Inflectional or Inflected Endings: Charts, Examples, and IEP Goals

Inflectional or Inflected Endings: Charts, Examples, and IEP Goals

Many of our learning-disabled kids struggle to communicate. The causes vary, from expressive or receptive language disorder to hyperlexia, processing, or even dyslexia. If you are not learning disabled, we often take some skills for granted. Once we learn a grammar rule, we can apply it universally. And exclude it when there are exceptions. Inflectional…

Does your Child have Hyperlexia, Autism, or Gestalt Language Processing? How to Know.

Does your Child have Hyperlexia, Autism, or Gestalt Language Processing? How to Know.

When your child is diagnosed with a specific learning disability, or you suspect a disability of some kind, many words are thrown at you. Until you familiarize yourself with the various conditions, their symptoms, and their connection to each other, your child can be incorrectly categorized. Such as with hyperlexia, autism, and Gestalt Language Processing….

How to Get Your Autistic Child to Try New Foods (written by an autistic person!)

How to Get Your Autistic Child to Try New Foods (written by an autistic person!)

A dangerous, yet common, misconception in regard to autistic kids is that they will eat if they’re hungry enough. The reality is that hunger, appetite and sensory input all battle each other. Autistic individuals often have interoception that is quite different from what their parents or the adults in their lives are experiencing. Interoception is…

5 Popular Stim Toys for Autism or ADHD | Cheap | DIY | Chew

5 Popular Stim Toys for Autism or ADHD | Cheap | DIY | Chew

Stim Toys Quality stim toys can be hard to find, since fidget toys and chewy jewelry, or chewelry, is trendy. Even the higher priced ones don’t always promise quality, or the ones with great reviews just aren’t within your budget. Several popular stim toys can be made at home from everyday household objects, or using…

How to Redirect Self Injurious Behavior | Autism

How to Redirect Self Injurious Behavior | Autism

Self Injurious Behavior and Autism Self-injurious autistic behaviors do not illustrate why stimming, or self-regulatory behaviors, are bad. Stimming is harmless by default and crucial to autistic individuals’ ability to self-regulate and cope with everything in their life and the world. Instead of seeking to stop autistic stims altogether, self-injurious behaviors can be redirected to…

Autistic Shutdowns

Autistic Shutdowns

You might have heard about autistic meltdowns, but what about autistic shutdowns? The two terms are often used interchangeably by non-autistic autism professionals, but autism meltdowns and autism shutdowns are two completely different things. Difference between Autistic Meltdowns and Autistic Shutdowns Autistic shutdowns are NOT meltdowns, and recovering from them is not the same either….