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Published on June 11, 2015, by in education.

If you are the parent of a child on the spectrum you may have noticed your child has difficulty recalling and talking about events that  happened in the past.  If your child falls into this category don’t worry!  There are things you can do at home to practice this skill. In a lot of cases,

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I recently answered a great question from an SLP-A and it got me thinking about some of the resources that really make dealing with problem behaviors easier.  One of those resources is Carol Gray’s The New Social Story Book. One of the great things about this book is in addition to providing instruction on how

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If you’re looking to upgrade your Autism education network I’d suggest visiting www.aspergerexperts.com.  This site is a really great resource for individuals with ASD, parents and professionals.  It’s run by two guys with Asperger’s and they have a lot of really great tips and insights.  I had one of my older patients review  www.aspergerexperts.com and

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If you work with individuals with ASD or are the parent/family member of an older individual on the spectrum; Here’s a tip.  One of the best ways to explain or teach social skills is to tell an embarrassing story, but not just any embarrassing story.  The embarrassing story you tell needs to be about you. 

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Here’s a little known and useless fact about me.  I can draw very realistic vacuum cleaners, lawnmowers, trimmers and leaf blowers with my eyes closed.  I can also draw very realistic versions of Spiderman, Scooby Doo, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Coraline and Sponge Bob complete with krabby patty spatula in under two minutes.  These are

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Published on July 26, 2014, by in Materials.

Here’s a great game for just about any skill you want to practice.  I use this ESPN desk basketball game to practice turn taking, articulation, expressive and receptive language skills….you name it.  My rule for the game is that you attempt to respond or perform the learning task on which we are working.  Once you

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Published on June 26, 2014, by in Materials.

A lot of kids on the spectrum have trouble with irregular past tense.  For that matter, so do some neuro-typical kids.  Here’s a practice worksheet for irregular past tense that’s quick and fairly easy. Here’s the link to the practice worksheet. psttenseverbsirreg