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Last week, I shared the life-changing information I learned at a seminar entitled ''7 Mindfulness Habits of the Highly Effective Brain'' given by Jonathan Jordan, MSW LCSW, a well-traveled social worker and master life coach. My post talked about the definitions of ''mindfulness'' and lists the actual 7 habits that Mr. Jordan recommends in ...
This past Thursday I went to a wonderful training entitled ''7 Mindfulness Habits of the Highly Effective Brain. ''The presenter was a man named Jonathan Jordan, MSW LCSW, a well-traveled (he's been to 146 countries) social worker and master life coach who was hired to give this same presentation to our own United States Senate. Although I ...
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.