Archive for the ‘Autism’ Category

Saturday Sessions Coming Soon

Friday, May 18th, 2012

If your schedule is feeling a little overwhelming during the week, perhaps bringing your child in on Saturdays would relieve some of the stress.

 

Beginning in September 2012 one of our therapists, Ashley Egger MS, CCC-SLP, will be consistently working long days on Saturdays!  Sessions will continue to be 50 minutes long.  We imagine these sessions will fill up fast, so please contact us soon if you are interested in coming in.

 

We are excited to hear from you.  You can email Ashley directly at ashley@pathwaystocommunication.net

 


Utilizing Social Stories to Facilitate and Empower Children with Autism

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

 

Many professionals are currently using or suggesting the use of social stories with children with autism.  A social story can be a simple way to approach difficult social situations.  They are simply a written or visual guide to help describe or prepare children as they enter different environments or engage in a variety of new social interactions.  They may also be helpful when trying to decrease difficult behaviors, or even to help children learn new concepts.

 

Maybe your child has a difficult time using public restrooms, eating lunch in the school cafeteria, sitting quietly in the library, playing appropriatley with their friends, or even just getting ready in the morning.  If so, try creating a social story to help them learn what is appropriate and to help them become more successful.

 

Below we have listed a variety of different resources you may find helpful when creating your first social story for your child.

 

http://www.hsmjs.org/autism%20handouts/encouraging%20positive%20behavior.pdf

http://www.educateautism.com/social-stories.html

http://tp053.k12.sd.us/Manners.htm


“Light it up blue”

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Kuddos to everyone for raising awareness for National Autism Day by, “lighting it up blue.”  Home Depot is selling blue light bulbs for your porch light!