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Reply To: Recommendations for courses/reading for preschool/early primary language/ASD

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Rachel Barton
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Hi Julia,
There is such a lot of information out there that it can be a bit overwhelming. I’ve kept a list of reading / podcasts / videos I’ve dipped into over the past couple of years in relation to Autism and neurodiversity and will post some below with a brief description below so that you can choose which ones might be relevant for you. Emily Lees’ website is a good place to start. In terms of Colourful Semantics https://www.integratedtreatmentservices.co.uk/ run courses (I’ve not attended). There is also a Colourful Semantics facebook group where resources and ideas are shared. Alison Bryan, the creator of CS is on the group and often replies to queries which is really helpful. In terms of DLD – there is this online course run by Susan Ebbels for school age children: https://www.moorhouseschool.co.uk/current-evidence-base (I’m going to the November course so if you book on I’ll see you there!). Course Beetle are also running a DLD course too but I’ve not attended this: I hope this is a help! BW, Rachel

https://www.autisticslt.com/
(Emily Lees’ website – an autistic SLT from Manchester)

When Words Fail


(neurodiversity affirming practices for autistic children)

NEURODIVERSITY: SOME BASIC TERMS & DEFINITIONS


(definitions by Nick Walker)

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/blog/insights-from-autistic-educators-how-we-teach-the-language-we-use-and-why-it-matters?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_2021-06-27_GB-ENG_SEND&utm_content=custom2&fbclid=IwAR1bRfq4BnjGAp-ebvDojpVLBBVVLpUSYwQPeQbfRSZzItVVmRhFUjoaRZA
(article written by autistic adults for Twinkl)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/199323440844846
(autism inclusivity group where autistic adults educate non-autistic people)

https://www.facebook.com/autismoxforduk
(lots of interesting information and also webinars run by autistic adults)

https://www.facebook.com/JoeJamesNeurodiversityawareness/posts/332860908511450
(post by Joe James, an autistic photographer, about special interests and his lived
experience)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG5GFzSkpre7gFFHzkB7hJw
Kristy Forbes – Autistic Adult who has PDA and ADHD – You Tube channel

https://kar.kent.ac.uk/62639/1/Double%20empathy%20problem.pdf
(Damian Milton’s work on the Double Empathy Problem)


(Podcast exploring the double empathy problem and recent research)

https://kids.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/frym.2021.554875?fbclid=IwAR1ElnGmzwRbikVPcdoa74EPNXdq5tkIPTEormokhm3DL8Qr4ZOSv7hzoa0
(article on the double empathy problem written for young people)

Why Social Skills Training has to go!


(Blog by Raelene Dundon, Australian Autistic Psychologist)

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/04/220426101656.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email
(Study suggests early self-awareness of autism leads to better quality of life)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_490q6LaHIY
(Neurobears – a video for teaching children about autism)

https://www.facebook.com/theneurodivergentteacher
(great resources and ideas for teaching neurodivergent children)


(Kelly Mahler, OT – Compliance and Interoception)


( Kelly Mahler, OT – Modern Emotion Regulation Supports for Neurodivergent Learners: Are you Keeping with the Times?)

The Problem with PECS®


(referenced article by an autistic SLP about the issues with PECS)

Why Are You Using Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)?


(referenced article looking at the evidence base for PECS and other types AAC)

ABA is NOT Effective: So says the Latest Report from the Department of Defense


(large scale study of the effectiveness of ABA)

What’s The Problem With Whole Body Listening?
(a blog about the issues with promoting ‘whole body listening’)

Learning to play. No. Playing to learn.
(article by an autistic adult on autistic play)

Building Super-Highways – Why Monotropism Works for Autistics
(article by an autistic adult about monotropic learning)

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/7879954_Attention_monotropism_and_the_diagnostic_criteria_for_autism
(research article looking at the DSM criteria and how this fits with a theory of monotropism)

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/everyday-neurodiversity/202108/are-we-giving-autistic-children-ptsd-school?fbclid=IwAR0-4ol5ZULFvelqeZvq2DCvfvhRjwokRrl0duyXCBjJEX9-LyQJqS-q40w
(article about the impact of treating children with expectations of neurotypical behaviour in school)


(Amy Laurent, OT)

INDEPENDENCE VS. AUTONOMY


(blog by an autistic adult about the problems with setting independence as a goal)

https://www.sbspeechtherapy.com/delayed-echolalia
(summary of Marge Blanc’s approach for gestalt language processors)

40. Delayed Echolalia & Gestalt Language Processors with Alexandria Zachos


(podcast about gestalt language processors)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1509792445958844
(Marge Blanc’s Natural Language Acquisition Study Group on Facebook)

https://www.theinformedslp.com/review/let-s-give-them-something-to-gestalt-about
(review of the research supporting gestalt language processing)