Vocabulary Development and Asperger Syndrome “Mama!” screamed the toddler from his crib.
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Category: High Functioning Autism
“I love video games and science, ” states the 11 year old with Asperger syndrome. A characteristic of Asperger syndrome special interests can be used to facilitate language and provide career options. Using special interests in speech-language therapy is a way to motivate clients to practice skills until mastered.
Creating Pictures from Words: “Along the road stood many spindly trees…” Visualization or mental images we create in our mind help us see and plan for our future, convey a story, and to comprehend.
When I see children or adults in my practice what I enjoy the most is building the therapeutic relationship with them. After testing gives me a general idea of their needs, I spend weeks and even months getting to know who they are as a person. It’s part of the therapeutic process, but the best […]
Recently I received an email about someone on the autism spectrum who had writing difficulties, even after receiving tutoring from Sylvan Learning Center and their schools learning disability center. Part of the reason Sylvan might not work for clients on the autism spectrum is because traditional writing interventions do not address the communication issues inherent […]
Client #1 talking about how to wash the dog “…..will just will just wash off not getting not getting not getting any dirt. So put wat.. . so wash so wash water on it first then put soap on.” Stuttering, right? This speech problem is actually the result of difficulty with language formulation, and […]
As a speech therapist, becoming a mom has been the second greatest learning experience of my career. Motherhood helped me understand, the far reaching impact of poor verbal expression and the role of speech therapy. It’s not just about whether you acquire vocabulary, but about learning to use language in a flexible way in order […]
Discussion at this month’s multidisciplinary salon focused on autism spectrum disorders (ASD). One topic we discussed was the diagnostic process and early detection.
Life without small talk might be more difficult than you think. How would you talk to people you don’t know. Do you just jump right in to politics, describe your horrible day in detail, or when meeting new people do you just grunt and stare? I’m not always crazy about small talk but it serves […]