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This is a great read for ASD parents and caregivers!  It’s always beneficial to learn from and listen to individuals on the Autism Spectrum.  They are one of our greatest resources!!  Check out the link below to learn about conserving spoons!   https://musingsofanaspie.com/2014/10/15/conserving-spoons/

 
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If you are the parent of a child with ASD and you haven’t explored the topic of emotional regulation; the article and link a the bottom of this post is worth a read.  The article is written by Dr. Barry Prizant and is a fantastic overview of the Emotional Regulation Approach. The ability to regulate your

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If you are the parent of a child with Apraxia you NEED to click the link to the article below.  If you are the parent or therapist of a child with Apraxia and wear mascara or makeup; be prepared to do some touch up work after you finish reading unless you are comfortable looking like

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If putting on your child’s shoes in the morning is a struggle or your special Olympian is looking for a good basketball shoe, click this link.  Nike has released a limited run of the Flyease.  The Flyease are a modified version of several different basketball shoes redesigned to accommodate the special needs population.  One of

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One of the questions I’m asked most by parents is “What is echolalia?”.  Echolalia is a complex topic in Autism and it’s hard to know what information is reliable unless you’ve been to graduate school for communication disorders:) I decided to pretend I was a parent and googled “echolalia autism”.  The results were incredibly varied

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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 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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If you have a child who likes to perseverate on topics here’s a tip.  Try using talking tickets.  Talking tickets are a way for your kid to keep track of how many times they’ve mentioned their favorite topic.  They can either keep them in their pocket or you can help keep up with them.  It’s

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