Category: Lifestyle

Girls and Autism

I think it’s great that more studies are being published on girls with autism. A previous client had not been diagnosed with autism due to her social skills. I urged mom to keep getting other opinions because I knew there was something there. Finally,…

Vocal Stereotypy 

One common characteristic of autism is stereotypy, repetitive movement for no obvious purpose. My little guy has vocal stereotypy which gets in the way during circle time in class. I have been assigned to implement my first intervention, and I have chosen to tackle…

manners aren’t that important

Parents love to teach their kids manners, but for a child that has a language delay, saying Please and Thank You is the last thing you should worry about. When a child is learning to put 2 words together, “(noun) please” does not count!…

what is stimming and why you should leave it alone

Stimming is a term used with Autism to describe repetitive, ¬†self stimulatory behavior. The behavior can vary in many ways: hand flapping, spinning wheels, pacing back and forth – it’s different for everyone. I had 2 parents approach me with their concerns that a…