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Connect Therapy

Connect Therapy is a powerful therapy and training approach that shifts children with autism from their world to reality, by making every interaction a wonderful learning opportunity. It continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in the treatment of children with autism.

5 Ways to Encourage Communication with a Non Verbal Child Diagnosed with Autism

Today, I would like to share five helpful strategies that I use to help communicate and connect with those diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum that struggle with communication. These strategies can be used with both verbal, minimally verbal and nonverbal children and can be used anytime, whether you are at the dinner table or out in the community

Speech and Language Therapy Aides

National Autism Resources Inc. is a global leader in providing cost effective, research based therapeutic tools that meet the needs of people on the autism spectrum across their lifespan since 2008. Our tools and adaptive technologies work together to improve skills and significantly decrease impairment. We provide school districts, hospitals, therapy centers and family members of the autism community with proven tools that improve the independence and quality of life for people on the autism spectrum

Information for Speech-Language Pathologist from The American Speech, Hearing, Language Association

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 191,500 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.

i Can for Autism

Are you confused or not sure about how your child with autism communicates? Do you wonder if your son or daughter should be talking and understanding more? If your child with autism talks, he or she likely has difficulties understanding the words, gestures, and feelings that others are expressing. Take this survey to find out what your child's communication strengths and weaknesses are in each of these categories.This analysis combines information from several sources and studies that no single tool or professional can provide. The results will give you a deeper understanding about how he or she thinks and communicates - and guide you with ways to enhance his or her abilities.

Home Speech Therapy Activities for Children with Autism

Sign language can be an amazing tool for children with autism who are not yet speaking or who are not speaking very much.  Many children with autism have difficulty speaking to others but are able to communicate if you give them another means.  Sign language can be just that means and it doesn’t require any financial commitment such as a communication device that may cost thousands of dollars

SEL for Prevention Programs

SEL for Prevention is the new look for our innovative, evidence-based social and emotional learning programs (formerly known as Camp MakeBelieve Kids). Our programs were created by Pamela Goldberg, a Child Therapist and former Critical Care Nurse with a passion for prevention.

  

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Days of the Week Song for Special Education and Autism

Tuned into Learning

Music therapist Amy Andrews, MT-BC helps students with autism and other special needs learn calendar concepts through music!

Speech Therapy Song for Autism: What's the Word?

Tuned into Learning

Music therapist Shaina Pugh, MT-BC helps students with autism and other special needs improve their speech and communication skills.

"What's the Word?" is a song written by an Autism Specialist, Psychologist, and team of Board Certified Music Therapists to help children with autism. The song lyrics are written from an ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) perspective, giving only very simple short instructions such as"Say yes" 

Actions Song: Actions Song: Speech Therapy and Music Therapy for Autism

Tuned into Learning

Jeremy Jensen, Psy.D, MT-BC, Psychologist and Board Certified Music Therapist leads the "Actions" song with a preschool class of children with autism and other special needs. 

"Actions" helps students learn to communicate by identifying action words, using pronouns, and speaking in complete sentences.

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Tuned into Learning: Music for Special Education

Tuned in to Learning® helps special learners ‘tune in’ through the powerful medium of music.  We offer a wide range of special education songs and curriculum designed by an Autism Specialist and team of Board Certified Music Therapists. Our songs, books, videos and downloads help teach essential skills to students with autism, Down syndrome, Williams syndrome, brain injury, learning disabilities, speech disorders, orthopedic impairments, and other special needs.

Think Social East Bay - Oakland Speech Pathology

Think Social East Bay is a safe environment for children, teens, and adults to learn social learning concepts through direct instruction, reasoning, and practice.

National Aphasia Association

Our goal is to provide access to research, education, rehabilitation, therapeutic and advocacy services to individuals with aphasia and their caregivers. The NAA acts as a syndicate of resources, promoting sense of community among individuals and careg

Does Your Child Have Hyperlexia?

The main characteristics of hyperlexia are an above normal ability to read coupled with a below normal ability to understand spoken language.  Many of the social difficulties seen in hyperlexic individuals are similar to those found in autism.  Often, hyperlexic children will learn to speak only by rote memory and heavy repetition.  They may also have difficulty learning the rules of language from examples or from trial and error

National Speech Language Therapy Center

National Speech/Language Therapy Center is a family friendly practice specializing in working with individuals with a range of speech, language, motor and cognitive disorders and difficulties. We have professionals in the areas of speech/language therapy, occupational therapy and applied behavior analysis who are trained to treat a variety of disorders. Having a diverse staff allows us to pair each client with the right professional who then customizes a treatment plan to meet that individual's specific needs.

Speech, Inc.

Through comprehensive instructional programs, conducted by state licensed and nationally certified Speech Language Pathologists, SPEECH, Inc. is able to serve children with a broad spectrum of communication disorders.

Social Thinking: Social Learning for a Lifetime of Well Being

Our mission at Social Thinking® is to help people develop their social competencies to better connect with others and live happier, more meaningful lives.

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