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Tag Archives: intervention
Therapy Defined: Self-Regulation
Posted on January 29, 2015 by Leah Kelley, Ed.D.
Definition of self-regulation intervention or therapy: H is given the downtime he needs to delve into his interests and to regroup and relax when he needs it… (And you wouldn’t call this therapy if the kid were non Autistic, you’d … Continue reading →
Posted in ableism, acceptance, Autism, autism stigma, Autistic, Intervention, language | Tagged intervention, language, Mindful practice, Self-regulation, Social Model of Disability, Therapy, Word choice | 13 Comments
The magic of perspective and the perspective of magic: teaching sleight of mind (via Thirty Days of Autism)
Posted on September 21, 2011 by Leah Kelley, Ed.D.
There can be surprising effectiveness in addressing an issue from an unexpected angle or finding another way. Thus, I have been teaching H the skills of a magician and encouraging him to do 'magic shows' for friends and family. This … Continue reading →
Easy Silence: I am still learning to communicate (via Thirty Days of Autism)
Posted on September 6, 2011 by Leah Kelley, Ed.D.
I was once working with a child on the Autism spectrum… (not H) and this opportunity had me considering, I mean really considering, what it must be like to be him. He had so many challenges and did not use … Continue reading →
Aa is for Applecus and Autism: A look back at supporting language development (via Thirty Days of Autism)
Posted on August 24, 2011 by Leah Kelley, Ed.D.
The other day I was reading about a mother's excitement over her daughter's language acquisition. It had me thinking back and remembering how that felt for us. My son is now 12 and has amazing expressive language – it took … Continue reading →
Posted in Autism | Tagged asd, Aspergers, assessment, Autism, behaviour, communicate, communication, Eeyore, idiosynchratic language, intervention, language, language aquisition, McDonald's, Modelling behaviour, prompting, Prompting Hierarchy, self-talk, social language, Speech and Language, speech-and-language-therapist, strategies, visual-strategies-and-supports | Leave a comment
“tic tacs”: a light-hearted look at autism intervention (via Thirty Days of Autism)
Posted on August 23, 2011 by Leah Kelley, Ed.D.
In the midst of things that are challenging I find that a little laughter goes a long ways to help with my resiliency. Today as I am somewhat stressed with the joys of … ahhhhh…ya… camping prep, I thought revisiting … Continue reading →
Posted in Autism | Tagged April is Autism Awareness Month, Autism, behaviour, calming, candy, intervention, parent, sensory item, social world, strategies, the-box, Tic Tacs | Leave a comment
Easy Silence: I am still learning to communicate
Posted on April 12, 2011 by Leah Kelley, Ed.D.
I was once working with a child on the autism spectrum… (not H) and this opportunity had me considering, I mean really considering, what it must be like to be him. He had so many challenges and did not use … Continue reading →
Posted in Autism, Behaviour, Communicate, Intervention, language, Neurotypical, promote social understanding, Silence, Social cognition, Special Education | Tagged Autism, Challenging, communication, honouring, intervention, language, Perspectives, relationship, silence, social disability, Special Education, teacher | 12 Comments