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I recently ran across a blog post that gives some really great tips for dealing with meltdowns as well as tips for distinguishing between a meltdown vs a tantrum. Click the link below for some really great information about distinguishing a meltdown vs a tantrum and how to handle both! Meltdowns vs Tantrums  

 
 
 
 
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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  

 
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I know this is an older Grover clip, but it’s still my go to for fun practice with near and far.  Here’s a visual support for near and far you can use along with it. Download- Near Far Visual Support After watching the clip, I like to take toys like cars or stuffed animals and practice making

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If you’ve read my article about waiting; you know when vocabulary words aren’t concrete, practicing ambiguous terms in a variety of different ways can sometimes increase comprehension. This is a great video about how to pay attention!  Never underestimate Sesame Street.  You have no idea how much science actually goes into producing each episode. I’ve created

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Published on June 21, 2013, by in Materials.

Did you know your brain typically learns language and music around the same time?  This suggests these two areas of the brain may be linked.  That alone might be enough for me to encourage singing with your child, but even if I never ran across that particular piece of neuroscience; I would still encourage singing

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