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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: ''My question concerns
Julie, who is a middle school student with ASD. She is bright, verbal, possibly
Asperger's, and is included in the regular classroom for most academics. The
problem is that she refuses to do any written classroom assignments when the
other students are doing theirs. She says ''No,'' lays her head on her ...
to Include in a Language Sample, Pt. I,'' I expressed how important I feel a language sample is to complete an
assessment for a verbal child or adult on the autism spectrum. I told you what
to look for during a language sample and gave you an example of how I utilize a
puzzle to elicit conversation with young children. When taking ...
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 ...
In last week's blog post, ''The iPad Becomes a wePad for Autism,''
I encouraged you to develop a relationship between the iPad, the child and another
person, rather than letting the child with autism treat it as a ''thing.''
Let's call that
with the iPad. That's when we can turn it into a wePad and make those applications come
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
I love to hug children
Hugs feel so good
I'd hug them every day
If only I should.
But hugs are for parents
Grandparents and such
Professionals should go with
High fives, knuckles and thumbs
Today, on Thanksgiving
Give your family your best
Squeeze them with hugs
Save high fives for the rest. ...