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Articles in Day Services Articles, Autism & Aspergers Articles and Speech & Language Therapy (Private) Articles

ASD Rainbows

by ASD Rainbows on

A.S.D Rainbows is a charity that supports children with Autism and their families.... 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

Using cognitive aids to help people increase their independence while reducing anxiety around time

by Lauren Frost on

At Abilia we are using our Cognition Aids to assist people with understanding Time and structure. We know that by helping someone see their day clearly planned out it can reduce anxiety and enable someone to live a more independent life. ... 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

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