Ages and Stages, Family, Speech & Language, Therapy Activities, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized

Writing your own stories… for communication and behavior success: Part II

I've had many requests for sample social stories. Thank you! Unfortunately, I can't legally post the ones I use in clinic as they contain patient photos. So, I've created one with my sons and linked it here:  I use safe hands. In addition, I wanted to let you all know about another social language resource, Picture… Continue reading Writing your own stories… for communication and behavior success: Part II

Ages and Stages, Assistive Technology, Post-Secondary, Speech & Language, Therapy Tools

Therapy Thursdays: Apps for children with Down syndrome

We have entered a very exciting age of technology. Gone are the days of mix tapes, car phones, and VHS recordings of our favorite shows...In are mp3 files, smart phones, and TiVo. I remember when April was in speech therapy at school she was given token rewards for practicing speech sounds. When I have children… Continue reading Therapy Thursdays: Apps for children with Down syndrome

Family, Speech & Language, Therapy Activities, Uncategorized

Writing your own stories… for communication and behavior success!

For those of you who have children with any behavior issues (Our angels?! Behaviors?! NEVER!) you may be familiar with Carol Gray's social stories created for children with autism. The rest of you are saying, "What is a social story?" There are various forms of social stories I use for children with Down syndrome. Some are to… Continue reading Writing your own stories… for communication and behavior success!