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
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 a wide … 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. In this post … 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

I love Halloween and used to really enjoy trick or treating and apple bobbing as a child.  Many young autistic children struggle with holidays … View Post
Commenting with PECs Activities (Picture Exchange Communication System)

Commenting with PECs Activities (Picture Exchange Communication System)

In this post I am focusing on phase six of the Picture Exchange Communication System® (PECS®).  More specifically looking at commenting with PECs, how … View Post
Using visual aids to support an individual’s understanding

Using visual aids to support an individual’s understanding

Visual aids and social stories really have made a huge difference in our house.  The first few times I used them with my autistic … View Post
Picture Exchange Communication / PECs Cards

Picture Exchange Communication / PECs Cards

Now that I have made hundreds of PECS®cards, I thought I would share how I make and store them.   Along with which cards … View Post
FestABLE, 2nd June 2018

FestABLE, 2nd June 2018

I am so pleased that a few weeks ago I saw an advert on Twitter for FestABLE, the National Festival of Specialist Learning, I … View Post
Attention Autism

Attention Autism

After a long wait we finally had an appointment with the complex needs speech and language team.  I was pretty disappointed to hear … View Post
PECs – Picture Exchange Communication System (Phase One)

PECs – Picture Exchange Communication System (Phase One)

The Picture Exchange Communication System® / PECS®  has really changed our lives for the better.  My son is almost four years old and I would … View Post