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Part I I talked about the characteristics of
the right and left sides of the brain and how they do not dance together in people with autism/ASD. I gave you twenty signs
that I see that indicate how Mr. Left Brain and Mrs. Right Brain dance alone.
Part II I was on a kick
about strategies that SLPs bring to the table to assist ...
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
Everybody's brains are different
and certainly, the autistic brain connects in an unorthodox manner. Autism is
not curable, but there are many language strategies the SLP can do to assist in
organizing the brains of people with autism.
It is my theory that people with
autism do not cross hemispheres of the brain, from left to ...
discussed, ''Should You Ask a Non-Verbal
Child a Question?''
that's a good question. My answer is: usually not. Instead, make statements!
Children will respond
to statements because:
They are not threatened by
They know they are not being
requested to answer
They can enjoy ...
Have you ever thought about how
you, as an SLP, talk to people?
That means all people-- but
specifically, non-verbal children with autism.
We have two forms of sentence structures: questions and statements.
We bombard children with questions.
We do not give children time to answer
children will ...
Keeping with my previous theme of poems for
special occasions for the speech/language pathologist, I wrote this one for SLPs
as the 2011 school year begins. Beginnings are unique and can be scary for all
children, especially those with ASD. When I think of all of the children and
their fears, I also reflect on the parents who put their child ...
Our young clients with ASD aren't really so difficult when
it comes to lesson plans for therapy and fulfilling benchmarks and outcomes. In
fact, they're very easy. Look at my list of Top Five Necessities and you'll see
that the first four are ''get it and you'll have it'' kind of things.
In last week's Autism Spectrum Blog, What's
Silly about That?, I gave you several examples of presenting humor to
different levels of people with ASD. Being silly yourself and finding silliness
in life is so important. Humor is a language skill that is gleaned in people
with typical development, but humor and laughter has to be taught to ...
When I teach people with ASD, one of the best indicators of how well they understand language is their ability to laugh appropriately, find a sense of humor in everyday situations, and to make jokes themselves. Humor is a level of understanding that people with ASD will need in social and business relationships throughout their lives. This ...
Questions from parents of children with ASD are a part of a speech pathologist's professional life. The top two questions that parents have always asked me are: ''When will my child speak,'' and ''When will he/she be potty trained?'' Those are big questions and tough ones because no one can answer either of them.
It is not always necessary to ...