How Close-Ended Activities Improve Attention in Children with Autism

“Jason? Please sit down. Jason…? I need you to…Jason, please sit down.” Photo Credit: friesen4 How Close-Ended Activities Can Improve Attention in Children with Autism According to Autism Speaks, a well-known American autism advocacy organization, many medical and behavioral issues often co-exist with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). “These co-morbid conditions include anxiety, depression, attention deficit/hyperactivity […]

Lightening Round Interview 5: Autism and Sensory Needs

Lightening Round Interview 5: Autism and Sensory Needs Welcome to another installment of Lightening Round Interviews. For these interviews, I speak with experts in various professions related to speech language pathology and early childhood development. Today, I’m thrilled to welcome Maria Del Duca, a speech language pathologist certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) with […]

Autism and Acceptance: The Starabella Book Series

Autism and Acceptance: The Starabella Book Series Unique. Engaging. Heart-Warming. Relevant. Needed. These are just a few words that come to mind when I think about the exceptional book series, Starabella.  In honor of Autism awareness month, I’m thrilled to introduce, the story of Starabella to my readers. The Starabella book series was created by […]

Increasing Attention in Children with Autism

Tips for Increasing Attention in Children with Autism I was listening to a friend’s story when all of a sudden I heard Will Smith’s song, “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It”, playing in the background. Immediately I began to reminisce about high school and stopped focusing on my poor friend’s story. My friend pulled me back into […]

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