Aug 22 2014

HOW-TO: Download YouTube videos onto your iPad

youtube download

While most of the country is getting ready to go back to school, we are heading out for a week-long summer vacation. Schools start later in our part of the world and we like to take advantage of smaller crowds in vacation spots! (Also, Quentin – like many special needs students – only has a …

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Aug 15 2014

QBLOG: The 4 words every Mother of a non-verbal child waits for

I love you Mommy

The other day, something quite momentous happened. I was prepping dinner in the kitchen when Quentin approached. “Glasses off,” he said. To most people, this means nothing. But for Quentin, this is code for “I want to cuddle and/or hug you, Mommy.” Because apparently, in order to hug me properly, I cannot be wearing my …

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Aug 02 2014

QBLOG: The Staples Clock

staples clock

While Quentin’s love/ obsession/ affinity for corporate logos rages on, he still has some “side” affinities. These passions are not as great as the magnetic draw of a good logo for Quentin, but they do get him excited. One of his side obsessions is about clocks and watches; particularly analog ones. I’m not sure if …

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Jul 25 2014

COOL STUFF: Google Maps for your Child with Autism

Suppose you have a child, diagnosed with autism, who loves words and corporate logos. Suppose that said child is obsessed with reading words and logos so much, that it makes it difficult for you to travel around your city neighborhood with him, because he runs away from you to read everything he possibly can in …

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Jul 18 2014

RESEARCH: Video eye-tracking patterns for individuals with autism

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I often watch Quentin watch television (or streaming video on his iPad) and wonder about what he’s learning from it. He likes to rewind. He often will re-watch the same part of a video clip over and over again. He also likes to flip around and see different clips, as if he’s looking for something. …

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Jul 11 2014

QBLOG: I {heart} scripting from books!

that is not my bunny

Let me be the first to say it if no one else has: I LOVE it when my son with autism “scripts” from books. My heart melts when I hear Quentin’s voice repeat a phrase he has learned to read. It’s amazing to hear something from my child who once had so few words. When …

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Jul 03 2014

QBLOG: Quentin and logo love – an annotated summary

logo love - iQj

Many of you might be encountering my blog for the very first time this week, clicking over from Ron Suskind’s Life, Animated website. (If you are a longtime reader, you might want to click over there to check it out, as one of my recent musings was re-posted as part of the Life, Animated – …

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Jun 26 2014

REVIEW: iSequences (app)

isequences boy

One day Quentin approached me with his iPad and looked at me earnestly. “App Store,” he said. “App store?” I asked. “Are you asking for the App Store on your iPad?” “Yes,” he said, handing me the iPad. Normally, I keep that app hidden from him. I have his iPad set up with password protection, …

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Jun 20 2014

Research: The various interests/ passions of ASD children

drawing trains

Both personally and professionally, I have been interested in learning more about the obsessions/ affinities/ passions of children with autism. It seems like such a common phenomenon; I know so many children with autism who have grown attached to one concept, film/ TV show, object or set of objects. For Quentin, it is corporate logos, …

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Jun 12 2014

HOW-TO: Co-view with your child who has autism

Family Watching TV

As I explained in my last post, I have been a proponent of co-viewing for quite some time; in fact, my old blog, The Co-viewing Connection, offers some tips on how to co-view with typically-developing children. However, once Quentin came into my life, I realized that the co-viewing experience is quite different with a child …

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