Great Apps to Practice Speech Sounds with Your Tween

Learning and practicing how to correctly produce their “r” or “s” sound is certainly NOT what 8-12-year-olds want to be doing! Most would prefer to be playing video games or riding their bike.  One way to make speech therapy and at-home practice a little easier is to use an app.
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How I Successfully and Happily Fly With My Son

I travel fairly regularly and my son goes just about everywhere I do. I have learned several things along the way that help make everyone’s day (especially mine) significantly better! First, contact TSA Passenger Support according to their website. “TSA Cares is a helpline that
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Orange Effect Foundation Expands with Addition of New Board Members

CLEVELAND – June 25, 2019 – PRLog — The Orange Effect Foundation is proud to announce that more than $50,000 was awarded to needy children in June. Grants will send children to summer speech camp, purchase speech-generating devices, and pay f
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Checking Life’s Milestones Off The List

Do you do that? Do you keep a mental tally of the things you hope your child will successfully do and give yourself a pat on the back when they accomplish something? I sure did. Maybe it’s because they (doctors, society) harbor on it so much during a child’s first year. Did hold their
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Does Your Autistic Child Do That?

I love seeing the differences in my two sons. I am so blessed that they are best friends (knock on wood that sticks forever) and I know I am lucky that they do get along so well. In part, I think that is due to Joshua’s autism. He doesn’t see the value in arguing over very much except
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Communication between Children with ASD and their Typically Developing Siblings

Siblings grow up alongside one another and provide each other with friendship and support. Brothers and sisters bond in special ways that are distinct to siblings. According to some past research, siblings’ influences on children’s social development are sometimes stronger than parent
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Some Autism Traits May Show Up Later in Girls Than in Boys

Girls with autism traits have fewer problems with social communication than boys do early on, but their skills worsen by adolescence, a new study suggests1. The researchers looked at social traits of autism in the general population, rather than in children diagnosed with autism. Girl
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70 Kids Picture Books to Target Core Vocabulary for AAC

Here is a list of 70 kids picture books with lots of opportunities to target Core Vocabulary. * A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na (when, go, some, make, up, open, all)* A Dark, Dark Cave by Eric Hoffman (through, in, up, down, what, this, out, who, to, play)* A Fish Out of Water by H
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Happy Mother’s Day. Autism Style.

Happy Mother’s Day! It’s your day to relax and unwind! Just kidding! You’re an autism mom. You’re still doing the same damn stuff you do all the other 364 days a year! Schedule to keep Moms!! Chop! Chop! And because you’re an autism mom, you know that it
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What Moms Really Want For Mother’s Day

I truly believe that family is a top priority. Many friends will tell you stories of my “family first” mentality. For me, my family includes my girlfriends. They are my rocks. They have gotten me through so much it’s truly indescribable. I think of them as heroes. They work hard, play
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