ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇
Dr. Tay has Erin from @spinsandstomps on the podcast. Erin shares about her daughter Riley’s journey to getting an autism diagnosis as well as understanding her daughter’s ways of communicating. Erin discusses the transformative power of an AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) device in Riley’s life and how she identified that she was a Gestalt Language Processor (GLP). specifics on AAC devices particularly for GLPs were detailed in this episode. we also cover broader issues that many autism parents face, including access to diagnostic services and decisions about therapy services.
(0:00:00) – introduction and beginning of the discussion on AAC devices for autistic children.
(0:14:26) – navigating autism and accessing services for autistic children.
(0:22:56) – AAC and Gestalt Language Processing
(0:35:50) – AAC devices and their role in promoting self-directed communication in autistic children
(0:41:56) – conclusion including understanding autism, the use of AAC devices, and the importance of love and education in raising an autistic child.
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