Start Communicating Today, is my new course for toddlers and preschool-aged students with Autism struggling with communication. It’s launching this week and I am detailing everything this new and exciting course will cover. Knowledge is power, so if you’re a parent or a professional who is wondering how to help the early learners in their life, this course is for you!
Jaclynn Bosley is a great friend and colleague who I have worked with across many different settings over the years. She is the owner and operator of Thrive Early Learning Center. We discuss the importance of family involvement, some ideas for parents as they’re seeking the support of ABA therapy, and what early intervention looks like in Jaclynn’s center.
Many therapists, teachers, and parents are preparing to re-introduce their students to the face-to-face classroom for the first time since COVID. Students with Autism and other complex communication issues can struggle with peer-to-peer interaction in unstructured leisure time. I’m sharing how I modify popular group games to be accessible to these students to increase and facilitate shared group activity. It is my goal that with these tips you can help your students or children practice communication and leisure skills across all environments.
It can be difficult to work with other professionals from different fields and expertise, especially when the scope of care overlaps. Fellow SLP and BCBA, Elyonzetta E. Bonilla joins me today to discuss a great article featured on ABAI, Interprofessional Collaborative Practice between Behavior Analysts, and Speech-Language Pathologists. We get into the importance of putting the patient first, translating research into our everyday practice, and the key to professionalism during collaboration.
AAC is a special space that crosses over through many shared professional settings. Kate Granbois joins us on the episode today to talk about her job as an AAC specialist, the ins and outs of Augmentative Alternative Communication, and getting comfortable with the process. We discuss the Communication Bill of Rights and many other resources that can directly translate to knowledge in your therapy with AAC users.
The family centered approach is a key component of therapy at Nikki McRory’s facilities, McRory Pediatric Services. Nikki is on the podcast today sharing how she uses a transdisciplinary approach for speech therapy. She tells us how she uses the Behavior Skills Training model in her facility to not only provide therapy for children but parent coaching as well!