Category Archives: Speech and Language Therapist

Perspectives on Perspectives… Musings and more…

I am presenting at the Student Services Training Day in my own school district this week. I have been given the honour of putting together the keynote address and will open with H’s presentation ‘Dear Teacher: A Letter from H’ … Continue reading

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Autism and Thoughts on Written Output: Infinity Blade II… A review by H

Please note: This post has two sections: the first is H’s review, the second consists of an examination of written output for H and others who process differently. H is trying to teach me how to play “Infinity Blade II” … Continue reading

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Who ya gonna call? Autism, Distance Education, and Ghostbusters

H’s most recent interest (since April of this year) has been in building his own Ghostbusters backpack. He has been is watching how to videos on youtube that have been posted by other kids with similar proclivities toward creating pop … Continue reading

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1…2…3… Magic!! Christy Clark needs a time out!!

87%… That is the result. I sit tonight on the brink of an abyss of sorts… and I stare into the darkness – with unknown demons on the move. It sounds like the setting for some cool video game that … Continue reading

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Aa is for Applecus and Autism: A look back at supporting language development

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

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Looking back and next steps: the power of pause

It is critical sometimes to stop and observe where we are at and to notice how H is growing and developing. The changes are small and incremental (though at times these little things can seem HUGE to us) and might … Continue reading

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More perspectives on fitting in – or not!?! Supermom doesn’t live here

Sometimes I don’t fit in because my world is different from others – and this perhaps is not a choice. In discussions with other parents I occasionally feel the pang of difference and sometimes even envy, in that my child … Continue reading

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