I am a parent who believes in traditional therapies for kids on the spectrum. I am often asked by friends and grandparents what exactly does an occupational therapist do and how does it help? Though I am not an expert,
As a parent, you want to provide every opportunity for your child to reach his or her potential. Communication is an essential part of life and for children on the autism spectrum and communicating can be challenging. Professionals such as speech language pathologists and other educators can assist you in meeting the communication goals you set for your child. Remember, you know your child best, you care the most about your child, and you are the most constant and important person in your child’s early years. This article focuses on some strategies to teach kids to ask for what they want.
“I'd like a 20 percent increase in my base salary and a review of my stock option allocation, please.” My heart was beating quickly, but my demeanor was calm. I was talking to my boss after a stellar sales year and felt due for a significant financial boost. I was leaning forward in my seat with a smile on my face and the intention to leave that conversation feeling satisfied. Did I put off this meeting a hundred times,yes! But did I allow my fear to stop me from earning my potential,no! Asking is a superpower I pray more people harness. Why? Because if we don’t ask questions, we are making uninformed assumptions. We miss out. We lose before we begin. It’s as simple as this:" If you don’t ask, the answer is always no". And when we give a lot—at work, in relations, in life—we are entitled to receive in return. It’s the awesome cycle of reciprocity in action.