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Halloween Play Dough the Language Learning Way

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Halloween will be here before you know it, and what better way to celebrate than by engaging in a fun activity with your child?!
Making this Halloween-themed play dough together is a great way to work on speech and language skills like sequencing, following directions, Halloween vocabulary, core vocabulary, constructive play skills, social communication, and much more!
Here’s what you need:
-2½ cups flour measured, plus more for adding in later if needed
-½ cup salt
-3 tablespoons oil (canola will work)
-1 tablespoon alum
-2 cups water

All About Toys #2: Pegs

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How to Get Your Child to Talk About Their Day

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Our most recent blog, “Teaching Temporal Concepts the Fun Way”, went over specific strategies to help teach children temporal concepts utilizing “days of the week” and “calendar” routines http://www.autismspot.com/blog/Teaching-Temporal-Concepts-Fun-Way . This blog focuses on how to introduce and expand on talking about past events.

Teaching Temporal Concepts the Fun Way

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What did you do today? How was your day? What did you do yesterday? What did you do over the weekend? What are your going to do this weekend? These are just a few questions that we ask our friends and family on a daily basis. For children with autism, language disorders or language delays these questions can be very difficult for two reasons: they all focus on temporal concepts and they all focus on talking about past or future events.

Truth or Lie?

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You are at recess. Your good friend tells you that an atomic bomb is about to hit Dallas. When you question the facts, he tells you that a scientist told his dad and that it's really going to happen. You are very literal, think visually and act very impulsively when it comes to your emotions. Naturally you sprint into the school, find the director and inform her of this catastrophe that is about to occur. It then takes 30 minutes to an hour for the director to calm you down and to convince you that in fact, an atomic bomb is NOT about to hit Dallas.

Now That's a Problem!

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We developed the “Problem Meter” for a few of our clients at KidSpeak, LLC that were having difficulty figuring out when a problem was occurring, deciding if the problem is “big” or “little” and figuring out their appropriate response. Many of our kiddos were getting VERY upset over “little problems”. We saw our children make fast progress with the consistent use of the Problem Meter within both structured an unstructured activities.

Teaching Love and Family Concepts through Crafts

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Mother’s Day will be here before you know it! Thinking of activities to do with your youngsters for Mother’s Day may seem difficult – it’s definitely a day about love, but didn’t we just celebrate Valentine’s Day not that long ago? So instead of talking about love, flowers, chocolate, etc… we present you: a mom and babies craft!

An AWESOME Way to Teach Language

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At KidSpeak, LLC we offer a variety of different social groups so that all our children can have an appropriate group that focuses on each of their individual social goals. We spend a lot of time placing the children in the most appropriate groups and then with their best peer matches. When creating social groups, you want to focus on pairing children based on a few things: 1) what skills do they have in common; 2) what skills can they help teach the other children; 3) what skills can they learn from their peers; 4) do their personalities match and much more.

Getting to the Core of Teaching Language

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If you are a parent, a teacher, a speech therapist, a babysitter or any other person that spends your everyday life with a child with autism, a language disorder, a language delay or with a baby that is learning language for the first time, then one of the best things you can do is to create and utilize a “core vocabulary”. A core vocabulary is specific words that you can use all day long within all of your environments (at home, at school, at therapy).

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