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- Comprehension of the Message: Important Considerations for Following Directions- This brief article focuses on the importance of comprehending and following directions for individuals on the autism spectrum. The article demonstrates what a direction must include to be understood, provides an extensive list of common directions, and highlights the different questions to ask individuals with varying forms of autism spectrum disorder to distinguish their comprehension of directions.
- Functional Categories of Immediate Echolalia- This interesting article is a simplified (less jargon) version of a more in-depth article on the subject of immediate echolalia. Immediate echolalia refers to replicated utterances that are echoed immediately after they are heard. The bulk of the text provides examples of interactive and non-interactive functions of immediate echolalia, and describes intervention strategies to reduce echolalia.
- Is there a Speech Language Pathologist on your Behavior Support Team?- This article explains the necessity of a speech language pathologist and their role on behavior support teams for individuals on the autism spectrum. The article shows examples of how a speech language pathologist can positively contribute to the behavior team.
- The 21st Century Speech Language Pathologist and Integrated Services in Classrooms - This article discusses the expanded roles of speech language pathologists (SLPs) as the need for them grows with the increased number of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. The article probes the roles of speech language pathologists in relation to the parents, the educators, and, most important of all, the students.