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This week, I'll kick off BHSM by planning and decorating a bulletin board in our facility. This BHSM activity is, admittedly, easy to execute and not at all original. From public schools to clinics and hospitals, I think the majority of SLPs use this old standby as the least they will do for BHSM. I am not yet sure how I will freshen up my design ...
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 ...
questioning or statements are common and often challenging behaviors seen in
adults with cognitive decline and memory loss associated with dementia. A
person who has been diagnosed with a disease process resulting in dementia may
ask the same question repeatedly, which can result in frustration on the part
of the family and ...
still love Halloween, and so many of the adults and seniors I work with do as
well. It's fun to feel like a kid again and to celebrate the changing of the
seasons. Most Halloween that kids enjoy are also enjoyed by adults and seniors,
and the residents at our SNF get pretty excited about the Halloween party followed
by the arrival of ...
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
This week is the
second part of my interview with Helen Vadala, MS, OTL, an occupational therapist
working and supervising in both the homecare and preschool settings in Delaware
County in Pennsylvania.
continues as we look at the recent changes in homecare and how budget cuts are
affecting early intervention, as well as ...
Learning to wave ''Hi'' and ''Bye'' is # 2 of my
TOP 5 GOOD MANNERS FOR YOUNG TODDLERS WITH ASD
This is essential because it is an early, basic and reciprocal means of communication. It is a greeting and a salutation. It takes place between two or more people. It represents a beginning and an end.
Typically developing infants and ...
Last week I wrote a post entitled Parents and the Five Stages of Acceptance. Today's post is a continuation and will provide more information about what Elizabeth Kübler-Ross taught us and how we can utilize it in early intervention.
Based on my research of her teachings and what I found at Wikipedia, she shared that ''originally these stages ...
Over the last few months I have had the wonderful experience of collaborating with Christy Marzzacco. We have been working closely together on the case of a little boy who was born completely deaf in his right ear. Due to his hearing loss, the county assigned both a speech therapist and a hearing specialist to the case. Christy's input as the ...