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stuffed: Rachel R. Romeo @RachelRRomeo I just had such an affirming experience. On my 8hr intl flight back from a conference, I sat next to a father/son. In broken English, the father began to apologize/ warn me that his ~10 yr-old son had severe nonverbal autism, and that this would like be a difficult journey. 1/ 2:59 p.m. 28 Aug. 19 Twitter Web App 41.3K Retweets 178K Likes Rachel R. Romeo @RachelRR... 18h Replying to @Rachel RRomeo I told him not to worry, I was a speech-language pathologist with lots of experience with minimally verbal kiddos. Challenging behaviors began even before take off: screaming, hitting me, and grabbing for my things. The father repeatedly apologized, but did little else 2/ t 813 19.2K 55 Rachel R. Romeo @RachelRR...18h I asked him how his son preferred to communicate. He didn't seem to understand. Perhaps this was a language barrier, but I think instead the child had very little experience with communication therapy. I put away the talk I was working on & asked if I could try. He nodded. 3/ 11 L 705 18.1K Rachel R. Romeo @RachelRR... 18h I tried to see if he was stimulable for a communication board. I started by pulling up some standard images for basic nouns on my computer but I could tell that screens really bothered him. So I summoned my god-awful drawing skills and tried to create a (very!) low-tech board. 4/ 1680 13 18.3K Rachel R. Romeo @RachelRR... 18h And by god, it clicked. I made symbols for the things he was favorite stuffed penguin, and for his dad. He took to it very quickly. I introduced way more symbols that I normally would, but hey, how often do we get an 8-hour session?! 5/ grabbing, for his Li 768 20 22.6K Rachel R. Romeo @RachelRR... 18h By the end of the flight, he had made several requests, initiated several times, & his behaviors had reduced quite a bit. The father was astounded clearly no one had ever tried an AAC approach with him. I gave him the paper & showed him how to use it, and he nearly cried. 6/ 1992 105 28.5K Rachel R. Romeo @RachelRR... 18h This was the human desire for communication, pure and simple. To connect with another person and share a thought. Communication is a basic human right, and I was overjoyed to help someone find it. What a privilege and a gift. 7/ t 2,713 48.5K 172 Rachel R. Romeo @RachelRR... 18h As I face the upcoming job cycle and the nearly endless imposter syndrome of academia, this was precisely the reminder I needed about why l love studying language/communication development. It was a good day to be an #SLP ! 8/8 2,387 2,987 94K
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Imagine going to a friend’s house and being greeted like this via /r/wholesomememes https://ift.tt/2VglmLF: My friend's dogs pick up a pillow every time someone enters the house. mehcoconut malibujojo: lumos5001 1nkblots spookymays #HUMAN YOU ARE HERE WOULD YOU LIKE A PILLOW That.. actualy seems like a realy smart idea? I bet you these dogs used to bark like crazy whenever someone approached the door. Training an animal to stop doing something is way harder than training an animai to start doing something most of the time. So. solution, train the dogs to start doing something like, say, picking up a pillow whenever someone approaches the door, and as a side effect, they don't bark at the person because (a) they're distracted searching for the pilliow and (D) its kind of hard to bark when you've got a pilow in your mouth that's seriously briliant My parents dog has a whole crate of stuffed toys, and he picks one for every visitor. The beagle toy is the defaut, but he will often dig through the box trying to find the right toy. He often brings me the crocodile which I bought for him, or a large frog He also has four pigs. and those are for special friends. Only family members are greeted with the biggest toy he nas, the Great Pig of Honour #have never loved dogs more than in this moment Imagine going to a friend’s house and being greeted like this via /r/wholesomememes https://ift.tt/2VglmLF

Imagine going to a friend’s house and being greeted like this via /r/wholesomememes https://ift.tt/2VglmLF

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idontgettechnology: fireofthestars: team-cap-for-the-win: raevoryx: capsgrantrogers: It’s low profile Captain America: Civil War  (2016) He got outta that thing like it’s a clown car out of all the cars he could have chosen (and it’s canon that he knows how to steal modern cars) he picked the smallest, most uncomfortable car and stuffed in 3 grown ass beefy men. Incredible. I’m surprised they went along with it. I guess he assumed the authorities wouldn’t be looking for three big beefy men in a little bitty car. There’s a certain kind of logic to that. Mackie said he kept running it into the wall. My favorite thing Mackie said about this car wasn’t just that Chris couldn’t drive it for shit, but also that no useable footage exists of Sebastian Stan getting out of the backseat because every time he tried, he’d get stuck and everyone on set completely lost their shit. : EVAGRAT idontgettechnology: fireofthestars: team-cap-for-the-win: raevoryx: capsgrantrogers: It’s low profile Captain America: Civil War  (2016) He got outta that thing like it’s a clown car out of all the cars he could have chosen (and it’s canon that he knows how to steal modern cars) he picked the smallest, most uncomfortable car and stuffed in 3 grown ass beefy men. Incredible. I’m surprised they went along with it. I guess he assumed the authorities wouldn’t be looking for three big beefy men in a little bitty car. There’s a certain kind of logic to that. Mackie said he kept running it into the wall. My favorite thing Mackie said about this car wasn’t just that Chris couldn’t drive it for shit, but also that no useable footage exists of Sebastian Stan getting out of the backseat because every time he tried, he’d get stuck and everyone on set completely lost their shit.
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