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Why Transitions Are So Hard Jul 10, 2024

Transitions can be a significant challenge for children. And even adults! 

Transitioning from an enjoyable activity to a less desirable one can feel jarring. For me personally, moving from watching Real Housewives to doing laundry is NOT my idea of a good time. 

Our kids experience this...

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When Kids Arenā€™t Picking Up on AAC Jul 03, 2024

When you’ve introduced AAC…but you feel like there’s no progress…what should you do?

Sometimes just getting a device in a child’s hand feels like a major win. But what do you do when you’ve been trying and trying with little success? 

AAC can be so...

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Avoid These Goals for Autistic Kids Jun 26, 2024

We need to talk about goals that suck.

I have seen goals that make me want to bang my head against the wall because they are THAT bad.

And you’re probably sitting there thinking…

Well, why are you complaining, Jessie? 

Why don’t you teach us about goals that are...

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Navigating Autism & ADHD Assessments Jun 19, 2024

50-70% of Autistic people also have ADHD (National Institutes of Health). 

This means that we need to work harder to better understand Autism, ADHD, and AuDHD so that we can improve the ways we support our kids!

As SLPs, it’s important for us to understand these characteristics so that...

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Best Ways To Support Nonspeaking Autistic Children Jun 12, 2024

The inspiration for this conversation was from recent intake calls at my speech clinic. In a short span, I encountered two families with remarkably similar stories.

One particular call was from a father concerned about his four-year-old, nonspeaking, autistic child who needed additional speech...

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