Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed by your intervention plans and not sure where to start? When working with non speaking students and younger autistic learners it can be difficult to understand what skills to start with especially when you haven’t gotten a clear picture from typical assessments and standardized testing. Today I am sharing with you what I have found over my 20 year SLP career to be the top 8 foundational skills to start with these learners right away!
It can be hard for parents, especially for those with non-neurotypical learners, to lead play with their kids. Today I am talking with Dr. Megan Miller, a thought leader in our field. She is the creator of the Do Better Movement, a professional development initiative. She shares some great information on The Early Start Denver Model, and it’s framework for joint attention and play based therapy. Today’s episode is full of so many usable tips and profound thoughts. I hope you enjoy!
Are you wondering what play should look like for your baby or toddler? Kayla Chalko, from Walkie Talkie Speech Therapy, shares with me the benefits of play and connection. With a breakdown of play skill milestones of babies as young as 6 months up to 2 years of age, Kayla shares her insight on how parents and providers can support and encourage play.
Play based therapy opens the door to facilitate social, play, and language interactions. Speech therapist Emily Cohen joins me today to talk about the ins and outs of the opportunities that can be found with play. She shares advice and ideas for parents for getting the most out of play time and building their children’s skills.