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Browse tips by speech therapists and autism parents on autism signs, therapies, causes, speech development, stimming, and food aversions.

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4 Ways To Help A Child With Nonverbal Autism Talk

To help a nonverbal child communicate with even simple words or phrases, early intervention is necessary.  Autism spectrum disorder is complex and most children require…

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Will My Nonverbal Autistic Child Ever Talk?

For children with autism, the rate of development is slightly different.   Many children with autism are behind in speech and language development. This often…

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Is Your Child A Sensory Seeker Or Avoider?

Sensory Avoider (hypersensitive) A sensory avoiding child who struggles with processing environmental stimuli will become overwhelmed.  This results in the child being overly sensitive to…

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Customize A Picture Exchange Communication System For Your Child

But every child is different.  To make PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) work for your child, it needs to be customized.  Now that I’m starting…

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Autism and Food Aversions: 5 Tips for Introducing New Food

While a picky eater may not like broccoli, children with autism develop food aversions that go beyond picky eating. Scientific studies have found children within…

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All about Stimming in Kids with Autism

Stimming is one diagnostic criterion for a child undergoing testing to see if they have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Stimming isn’t necessarily a bad thing…

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What is the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)?

The picture exchange communication system, known as PECS allows a person to still communicate without the use of words.  Essentially, it gives a “voice” to…

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Speech and Language Goals for Autistic Kids

When I’m at my private speech therapy practice, parents who have a child with autism always bring in their child’s IEP and have me look…

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Developmental Regression in Toddlers - What Can I Do?

As a parent, it is extremely frustrating to see your child stop progressing in their social, physical, speech, and language development.  Normally, when a child’s…

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7 Ways to Help Your Child with Non-verbal Autism Speak

Many parents are told that if their child does not use communication by the ages 4 or 5, that they will never talk. A study…

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Floor time Play Therapy for Autism Kids

Floor time play therapy (FTP) is a type of intervention for autistic kids that addresses specific areas of weakness. However, there are very few studies…

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Is There a Link between Synesthesia and Autism?

What is Synesthesia? Synesthesia is a condition where one sense (for example, hearing) is perceived at the same time as if by one or more…

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Is There a Link Between Hyperemesis Gravidarum and Autism?

I have written several blogs for Speech Blubs regarding ASD, causes, symptoms and treatment. Feel free to search for that information, but I won’t be…

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Is Autism Hereditary? Speech Therapist's Experience

If you are reading this blog, I assume that you know what autism spectrum disorder entails. Autism spectrum disorder is a condition related to brain…

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Autism Spectrum Disorder: Therapy Principles & Goals

First things first, don’t panic! Each child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is unique, and so speech therapists tailor all therapy techniques and goals…

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How is Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosed?

This blog outlines the steps for how to determine if your child is diagnosed for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and what the typical evaluation is…