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Temple is one of those names like Cher, Oprah, Reba, or Elvis. At least in the realm of autism, Temple Grandin has achieved what few people in the world do, first name recognition. In my Autism Spectrum across Ages and Environments Blog, Dr. Temple Grandin Says ..., I bullet many quotes from her presentation. Temple is full of wisdom and quotes ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
a speech-language pathologist (SLP) at (name of school), I am aware how over-stimulating
the holidays can be for children on the autism spectrum. This sensory overload can
cause unexpected social and emotional meltdowns. These meltdowns can be in
public or in the privacy of your own home. Here is a list of some ...
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 ...
better time to teach social skills to children with ASD than at Christmas!
would so approve.
believe that all children with autism want to please their parents, teachers,
friends, Santa and yes, their speech therapist. I believe they don't always know
how. In fact, I know they don't know how to make the ...
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 ...