Tag - Autism


An Overflowing Heart (Emotion Sharing)

“When the heart overflows, it comes out through the mouth.” – African proverb I had the greatest emotion sharing moment ever at school yesterday. I have a group of two students with autism that come to see me two times each week. One of the students asked at our previous session if we could read …



As I was sitting at my computer this morning trying to decide what to blog about today my eye fell on my desk calendar and the word courage jumped out at me. Courage is such a powerful and meaningful word. There are so many things that we do in life that take courage. Some of …


Critical or Not?

Last week I wrote about the need to prioritizing treatment needs from the perspective of knowing what needs to be treated, placing treatment in an appropriate context in the life of a family, and using an approach that treats foundational issues as priorities. There is one more thing I would like to address in this …


【U】 加工 (Processing)

Processing is the topic for this week. I have had a lot of time to think about this over the course of the past week and have come to realize that I take processing for granted so often that I wonder just how much the students I work with really miss on a day to …


Episodic Memory

Episodic memory is one of the more difficult core deficits to really grasp and to understand both conceptually and also to know when we see it being remediated in those with autism. First I’m going to give you a quick description of what episodic memory is and then give some examples we have heard or …


Communication – What happens when it breaks down?

I know I said I would be talking about my observations of non-verbal communication today, but something came up this week that I have been thinking a lot about and it ties in with communication so I am going to blog about that this week and come back to my observations next week. Plus that …



Ok, so I skipped last week, I feel bad, but not bad enough to appraise that I needed to go back and do the entire post again. You see I didn’t forget to write my post, the blogspot server just decided to give up on me the minute I was about to publish. Ugh!! Talk …


Communication – What’s it all about?

In my job as a school speech/language pathologist I work with children with a variety of communication deficits and needs. One part of my job includes being a member of our autism spectrum disorder evaluation team. In that capacity I have been doing a good deal of testing lately. On one particular test that I …


Core Deficits

Last night we had parent group and our discussion was on the core deficits of autism. It’s always good even as a consultant to revisit these core deficits and to constantly be thinking about how the activities and the way they are framed benefit those with ASD. Over the next several weeks I’m going to …

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