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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 ...
Dear Kathie: ''Do you
always take a language sample as part of an assessment with a verbal child or
adult with ASD? If so, what do you look for and how do you elicit the
conversation?'' - Adrian, speech-language pathologist
My Response: Thank you for asking
about the assessment aspect for a child/adult with ASD. I feel there are three ...
Dear Kathie: What are your
thoughts on using an iPad with the autistic population?'' - Mary, speech-language pathologist and
parent of a child with autism
Response: I like it. I
love it. I want some more of it. But, instead of calling it an iPad for
the autistic population, I think we should rename it a wePad. That is because WE ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Mystic Pizza is a coming of
age film from 1988. The title of the
film was based on a pizza shop in Mystic, Connecticut, called Mystic Pizza. Through this
romance, two sisters and their friends explore relationships, work ethics,
goals and their
therapy room is Mystic
Didn't all of our mothers recite this little saying when we were young?
we all scream
for ice cream.
I don't think my mother knew it, but she was teaching me turn taking. Thank you, mom.
Here we are today, all grown up as speech-language pathologists and teaching others how to take turns in life. In fact, the flavors ...
According to Wikipedia, ''Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise conceived by George Lucas. The first film in the franchise was originally released on May 25, 1977, under the title Star Wars, by 20th Century Fox, and became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon.''
I never told George Lucas this, nor did he ask, but it was because of ...
Joint Attention is two people sharing the same point of attention. It is being in the same moment at the same time. It is a basic skill for learning - EVERYTHING. Think of joint attention as the wall that supports Humpty Dumpty. The wall holds Humpty up, until of course, someone pushes him off.
My first lesson in Joint Attention
I learned ...