Building Early Social Language Through Play – When Choosing Toys, Keep it Simple

OR ???? The topic of today's blog post is related to Autism, as promised for an April series of posts during Autism Awareness Month, but it also is relevant for parents or professionals working with any young child. Fancy, electronic toys often boast they promote learning for young children, including fine motor skills, gross motor skills, … Continue reading Building Early Social Language Through Play – When Choosing Toys, Keep it Simple

Early Identification of Autism and Tough Conversations

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, I'll be writing a series of posts on Autism throughout the month of April. The first topic is Early Identification.  When I was in graduate school, my professors told me speech-language pathologists are often the first professionals who recognize early indicators of Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). When … Continue reading Early Identification of Autism and Tough Conversations