We know that trying out a new therapy program is a big decision. So, how about a free trial in one of the following areas? Handling transitions, Sleep and bedtime, Stimming, Sensory processing, Speech development, Understanding instructions?
In Part 1 we reviewed early stages of speech development. Part 2 is for individuals who have shown that can either put sounds together, say individual words, put words together, formulate sentences (whether echolalic or spontaneous)
This checklist was created to help you understand the first phases of speech development. Behaviors you see today may actually be signs of developing speech.
Fish colored pom-poms or marbles. Besides fine motor improvement, this game is also a great speech development booster because it uses vision, fine motor, touch and posture skills simultaneously, which are all part of speech development.
Fathers play a vital role in the development of their children with or without developmental disorders such as autism, and science is there to prove it.
In this article we address a few sensory exercises you can do to help your autistic son or daughter have a positive and successful playdate with a friend.
Several recent studies have concluded that children with autism, severely non verbal or partially verbal improve in both cognition and language when exposed to pleasant music, which has great implications for the development of speech therapy. Music also increases their attention and focus.