Posts Tagged ‘non-verbal’

Major Autism Research Study with a Focus on Non-Verbals Published

In March of 2015, Frontiers, a community-rooted, open-access academic publisher released a new research study, Autism: The Movement Perspective, that takes an in-depth look at Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) as cognitive and social disorders that, until now, have been characterized as a disruption in social interactions. In this research paper, the editors, Elizabeth B Torres…

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The New FC Debate, Round 3: Another “Expert” Enters the Fight

A few weeks ago, we first reported about the latest round of attacks on the efficacy of facilitated communication (FC) in the post “Join the Fight Against Attack on Nonverbal Autistics’ Right to Communicate.” after author David Auerbach published his controversial article “Facilitated Communication Is a Cult That Won’t Die,” on Slate.com. In our post,…

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Not All Autistics are Nonverbal, Nor All Nonverbals Autistic

Trapped

As many people today understand that autism is not one thing, it can present itself in a variety of manners, with differing levels of severity, and presenting a variety of symptoms. This is why the affliction has, in the last decade or so, has been referred to by the all-encompassing term “Autistic Spectrum Disorders,” or…

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Supported Typing and Music Therapy: Working Hand-in-Hand to Improve Non-Verbal Communication Skills

In this video, Lori Higgins discusses how she and her 18-year-old autistic daughter recently discovered supported typing through their music therapist; Certified Neurologic Music Therapist Eric Lund of Integrative Music Therapy, LLC discusses the relationship between supported typing and music therapy.     [dt_divider style=”thick” /]   Watch: Supported Typing and Music Therapy: Working Hand-in-Hand…

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H-O-P-E! It is PRICELESS!! – An Autistic Typer’s Parent’s Story

Melissa Troutman Supports Brock

“my mom tells me she knows i am smart” These are the first words my non-verbal almost 13 year old son diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) typed with his Music Therapist, who happens to be getting trained in “Supported Typing [Facilitated Communication]“! That was on October 25, 2013 and our life has completely changed…

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