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I Made a List…Yes, I did! Day 6: My Autism Video Diary – Here it is, all my secrets!

I get asked all the time, what has helped us, what has helped Abbey??  I tried to delve into some of these things in my other video diaries…but I kept thinking of a few more things that felt too important to me to leave out!  So, here it is, I put it all in a LIST!  Here are the most important things that I feel could help many others dealing with autism.  Helping others along this journey is what keeps me going…so please share, what has helped you?  What has helped your child?  And, how has my LIST helped you?

Autism can be really hard.  Trying to figure out what can help your child can be really hard.  Trying to narrow down what to do first can be super hard.  Then, trying to fit it all in, on top of everything else, can feel impossible!  I get it!  It can be so overwhelming that, if you’re like me, the days pass by and you don’t work on the things you want to.  It’s so hard to get past that overwhelming feeling and just do it!

I get asked all the time…“How do it do it?”  Well, through all my struggles and still always feeling like I need to work on more balance, here’s what I’ve figured out, so far….

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Posted by on October 12, 2013 in autism, Daily Life, nonverbal

 

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Are you ready? Abbey’s ALL TIME Favorite Apps! Here they are!

So, yes, Abbey is a bit of a foodie, as you can tell.  Ok, so, she really loves food.  You can tell by the apps that she chooses to play the most.  These apps are fun and they do work on pretend play, creativity and lots more!  Wait til you see what she likes to top her donuts with…oh, boy, she’s her father’s child, for sure!:)

 

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Sleep? What’s that? Balance? Hmm..I’m trying!! Day 5: My Autism Video Diary!

Here’s day 5!  I’m talking today about what an issue sleep has been with Abbey and what we’ve done to work on it.  I’m also talking about that progression that we all have to be patient for, when we find something we just know is going to help our kids, how patience is key!

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Day 4: My Autism Video Diary – Off to get Chocolate and Sibling Rivalry!

Ok, I’m looking 1/2 asleep but life continues…sibling rivalry, Abbey swiping Wes’s chocolate and so much more…yes, life continues, but autism always adds an interesting twist!

 
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Posted by on October 10, 2013 in autism, Daily Life, nonverbal

 

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Day 3: My Autism Video Diary – This stuff really helps Abbey! (tummy problems and big meltdowns!)

On Day 3, I’m a bit more rested and ready to talk about some of the stuff we’ve figured out over the years that’s really helped Abbey…here ya go!

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Posted by on October 9, 2013 in autism, Daily Life, nonverbal, Uncategorized

 

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2 Apps that Make Abbey’s Life Better! Here are demos and How we use them with Abbey!

Abbey’s communicating app, Proloquo2Go is her voice.  We still have a long way to go, but it’s so exciting to watch her learn little by little, finding her voice!

Click here for the video demo of Proloquo2Go and how we use it with Abbey!

Then, Pictello taught Abbey to enjoy looking at pictures.  This may seem like it’s not a big deal, but she’s very visual and her enjoying social stories of real pictures of real places and real people doing things that she struggles with, are huge!  She loves to look at her stories on Pictello now and I love that she looks at stories I’ve made of our family trips and about going to the dentist!

Click her for the video demo of Pictello and how we use it for Abbey!

 

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Day 2: My Autism Video Diary – So Proud of Abbey!

Day 2…tired, no makeup, sorry, but happy to share about Abbey.  I’m so proud of her.  So many of these things may sound like small accomplishments to so many, but in our world, these things are just huge!

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Posted by on October 8, 2013 in autism, Daily Life

 

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Ok, I’m starting…Day 1: My Autism Video Diary – Intro, Poop and a Hot Temper!

My brother has been trying to convince me for a long time to do a daily video log.  I am finally giving in and giving it a try!  So, join me on my journey!  I’m just gonna take it a day at a time and talk about what’s on my mind, maybe what we’ve worked on that day, what’s helped Abbey, etc…So much to talk about!

Click on the video below to see my introduction, and talking about poop and a hot temper!

 
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Posted by on October 7, 2013 in autism, Daily Life, nonverbal, Proloquo2Go

 

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How do we get Abbey to work on Typing and Spelling on her iPad? With Moon Sand, of course!

I love how creative the specialist that works with Abbey is.  Abbey was having an off day, tired, not motivated, kind of day when she came over yesterday.  I pulled out the moon sand like stuff, thinking she needed something sensory to do.  So, the specialist, knowing Abbey loves to squish up things made out of moon sand, tried to find a way to work on using her iPad with playing moon sand….and this was the result.:)  She’s using the keyboard in Proloquo2Go.  I worked on it for a bit after she left, trying to get the most I could out of it!

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How to Use Expressions, Sounds and Macros in Proloquo2Go and How we Use Them with Abbey!

So, have you used the cool new features of Expressions, Sounds and Macros??  If not, you’re totally missing out, so cool!!  Here’s how to set them up and how we use them with Abbey!  Wait til you hear your kiddo say “please” with expression, talk about tugging at your heart strings!

Click on the video below to see how to use Expressions and Sounds!

Click on the video below to see how to use Macros!

 

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