A Tweak Here and There Can Make a BIG Difference!

Over the weekend I received this email from a mom who had previously contacted me about what she should do to help her nonverbal 2 year old. Treating toddlers with speech delays can be hard for parents at home, but with a few tweaks here and there,... [Read more...]

#261 When No One Diagnosis Fits… How to Treat Toddlers Without a Diagnosis

In this week's show, I discussed a mom's question about her little boy. His evaluators describe him as a "mystery" since he doesn't nearly fit into one label and she has misgivings about proceeding with treatment since someone may pick the "wrong"... [Read more...]

Skype Consults

This summer I'm offering Skype consults for parents who have questions that extend beyond the scope of posting a question on the site. This is perfect for parents who want in-depth information and ideas tailored somewhat for their specific... [Read more...]

ABA Lesson #5 – Balance Your Ratio of Mastered Skills to New Skills

Balance your ratio of mastered skills to new skills.  This lesson came to me about fifteen years ago from a person I heard speak during a conference who used an ABA approach. It was completely NEW for me. I’d never heard this before in any of... [Read more...]

#260 Should I Focus on Artic or Not with my 3 year old with Autism? A Mom Calls

Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she talks with a mom about prioritizing her 3 year old son's treatment plan. Here's part of her original question... Hi Laura. I have a 3 year old... [Read more...]

ABA Confessional…Lesson 4… The FUN Parts…Motivate, Pair, and Reinforce!

  There’s no mistaking that I, a self-professed Floortime lover, totally ROCK the next similarities with ABA. Actually, I DID realize these parallels in my approach, but because I don’t always use the terms “motivate,”... [Read more...]

My ABA Confessions Continued… Lesson #3… STRUCTURE Works!

Today I am continuing my ABA confessional with a discussion of how I’ve integrated ABA practices into my sessions all along. Unlike the previous two “lessons” which offered revelations about the similarities between ABA and Floortime, Lesson... [Read more...]

My ABA Confessions Continued… Lesson #2… TIME Matters!

A few days ago, I started a 'confessional' post that explores ways that I, a professed Floortimer, am actually closer to an ABA model than I ever dreamed. If you missed the first installment in this series, you can read it here: So… About... [Read more...]