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

September 10, 2019

Last week in the Early Intervention Occupational Therapists group on Facebook, I did a four part series on teaching play to kids on the autism spectrum. Check out the replays below to get some tips you can use right away in your work.

Part 1: Why playing is hard for kids on the autism spectrum 

In this video, I review what we know about autism learnin...

October 11, 2018

As OTs, we have an incredible opportunity to help our clients on the autism spectrum improve their play and leisure skills. We know how important play is for all kids, and many of us feel the immense responsibility of teaching play to our autistic clients when play just doesn’t come easily for them.

That pressure only intensified recently with the Am...

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.

June 25, 2018

Sometimes doing therapy can feel like a performance. You plan this beautiful hour, orchestrate it, and then wait for your applause and bow… …and then the parents take their child back to regular life. Which is no performance at all. It’s rich and complicated and messy. And, usually, rushed. What’s the point of these perfect therapy sessions? To s...

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