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Expert strategies from an autism specialist and occupational therapist to help your clients thrive in therapy and in life.

August 4, 2019

When we teach flexibility, we can watch as our kids learn to look to their schedules to see what changes they can expect that day. We’ll feel proud as kids play with toys in a variety of ways, share them with others, and use their new skills in different places and under new circumstances. We’ll create systems that allow our kids to know what to exp...

February 13, 2019

Many parents and therapists have heard by now that visual supports can help kids make sense of their instructions. We know that receptive language, or making sense of what they hear, is difficult for our kids on the autism spectrum, and that visual learning is something they're relatively good at. The problem is, when we start making visual supports...

October 10, 2018

Many parents struggle to help their kids on the autism spectrum focus on learning activities. It can feel frustrating to not know how to get your child's attention and help them engage in the things you've picked out. In this video, I share three strategies that will help you feel more successful at teaching your autistic child new things.

August 9, 2018

When we work with kids on the autism spectrum, we often find that self-regulation is challenging. Our young clients begin to get upset and don't have the skills they need to wind back down again. Many of us know strategies that we think would help, but we have trouble getting the child to use the strategies when the moment comes.

Has that happen...

July 22, 2018

There’s something controversial in the occupational therapy world….It’s what on earth we OTs are supposed to do. Parents, have you noticed this? You go to one OT and they do all sensory. Slides, swings, sensory bins! So you think, ooooh that’s what OT is. But then one day you get another OT and they want to work on…….handwriting? And then here I am...

May 20, 2018

Learn how to make a schedule for your clients with autism that teaches independence and flexibility

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