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Conversations Part 3

FROM BECKY: When helping your child with conversational skills in The Son-Rise Program playroom, one thing that will help both you and your child be successful is what I call…comment versus question. No-one wants the Spanish Inquisition! When we are with our children (whether Neuro-Typical or special) we tend ask a lot of questions (e.g.…
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Language – Part 1: Conversation Skills

FROM BECKY: Hey There Lovely People! Since working here at The Autism Treatment Center of America, I have had hundreds of conversations with different children and adults on the Autism Spectrum using The Son-Rise Program. My next series of blogs are going to be about working on language with your verbal children to develop more…
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Responding to Verbal Communication

From Kate Wilde: How do we respond to our children when they make verbalization’s that we do not understand? Click on the video below to see a short clip that demonstrates how we can respond when our children make sounds. The more we consistently respond with a celebration and an action to our child’s verbalization’s…
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From Jack: Talking time!

Good day friends! Let’s talk about talking 🙂 We all love to do it, we all want our children to do it and we all want our children to do it TYPICALLY. Now ask yourself this: “How do I talk to my special child when I’m doing The Son-Rise Program?” Do you tend to be…
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Making Yourself Understood

From Kate Wilde:Some of our children on the Autism Spectrum have a large vocabulary and can verbally engage using complex sentences, but still have a challenge making themselves understood. They may relay a story to you about something that happened and leave our vital information, thus not making much sense to you. You might experience…
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Imagination games for the New Year

From Kate Wilde:Here are a few imagination games from The Autism Treatment Center of America to help you start the new year with your children on the Autism Spectrum. 1. “What do you see?” – This games is designed to encourage spontaneous expressive language and is for a child who can speak in simple sentences…
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What’s my body saying?

From Kate Wilde: Another game from the Autism Treatment Center of America! This game is called, “What’s my body saying?” and is designed to help our children on the Autism Spectrum read social cues. To understand not only what we are saying with our verbal comminucation, but what our gestures, facile expressions and internation are…
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From Kate Wilde: Conversations

From Kate Wilde: The other day a friend of mine celebrated me for being a good conversationalist, which would make sense as I have spent the last 17 years here at The Autism Treatment Center of America helping lots of children and adults on the autism spectrum understand how to have conversations. We are always…
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Pancakes

Good morning!How to respond The Son-Rise Program Way to your autistic children when they are asking for something you cannot give them, or do not have in the playroom.Click on the video below, or if you are on face book, click on the title of this blog, then on “View original post” that will take…
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Listen, do you want to know a secret?

I have just had an amazing experience. I was working my last session in The Son-Rise Program playroom with a delightful 13 year old boy. The way this lovely boy communicates is in a very deep low voice and very fast. Often you will hear him say clear words in amongst a string of other…
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