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The Tip of the Iceberg - A Deep Dive into Understanding and Addressing Behaviors Jan 24, 2024

As SLPs, we often encounter challenging behaviors in our sessions, and it's tempting to address them with traditional compliance based strategies. Hello sticker charts!

But what if I told you there's a better way? One with no rewards or punishments. 

When I started viewing behavior as just...

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Navigating Sensory Needs in the Classroom Jan 17, 2024

Creating a supportive environment for students with sensory needs is crucial for their academic and emotional well-being. 

But trying to advocate for sensory supports in schools can often feel like an uphill battle. 

When it comes to supporting sensory needs in the classroom, there can...

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Supporting Social & Emotional Development in Autistic Kids Dec 20, 2023

I’m going to say something you might not expect.

Our ultimate goal for Autistic kids shouldn’t be communication…

It SHOULD be supporting their emotional well being.

If you really want to make a huge impact in a child’s life, make them feel loved and accepted.

Research...

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Hereā€™s why I stopped calling myself an Autism Specialist Nov 15, 2023

Raise your hand if you have referred to yourself as an Autism Specialist?

I honestly did not see anything wrong with this until an Autistic colleague told me it felt icky when non-Autistic people call themselves autism experts or specialists.

So I started listening to other members of...

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How to Avoid the Dreaded 'Costume Battle' this Halloween Oct 18, 2023

On October 31st, what are the chances of this happening...?

Parent: It’s time to go trick-or-treating! Let’s put on your costume!

Child: NO!

Ok, this is actually a big fear for parents of neurodivergent children. Especially kids with sensory differences. They will talk about...

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