Category Archives: Autism

How to improve eye contact and social development in your child

  Thank you to the K family for allowing me to post these pictures of AK and NK….and also thank to my colleague Nancy for bringing her tunnel to our session.  As I stated in a previous post…it is so … Continue reading

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How to improve your child’s desire to interact with you and to use language

    Row-Row-Row Your Boat Thank you to my Katie and my Gregory for demonstrating this simple activity….I hope based upon the picture you can understand what I am trying to describe.  As you can see Katie and Gregory have … Continue reading

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How to improve your child’s eye contact.

My Gregory…..out to dinner…..he got some bling from El Dorado!   My Gregory, obviously wears glasses…….he is cortically blind in one eye…and we patch his left eye three hours a day to help to improve the strength in his right…he … Continue reading

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Scripted Speech and Autism

I am not an expert on the autism spectrum disorders…..however…..I have done a lot of reading and research, have worked with many families as the speech consult on the team, have learned from many ABA special educators…..and most importantly I … Continue reading

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How to teach a child with autism to talk

      I have written a few posts…..and also have written under the autism spectrum disorders page about what “spontaneous and functional language means”…..and the difference between scripted language and spontaneous language.  Often times parents will tell me that they just … Continue reading

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Best speech therapy toys

 The parachute is another favorite speech therapy toy of mine.  I have added to the list of my favorites for speech and language delayed children….and also for children that present with an autism spectrum disorder.    A few years back…while doing … Continue reading

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Autism Spectrum Disorders

Over the next few days I plan to have a page dedicated to autism spectrum disorders.  I should start off by saying that I am not an expert in this area…..I am not ABA trained……however…I have learned so much over … Continue reading

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