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What is Autism

Did you know that the composer Amadeus Mozart, the physicist Albert Einstein, and Sir Isaac Newton all were on the spectrum? This just goes to show the level of variance that exists across the autism spectrum disorder. This blog presents a general breakdown of Autism from multiple professional perspectives. The video attached provides perspectives from a seasoned Board certified behavior…

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What is Speech Therapy

Did you know that speech is one of the most refined and intricate acts that the motor system carries out? Our voice box is similar to the hundreds of muscles in our chest, neck, jaw, and tongue. In that, the components that facilitate speech must function completely and cohesively. Even the slightest inaccuracy in movement can present challenges in the…

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Social stories- stories with a function!

Social stories- stories with a function!

Hello everyone! We are here wrapping up Autism Awareness Month with a little intervention strategy you can use at home with your youngsters! We decided to scale back the blog posts to monthly, so here we are again in April. Let’s get down to it! Social stories are stories that can be used to give some information to your child…

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A personal testimony: working for STEPS

A personal testimony: working for STEPS

Happy Friday, everyone! This week, I (Jessica Coury, the one whose name you see every week) will be telling you about my time at STEPS, why I love being a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), and what the field has brought to me as I move forward in my schooling. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I have…

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Autism Signs and Symptoms

Autism Signs and Symptoms

Since we work with kids and young adults on the autism spectrum, it’s only appropriate for us to write a signs and symptoms post! In this post, we will be discussing the hallmark symptoms to look for if you suspect your child could have autism. Let’s dive in! It’s important to know exactly when parents can start to notice signs…

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Communication: Not just speaking

Communication: Not just speaking

Oftentimes, parents are left wondering how they can help their non-verbal child communicate his/her wants and needs. There is a wide variety of ways to help non-verbal children communicate, from sign language to use of an iPad software. In today’s post, we will be discussing Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), an alternative to speaking. The term AAC is broad and…

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Special guest star…

Special guest star…

Linked below is a blog written by special guest writer, Beth Land Hecht, LCSW-C! Beth talks about vacations away from your children with varying abilities. Hope is near, vacation will come! Check it out below: http://www.jcsbaltimore.org/2019/parent-talk/moms-and-dads-with-kids-of-varying-abilities-vacation-is-in-your-future-2/

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