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...

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 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...

July 10, 2017

There have been several studies analyzing the effects of yoga on children with autism in the last 7-8 years. While more rigorous research is still needed, preliminary findings suggest that a daily yoga routine can help produce positive behavioral changes in preschool a...

June 14, 2017

When I saw one of the latest reports about parent interactions alleviating symptoms of autism in very young children, my first reaction was “Duh!”. My second reaction was a bit more professional. I am always excited for good research that translates to practical interv...

September 25, 2015

I was very excited to see the UPS truck come by today. I have been working on a labor of love for over two years now and the final product arrived today!

I was asked by Dr. Johnny Matson & Springer to create a book about technology and autism and while it was overwhelmi...

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