Posts Tagged ‘autism spectrum disorder’

Abby’s Mother Asks Again: “Is it my fault?”

Abby has significant motor delays. Her mother asks you some version of this question during every visit: “Is it … Continue reading




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Supporting Toddlers with Autism by Changing OUR Behavior

Today I want to share someone else’s blog post that just wow’ed me. Before you read what I … Continue reading




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The “Please” and “Thank You” Debate

Ben is joining Marissa and her mother during breakfast because Mrs. Smith asked for support with helping Marissa communicate … Continue reading




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Preaching to the Choir about Early Screening Resources – Spread the Word!

Meet Chris – He and his family have moved 7 times since he was born and are now staying with … Continue reading




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Does Tyler Imitate or USE his Words? – Why the Answer Matters

On your first visit you ask, “Is Tyler saying any words?”  “Oh sure, Tyler has lots of words! He can say ball, … Continue reading




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Teaching Early Turn-Taking & Engagement Skills – An Example

Meet Jesse and his Mother Jesse is 22 months old and often plays by himself. When his mother … Continue reading




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EI Research to Practice Brief #2: Linking Parents’ Verbal Behaviors with Children’s Communication Development

The practice of early intervention (EI) is always evolving and changing as new evidence comes to light about … Continue reading




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Using Pausing to Encourage Development: Examples from Real Visits

Examples of using pausing to encourage development are more powerful than me describing why this technique works so … Continue reading




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Your Role in the Early Identification of Autism

Early interventionists, physicians and nurses, child care providers, preschool teachers, home visitors, playgroup leaders, family members – you … Continue reading




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Get Him Engaged! – 5 Strategies for Engaging Toddlers with ASD

You’re on a first visit with the family of a toddler who is suspected of having an autism … Continue reading




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