When I first started in the field of speech pathology and applied behavioral analysis, I felt very overwhelmed when I worked with a little one who was pre-verbal or struggling to find a way to communicate with the world. It can also be hard for new therapists, special education teachers, paraprofessionals and parents of children…

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    Working with students who need work on answering conversation based questions can be difficult. It can be challenging for students with more complex communication needs to answer more abstract questions. I have found that working on answering would you rather questions can be fun and functional with a learner at this language level.…

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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 us…

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Working with early learners with autism and other complex communication disorders can be such a rewarding experience. It can also be quite overwhelming. I wanted to share with you today the 5 five strategies I use when working with early learners who are non-verbal or limited verbally. Helping each student I work with find their…

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When you are working with students who have autism or other complex communication disorders, there may be so many areas to focus on that it can be overwhelming! We want to help our students increase their communication skills and become more independent with these skills. We also want our students to enjoy play and leisure…

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I love Halloween! I am sure that most of you reading this also love the holidays. There are so many fun ways to work on communication around Halloween. I wanted to take some time today and give you a peak inside my Halloween inspired therapy activities. I am a big fan of using real pictures…

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