“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.
Posts in category High Functioning Autism
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 […]
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 […]
I love working with teens and young adults! I work with all ages, but I love the challenge of working with teens. It’s a time when independence has to be nurtured. It’s no longer acceptable to just say, “This is what you will do?” It is a time when providing the rationale for what you […]