Month: March 2019

In Crisis

I work with several parents who are ‘stuck’.  They have more tasks building up then they have time to complete, and they may feel incompetent, hopeless, or just plain tired.    They have to: Coordinate current and new therapists, attend team meetings and assessments, carry-over strategies, find that right-fit school, juggle medical appointments … It is so […]

ABA Therapy and other Therapies for Children with Autism

“We do that!  And we do that too!”. ABA is the jack of all trades for Autism therapy. There are many forms of therapy under the ABA umbrella, including Discreet Trial Training (DTT; the traditional method), Functional Communication Training (FCT), Pivotal Response Training (PRT), the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), […]

Help! My Child Is Not Talking.  Should I Be Worried?

I see many children as a Speech Therapist, and often the parents want to hear my advice.  Should they be worried?  Is there something wrong with their child? Maybe he is a late talker?  Or maybe there is something else that is impacting his ability to communicate and use language? I see the children I work […]

Strive for Mindfulness over Perfection!

I bet you have a long list of expectations for your child! A few may include: Following instructions Sharing with others and taking turns Being Polite Parenting (or therapy for that matter!) is not programming a little person to always be perfect.  Instead, adults can teach children how to UNDERSTAND and ENJOY expected social frameworks. […]