Why the Science of ABA Doesn't Reach and What We Should Do About It Sounds serious doesn't it? Sounds like we are really about to make an impact. Sounds smart?!? There are so many good initiatives in our field that don't have legs. I liken it to Preaching to The choir. The problem is that … Continue reading Disseminating the Science to Eradicate Social Injustices
Building Resilency In Your Child with Autism When They Hear the Word NO This morning I watched Daniel Tiger. For those unfamiliar, it is a cartoon and take on Mister Rodgers' teachings with Daniel Tiger and his friends. In this particular episode, Daniel politely asked to join a play group and the kids said No. … Continue reading CAN I PLAY WITH YOU? NO
Yesterday my son began preschool at a great early learning center. Actually, next week is his first time alone. This week, it is the two of us together supporting his transition. A plus of a mommy SLP, is that I love to buy toys and I love to watch children play. Truth is, before I … Continue reading Pause. Reflect. Contemplation.
For as long as I can remember, the very popular phrase "Honesty is the Best Policy". While there are many others, I remember hearing this one frequently in classrooms, in church, and at home. It is true, honesty equals peace. And peace is priceless. Recently on a list serve to which I belong the question … Continue reading Teaching Honesty to People with Aspergers and Other Social Language Challenges
I read an article today posted on the web about teaching social skills. The authors of these articles are correct: We cannot leave the teaching of social communication to the teacher. I'd like to add some other lessons as we enter the school year 1. Magic is magic and only left to the magicians. With … Continue reading Using Patterning to Teach Social Skills