Autism

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Delayed Potty Training? Get FREE Diapers and Pull-ups

Can Free Diapers Help Your Family’s Budget? For many children with developmental delays, communicating toileting needs or understanding the process of bodily functions can sometimes be complex and because of this, potty training may take longer than expected. This extended time, without a doubt, translates to expenses most families assume they’d no longer have after …

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Screen Time Affects Your Child’s 5 Areas of Development

Screen time can be a lifesaver when you have tasks to complete and need something to occupy your child’s attention. Screens can also be detrimental to your child’s overall development when not used in moderation or with parental interaction. It is a double edged sword.  Developmental Domains From birth, outside influences are shaping your child\’s …

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Preschoolers with Developmental Delays Can Attend School Starting at 3 Years Old for FREE

Children 3 to 5 years old who demonstrate developmental delays may be eligible to receive special education services at your local elementary school. This is funded via Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), which contains grants related to providing free and appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive (LR) environment for …

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How to Use Visual Schedules to Modify Behaviors

Guest blogger Mandi Schaumburg of Panda Speech In my profession, it is well known that using visual schedules with students on the Autism Spectrum is beneficial and I have seen them work wonders with my students! Did you know that visual session schedules can benefit almost ANY young student though? I use visual session schedules …

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5 Steps to Apply for Katie Beckett Medicaid Deeming Waiver in Georgia

Atlanta Speech Therapy is not affiliated with the Katie Beckett Deeming Waiver Medicaid Team and cannot answer questions regarding the application process. Please see STEP 2 below. The Katie Beckett Deeming Waiver in Georgia permits the state to ignore the family’s income for certain children considered disabled. It provides benefits to children, 18 years of …

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Georgia’s Autism Law: An Explanation of the Benefits Ava’s Law Provides for Georgia’s Children

Ava’s Law, named for Ava Bullard of Lyons, GA, whose early autism treatment helped restore her speech, kept close watch as Governor Nathan Deal signed Georgia’s Autism bill into law on April 29th 2015. What Does this bill mean for Georgia Families? Here’s how we interpret Georgia Constitution House Bill 429 (aka Ava’s Law) for …

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10 Helpful Resources for Parents of Children with Autism

The information contained within this blog post was shared with us by the parent of a current client, “Eric.” Eric was referred to Atlanta Speech Therapy for an evaluation due to a significant loss of words and a regression in social behavior, occurring just before his 2nd birthday, after a bout with RSV. Though there wasn’t a formal …

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