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Why is profiling a person’s autism useful?

by B Squared on

Profiling an individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder helps education and care settings to understand how an individual's autisms affects them. This article explains how B Squared's Autism Progress can be used to help support individuals with autism.... Read full article

The Index for Children and Young People with Disabilities or Additional Needs

by The Index on

The Index is Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan’s voluntary register of children and young people with disabilities or additional needs.... Read full article

Complementary Therapies...... a treat or necessity?

by Jacqui Beddoes on

Complementary therapies are generally seen as a treat or luxury, but with increased stress levels in our lives today the need to allow the body to relax and return to a balanced state is more important than ever.... Read full article

Employment and Autism – What Worked for Me

by Michael Barton on

Michael Barton is the author of ‘It’s Raining Cats and Dogs’ and ‘A Different Kettle of Fish’, both published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. In this article he talks about his experiences of employment and autism and what has helped him into work.... Read full article

PECS – the Picture Exchange Communication System

by Chris Wade on

PECS, or the Picture Exchange Communication System, is a low-tech aided method of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) that involves the use of cards with pictures. Children who are unable to talk or write can learn to communicate...... Read full article

Joint Attention and Autism Explained

by Chris Wade on

When two people are both focused on the same thing, it is known as joint attention. It doesn’t matter what they’re focused on (it could be a person, an object, an event, even a concept) just that they’re sharing a common focus...... Read full article

NICE Guidelines and Diagnosing Autism – What You Should Know

by Chris Wade on

At London Speech Therapy, we think it’s best to avoid confusing terminology. That’s why we use plain English and offer simple explanations of some of the more confusing jargon that gets thrown around when you start to interact...... Read full article