Often children and teens with language and learning challenges are misdiagnosed. For example, a writing disorder diagnosis may fail to address problems with oral language. Some children have problems with written and oral language, but if a speech pathologist isn’t part of the evaluation process or if the speech pathologist is not familiar with evaluating children […]
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Author: Kai Long
We connect with others through sharing our personal narratives. Poor verbal storytelling skills in people with Asperger Syndrome often go undiagnosed and prevent them from participating effectively in social, academic, and work environments.
Replacing the generic term of “mindblindness,” often used to refer to people on the autism spectrum, with a more specific term such as “context blindness” has been proposed by Peter Vermeulen, PhD. Simon Baron-Cohen created the term “mindblindness,” to refer to the deficit people on the autism spectrum have in reading others mental states. This term […]
Speech-language therapy strengths your brain. Struggling to motivate children and teens with speech and language disorders is an ongoing concern. Many learn to navigate around their deficit using strategies, but others avoid learning risks at all cost. In therapy using interests and games is a popular motivator, but using these tools does not teach students […]
In a recent article in Attitude magazine, a magazine that offers strategies and support for people and their families with ADHD and LD, a mom created a Facebook birthday event for her son with Asperger syndrome. No one wanted to come to her son’s 13th birthday and her son was upset. She decided to with […]
Parenting is a hard job. When your child begins to have difficulties with homework, parents often panic. Is it my fault? What can I do? Our minds, race.
Sometimes children and adults come to me using strategies and tools that do not address their learning problem. What is the result? frustration! If your child struggles with homework because of speech and language challenges finding the right help is critical.
Twice gifted students with learning problems can go through their entire academic career struggling with school work, but unable to receive services.
“People …. say they can’t understand me. I am fine when I read or make a presentation but when I am talking just regularly people say they don’t know what I’m saying. My parents and friends have suggested that I work on my communication, but I don’t know what that means, says a new client. He […]
If you missed my webinar you can listen here. “It’s a Two Way Street: Helping the World to Communicate with People with Asperger Syndrome“ produced by AANE and presented by Kai Long, MS SLP CCC of Long on Language. This webinar will discuss society’s role in communicating with people with Asperger Syndrome (AS). Typical communication relies on […]