Dozen Power ...
Hands have fingers, thumbs, nails, joints, skin, bones, muscles, and tendons. They are flexible and can be molded, folded, and wrapped. Use yours.
I learned early in my career that one of the most meaningful things one person can do to assure sincerity, acceptance, and understanding is through the power of touch. Not a slap. Not a high-five. A ...
My son, Doug, drives slowly around our city of Las Vegas. He drives to work on the Las Vegas Strip, to the athletic club, and to go shopping. He has a blue ruler in his car at all times to measure the exact distance from his stomach to the steering wheel before he ever places the key in the ignition. People with ASD adhere to sameness, rules, and ...
Social skills aren't really so hard. Most children glean them during play and with appropriate guidance. No, social/pragmatic skills aren't hard at all, not unless you have ASD (as well as other mental disorders)
Social skills only . . .
Make or break every relationship
Determine whether a person will attain or maintain employment
Gives one ...
As an SLP you have the skills to teach children and adults on all levels of the autism spectrum social strategies they will need throughout their lives.
As an SLP you have the responsibility to speak up at an IEP in the school or any setting when you hear that ''social skills do not impact education'' and state all the reasons why they do.
There are no words for what happened. As my family and friends know, I am passionate about autism/ASD for those affected by it and their families. I have lived in that world and I not only know it well but I respect it.
If the man who committed this unspeakable crime of slaughter in Newtown, CT, on Dec. 14, 2012, was on the autism spectrum, it ...
My son, Doug, drives a car. He drives slowly and doesn't go too far from home. He likes to go to the Las Vegas Athletic Club (LVAC) about once a week where he says he lifts a few weights but I suspect he spends most of the time in the whirlpool. That's okay.
Our closest LVAC is one mile from our home and in July, the temperature can get up to ...