When assessing and treating a child with complex communication needs, it is important to look at the whole child. This means taking into account not just the child's disorder or disease, but also their anatomical body parts and their functions, as well as their execution of tasks and involvement in life situations. By looking at the whole child, you will be able to write more functional goals for them that will help them lead a more fulfilling life.
Monday, October 31, 2022
Sunday, October 23, 2022
If your child has complex communication needs and cannot speak, you may be wondering what your next steps are. How can you get your child to tell you their wants and needs but more importantly how do you connect with your child? The first step is to seek out the help of a professional speech language pathologist who specializes in children with complex communication needs. Here are five things to expect when you see your therapist.
Thursday, October 20, 2022
It can be difficult to communicate with a non-verbal child. They may not be able to tell you what they want or how they feel verbally, so it is important to learn how to interpret the signs they give you. Here are some tips on how to communicate with your non-verbal child.
Monday, October 17, 2022
It can be exhausting and frustrating constantly struggling to find the right company and the right therapist for your child with complex communication needs. You want to make sure that the therapist you choose is someone who is not only knowledgeable and experienced, but someone who also genuinely cares about your child and is invested in helping them reach their full potential.
Here are 5 tips to help you find the right therapist for your child:
Receiving an autism diagnosis for your child can be a confusing and emotionally charged time. Luckily, you are not alone in this process. There are many health professionals who can help you to better understand your child's symptoms and develop an appropriate treatment plan. Perhaps the most important part of this process is the team approach to diagnosis.
By: Katherine H. Wallisch M.S., CCC-SLP, CAS, BCCS
As a certified autism specialist, one of my primary goals is to ensure that the therapy I provide for my patients is supported by the latest...
If you have a child who is nonverbal or has difficulty communicating, you may be considering augmentative and alternative communication (AAC...
When assessing and treating a child with complex communication needs, it is important to look at the whole child. This means taking into acc...