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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-11-2014, 06:45 AM
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Posted By aspeechthx
A program I would recommend that you look into...

A program I would recommend that you look into is by Dr. James MacDonald. He wrote "Communicating Partners" and his approach will give you a new way to look at your child. His approach is similar to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-06-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By aspeechthx
The great thing about relationship-based...

The great thing about relationship-based interventions is that PARENTS can have the most impact on thier kids! They can use the strategies during bathtime, mealtime, playtime... and no specific time...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-04-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By aspeechthx
I prefer relationship-based therapies when...

I prefer relationship-based therapies when working with my caseload of children under the age of three. Whether their diagnosis (or potential diagnosis) is general language delay, apraxia, autism or...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-04-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,817
Posted By aspeechthx
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by myson2010 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1375021/diagnosed-with-pdd-nos-misdiagnosed/20#post_17283903) ...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-25-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,817
Posted By aspeechthx
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by fizgig http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1375021/diagnosed-with-pdd-nos-misdiagnosed#post_17276796) 
Now our...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-11-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By aspeechthx
If you mean is early intervention important VS...

If you mean is early intervention important VS the wait and see approach, I would loudly chime in with, "Early intervention is very important!!" ( I have even watched our local pediatricians...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-11-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By aspeechthx
Our OT has what she calls a "hug". It is a...

Our OT has what she calls a "hug". It is a stretchy wrap that velcros around their belly. It is about 12" wide and provides deep pressure around their middle from under the arm down to just above...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-28-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By aspeechthx
Yes, I would call a doctor in your area, most...

Yes, I would call a doctor in your area, most likely an ENT, to find out more about your suspicions. Clefts of the soft palate are not caught right away because they are often submucous, or hidden...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-15-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By aspeechthx
Here is personal family story to consider: I...

Here is personal family story to consider: I have suspected that my nephew has aspergers since he was 3 years old. He is now 21. Unlike your family, his family was not understanding or even willing...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-14-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By aspeechthx
I didn't have time to read every comment above...

I didn't have time to read every comment above but I saw you mentioned Floortime and Hanen, which tells me that you have done your homework!! Those are excellent programs and if you understand them...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-26-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By aspeechthx
If you look up information about "Selective...

If you look up information about "Selective Mutism" you will find it helpful. It is important not to force, coerce or pressure a child to speak. (If pressure worked, selective mutism would be easy...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-27-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By aspeechthx
First of all, what a lucky little girl Angel is...

First of all, what a lucky little girl Angel is to have caring grandparents in her life! Bless you! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif 
 
Below are some quick ideas off the top of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-26-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By aspeechthx
Can I ask what her actual score was? Average is...

Can I ask what her actual score was? Average is actually between 85 and 115 on most IQ tests. (Minus 15 to plus 15 from the mean of 100)
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-09-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,646
Posted By aspeechthx
JordanKX~ I only work one day a week in the...

JordanKX~ I only work one day a week in the summer so sorry for the delay in getting back to you but I haven't checked the website!
 
I am DEFINITELY against the "force him to talk" idea! Here is...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-03-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,646
Posted By aspeechthx
I like the Apraxia Kids Website. You can find...

I like the Apraxia Kids Website. You can find good information there but also remember that kids under the age of three are different from older kids when it comes to therapy. Older kids understand...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-26-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,646
Posted By aspeechthx
Here are a few things to try as you are playing:...

Here are a few things to try as you are playing: Imitation skills are important. Imitate sounds that he makes and play back and forth with them. You can echo back and forth in a large cup or tube....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-13-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,646
Posted By aspeechthx
Hi, Looking over your post quickly, I would...

Hi,
Looking over your post quickly, I would definitely look into Apraxia as an explanation for your child's delay. I am a speech therapist who works with the birth to three kiddos. It does not...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-04-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By aspeechthx
Modify your "reading" to whatever level your...

Modify your "reading" to whatever level your child is ready for. It may not mean reading the words of the book at all, but just turning the pages of a board book as you say "turn, turn, turn... all...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-23-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,413
Posted By aspeechthx
Didn't mean to imply that submucous cleft should...

Didn't mean to imply that submucous cleft should be considered as a cause for the articulation issues in this post. Just answering hayleyvt's question above.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-22-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,413
Posted By aspeechthx
Actually, issues with the palate, submucous...

Actually, issues with the palate, submucous clefts... are easy to overlook and often are not discovered at birth.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-11-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,614
Posted By aspeechthx
It sounds like you have everything under...

It sounds like you have everything under control! Good luck Friday for the hearing test. It is a good idea to rule out any hearing issues, even if it might just be due to fluid... I wish all of my...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-10-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,614
Posted By aspeechthx
naismama, Thanks for the 'welcome' Of...

naismama,

Thanks for the 'welcome'

Of course it is difficult, actually impossible, to diagnose, treat... speech problems without seeing the child. There are a lot of details about speech...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-06-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,614
Posted By aspeechthx
OK, so I have been reading posts here for a long...

OK, so I have been reading posts here for a long time ('lurking' as they say!) because, as an EI speech therapist, I want to be in touch with how parents of my special needs kids think, feel... All...
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