Creating specific, observable goals that are appropriate for a child with autism doesn’t happen by accident. By collaborating with parents, teachers, and paraprofessionals, speech language therapists and their clients can create goals that move a child forward in their communication goals.

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Adjusting to virtual therapy services this year has been a challenge for students, parents, teachers, and speech therapists alike. In this episode, I will share 5 strategies speech language pathologists can use to keep students engaged throughout a virtual therapy session.

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Welcome to Autism Outreach! In this introductory episode, I want to tell you about my background, and why I am passionate about helping speech therapists learn strategies that will better serve their patients with autism. In this podcast series, you’ll learn communication strategies that my guests and I are practicing in the trenches as we actively practice what we teach.

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Building communication, using expression and finding our voices is an incredible journey we take students on daily. Working with early learners with complex communication disorders can be challenging, but also extremely rewarding work. Finding speech therapy ideas to continue to build the voices of our non-verbal or verbally limited students is imperative to gaining those…

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Building Social Skills with Boom Cards!  Interested in engaging students to build social skills? Social skills are so important to our learners, especially students with autism! What better way to develop social skills than with Boom Cards! Boom Cards are an incredible resource  that is completely digital, and interactive! They can easily be used in…

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Speech therapists are often tasked with providing therapy for learners with various language levels. When taking on the task of multiple language levels and also teletherapy, the challenges are already magnified. Take some time off your plate with these Adapted Books for Speech Therapy. The books offer so many great opportunities for students to develop…

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In-person? Teletherapy? Are you looking for easy ways to open the doors of functional communication for your students with real-life images? These Picture Scenes for Speech Therapy are exactly what you need! Photographs are one of the backbones of language skills for students with disabilities, especially autism. Let’s give students authentic opportunities to learn to…

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Building language skills is the ultimate foundation of communication for our incredible students! We are always looking for the best therapy resources that are functional for our students with complex needs. Well, you have come to the right place! This new series of themed language therapy activity workbooks have it all!  The workbooks are themed…

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We know that students with autism struggle with their ability to generalize their skills. So a student may be able to label a picture that he/she has seen in therapy with the speech therapist but may not be able to label a slightly different picture of the same item. Using multiple examples helps our students…

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