Sensory and Behavior Resource Page

/Sensory and Behavior Resource Page

Many children with speech and language problems also have sensory concerns and/or behavior concerns.  For that reason, I have included resources for these topics as well.  Browse below to see what information I have.

How Do Behavior Concerns Go Along with Communication Delays?

When a child is unable to effectively communicate with the people around him, he can become very frustrated.  Often times, these frustrations turn into behavior problems.  The key is to take care of behavior problems early, before they become more difficult to manage.  If your child has communication-based behavior problems, it is important to begin working on behavior while you are working to improve communication.

These Resources will Show You What to Do:

How to Deal with Challenging Behaviors

Communication-Based Behavior Problems (Overview)

How to Teach a Child Any New Skill By Fading Supports

Echolalia:  When Children Repeat What You Say

How Do Emotions Play Into This?

Many children with speech and language delays have trouble understanding and communicating their emotions in an appropriate manner.  These children may escalate into terrible tantrums instead of working through their emotions.  This article will give you information about how you can help a child communicate about their emotions and find ways to self-regulate when problems arise.

Calming Children: Self-Calming Strategies for Kids

Sensory Concerns for Children with Speech and Language Delays

Many children with speech and language delays also have trouble regulating their sensory systems.  In other words, their bodies have trouble processing, understanding, and dealing with all of the sensory information they receive, such as sights, sounds, smells, textures, etc.  Children with autism are often noticed to have sensory problems (sometimes severe) but you don’t have to have autism to experience sensory processing symptoms.

The most important part of dealing with sensory problems is figuring out why the problem exists and fixing the cause.  This chiropractor is doing just that:

How this Chiropractor Helps Kids with Sensory Needs

You may also want to look at your child’s diet as a possible source of sensory problems:

Special Diets and Speech Delays: Do They Work?

You can also work on finding replacement behaviors for sensory behaviors:

How to Stop Flapping and Other Self-Stimulatory Behaviors

How Can Social Stories Help Children with Language Delays?

A social story is like a script for a specific situation or scenario in your child’s life.  It explains to the child what will happen in a given situation and how the child should behave.  This can be extremely helpful when working with a child who may not always understand what is going on around him or be able to communicate in that situation.  Here’s more info on using social stories:

Social Stories for Children with Language Delays

 

Video Modeling for Behavior Problems

Video modeling is much like social stories except that the student watches videos of himself performing desired (correct) behaviors in various situations.  Check out my information on video modeling below:

How to Use Video Modeling to Change Behavior

 

How Can I Make Speech Therapy More Fun?

 

How to Make Speech Therapy More Fun

 

How to Respond to Teasing and Bullying:

Your Kid Sounds Funny (and other insults you should totally respond to)

 

Selective Mutism

Selective mutism is when a child has the ability to speak and will speak in at least one setting (usually home) but refuses to speak in another setting (usually school and/or in public).  Treatment for selective mutism is very different from treatment for other speech and language delays.  To find out more about selective mutism, click the link below:

Selective Mutism Article

 

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  • child won't use his AAC device

When the Child Won’t Use his AAC Device

By | October 17th, 2016|Categories: AAC Instruction, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Behavior and Sensory Problems, Therapy for Behavior Problems|

  • regulate

Teaching a Child to Regulate his Emotions

By | March 21st, 2016|Categories: Autism, Behavior and Sensory Problems, Social Skills|

  • breakdown

Teaching Children to Repair Communication Breakdowns

By | March 13th, 2016|Categories: Autism, Behavior and Sensory Problems, Podcast, Social Skills, Speech and Language Kids Podcast|

  • SOTB1

SOTB1: Speech Therapy Motivators with Guest Luke Barber

By | August 18th, 2015|Categories: Behavior and Sensory Problems, General Resources, Improving Participation, Podcast, Speech Sound Disorders, Storm of the Brains Podcast, Therapy for Behavior Problems|

  • jointattention

Establishing Joint Attention: Therapy for Children Who Aren’t Tuned In

By | May 25th, 2015|Categories: Autism, Behavior and Sensory Problems, Early Social Skills, Functional Communication and Nonverbal Children, Podcast, Social Skills, Speech and Language Kids Podcast, Therapy for Behavior Problems|

  • selectivemutism

Selective Mutism Treatment: A Guide For Speech Therapists

By | April 13th, 2015|Categories: Expressive Language Delay, Podcast, Selective Mutism, Speech and Language Kids Podcast|

  • challengingbehavioprs

How to Deal with Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom and Speech Therapy Room

By | March 30th, 2015|Categories: Behavior and Sensory Problems, Podcast, Speech and Language Kids Podcast, Therapy for Behavior Problems|

  • videomodeling

Using Video Modeling For Kids With Autism

By | March 16th, 2015|Categories: Autism, Behavior and Sensory Problems, Functional Communication and Nonverbal Children, Late Talker, Podcast, Speech and Language Kids Podcast, Therapy for Behavior Problems|

  • how this chiropractor helps kids with sensory issues

How this Chiropractor Helps Kids with Sensory Issues

By | July 24th, 2014|Categories: Autism, Behavior and Sensory Problems, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Functional Communication and Nonverbal Children, Late Talker, Podcast, Sensory Problems, Speech and Language Kids Podcast|

  • Speech and Language Kids Podcast

Communication-Based Behavior Problems: Podcast 12

By | August 19th, 2013|Categories: Behavior and Sensory Problems, Functional Communication and Nonverbal Children, Late Talker, Podcast, Speech and Language Kids Podcast, Therapy for Behavior Problems, Therapy for Late Talkers|

  • stop flapping and self-stimulatory behaviors

How to Stop Flapping and Other Self-Stimulatory Behaviors

By | August 13th, 2013|Categories: Autism, Behavior and Sensory Problems, Sensory Problems|