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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 ...
Joey was in preschool when I first met him. Everyone hugged Joey. It made the teachers feel good and that was OK when he was in preschool. Joey was 3 and as he grew to 4, 5 and 6, everyone continued to hug Joey when they greeted him. Joey entered junior high ...
An SLP isn't a celebrity, but we have influence in our school settings and communities. There are many celebrities who are speaking out against bullying: Justin Bieber, Queen Latifah, Daniel Radcliffe, Ellen Degeneres and Anderson Cooper, just to name a few.
In the past few week's Autism Spectrum blogs, I've stated the language skills we ...
''Kathie, what's the number one strategy you use with children on the autism spectrum?''
I get asked that question a lot and I always reply with the same response.
Any item I can hold in one hand comes up by my face.
That's so simple.
But it's not so obvious.
That's so easy.
But most people don't do it ...
The title of this Autism Spectrum blog, ''Categorization,'' reminds me of jargon from something one would study in engineering classes or architecture. Now add divergent and convergent and for sure we are building something.
In last week's blog ''Temple and Categorization,'' I emphasized how important categorizing is to children and adults ...
Autism Awareness Month began on Sunday, April 1. My son Doug's birthday is April 1.
The fifth annual World Autism Awareness Day was April 2. World Autism Awareness Day ''aims to increase people's awareness about people, especially children, with autism. The day often features educational events for teachers, health care workers and parents, as ...
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 ...
Thank you! A special thank you to all of the SLPs who emailed pictures of their beloved pets to include in collages that we can all use to elicit language samples. It was so much fun to see the variety of who lives with you. I was amazed to find who shares your affection, and I know now to whom you talk to each night after work! These are ...
Blog Comment: ''Please correct your meter from 'to loud' to 'too
loud.''' - D.
To D: So sorry about the error. That tells me you are a close reader, and I appreciate the
correction. I have made the change to the Loud Meter, as you can see below. Please feel free to print it off and use it
with your clients.
Thanks so much for following my ...
Dear Kathie: ''Chad is 5 years
old and ‘very' autistic and non-verbal. He covers his ears with his hands when
there is a loud noise, such as a fire alarm, or even when he anticipates a loud
noise, like a balloon that he thinks may pop. How can I help him, his classroom
teacher, and his parents? - Payton, speech-language pathologist