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The Role of ‘Play’ in Speech Therapy

The Role of ‘Play’ in Speech Therapy

The Role of ‘Play’ in Speech Therapy by Adina Levy Ever wondered about the role ‘play’ has in speech therapy, especially for our beautiful autistic children? Well, let’s address the question: Is there a right or wrong way to play? The...
Should PLAY be a goal? Or an activity?

Should PLAY be a goal? Or an activity?

Should PLAY be a goal? Or an activity? by Adina Levy What is the role of play in therapy for autistic children? This is a question that comes up time and time again. Many of us have done training over the years to learn about how to “teach play”. In my...
Speech is not better

Speech is not better

Speech is not better by Adina Levy All communication is OK, and valid. Speech (a.k.a mouth words, a.k.a ‘verbal’ communication but this terminology should be phased out – see below) is not better than non-speech communication.   For some people, speech is...
Sometimes…

Sometimes…

Sometimes by Adina Levy I teach a lot about the idea of SOMETIMES. Sometimes it’s a great idea to narrate what your child is doing so they can hear interesting words and language.   Sometimes it’s appropriate to be silent and let your child have quiet space....