Tag Archives: communication

An Exclusive Look at AUTISM with Julie Laurent

An Exclusive Look at AUTISM with Julie Laurent

Encouragement speaker Derrick Hayes gives an AUTISM interview by asking six questions through each letter in the word “autism” to give readers an insightful perspective from parents, experts, entrepreneurs, and other leaders in the field. Today’s AUTISM Interview is with Julie Laurent, a country manager in charge of developing CommunicoTool, an app to help nonverbal… Continue Reading

How to Improve Communication with Your Child’s Teacher Now

How to Improve Communication with Your Child’s Teacher Now

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. … Continue Reading

Easy Ways to Increase Physical Activity Time with ASD Kids

Easy Ways to Increase Physical Activity Time with ASD Kids

Physical activity is an important part of everyone’s life and well-being. Based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, children under 18 should have a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Adults should have 30 minutes of physical activity five days a week. Recent studies have revealed, however, people are… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About the Benefits of AAC Evaluations

What You Need to Know About the Benefits of AAC Evaluations

As a speech-language pathologist for more than 18 years, I have spent most of my career in the field of augmentative and alternative communication. My key interests have always been children and adults who have complex communication needs. This population displays a variety of disabilities, but my past and current caseloads include mostly children with… Continue Reading

Issue 71 – Navigating A New Year

Issue 71 – Navigating A New Year

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Why Not Pledge to Cut Yourself Some Slack In the New Year? The father of a young, nonverbal boy compassionately reviews the true value of new year’s resolutions. James Guttman Easy Ways to Add Simple Communication Strategies to a Kid’s Life A speech-language pathologist, parent… Continue Reading

Creative Images Communicate a Mother’s Struggles and Love

Creative Images Communicate a Mother’s Struggles and Love

This work explores my relationship with my son through photography as we learn and grow together. Over the past three years, my photographic work has been focused on my immediate family. This ongoing project was influenced by my son’s enthusiasm to learn through imagery. Communicating through photographs and documenting life has always been a passion… Continue Reading