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Speech issue ( miss-sequencing letters)- Any insight?

Our 8 year old daughter is non verbal, slowly getting to her first 100 or so words.
What we have noticed is that she incorrectly sequences the letters in a word.
for example:

Snow = NowS
Swing = WingS

It seems strongest with the letter S yet we have heard it with other word/letter combinations.
Has anyone had a similar situation? We are unable to understand ( with help of SLP) what is going on. Any previous experiences might just send us in the right direction...

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posted 7 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I recently read about Apraxia of Speech and this seems to be a little like that. I dont know much about it but it basically means someone with AOS has… read more

posted 2 days ago
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What experiences have you had with apraxia of speech? What does it look like and what is evaluation process like?

My son is 4 and minimally verbal. Any language he has is not very functional and often sounds much like baby babbling. We started using Gemiini video program with him and his vocabulary is slowly increasing. The videos use discrete modeling and repetition of words to teach vocabulary and skills. It seems that by the way he pays attention to the mouth movements and the way he sometimes focuses when… read more

edited, originally posted 8 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thanks for the response! I actually already started the process of getting additional speech therapy, just waiting for scheduling. When your child was… read more

posted 7 days ago
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How do you manage aggressive and self injurious behavior?

My 2 1/2 year old has moderate-severe autism and is non verbal. A lot of the times he will pinch his arms (sometimes occasionally biting them as well). Recently, he has started head banging a lot and will repeatedly hit his head on the hard wood floor over and over again or other objects. His ABA therapists and OT say to block It with my hand but I feel like that isn’t effective in dealing with it long term and there are times when I’m not close enough to… read more

posted 8 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Weighted blanket helps with my daughter during meltdowns. When she is in the mood for sounds, music helps her too.

posted 7 days ago
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Wanting to know about swimming classes for an older child?

My son is 9 and Ive waited to sign him up for swimming lessons because of his willingness to cooperate and follow directions. I would like to have him take lessons this summer to keep him busy and because it is something he enjoys! Any suggestions for classes for an older child with Autism?!

posted 9 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Our son started swimming lessons this past summer and his instructor also works indoors in the winter borrowing space from aquatots. It has strengthened… read more

posted 5 days ago
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Throwing Technology- Teenage Son

My son just turned 15. For the past couple of years he has had this obsession of throwing technology.

He use to love to pay with his tablet, computer, Wii, DS, etc. Now he won't even touch a TV remote.

He gets irritated at the smallest glitch, such as slow speed, hitting a wrong button, etc. He feels like if this happens he has no choice but to throw the item.

He's been through therapy and tried hypnosis, but nothing has helped. I want him to be able to use technology for fun and… read more

posted 9 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Hello ! Sorry it took so long to get back to you.
Decades ago some parents noticed that their kids had gastrointestinal problems and when they were… read more

edited, originally posted 4 days ago
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Anyone tried this site

If anyone has used this, I would be interested in knowing if it helped your child.

posted 12 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Havent heard of it but my radar goes up when I hear “Facebook” and “autism” and “monthly fees”

edited, originally posted 11 days ago
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Son - Autism - first epilepsy attack. How do EEG without headset or sedation?

Hello all!
My 14 year old son is non verbal and has severe autism. He had his first visible epileptic stroke a few days back.
1. We would like to do an EEG - however he would not allow anybody to put the sensors on his head. We could try it at night when he is calmer, however I have been unable to find any offices that would do an EEG at night. Does anybody know of a facility that would do an EEG at night around Long Island area?
2. The… read more

posted 12 days ago
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posted 11 days ago
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Best public high school in Central Florida

I have 14 yr old twin sons that have been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome since age 3. They have been mainstreaming with an aide and resource room for the past 3 years and doing just ok. Before that they were in an autism program that also had them mainstreaming with an aide, where they thrived. The school district cut the program due to "budgetary constraints" The local high school in Michigan has stated that unless our boys can mainstream totally with no resources or… read more

posted 12 days ago
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cheduling and timing issues? Thank you

posted 12 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I like the idea of a track phone for your son,i'll purchase one for our son and see if that works.thank you for you support

posted 12 days ago
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