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...

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...

July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July! For those of you that have children on the Autism Spectrum, the fireworks can be a bit tricky to navigate! If your child loves the fireworks, be sure to observe them at a safe distance as it is hard to understand why it is safe to touch fiberoptic li...

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...

June 9, 2017

Recently, I have had several people ask me what the benefit is of being dually certified as a Speech Language Pathologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. It has been an interesting question to ponder. For starters, both certifications have been hugely beneficia...

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...

August 20, 2015

I read such an interesting book review today and I can't wait to delve into the concepts to learn more. I have been teaching "the history of autism" in my Autism courses for years. A new book coming out may have flipped that history upside down. (I say "may" because as...

August 9, 2015

Over the past several weeks, I have been doing a lot of presenting. The topics have varied from Video Modeling to Early Intervention to Antecedent Based Interventions. I actually love presenting and really enjoy the opportunity to travel to new places and meet differen...

July 28, 2015

There have been a couple of interesting articles out recently that talk about the numbers of individuals with autism in the United States and the cost of autism.

 

One article suggested that autism isn’t really on the rise, it is just a reclassification of individuals wh...

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