autism

Does Facilitated Communication (S2C) Really Work for Autism and Non-Talkers?

Does Facilitated Communication (S2C) Really Work for Autism and Non-Talkers?

Inside: Facilitated communication is used with individuals with autism spectrum disorder who have difficulty communicating verbally. There is limited evidence to support the effectiveness of…

What is Pathological Demand Avoidance?

What is Pathological Demand Avoidance?

Pathological demand avoidance in autism explained Pathological demand avoidance (PDA) is a contentious term. Over the past 40 years, some clinicians have used it to…

Hand Flapping, Stimming, and Autism

Hand Flapping, Stimming, and Autism

No, just because your child flaps their hands does not mean they are autistic. And, even if it did, we need to stop treating autism like it’s some terrible thing.

Ableism and Autism Moms

Ableism and Autism Moms

I am just steamed this morning. Nothing like waking up to see 250k special needs moms being ableists and wallowing in ableism. Have you seen…

What is Prompt Hierarchy? (and its many flaws!)

What is Prompt Hierarchy? (and its many flaws!)

Prompt hierarchy is a teaching technique that involves providing prompts to help students learn new skills. Its flaws include over-dependence on prompts and limited generalization of skills.

What is Occupational Therapy for Kids?

What is Occupational Therapy for Kids?

OT and school-based occupational therapy help students with disabilities develop the skills they need to participate in daily activities at home and school.

15 Best Sensory Toys for Adults

15 Best Sensory Toys for Adults

Here are some reader-recommended sensory toys for adults, including those with disabilities like autism, ADHD, and intellectual disabilities.

What is a Sensory Diet? (Examples)

What is a Sensory Diet? (Examples)

A sensory diet may help a child improve their self-regulation skills. Read how, why, and getting a sensory diet added to your child’s IEP.

Liar

Liar

When your Child Lies As I often begin many articles, I state “this has been coming up in the Facebook group a lot lately.” And,…

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