A Mum’s ASD tips

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At Talking Matters we believe that working in partnership with parents is the most effective way to work with children with ASD (and any other kids too). We don’t have a magic wand that we use when do therapy, rather … Continue reading

ASD FAQ

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No two children (or adults) with autism spectrum disorder are the same and individuals can vary enormously from one to another. Living and working with people with ASD is never dull. It is filled with challenges but it is also exciting working … Continue reading

10 Tips for ASD at school

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Whether you are a teacher, child care worker or support worker you want the children in your care to get as much learning from the time you spend together as possible. Whether you are in a classroom or small group … Continue reading

15 ASD homework tips

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Children’s sensory systems can often be overwhelmed after a busy, noisy day at school.  Before children settle in to do their homework they often benefit from preparing their sensory system so they can settle and concentrate on the new task … Continue reading

10 Tips for HFA

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Developing Theory of mind and problem solving skills can be a challenge for kids with High Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome: These skills impact on social interactions, friendships and behaviour but kids can be supported to develop their skills in these areas.   … Continue reading

14 Q & As about ASD

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No two children (or adults) with autism spectrum disorder are the same and individuals can vary enormously from one to another. Living and working with people with ASD is never dull. It is filled with challenges but it is also exciting working … Continue reading

10 ways visuals help

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Last week we looked at areas where kids struggle at school. One strategy that helps kids in lots of areas is to use visuals. Visuals can help school aged children with daily activities, learning, behaviour and social skills. Why are visuals helpful? Visuals are … Continue reading

Strategies for ASD

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To continue with our focus on autism for autism awareness month, here is a recap of some of our past blogs on strategies for working with kids on the autism spectrum. The right strategies can make a huge difference to … Continue reading

Are you autism aware?

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There has been a lot of talk lately about autism awareness, but this should be more than just hearing the word “autism”. As autism is a spectrum disorder even knowing “one person with autism” does not mean you “know autism” … Continue reading

Work 50/50 with ASD

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Last weekend a number of the Talking Matters team as well as some of our families were lucky enough to see Sue Larkey speak about "Making it a success for children on the autism spectrum". Sue is an amazingly knowledgeable … Continue reading