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week, Sam asked a great question: if
I could give one single word that best describes what autism is or how it feels
to have autism, what would it be? That single word is anxiety.
This week, I
want to give you some techniques to use with people with autism to ease that
high anxiety level they suffer. And I do mean suffer. Anxiety ...
Dear Kathie: I know that autism (ASD) is a
complex syndrome. I had a parent ask me just the other day if I could give them
one single word that best describes
what autism is or how it feels to have autism. I guess because you know about
autism and you've lived with it for so many years raising your son, I felt that
perhaps you ...
you know SLP stands for more than Speech-Language Pathologist?
for so much more. The other meaning for SLP is ''Simply Love People.''
As we walk
into a new year, 2012 has many promises ahead for those who simply
love people. The year will march along in its own way, day-by-day. Some
of those days ...
at the start of the school year, I had mentioned four new therapy approaches I
was trying this year. About a month ago
I talked about one of them -- my use of adapted
story books to build early literacy skills in students with moderate to
severe disabilities. In today's blog, I
will talk about a second one.
series has predominantly been about picture books that SLPs can utilize in
language therapy, I suppose I am allowed to make some detours. I recently
re-read one of my all-time favorite books, The Curious
Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, and it
occurred to me how much I wanted to recommend this book to ...
This blog is
based on the following presentation from the 2011 ASHA Convention:
Characteristics/Family Factors in Evidence-Based Practice for Autism
Perryman, PhD, CCC-SLP
Carolina University, Greenville, NC
I love to hug children
Hugs feel so good
I'd hug them every day
If only I should.
But hugs are for parents
Grandparents and such
Professionals should go with
High fives, knuckles and thumbs
Today, on Thanksgiving
Give your family your best
Squeeze them with hugs
Save high fives for the rest. ...
I have attended ASHA since 1988, missing only a few years
in-between then and now. I have presented seminars, poster sessions and worked
in the exhibit hall. I have sat in the first rows of sessions, the last rows of
sessions, stood against the walls, and sat upon the floors in order to gain
updated and pertinent information about every ...
Are you at
special little gifts for the first few SLPs who
introduce themselves to me in San Diego.
you have say, ''I read your
ADVANCE Autism Spectrum Blog.''
I have on an
exhibitor's badge representing AliMed, as they
publish my Tongue Tracks ...
last blog, I interviewed Dawn Hallett, iPad Coach at Warringa Park School in Melbourne, Australia. As
you will soon learn from Dawn's experience, it takes a considerable amount of
planning, training, and support to ensure the successful use of this new
technology. Here is Part 2 of my interview ...