What is Speech Therapy?

Home What is Speech Therapy? Written By: Christina Feuge, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD Speech therapy is a type of therapeutic service that is offered by a speech language pathologist (SLP) and is available to individuals with a broad range of speech and/or language impairments.  Speech therapy can be very beneficial in a number of ways, including […]

What Does a Behavior Specialist Do?

Home What Does a Behavior Specialist Do? Written By: Melanie Bren, BCBA, LBA A behavior specialist is a professional who specializes in behavior, has a strong understanding of the principles of behavior and applied behavior analysis. Often times, a behavior specialist works with those who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to develop new […]

Learning “Where” Questions for Speech Therapy

Learning “Where” Questions for Speech Therapy

Home Learning “Where” Questions for Speech Therapy Written By: Michelle E. Sisto, MS CCC-SLP TSSLD CAS In general, the skill of answering questions is a complex one.  First, a child must hear the question correctly, if verbal means of communication is being used.  Next, the child must understand the difference between the different types of […]

10 ABA Techniques for ASD

10 ABA Techniques for ASD

Home 10 ABA Techniques for ASD Written By: Jeremiah J. Jones, RBT The internet is flooded with parent advice when it comes to working with their children. It can be even more confusing when your child may have a variety of specialized accommodations for their learning and life needs. Fortunately, in the field of Applied […]

“Why” Questions for Speech Therapy

“Why” Questions for Speech Therapy

Home “Why” Questions for Speech Therapy Written By: Michelle E. Sisto, MS CCC-SLP TSSLD CAS “Wh” questions are the basis of many reciprocal and social interactions.  They are an integral part of children’s receptive, expressive, and pragmatic language skills. Children need to understand questions to engage in and support their participation in daily conversations.  The […]

What are the Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Autism

Home What are the Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Autism Written By: Jules Glowinski, BTReviewed By: Melanie Bren, BCBA, LBA Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a common type of talk therapy that includes working with a mental health counselor in a structured setting. The goal of CBT is to help people become aware of […]

ABA Therapy Salary Ranges

Home ABA Therapy Salary Ranges Written By: Jules Glowinski, BT Reviewed By: Melanie Bren, BCBA, LBA Behavior Analysts are in high demand due to the rise of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnoses. Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is widely accepted as the foremost treatment option for autism. It is also being used more frequently for other […]

Understanding and Communicating with Special Needs Children

Home Understanding and Communicating with Special Needs Children Written By: Michelle E. Sisto, MS CCC-SLP TSSLD CAS Every child has different traits and aspects of themselves that make them different and unique.  That does not mean less than or wrong.  Some children are born deaf and require a hearing aid or cochlear implant to hear.  […]

“What” Questions for Speech Therapy

Home “What” Questions for Speech Therapy Written By: Michelle E. Sisto, MS CCC-SLP TSSLD CAS Questions are the basis of many interactions that occur on a daily basis. By developing the ability to understand, answer, and ask questions, receptive, expressive, and pragmatic language skills needed to support later developing skills. These questions are vital to a […]

What is Pervasive Developmental Disorder?

Home Written By: Melanie Bren, BCBA, LBA What is Pervasive Developmental Disorder? Pervasive Developmental Disorder- Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) was one of several previously separate subtypes of autism that is now included in the single diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This change of diagnosis was made in the DSM-5 that was published in 2013. […]