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14 Year Old Autism Child Learns Sign Language

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My son has resisted learning how to communicate for years. It’s been one step forward, two steps back. It’s great to see him now using his communication device voluntarily. Unfortunately, he only uses it when he is in the mood to. That is why I so happy that he is learning how . . . → Read More: 14 Year Old Autism Child Learns Sign Language

Autism Son Using Sign Language

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I’m so proud of my son. He is now using sign language. This will open up a new way of communicating for my nonverbal autism son. He is using the signs for “Thank you” and “help.” This morning, I tried to teach him to sign mom. He needs help with it, but . . . → Read More: Autism Son Using Sign Language

Using Penny Stones To Help Children Communicate

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I was sent Penny Stones, The Slumber Party Edition, to review for inclusion in my Holiday Gift Guide this year. I have been sent several products to check out, from different companies. Some will make it into my Holiday Gift Guide, and some won’t. This is one of the items that will make it . . . → Read More: Using Penny Stones To Help Children Communicate

An Autism Child and His Community of Friends

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My son’s idea of a friend is someone that will say “hi” to him. A play date for my son is showing up, saying “hi” and leaving. Needless to say, I don’t schedule any play dates. I used to, but when he would want to leave after five minutes, it just wasn’t worth it.

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A Breakthrough In Speech Therapy

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Today, we had a breakthrough in speech therapy. He picked out a book that he loves, and that they have read a lot. It’s about a boy and his dog. The video below shows the beginning of the speech therapy session. In it, you will notice that he isn’t happy. He did not want . . . → Read More: A Breakthrough In Speech Therapy

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