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  1. MedBridge offers the SCERTS training: https://www.medbridgeeducation.com/course-catalog/details/scerts-part-1-a-comprehensive-educational-framework-for-autism-barry-prizant-emily-rubin-amy-laurent-autism/ I've done workshops with Barry Prizant and with Patrick Rydell. Both of them are fantastic. Dr. Rydell offers parent coaching/consultations: https://www.autismoncall.com/consultations/ I've not yet done anything with Dr. Rydell beyond just the basic workshop he presented to my Communicative Disorders program but it's on my wish list. Have you tried any FloorTime? Very similar to SCERTS and you can access the Profectum Parent Toolbox for free here: https://profectum.org/training-programs/ppt/ I also highly recommend the Foundational Capacities for Development 5 part series. It's $50 if you are a Profectum member for the series https://profectum.org/training-programs/foundational-capacities-development-fcd-sessions/
  2. I bought a bargain version of the previous edition TM from Rainbow Resource last month. I didn't purchase the student materials because I own AAS 1-6 and didn't feel there was enough difference to justify the costs. I definitely feel that the TM from AAR 3 was worth what I paid for it.
  3. Depends on how easily the college could find American students to replace the foreign ones. At UC Berkeley they make up 16.2% of its students and at UCLA they make up 15.8%. Both those schools could easily replace the foreign students with Americans by pulling from waitlists.
  4. Yes, she has 1 cochlear implant and 1 hearing aid. It also helps a lot that her loss is progressive and didn't start until some time after 2 years old. So her brain was already wired for sound and she adjusted very quickly after getting the implant in 2016
  5. We did a grade adjustment (3rd to a repeat of 2nd) for my SN child but it was after discovering through a bone age scan that there is a 15 month discrepancy between her chronological age and her physiological one. So we all agreed that it didn't make sense to hold her to the expectations of 3rd grade when at the time her body "thought" it was only 7 y.o. Her teacher ran a Woodcock-Johnson Achievement Test and did 2 sets of norms, one for 3rd and one for 2nd. For the verbal subtests, she was off the charts low on both sets of norms. But for math, she actually moved into the normal range (albeit the low side). The grade adjustment didn't change the IEP goals because those were all language/speech/reading related to begin with. The endocrinologist projects an adult height for my DD of 5'0" (I'm 5'3" and my older DD is 5'4"). So I'm not at all worried about her being bigger than the other kids. In fact, after the grade adjustment she went from being one of the smallest in her class to more in the middle.
  6. Updating a month later to say that she's making progress with a combo of AAR 2 + ETC 3 and 3 1/2 + Hooked on Phonics. Plus lots of high frequency words drill and reading decodable books. I just have to take things S-L-O-W and practice one concept at a time until the lightbulb clicks.
  7. I could only find one thread on these books from back in 2011 and I'm curious if anyone has used them more recently. I bought the 3rd grade books and one of the 4th grade books for my 4th grader home from PS SPED. She's got an enormously large discrepancy between her verbal and non-verbal cognitive abilities. She has a verbal IQ that is borderline between low-normal and mild Intellectual Disability. But on a completely non-verbal IQ test, she tested in the gifted range. Math is a strength so long as it's presented visually with a minimum of language. Her school has assigned lessons on Zearn and iReady. Let's say I haven't been terribly impressed. I've been having her work through some of the Math Mammoth "blue" worktexts but there are too many words and not enough pictures. She can understand the concepts when I use manipulatives like fraction tiles or the Right Start abacus. I thought about buying RS D & E (1st ed) but couldn't find any reasonably priced copies. I realize that Visible Thinking in Mathematics isn't a complete curriculum, which is fine. What I want is something compatible with MM but more visual in its explanations. Does this sound like VTM?
  8. We switched from a SLP who specialized in autism to one who specializes in deafness back in 2015 after the discovery of DD's hearing loss. DD was still getting ABA from a clinic that used VB-MAPP up until fall of 2018 when #4 was born. So a lot of the work on prepositions, pronouns, form/feature/function, etc. was being done by the ABA team. Whereas the SLP has been focused more on articulation, auditory comprehension, morphology & syntax, and especially narrative language.
  9. Have you ever tried Balance Benders with him? It's very concrete in terms of teaching algebra and even my DD who has significant problems with abstract information likes the beginning level.
  10. Worksheets can be good options for school-aged children. My DD's SLP usually does 1-2 per session. A lot of them are from auditory processing/auditory comprehension books like HELP because that targets both the hearing impairment and the auditory processing disorder. But obviously it's going to vary depending on the client's specific goals. If a SLP primarily works with toddlers and preschoolers, he/she may not have a lot of worksheets as resources because that's not a developmentally appropriate way to do therapy with very young children.
  11. Using picture books as part of speech therapy was discussed at length in my undergraduate level Language Assessment & Intervention class. One of the big assignments for that class was to use a picture book with repetitive text (like We're Going on a Bear Hunt) to come up with X number of exercises/activities targeting articulation, semantics, syntax, pragmatics, literacy, and possibly other areas (I took the class in 2017 so I would have to go dig up my report). The point is, it's something a SLP should have received training on some time during his/her Communicative Disorders coursework.
  12. If I were a certified SLP working with your DS, I would explain that oral narratives are the foundation upon which writing is built. If your DS can't hold a conversation well enough to tell a basic narrative, then all the writing instruction in the world isn't going to be successful. He has to walk before he can run. I've only skimmed Nurturing Narratives but it looks really good. I recommend reading it if you can get a hold of a copy. That said, pragmatic language goals should be interwoven with the other expressive language goals like syntax, semantics, etc. My SN child just had teletherapy today and her SLP was working with her on "Theory of Mind" and simultaneously the grammatical construction "[independent clause] so [independent clause]" using the picture book Goodnight Gorilla. My DD had to tell the story in complete sentences (e.g. The gorilla wanted the lion out of his cage SO he unlocked it) while also answering questions about how we the readers know that the zookeeper is unaware of the gorilla's antics (because the keeper is looking forward and the animals are behind him). There was also some articulation work thrown in because DD is inconsistent with her l's.
  13. Thanks for the tip about the sale. I bought Nurturing Narratives, which I know I've looked at it before but back then most of it was beyond my DD's level. Now that she's made progress on the basics of a narrative, this looks like a great resource to expand that foundation.
  14. Also people having to purchase larger quantities of supplies at one time rather than smaller amounts more frequently. The per unit cost may be lower buying in bulk but if you're used to spending $X and all of a sudden you're having to spend double or triple that amount, it can really hurt.
  15. Are any of you at higher risk of complications?
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