View master

01.01.13

Do you remember this bad boy…   I definitely had one as a kid and yes I absolutely LOVED it! A handful of sessions ago, Dawn came with a current and up-to-date View Master for Cali.  Yep, the name of this toy is View Master. I think if someone would have told me twenty years read more…

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“mom, i’m sad.”

12.31.12

As I was standing next to the fire, reading a book (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close…excellent!), I could hear a small yet pronounced voice saying, “Mom, I’m sad.” Usually I’m pretty stone cold when it comes to my girls crying out right after putting them down for bedtime. Nighttime is my sacred time, but how read more…

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who says you can’t do therapy during mealtime?

11.28.12

I purposefully waited to serve Cali lunch until Madi showed up for the therapy session. I’m pretty good about implementing therapy techniques during our day-to-day activities and routines, but I wanted to get some specifics on what exactly I can be doing during mealtimes to help Cali improve. These were some of the suggestions Madi read more…

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Dawn’s advice on vocabulary…awesome!

11.26.12

For those of you who are unfamiliar, Cali has a speech therapist named Dawn and she is absolutely amazing! She is the author of Autism Journey’s blog and has recently shed some insightful light on the concept of vocabulary. Here is what she has to say :   Vocabulary can be simply defined as the read more…

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Using He/She…finally she got it!!

11.19.12

A boy walks by and Cali calls him “she”. A girl walks by and Cali calls her “he”. This is how it was for the longest time until miracle worker, Dawn, made the fix and Cali now uses the correct pronouns for boys/men and girls/women…most of the time anyway:) Here is a picture of a read more…

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