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Archive for April 2018

Speech Therapist and Behavior Analyst Collaboration

Many students with autism work with a team of professionals on a regular basis. Those teams might include a speech-language pathologist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, intervention specialist, job coach, parent and behavior analyst. SLPs and behavior analysts share several areas of expertise, so they might find handling this overlap to be a challenge! When SLPs…

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Speech Therapy Review For Students

As the school year draws to a close, it is a good time to review with our students. I like to take time to fill out an end of the year review form with each student who can do so. This information helps me get a better understanding of the student’s thoughts and feelings about…

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Increasing verbal speech for students with autism

Working with early learners who are struggling to find their voice is important work! One aspect of communication that you may work on is verbal speech. In the behavioral field you may hear the term echoic. An echoic is one of the verbal operants that B.F. Skinner addressed in his book Verbal Behavior (1957). An…

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Free Autism Mini Course

Working with students with autism and other complex communication disorders can be overwhelming and rewarding all at once. It can be difficult to know where to start with students who may be hard to engage. Every student deserves a way to communicate with the world. I have created this course to help you get on…

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Preference Assessments

  Have you worked with a student before who was hard to engage? Have you worked with a student who you presented a variety of toys or activities and they did not show any interest? This can be overwhelming for a professional and frustrating for a student. Knowing what our students enjoy engaging with, allows…

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