Autism

Q&A With Dr. Marty Burns

Our third Special Agents of Change webinar “The New Science of Learning: Effective Approaches for Older Students with Autism and Attention Disorders” with ASHA Fellow and neuroscientist Dr. Marty Burns concluded with an informative Q&A portion centered around the current research and tools available for building cognitive function in those individuals with attention disorders or

Creating a Flexroom for Students on the Autism Spectrum

This post is by guest contributor Amy Gaffney, M.A., CCC-SLP. Amy is an Autism Consultant for Non-Public Schools for Southside Special Services of Marion County in Indianapolis, Indiana. The teachers in Metropolitan School District (MSD) of Decatur Township were concerned about a select group of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  These students were struggling to be successful

The Power of Play: “Floortime Therapy” for Children with Autism

The importance of playtime for children is a given. The benefits of bonding, having fun, and opportunities to learn new concepts, like sharing, are essential to the parent-child relationship. But how does it affect the brain? According to research conducted by York University in Toronto, playtime has the ability to help children with autism. Children

5 Tips from Dr. Temple Grandin

Autism expert Dr. Temple Grandin shared a wealth of insights on the autistic brain in a recent webinar with PresenceLearning. Full of sound advice, and at turns personal and humorous, Dr. Grandin’s presentation was as practical and no-nonsense as she is. Here are five tips to help your child or students with autism: Focus on