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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 ...
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
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 ...
I've blogged about many of the
presenters, their platforms, programs, ideas, and sessions that I was privileged
to meet, greet, and learn from at ASHA 2011. I scampered up and down the aisles
of the exhibit hall seeking new ideas, books, electronics, and freebies. I
reminisced with seasoned SLP friends and I felt renewed to ...
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 ...
blog is based on the following presentation from ASHA 2011:
Development for Autism Through Creative Dramatics: Building Blocks Model
By Julia Byers
Van Volkenburg, M. Ed, CCC-SLP, Doctoral Candidate, West Virginia University
Byers Van Volkenburg, M. Ed, CCC-SLP, knows drama. She loves drama and ...
Scarecrow from The
Wizard of Oz
Why, if I had a brain I could...
[singing] I could while away the hours,
Conferrin' with the flowers,
Consultin' with the rain.
And my head I'd be scratchin'
While my thoughts were busy hatchin'
If I only had a brain.
In last week's blog I talked about the characteristics of
Joint Attention is two people sharing the same point of attention. It is being in the same moment at the same time. It is a basic skill for learning - EVERYTHING. Think of joint attention as the wall that supports Humpty Dumpty. The wall holds Humpty up, until of course, someone pushes him off.
My first lesson in Joint Attention
I learned ...
HOW TO START MAKING LANGUAGE DANCE WITH ADEQUATE EYE CONTACT
The lack of eye contact is a hallmark of people with ASD. Watch this short video of Jade stacking blocks at 20 months. You can observe in this five-minute video that Jade lacks eye contact as well as any interaction with adults. She appears intelligent but lacks the pragmatics of ...
PRAGMATICS MAKE LANGUAGE DANCE
In last week's Autism Spectrum Blog with the Cloud of Cotton Candy, I addressed Social Manners, Perseveration, and Anxiety as three main areas of language dysfunction that I see in adults with ASD. If these three areas are problematic in adulthood, we should be addressing them not only at that time, but also as a ...