Posts Tagged ‘speech’

Ways visual supports can help with a change to routine

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Visual supports are a tool, people with Autism or people with language and learning disorders,  can use a way of communicating. A person can use the picture to say what they want or need and to understand what is happening around them. Visuals can help with understanding the change to routine around school holidays and…

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How to make your own easy Social Stories

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As a mother, I have made some really easy social stories or short stories over the years to explain different situations and events to my son. Short Stories are a fantastic resource to help people that have a poor understanding of oral communication, people with auditory processing impairments such as Autism, Down Syndrome, Global Developmental…

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Tips communicating wants – Autism Language impairments

Autism communication wants and needs

Imagine knowing your wants and needs but not being able to verbalise it. Would you be frustrated? I know I would be. It is heartbreaking to see your child or the person you are supporting upset and crying because they want something but can’t say or do not know, how to express what they want.…

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I am not a Speech Pathologist, I am a mum first.

Augmentative & Alternative communication strategies speech

I get asked all the time if I am a Speech Pathologist. I am not, I am a mum, who backed up every day oral speech with pictures. Opening up a world of language and interaction for my then non-verbal son. A term used for this type of therapy is Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).…

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