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Watch It Wednesday- Music & Communication by Ryan Judd

April 2, 2014 by - 1 Comment

Watch it Wednesday: Music & Communication by Ryan Judd

We continue to love using music in AAC intervention and have learned so much from talented music therapists who incorporate communication into their music intervention. Enjoy this great video of Ryan Judd, of the Rhythm Tree, talking about using simple instruments to help children communicate, improve skills, interact, and have fun.

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7 Apps for Adolescents with Special Needs

June 29, 2012 by - 1 Comment

7 Apps for Adolescents with Special Needs

We have ‘grown up’ with many of our students and their families.  We have learned from the students themselves, their parents, siblings, teachers, and their other SLP’s, OT’s, & ABA therapists. So when we recently met with a terrific mom and contemporary ABA therapist, we needed to speak about apps for adolescents (goals and activities had been discussed previously).  The student communicates and organizes herself through natural speech, the Dynavox Maestro, apps on the iTouch, & apps on the  iPad.  The student is now 16 and she cooks amazing food, hikes through the mountains of Switzerland, takes inventory for her school, types shopping lists, puts together scrapbooks, and does a lot more really cool things.  Here is the list of apps we recommended to support her favorite leisure &  literacy activities, and quest to be more & more independent. We only stopped giving more apps when ALL of us were... [Read More...]

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PrAACtical Reflections About Father's Day

June 15, 2012 by - Leave your thoughts

PrAACtical Reflections About Father's Day!

We have so much fun preparing for Father’s Day.  We make it a celebration weekend with lots of homemade gifts, family activities, and reflections on past memories and future plans.  We really love all of our children’s home-made crafts, especially those that include photos .  We also think hearing  a child say “I love You”  is another great gift.   And finally with enough time left to prepare, we think a heartfelt letter, essay, or poem directed to ‘dad’ would be amazing.    Here is some eloquent inspiration.  One Father’s Perspective  by Robert Rummel-Hudson, author of  Schuyler’s Monster: A Father’s Journey with His Wordless Daughter Fathers Day with Autism: Rethinking the Cool Dad by Joel Yanofsky author of  Bad Animals: A Father’s Accidental Education in Autism. Love That Max by Ellen Seidman, author of Love That Max Happy Father’s Day to A Special Needs Dad by guest blogger Karen Wang, Friendship Circle Parent Father’s Day  interview with Buzz... [Read More...]

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