What’s the Magic Pill in Reaching People.

Why Being WHO YOU ARE is important in reaching clients and colleagues or Why Parents and Mentees need YOU not your list of certifications – podcast episode 2 There is no magic pill.  It is simply called being you.  The real you. This being me is the reason why wearing a white SLP jacket is… Read More

What’s Laundry Got To Do With It

Expecting More in ABA and Why This Should Matter to Parents It is frustrating  when vocational programs for learners with autism that focus a majority of their goals and time on  laundry and cooking.  I’m just guessing, but there are a more than a handful of people in this world who do not know how… Read More

THE WORLD IS YOURS

My Decision to Move Forward and Enter A Brilliant Expanded -New Path I can often be heard reciting a poem I heard at church in my childhood to my son.  I give him a modified version that gives the consistent ending “You can be anything you want to be. You can go anywhere you want… Read More

EVERYONE HAS A STORY TO TELL

FOCUSING ON CONNECTIONS AND ORAL NARRATIVES Narratives.  Stories.  We all tell them.  We learn from them. We teach with them. We listen to them . For young learners, narrative demands begin with a simple question, “How was your day?”  No matter your child’s ability, language level, speech intelligibility, and cognition; we want this simple question to… Read More

The Burden of Challenging Behavior for Children with Autism

How We Set Up Children With Autism and Behavior Challenges to Fail  Today I watched a child answer questions accurately, give great answers, generate a story all the while his shoes were off, he was jumping out of his seat every three seconds, and making silly faces.  Focusing and marveling at his ability to multi-task… Read More

My Son Put His Pants On Backwards

…and other Things I applaud to Encourage and Teach Independence In my mind I had several things to get accomplished at the same time.  And I was holding my three year old son’s pants.  I handed his pants to him and said “Put your pants on”.  In his wisdom, he paused, moved his head to… Read More

Teaching Your Child to Put On His Coat “Begin with the End in Mind”

THRIVE Tidbit #1   This video blog post is long overdue.  My two year old son and his evolving independence reminded me how important this teaching is for everyone! Remember to register for THRIVE. Parent Training . Click Here to Learn More. ~Landria, The SLP GURU

The Value of Technology in Your Private Practice

And Tips for  Parents When Choosing Their Provider It’s 2016.  Everyday we use our smart phones for scheduling, googling, facetime, personal connections , banking, and business transactions.  Communication is at our fingertips.  This has become our norm.   We have now and expectation of automation and reduced duplicity.  And then, we put our kids in therapy and find ourselves… Read More

CAN I PLAY WITH YOU? NO

Building Resilency In Your Child with Autism When They Hear the Word NO This morning I watched Daniel Tiger.  For those unfamiliar, it is a cartoon  and take on Mister Rodgers’ teachings with Daniel Tiger and his friends.  In this particular episode, Daniel politely asked to join a play group and the kids said No.… Read More

THE REAL RESPONSE TO PEOPLE WHEN THEY CRITICIZE YOUR CHILD, YOUR PARENTING

Living Free.  Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs or Otherwise. I have a two year old. My two year old listens. Sometimes he doesn’t. But on this particular day, he was doing all the right things.  Walking. Hands to himself. Not running. Quiet voice. Following a parent. What happened? We had been sitting in church… Read More