January 30, 2018

I am a huge fan of coaching as a core component of intervention. Having been involved in Early Intervention for many years, coaching has been a central element to my practice. Coaching has also been a huge aspect of what I do in higher education as well. My classes hav...

November 30, 2017

I have been researching video modeling as an intervention to support children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for over ten years, and while video modeling is a go-to resource for me, I was reminded recently that it is a new concept for many people.  There are pl...

November 17, 2017

Last week I had the privilege of attending the annual American Speech Language & Hearing Association (ASHA) convention in Los Angeles, CA. I love attending sessions, walking the exhibit hall, and catching up with old friends and colleagues! One of my favorite things to...

October 9, 2017

For those of you planning to celebrate the upcoming Halloween Holiday,

it can be a mixture of frustration and fun when you have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder. To help the fun outweigh the frustration here are some tips:

1. Practice, Practice, Practice - Be sure...

October 1, 2017

I read an article in the ASHA Leader a few months ago that inspired the course prep I was engaged in. The article described Problem Based Learning (PBL), “a learner-centered style of teaching that facilitates knowledge acquisition through social interactions”. To imple...

August 19, 2017

After watching one episode of "Atypical" on Netflix, I really want to gather a group of people together and have a good old fashioned conversation discussing the entire series!

I can't totally get outside of my therapist-been-in-the-field-for-several-decades lens. And y...

August 7, 2017

I recently read an article about the shift in thinking surrounding regression in autism (Dobbs, 2017; https://spectrumnews.org/features/deep-dive/rethinking-regression-autism/). I have been following the research for a while that looked at video tapes of children befor...

July 28, 2017

Okay clinician friends, listen up . . . I hate clutter and messes! As a speech pathologist and a behavior analyst, my “stuff” can start to take over my car, my office and my life if I am not careful. I am always looking for creative ways to organize my therapy material...

July 25, 2017

I have learned quite a bit about Dysgraphia over the years and wanted to share some of the tips that have been helpful to support students with Dysgraphia in middle school, high school, and higher ed. If you aren’t familiar with Dysgraphia, it is “a specific learning d...

July 17, 2017

A recent research paper indicates that, “Genes are bigger contributors to autism features than are environmental factors, according to a study of nearly 39,000 twins1. Autism traits such as repetitive behaviors or resistance to change are about 80 percent heritable, th...

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