Connect with your students on the autism spectrum, and watch them grow!
And it jump-starts our students' natural language development!
This ground-breaking book will show you how to:
In Natural Language Acquisition on the Autism Spectrum, we are introduced to 'invisible' echolalia, the kind we barely pay attention to in our typically-developing youngsters. It slips under the radar, and we think nothing of it. But in autism, it's really late. And obvious. And seemingly pervasive. And that's the subject of this ground-breaking book. Echolalia in our kids with autism is just like the 'typical' variety, just later, much later. The good news, though, is that it communicates, and it jump-starts language development! In-Depth Training Available >
Read this book, and you will learn all you need to know to understand your students who use echolalia. You will learn to listen for meaning, to present language at the right level, and to support your students towards the next steps of NATURAL language development.
Research determined decades ago that kids who use echolalia are communicating — and jump-starting their journey towards self-generated language. NLA builds on that foundation and reports the progress of students over time. It tells the real stories of real kids and empowers professionals and parents to track the heart and meaning of children's expression. It gives professionals and parents the freedom to 'be there' with children — to truly listen and to converse in a form that is meaningful to each child.
NLA does this by acknowledging echolalia as a stage of language development: the one a child is ready for as we shape and support it towards the stages of language development. No longer are we tempted to 'teach' language like a skill. Now we can grow language as true development, natural development: Natural Language Acquisition.
As we learn to implement the principles of natural language acquisition, kids make progress-true, developmental progress. When we tune into the intent of a child's language, the regulatory needs of the child, and the child's life context, we can provide appropriate support for real language development.
Open your mind to a new understanding: our kids with autism are communicating with us! They are doing their best, at their language-development level! And they will be able to develop more sophisticated forms of communication with you as their guide.
Open this book, and share it with the others who support your students on this ride of life. Enjoy!
For Speech-Language Pathologists working with children with autism ages 2 to 20 years.
This book is useful:
It includes all the information a practicing SLP needs to assess and support language development in children who use echolalia, from the beginning stages to the advanced stages of language development.
From assessment protocol and treatment planning to inspiring stories, catchy illustrations, and extensive language samples, this book has everything you need to guide your students through the stages of Natural Language Acquisition!
"I love Marge Blanc’s work. She mentions that NLA is useful for neurodivergent and neurotypical gestalt language learners." – Lawra E., SLP (Mar. 2019)
"I love this book. It has totally changed the way I think about echolalia and scripted language." – Cristi D., SLP (Mar. 2018)
"I love this book. I reference it often." – Steffani W., SLP (Mar. 2018)
"A few weeks ago, someone recommended this book to me. I'm only halfway through, but it has really changed how I do therapy (or want to do therapy) with a couple of my kids!" – Kori M., SLP (Aug. 2017)
"Thank you for your work in helping children with Autism. I was floored by how much insight it has given me into my own students!" – SLP (Jan. 2017)
"I now own two copies of your book and have read it in its entirety, but have read certain sections repeatedly...sometimes with tears in my eyes, because it is so beautiful. I integrated your work into my grad course in ASD this past July, and shared your writings and ideas with my students." – L.S., PhD, CCC-SLP
"This is the language course we missed in school." – Leslie W., MA, CCC-SLP
"Marge's work will revolutionize your thinking about your child's language and help you understand the depth of meaning behind it!" – Megan S., MS, CCC-SLP
"This book feels very personal, but it's bigger than that: it is profound and awe-inspiring." – Kristen P.L., MS, CCC-SLP
"This book is marvelous!" – Kjersten S., MS, CCC-SLP
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