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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 ...
When do you elicit a
language sample? Certainly when you first see a child you would want to take a
language sample. However, if the child is not comfortable on the initial
assessment, there is nothing written in stone that says that it has to be
completed the first time around. That in itself should tell you something.
feel that ...
Dear Kathie: ''Larry speaks so loudly.
I can hear him coming from way down the hall in school. No one wants to sit by
him in the lunchroom and his teacher is pulling her hair out. I've talked to
Larry's mother and it's the same at home, in the library and at McDonald's. Any
suggestions? And is this really in the realm of speech therapy for a ...
Dear Kathie: ''Do you
always take a language sample as part of an assessment with a verbal child or
adult with ASD? If so, what do you look for and how do you elicit the
conversation?'' - Adrian, speech-language pathologist
My Response: Thank you for asking
about the assessment aspect for a child/adult with ASD. I feel there are three ...
In last week's blog post, ''The iPad Becomes a wePad for Autism,''
I encouraged you to develop a relationship between the iPad, the child and another
person, rather than letting the child with autism treat it as a ''thing.''
Let's call that
with the iPad. That's when we can turn it into a wePad and make those applications come
Dear Kathie: What are your
thoughts on using an iPad with the autistic population?'' - Mary, speech-language pathologist and
parent of a child with autism
Response: I like it. I
love it. I want some more of it. But, instead of calling it an iPad for
the autistic population, I think we should rename it a wePad. That is because WE ...
blog is based on the following blog from the ASHA Convention 2011:
to Nonverbal Children at Risk for Autism
LorRainne Jones, PhD, CCC-SLP
Pro Therapy Services, Inc.Tampa, FL,
to teach speech to nonverbal children with autism is a blog I am sure ...
strongly believe in the Theory of Mind. It is the
capacity we have to understand mental states such as: beliefs, feelings,
desires, hope and intentions. It's the way we imagine other people's feelings or thoughts. We can create and
predict based on these feelings we have about others. For people on the autism
spectrum, this ...
blog is based on the following presentation from the 2011 ASHA Convention:
Opening the GATE
to Conversation for Adolescents with Asperger's Syndrome
fifth year PhD, Penn State University
Kathryn Drager, PhD, CCC-SLP
Professor, Penn State ...
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