#288…11 Skills Toddlers MUST Use Before Words Emerge…#10 Initiates with Others

HELP A LATE TALKER LEARN TO INITIATE WITH OTHERS We're continuing our series with the 11 skills toddlers must master before words emerge. Today we're talking about skill #10 - INITIATING INTERACTION WITH OTHERS When we talk about initiation... [Read more...]

“Is It Autism?” Course on DVD… Now Shipping

"Is It Autism?" Recognizing and Treating Toddlers and Preschoolers with Red Flags for Autism My NEW COURSE on DVD for professionals is FINALLY ready and shipping over the next several days for everyone who pre-ordered. If you didn't, it's not... [Read more...]

“Is It Autism?” NEW Course on DVD for SLPs and Other Therapists who Provide Early Intervention Services to Toddlers

"Is It Autism?" Recognizing and Treating Toddlers and Preschoolers with Red Flags for Autism NEW COURSE on DVD - Anticipated Release Date 5/15/16   Whenever I ask therapists to list their needs for future workshop topics, overwhelmingly... [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...]

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...]

Joint Attention in Babies and Toddlers

In a post last week, I mentioned that I've been assessing typically developing babies as I participate in standardizing a new evaluation tool for infants and toddlers. In the past two weeks I've met a 5-month-old, a 6-month-old, a 7-month-old, an... [Read more...]

“Will She EVER Talk?” Questions from a mom with twins with autism

Tonight I received this email from a mom desperate for advice. I've omitted her name, her children's names, and the location to protect her anonymity, but I wanted to share her question because it's the same one that many, many of you ask me... [Read more...]