Is Therapy on Hold?

Will children who are three years old on December 31st enter pre-kindergarten programs? The rule in Early Intervention is that children are about to age out. Given that COVID19 is here and that the “aged-out” age group of toddlers have no current vaccine of which to take advantage at the writing of this blog post,Continue reading “Is Therapy on Hold?”

Active and Passive Toys

  The holidays are coming and even if they are not, you might think: What toy should I buy? What should we play with?? What would be fun????? Considerations of Difference Between the Active or Passive Choice: Neurological function when we use active vs. passive or classic toys is different. There are benefits to theContinue reading “Active and Passive Toys”

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.

COVID19 RESPONSE: WHEN YOU STAY AT HOME

AND PERHAPS APPEARING FRUSTRATED … I will try to keep adding to this list for you as I come across items to add; but for starters, here are some concrete suggestions and resources available for you: Is your child interested in music:  Tuesday and Wednesday online music classes  https://www.musicbrains.net/book-online and from Daniel’s Music Foundation inContinue reading “COVID19 RESPONSE: WHEN YOU STAY AT HOME”

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

Augmentative forms of communication are helpful as an alternative for some

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”

A Decade of Changed Communication

Welcome to a new decade!   Where have you been and where you will go this year. I hope my readers will be able to increase their connectivity to others and opportunities to engage with those in many different venues.  As you do so- pause and think about how we are doing so. My question toContinue reading “A Decade of Changed Communication”

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