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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 ...
This time of year, especially in the Northeast, it can seem
like everyone is struggling with Seasonal Affective Disorder, including our
students. It's cold, it's dark, and the smallest thing can set us off! As SLPs,
we can be good counselors to our students and encourage positive self-talk for
all sorts of occasions.
hope everyone has been enjoying a festive holiday season, and because I know we
are all so busy with celebrations, family and friends as well as work, I am
offering a very brief blog post this week.
recent holiday gatherings, I was asked about my work. Not surprisingly, more
than one person shared the story of a loved one who now ...
Last year I wrote a
post, a la Oprah, about my favorite (speech therapy) things! Since it
is that time of year again, I am going to discuss one favorite, recycled item!
In the clinic I do some work for over the summer, there is
an amazing long, transparent tube. I cannot tell you how much I have coveted
this tube and wanted to take it ...
I don't use lite (free apps) for use in speech therapy. I find the in-app
purchases and advertisements to be highly distracting and
take away from learning. However, there are always exceptions and the Toca Hair
Salon Christmas Gift is one of them.
here is an early Christmas gift from Toca Boca!
How it works: ...
I wanted to
share some of my favorite apps that I use for speech therapy. Please feel free
to comment and tell me your favorite apps so I can add them to my wish list for
My Play House by Shimon - This is an interactive play house
that I use to work on play skills, turn taking, linguistic concepts, ...
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
Today I have two fun activities that can be easily
incorporated into your Thanksgiving curriculum sessions!
OUR THANKSGIVING TABLE
First is a language-based lesson that talks all about
''What We Eat On Thanksgiving Day!'' Using boardmaker pictures, I put together a
sentence strip that reads, ''I EAT ____ ON
THANKSGIVING DAY,'' and ...
I'm working with
several young, bright children on the autism spectrum and I need a new,
creative way to teach the alphabet. I want to take them beyond rote memory
skills and into conversational speech. What kind of ideas do you have for me?
Tips: Have I got a
great, new, techie, alphabet chart to share ...
love my Humpty Dumpty.
right here by me
To wish you a happy Halloween
support of ASD.
always think of ASD
courage and with grace.
has its thunder
its mask is spooky too.
underneath's a loving face.
Halloween message from Humpty and ...