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Ask A Therapist: Horn blowing for a 3-year-old with Autism Spectrum Disorder

When people need help with therapy or products, we put TalkTools® Instructors to work and then publish the exchange for anyone in the same situation to get help, too. This question is from Claire, by Facebook message. Hello, I’m hoping for some advice. My 3 year old ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) son is doing TalkTools through our SLT. He… read more

Preventing Vocal Burnout in Future Teachers: An Education & Prevention Program

Did you know that 51.2% of Teachers sought medical care for voice disorders? That $2.5 billion was spent annually on sick leave and treatment of voice disorders of teachers? Hume & Wegman elaborate on this subject on their poster “Preventing Vocal Burnout in Future Teachers: An Education & Prevention Program,” that was presented at the 2016 Annual… read more

4 Years 1 Month: working on speech accuracy and clarity

   We love working with Monica at TalkTools! She is full of knowledge and experience. When a speech issue comes up with Belle, and I am viewing it as a really big problem that we are going to be stuck on forever, Monica handles it so gracefully and gives me hope. She has years of experience with… read more

How we deal with a special needs child on Thanksgiving

Raise your hand if you cannot believe we are one day away from Thanksgiving, the official unofficial beginning of the holiday season. I feel like I just shut my door at the end of Halloween and then … BAM, we are talking turkey, stuffing, days off and then … gulp … Christmas. I try to… read more

Diet-Shaping for Self-Limited Diets in Children With a Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

This article was initially presented at the 2016 Annual ASHA Convention, Thursday, November 17, 2016, 4:30-5:30 PM. It is available in video in full on Facebook: Part 1 / Part 2 Authors: Robyn Merkel-Walsh MA, CCC-SLP Lori Overland MS, CCC-SLP/NDT-C Learner Outcomes: 1. Participants will have an improved understanding of the etiology of a self-limited. 2. Participants… read more