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Published on May 26, 2014, by in education.

I recently went to a really great training for treatment of apraxia and other articulation/language disorders called P.R.O.M.P.T.  P.R.O.M.P.T is an acronym for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets.  If you are a parent of an ASD kiddo who is non verbal, has speech intelligibility issues or motor speech issues you should really look

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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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It’s becoming increasingly difficult to justify eating junk food.  Healthy food choices lead to less aggressive behavior and increased attention.  That’s definitely beneficial if you are a child with ASD or their parent, sibling, grandparent, cousin, dog….well you get the idea everyone’s life is easier when you eat healthy foods. 😉   photo courtesy of

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There are times when I feel kids on the spectrum get a bad rap.  You hear all about their perceived deficits and often they don’t get the credit or thank you’s they deserve.   In an effort to change this; I have started a list of all my thank you’s owed to ASD individuals with which

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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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Here’s part 2 of the Developmental milestones post.  I found a really great handout from the Firstwords project at Florida State University.  It is a slightly different format, but the list is so great I couldn’t pass it up.  You can click here to visit their website.  They have a lot of excellent free information!  The milestones

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I’ve been wanting to write a post about questions for a while because I feel like asking your child questions and/or quizzing them is something that’s very misunderstood.  Ironically enough, I’ll begin this post by asking a question. When you show your child a picture or item and ask “what is it”, are you teaching?  The

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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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