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Elizabeth "Betsey" Field

Elizabeth "Betsey" Field lived in Maine until 2015 and had a rewarding career as a speech-language pathologist working in a state institution, community agencies, schools, a university, and private practice. The majority of that time she was serving as a consultant to school teams and to families working with children and young adults diagnosed on the autism spectrum with a focus on increasing communication, independence, and appropriate social behavior.Betsey now lives in Massachusetts, where she works part-time, maintains some long-distance consultation in Maine and enjoys having four grandchildren nearby.

Behavior Support Strategies for Children With Autism

Behavior Support Strategies for Children With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/behavior-support-strategies-children-autism/

Because autism comes with neurological differences, it is almost certain that these children will have difficulty with conventional behavior expectations. Among the common characteristics of autism which often lead to behavioral conflicts, are the following: Significant, atypical difficulties with understanding and using language. This is especially demanding in group situations where several people are conversing, […]

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A Look at the Various Communication Disorders of Autism

A Look at the Various Communication Disorders of Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/look-various-communication-disorders-autism/

In the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), a key feature is persistent deficits in communication that are not because of other developmental delays. This means that for a child to be diagnosed with autism, his/her speech and language skills must be different from typical development, not merely delayed and like those of a younger […]

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How to Improve Important Skills Through Special Accommodations at School

How to Improve Important Skills Through Special Accommodations at School https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/important-skills-through-special-accommodations/

Although students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) vary greatly across multiple domains such as age, intellectual ability, social and communication development, degree of behavioral challenges and family support, there are some accommodations and procedures that are helpful to very many students with ASD as they attempt to maintain behavioral self-control and make progress in their […]

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