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Activities For Autism – Halloween and Fall

Halloween Activities Halloween is upon us, and ABA Speech is excited to share information about several fun therapy materials we have to offer through Teachers …

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Episode #041: What Play Skills Should My Child Have and How Can I Help Them?

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.

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Episode #040: How Can I Help My Child with Expressive Language Delay?

Effective communication is the foundation of successful interactions. Ashley Scott, SLP-BCBA, shares some real and simple strategies to building expressive language with your child. We discuss language skills beyond the therapy room, what may be holding you and your child back, and the importance of independence in successful language.

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Episode #039: Autism and Supporting Parents- A Talk with Crystal Sanford

Parents are an important part of the team and are integral for a successful therapy process. Today, Crystal Sanford, SLP and Autism mom, joins me to discuss how she provides IEP advocacy and empowerment through her practice, Sanford Autism Consulting. Whether you’re a parent or professional, this episode is full of great information, tips, and ideas to set you off on the right track to attaining successful services for your child or student.

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Episode #038: How to Help Toddlers and Preschool-Aged Students with Autism Communicate

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!

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Episode #037: Language Development Milestones – A Chat with Allison Fors

What is a milestone? Allison Fors mom, blogger, product developer, and SLP joins me today to discuss the biggest word in the development world; milestones. We talk about the importance of milestones and the whole child, how to analyze milestones, and the scope of an SLP.

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Episode #036: Supporting Parents and Early Intervention with Jaclynn Bosley

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.

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Episode #035: Play and Social Skills for Young Autistic Students

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.

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Episode #034: SLP and BCBA Collaboration with Eleyonzettah E. Bonilla

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.

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Episode #028: The Power of Language Samples For Assessment and Intervention – a talk with Marisha Mets

Today I chat with Marisha Mets, a school-based SLP and founder of the blog SLP Now. Marisha talks about the importance of using language samples to assess students with Autism in their natural environment. She shares the types of samples you can look for as well as many ideas and resources. Marisha highlights that function of language is the main goal and that language samples give the best snapshot to see right where your students are!

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