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 As a speech language pathologist and a behaviorist we have realized that what we have been taught are “deficits” are often just “differences” in neurology. When we approach therapy in this light we learn from our neurodiverse clients every day. We w...

The Differences Not Deficits podcast aims to be an accepting space to provide education and support to neurodivergent individuals and their support systems. ...

If you haven’t, you may want to learn about it! Interoception is the “8th sense” and it may just be the missing link to helping neurodivergent (and even neurotypical) youth and adults understand their emotions, communicate about those emotions, and explore new strategies to regulate...

CASEL defines Social Emotional Learning as, “an integral part of education and human development. SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals,...

Many “social skills” programs focus on teaching a skill or a behavior. The problem with this is that a person with autism may not understand WHY they are being told to use a particular skill. In addition, teaching “social skills” is more about trying to...