Pandemic Language

We learn in school that there is a typical progression of how language develops, a sequential step by step process that begins the day that infants are born regardless of what you speak. It’s fascinating to watch the “blob” that is born and the “person” that develops, especially in very early years. A reduction inContinue reading “Pandemic Language”

Therapy Insights and COVID19

This blog post is short and sweet. I need your thoughts: How has the pandemic impacted your child’s development of language? Please share in the comments section below We learn in school that there is a typical progression of how language develops, a sequential step by step process that begins the day that infants areContinue reading “Therapy Insights and COVID19”

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.

Navigate Special Ed

Navigating Special Education So frustrating… your child enters the world and you are not aware of the hand that you will be dealt with.  You have a child – a wonderful child whom you love so much – but they have a different style of functioning. They may respond to the world differently. They mayContinue reading “Navigate Special Ed”

How Does Assistive Technology Assist People With Communication Need? — Autism Connect

Augmentative forms of communication are helpful as an alternative for some

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”

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