speech language pathologist (SLP)

definition of speech language pathologist (SLP): Often another term for speech therapist. The speech language pathologist may have more training than a speech therapist. They may be more involved in studying and researching speech problems than a speech therapist.

Kinetix Academy Wins Challenge to Design Curriculum for Kids with Autism

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Their motto is to "kick autism's a**," and the group of therapists that make up Kinetix Academy plan to do just that.

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Their motto is to "kick autism's a**," and the group of therapists that make up Kinetix Academy plan to do just that. The team includes a speech language pathologist, a pediatric physical therapist, Xbox developer, and a designer. Their challenge during Seattle Startup Week was to develop games and educational projects for kids with autism. They chose to use Microsoft's Kinect sensor to help provide a full body experience for the children. Kinetix Academy explained, "This kinesthetic technology and game-based system is inherently motivating. And it is especially effective with kids with autism, a disorder that can effect motor skills and lead to difficulty with social interactions or focusing on tasks." They plan to role out their first product in late 2012 and then a new game every 3 to 6 months.

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Does Your Child with Autism Know the Difference Between Good Touch/Bad Touch?

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Many children with autism may have boundary issues with good touches and bad touches from other people.

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Many children with autism may have boundary issues with good touches and bad touches from other people. A professor of speech and language pathology at Misericordia University in Pennsylvania has written a picture book to help kids with special needs learn the difference between types of touching. Hunter Manasco, Ph.D. believes the book, An Exceptional Children’s Guide to Touch, can “empower” children to recognize possible abuse and report it. There is also an adult section for adults who work with these kids to recognize if abuse is occurring.

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Kids in Balance Provides Therapy Class Sessions for Florida Children with Autism

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Kids in Balance is a non-profit therapy center started by Florida speech language pathologist Jennifer Leigh.

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Kids in Balance is a non-profit therapy center started by Florida speech language pathologist Jennifer Leigh. Children with autism and other developmental delays attend group class sessions at Kids in Balance that can supplement their other autism interventions. Groups of youngsters learn social skills, motor skills, and some academics. Classes are designed to involve all a child's senses. "It's about communication, motor skills and sensory integration, which is giving them organized play that can help them with joints and muscles," says Leigh.

Kids in Balance is a non-profit therapy center started by Florida speech language pathologist Jennifer Leigh.

Software Developers Create Educational Resources for Children with Autism

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Virtual Expert Clinics created Autism Pro, which is an Internet database containing lesson plans for teachers of children with autism.

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Virtual Expert Clinics created AutismPro, which is an Internet database containing lesson plans for teachers of children with autism. Founder, Cynthia Howroyd a speech language pathologist, started the database because she believes there is no one right way to teach children with autism. The database allows teachers to plan and structure lessons based on the individual child's therapy needs. "So what we decided to do with our product is develop extensive content and a variety of lessons so people can use them for their specific plan."

Virtual Expert Clinics created Autism Pro, which is an Internet database containing lesson plans for teachers of children with autism.

Promoting Literacy in Students with ASD: The Basics for the SLP

Speech therapists should tailor therapy sessions to help students with autism improve their reading skills. For the most part, classroom teachers teach students to read.

Lanter E, Watson LR.  2008.  Promoting Literacy in Students with ASD: The Basics for the SLP. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools. 39(1):33-43.
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