Tuesday, April 1, 2014

New Materials for Working with Children with ASD!

It's Autism Awareness Month!  As some of you may know I have moved my website in October 2013 to communicationstationspeech.com If you have missed it, PLEASE come find me there!  I am no longer updating this blog page any more so you can find your Tip Tuesday and Freebie Friday blogs over there! Since I am still getting a ton of traffic over here at blogspot.com I thought I'd share my autism materials with those of you who are happening upon this site for the first time!!!!!  Check them out below and be sure to follow the links to my newest website.  I hope to see you over there!!!!

Are you working with a child with ASD who is completely isolated from his/her environment, does not respond to his/her name, does not or cannot communicate verbally?  A child who spends most of his/her time participating in stimulatory behaviors?  A child who “seems to be in his/her own little world”?  Are you looking for a way to make that connection, to enter that child’s world and bring that child out and into your own world?  If so, then this is the product for you!  This 47 page PDF explains the 5 main steps to take in order to make an initial connection with the child who seems to be disconnected with the world around him.  It’s a culmination of 12 years of my clinician experience and research of numbers therapy techniques and models. See a detailed list of the pages in this product HERE!

This product is a 64 page PDF reviewing the types and research support for current behavioral and naturalistic therapy techniques used to move children with autism spectrum disorder from a pre-verbal state to verbal communication.  This  product is perfect for new clinicians, educators and clinicians unfamiliar with therapy techniques for nonverbal children with autism spectrum disorder, and seasoned clinicians and educators looking for information regarding various techniques and research support.  See a detailed list of pages in this product HERE!

This 24 page PDF file is a basic view of sensory processing needs of children with ASD and what speech-language pathologists must understand so as to meet the sensory needs of their students in order for learning to occur.  This file addresses incidence of sensory processing issues in children with ASD, the implications for speech therapy, definitions of sensory processing and sensory processing disorder, filtering issues and the effects on self-regulation, self-regulation and learning, hyper- and hyposensitivity related to sensory needs, how to work with students with sensory needs, available sensory processing checklists to evaluate sensory needs, and examples of classroom accommodations for children with sensory needs. See a detailed list of pages in this product HERE!

This 45 page PDF file provides an extensive list of ideas, strategies, accommodations, modifications, and activities any speech-language pathologist can implement within the therapy room, before or after therapy, in the classroom setting, private practice, or home-based therapy in order to meet the sensory needs of their students/clients.  This presentation assumes the reader has a basic knowledge and understanding of sensory processing differences and deficits as well as what it means to be hyper- or hyposensitive in each area.  If you are new to this information, please refer to Sensory Needs and ASD: What EVERY SLP Should Know! for all you need to know on this subject. Practical Ways to Meet Sensory Needs of Students in Speech Therapy Room! addresses the typical behaviors associated with EVERY area of sensory processing difference/deficit including hyper- and hyposensitivity in auditory processing, visual processing, vestibular processing (including movement and muscle tone/coordination), tactile processing, oral processing (taste), olfactory processing (smell), and proprioceptive processing (including sensory seeking behavior and difficulty with movements and fluidity).  It also addresses the correct of fidgets in the school/therapy setting.  With this product as a guide, any clinician or educator can meet the sensory needs of their students in real time using practical strategies.  See a detailed list of the pages in this product here!

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