“Little Evidence Supports Autism Treatment Options in Adolescents”- More Research Needed

“Overall, there is very little evidence in all areas of care for adolescents and young adults with autism, and it is urgent that more rigorous studies be developed and conducted,” said Melissa McPheeters, Ph.D., M.P.H., director of Vanderbilt’s Evidence-Based Practice Center and senior author of the report, a systematic review of therapies published by the […]

Study: Father’s age a likely factor in autism

Written By: Jim Axelrod (CBS News) The cause of autism is one of the great mysteries of medicine, but we found out something new and important Wednesday. A report in the medical journal “Nature” says it is the age of the father at the time of conception, not the age of the mother that can […]

Eight Awesome Rehab Solutions Made Possible by NASA

Written By Amy-Lynn Engelbrecht in Occupational Therapy | Physical Therapy | Speech Language Pathology Unless you’ve spent the last few weeks under an earth-bound rock, you’ve become familiar with the name “Curiosity”. NASA’s rugged and technologically astounding rover landed safely on the surface of Mars last week and began tweeting as soon as it’s wheels […]

Successful Tools to Enhance Emotional Intelligence

By: Lori Ciccarelli Experts in the field of leadership believe that truly effective leaders possess a high level of emotional intelligence or emotional quotient (EQ) focusing on self and relationship management. It’s about social competence. Raising a child with autism has assisted with elevating my own emotional intelligence. The 5 Components of EQ Dr. Daniel […]

10 Tips for Working with a Child Who Has Selective Mutism

By: Jessica Chase, M.A. CCC-SLP I would like to say that once I graduated college I was an expert in everything related to speech-language pathology, but that is not the truth for any of us. One speech-language disorder that I had not heard much about was selective mutism. A colleague of mine had a child […]

Dentist Tips for Aspergers Children

Originally Posted on MyAspergersChild.com “My son would rather have a mouth full of cavities – and the pain that goes with it – than go to the dentist. Are there ways to help a child with Aspergers become less fearful of dental work?” Children with Aspergers and High-Functioning Autism have the same rate of dental […]

NIH study shows the deaf brain processes touch differently

Contact: Robin Latham NIDCD Office of Health Communication and Public Liaison (301) 496-7243 lathamr@nidcd.nih.gov People who are born deaf process the sense of touch differently than people who are born with normal hearing, according to research funded by the National Institutes of Health. The finding reveals how the early loss of a sense— in this […]

8 Sensory-Motor Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

By Joni Redlich, DPT Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of all the therapeutic benefits of swimming and playing in the pool. Many children who have difficulty controlling their bodies for sports and gross motor activities will have success moving in the water. Its also such a calming and organizing sensory environment that […]

Speech Therapy Jargon: Speech & Language Terms

This is a great blog post/article to share with the parents/guardians of your kiddos! Thanks to Speech Buddies for sharing it with us! When you’re new to the world of speech therapy, learning the new terminology can be overwhelming. Always ask your child’s speech-language pathologist (SLP) to rephrase something if you have trouble with it. […]

Stuck for words? WORD RETRIEVAL ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

Stuck for words? WORD RETRIEVAL ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN  Copyright © 1998 Caroline Bowen All rights reserved Citing this article This page contains an article about word retrieval. Cite it as: Bowen, C. (1998). Stuck for words? Word retrieval activities for children. Retrieved from http://www.speech-language-therapy.com/wordretrieval.html on (date). What is a word-retrieval problem? In simple terms the […]