Speech and Language Tips

Speech and Language Tips

Speech and language has become a huge part of my life over the last couple of years. My eldest son is five and non-verbal. … View Post
Teaching my non verbal son to read

Teaching my non verbal son to read

It is easy to assume that my non verbal autistic 6 year old can’t do certain things like read or spell. However given … View Post
PECS Large Communication Book – Review

PECS Large Communication Book – Review

Regular readers will know I am a PECS® fan. PECS® is the Picture Exchange Communication System, an alternative communication system regularly used … View Post
PECS

PECS

The Picture Exchange Communication System® / PECS® is an alternative communication system. It was developed to support autistic students with communication difficulties. … View Post
Visuals

Visuals

My eldest (5) is non verbal and on the autistic spectrum, so using visuals is really important to us. Over time I have come to … View Post
Communication & Autism

Communication & Autism

Speech, language and communication is a key area for most autistic children. For both my children the first clear sign that they were different … View Post
PECS Phase 3 – Picture Discrimination

PECS Phase 3 – Picture Discrimination

The Picture Exchange Communication System® / PECS® is how we communicate with my non-verbal son. He started using PECS when he was 2 … View Post
Christmas Activities for Autistic Children

Christmas Activities for Autistic Children

Christmas is one of my favourite times of year.   A great way for small children to learn about Christmas is to have … View Post
PECS Phase 2: Distance and Persistence

PECS Phase 2: Distance and Persistence

If you don’t know what the Picture Exchange Communication System®/PECS® is then check out my post on phase one.&… View Post
Attention builders, reinforcers and motivating toys for autistic toddlers

Attention builders, reinforcers and motivating toys for autistic toddlers

When my autistic son was a toddler one of the hardest things was finding ways to engage him. I remember trying to play with … View Post
Halloween activities for autistic children

Halloween activities for autistic children

A holiday like Halloween is a really weird concept for logical thinkers to get their head around. Why would people dress up in scary … View Post