Category Archives for "Communication"

Articles that focus on speech delays, the challenges of holding conversations, understanding statements, questions or needs, connecting with other people. Sometimes will include taking language too literally, missing sarcasm. Also may include a parent or carer communicating with a school on behalf of someone with autism.

Ways to Better Understand Echolalia and Vocal Stereotypy

Ways to Better Understand Echolalia and Vocal Stereotypy https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/understandings-of-verbal-behavior/

My little boy will sometimes call cookies ‘biscuits,’ and gasoline ‘petrol.’ He has lived in the Midwestern United States all eight years of his life, but that does not stop him from saying, “I CAHN’T!” when asked to complete a task, or requesting ‘pahn-cakes’ for breakfast. Greyson has no idea where England is, but he […]

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Expert Tips for Getting the Most Out Of an AAC Device

Expert Tips for Getting the Most Out Of an AAC Device http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/expert-tips-using-aac-device/

In my recent article published in Autism Parenting Magazine, Issue 67, I focused on the augmentative and alternative (AAC) communication evaluation process and on answering commonly asked questions. Many people have a misconception that once you receive an AAC communication device, this is the end of your journey. This is just the beginning! Receiving an […]

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Ways Autism Focused Couple Therapy Can Change Your Life

Ways Autism Focused Couple Therapy Can Change Your Life https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-couple-therapy

As a practicing clinician specializing in adult diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), I have noticed that as the diagnosis of children impacted on the spectrum has dramatically increased (current statistic from the Centers for Disease Control is 1:55), the first time diagnostic rates for adults on the spectrum also continue to skyrocket, making the […]

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Easy Ways to Add Simple Communication Strategies to a Kid’s Life

Easy Ways to Add Simple Communication Strategies to a Kid's Life http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/communication-strategies-autism/

For years, I’ve been searching for a way to reconcile my passion for speech therapy and my addiction to earning new, vibrant stamps in my passport. I was reading a news article when I came across a non-governmental organization in Cambodia helping to make speech therapy available to those with communication difficulties. In Cambodia, speech […]

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Assistive Communication Devices for Children with Autism

Assistive Communication Devices for Children with Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/assistive-technology-autism/

Communication issues and autism For many children with autism, communication issues are one of the first telltale signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As autism covers a spectrum of challenges, children can present communication issues differently from one another. Some children might have a large vocabulary and learn to read at a young age but […]

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How to Improve Communication with Your Child’s Teacher Now

How to Improve Communication with Your Child’s Teacher Now http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/how-to-improve-communication-with-your-childs-teacher

The new school year can be a source of stress for many children and even more so for children with autism.  There are new people to meet, new routines to learn, and all the while having to navigate this real-world environment we call school.  Communicating with your child’s teacher is critical to your child’s success.  […]

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