“I only eat Cheerios for breakfast.” says one of my clients on the autism spectrum. People on the autism spectrum often have reduced palates. Sensory processing disorders can impact speech and language.
Whether at Church or at a Supermarket
7000 Students drop out of high school every day in New England!! Is that possibly true? I recently took a trip to NYC and on the ride back I passed a billboard with that statistic.
Pre-teens, teens, and language remediation “I don’t like to read!” says one pre-teen who is known to struggle with reading comprehension.
Vocabulary Development and Asperger Syndrome “Mama!” screamed the toddler from his crib.
Alicia has been busy again finding articles that relate to my current interest in categories. A study by Church et al., examined the theory that children with high functioning autism (HFA) may form and recognize categories differently than typically developing children.
A few resources for working with categorization at home Categories: furniture, things, that are green ( red, yellow), electronics, shapes colors, places people live, States, things in a classroom, transportation, things in space, nature, wild animals, living things, non-living things
“Quick, in 60 seconds name 10 items that go in the category, fruits.”
Context involves the setting or environment surrounding a situation. People with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism are very interested in details while their deficits result in the inability to take context into consideration. This inability is noticeable in social situations as well as in their written work and verbal expression.
Context a difficult area to assess “Johnny’s, received A’s and B’s on his report card, we are so proud of his accomplishments, and now we recommend a reduction in his additional services,