#262 “Will She Ever Talk?” A Conversation with a Mom about her Twin Girls with Autism
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she speaks with a mom with questions about her twin girls with autism.
This mom shared her story from having no concerns about her girls, to wondering if something was wrong, to being defensive in hearing the doctor suggest autism, to searching for other answers to explain the delays, to hearing a final diagnosis. Her girls, fraternal twins, also have very different strengths and weaknesses, but have both been diagnosed with ASD, and this mom talks about coming to grips with that. We also discussed one of her twins’ new diagnosis of “dyspraxia” from the OT, what that means for speech, and for what I recommended she do next for her to address her needs at home. It’s a fantastic episode for parents who are grappling with an autism diagnosis and for therapists to help them understand EXACTLY what a parent experiences during this process.
This great mom originally emailed me months ago asking the question, “Will she ever talk?” You can read the beginnings of this dialogue here and join us today for her other questions.
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#262 Podcast – A Conversation with a Mom With Twins with Autism
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