Monthly Archives: December 2010

Why Does My Child Act Like He Does Not Hear Me?

 My child acts like he doesn’t hear me most of the time and I feel frustrated. Many children with autism seem like they are deaf to other people. Yes, they probably hear you and they are not ignoring you. One … Continue reading

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Does the Creating and Implementing Visual Supports Feel Overwhelming?

Hi Amanda,  You asked me a question several weeks ago in class…do I feel overwhelmed with all the visual supports and communication interventions? In retrospect, I feel you are entitled to a more thorough response. I used to feel overwhelmed, … Continue reading

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What Does it feel Like to Hear a Diagnosis of ASD for the First Time?

Diagnosis – What does it feel like to hear a diagnosis of ASD for the very first time? I cannot say for sure I can only speculate that a parent hearing the diagnosis of an ASD for the first time … Continue reading

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Are you locked into “Social Expectations” when you are in public with you child?

Do you own a suitcase filled with the “Shoulds”when it comes to being in public with your child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder? The shoulds are a large external family of social dictators that tend to rule internal social expectations. The should … Continue reading

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Curses foiled again! What is the cursing all about?

Carla curses and cusses using long rap like repetitive sentences. The volume of her voice becomes louder as the seconds tick on. When we ask her to stop or tell her to be quiet she cries and grumbles and keeps on … Continue reading

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What Resources Are Available for Minority Children With Autism

What resources are available for minority children with autism? Services vary from State to State. Federal guidelines state that all children are entitled to a Free and Appropriate Public Education. When the child reaches the age to enter school this … Continue reading

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How to Use Scripts for Children With Autism

How to use scripts with children with autism is contingent on a several factors. The first being consideration of the child’s cognitive abilities, particularly reading with comprehension.  Many children with autism are “word” callers…they can read very advanced text but … Continue reading

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