Autism Spectrum and Reading Comprehension

Posted On March 16, 2015 in

One of the challenges children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder face has to do with reading comprehension, especially with regard to fiction. Children with ASD struggle to pick up on social cues, and have difficulties noting body language, tone, and understanding slang and idioms. While a child with ASD may have strengths in sight word… Read More

Achievement/Gifted Evaluations Winter Special!

Posted On February 9, 2015 in

Emerge is offering a winter special on Achievement/Gifted Evaluations.  For evaluations scheduled from February 9th to March 19th 2015 , administration of an intelligence measure (WISC-V, WAIS-IV, WPPSI, or DAS-2) and an academic measure (WIAT-III) plus a score report and 30 minute feedback session is offered for a special rate of $600 (normally $800+).  Please… Read More

Promoting Successful Play Dates for Children with Autism and Typically Developing Peers

Posted On October 13, 2014 in

The following recommendations come from the Facilitating Play Dates for Children with Autism and Typically Developing Peers in Natural Settings: A Training Manual (2006) by Laurie Vismara, Grace W. Gengoux, Mendy Boettcher, Robert L. Koegel, and & Lynn Kern Koegel. Planning play dates can a stressful event for many parents with children with autism. Are… Read More

Don’t Forget to take a Break

Posted On October 3, 2014 in

As therapists, we often recommend that our families to spend time together simply enjoying each other’s company. When a child has a disability such as Autism, ADHD or a Learning Disability, many things can feel draining: being a part of a classroom, completing homework, tutoring, and sessions of ABA or psychotherapy. We strive to make… Read More

Autism Diagnosis- Early Intervention is Key

Posted On September 26, 2014 in

As many of you know Emerge clinicians are collaborating on a book about Autism Assessment that we hope to submit to our publisher around the end of the year. As we have reviewed countless research studies to provide the most up to date data we have encountered so many positive outcome studies. With early intervention… Read More