In or Out of a School Building??

Controversy surrounds how or if unvaccinated children should return to school. Before you decide consider the pros and cons…

The 5K Step Rule!

Schools are closed and there is still a pandemic brewing in our midst. Some remain unvaccinated and the question of what will come next has arrived. Technology will most likely be on the minds of students who now have more free time and ideas for developing routines and rules around it abound. However, I haveContinue reading “The 5K Step Rule!”

COVID19 and ASD

We have all been preoccupied with the coronavirus pandemic, but how can we not be. Good news is that this year, one since this post was originally written, we have a vaccine! I’ve re-written it with reflection in mind and the fact that there is concern. April is also Autism Awareness month and April 2ndContinue reading “COVID19 and ASD”

Back to School???

In a matter of speaking … yes! Wow!!!   Blended learning students in grades 9-12 return to buildings beginning 03/22 (at least in NYC). Speech-language pathologists help others with organizational skills so in that spirit here are some reminders Get back into that routine now! Resume the routine bedtime, preparing lunch the night before, laying outContinue reading “Back to School???”

Summer Tech Use?

On Facebook recently, I read the following question from a parent and had some ideas about what might be helpful: “Anyone had success in detaching their kids from the electronic world? I have a huge concern about what this is doing to my 2 boys with multiple letters in their diagnosis…I am afraid our summerContinue reading “Summer Tech Use?”

Back to School?

Sending your child in the midst of a pandemic is a huge decision for parents. There is a lot to consider; but don’t overlook the needs of your child to understand the nature of covid19 but also to deal with any feelings about what they may experience.

Types of Language

Functional language is exactly that.  Functional language is the communication that is used in order to effectively obtain what you want or need.  It is purposeful.  Without its use, language has no true meaning so this is a goal that we want to see achieved in anyone who is learning to speak one fluently. IfContinue reading “Types of Language”

Memory and Autism

For those who see that all in their child with Autism is bleak – please see a light of strength that they may possess.  The challenge to consider is how to use this productively: “Visual memory for some types of material has been found to be an area of strength for children with autism butContinue reading “Memory and Autism”

Halloween with a Special Needs Child

Halloween is tomorrow! Are you ready?? Typically families with young children may be approaching them with excitement. In my experience, families with children who have disabilities may have apprehensions. How can you proactively approach Halloween? How can your family prepare for dealing with stimulating settings and create a more meaningful/less stressful day in this HalloweenContinue reading “Halloween with a Special Needs Child”

Preparation for Schooling After EI, If not Done Already

Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com Parents tell me that in one moment the services are all in your home and you have a coordinator keeping very close touch with you who will organize everything. Parents are being required to research schools that may be available to children when they prepare to research appropriate programs forContinue reading “Preparation for Schooling After EI, If not Done Already”

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