Re-posted from The Speech Bubble SLP
Article by: Maureen Wilson M.S., CCC-SLP
In our field we work with a variety of people with a variety of needs. Over the years, at least for me, there has been quite an increase in the number of students I am seeing who are on the Autism spectrum. Now the reason why I have seen an increase I can’t tell you. I don’t know if has been simple the coincidence that these particular families moved to my school’s area or a number of other possible reasons. Some people may be over whelmed by the thought of having a caseload with quite a few students with Autism, but I am overjoyed! I feel I have learned so much about myself and the world around me from these students. As SLPs we tend to develop a soft spot for a particular age group or need. Students with Autism hit me right in my gooey soft spot.