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When we share, we all grow as a community.Tap the link to check out great fidgets and sensory toys. Happy Hands make Happy People!

This chart is good information about meltdowns. *** But please remember that adults with ASD have "meltdowns" too, although they are very different***. As an adult it's not possible to throw a tantrum so the issues shown on the diagram manifest differently. (And differently in different ASD adults.) What's needed is acceptance and helping that person decompress and destress before a meltdown happens. --  http://www.theautismdad.com

Important facts about Autism and Meltdowns. PLEASE share this now – The Autism Dad

Lol! Yep...every morning on the way out the door to school...=) / Autism Parents Be Like...

Autism parents be like… yes… take the book… get in the car… ok the pillow too… yea… and the comforter… just get in the car… fine take the couch… whatever… the teacher can deal with this.

9 Best Apps and Sites to Improve Executive Function

For this week's Top Picks List Friday, we're featuring apps and sites for improving executive function. Executive function -- how to plan, organize, remember, and carry out tasks –- is tied closely to success in school and life. Many kids struggle with t

Autism and Empathy explained

Cognitive empathy: the ability to predict others’ thoughts and intentions, reading between the lines. Affective empathy: the ability to share another’s feelings. Compassionate empathy: the desire to help others (though perhaps not knowing how).

What is ABA? A brief description of applied behavior analysis from Toast with Cheese, an autism resource blog.

Behaviors are analyzed into small units contingency). ABA provides contrived reinforcement, with an aim to pairing this with naturally occurring reinforcement. ABA provides systematic and predictable teaching.

Proprioception activities such as heavy work have been shown to improve attention and concentration, improve body awareness, and regulate arousal levels. Heavy work can be calming for students with autism or sensory regulation difficulties.The activities on this poster are specifically designed so that they can be implemented in a sensory room or therapy room.

Pressure Poster- Sensory/Therapy Room

Proprioception activities such as heavy work have been shown to improve attention and concentration, improve body awareness, and regulate arousal levels. Heavy work can be calming for students with autism or sensory regulation difficulties.

Warning Signs and Symptoms of Auditory Processing Disorder in Grade School | Infographic - Understood

Auditory Processing Disorder: What You’re Seeing in Your Grade-Schooler

Autism red flags

Autism Red Flags - Xavier has demonstrates many of these behaviours; I guess we shouldn't have been surprised at its potential diagnosis.

Autism resources for parents including DIY sensory tools, free printables, free social stories, & inspirational quotes #speechtherapy @autism

Autism Resources for Parents

Autism resources for parents including DIY sensory tools, free printables, free social stories, & inspirational quotes Since this is what we are told

Below is a list of iPad apps that support evidence based practice for both speech language pathology & autism spectrum disorders. The apps represented in the table are only a few examples. Every student will have individual needs, preferences and characteristics. It is up to the educator/therapist to choose the best “fit” for each student. The table is meant for informational purposes only to illustrate how apps support evidence based practice and to use as you determine appropriate.

iPad Apps Can Support Evidence-Based Practice

iPad apps that support evidence based practice for both speech language pathology and autism spectrum disorders. This chart lists an evidence based practice and supporting apps for those practices.

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