Nikki Heyman

Social Stories: Plotagon Episode 1

Social Stories explain social situations to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The stories help children learn socially appropriate behavior and responses.  What is a social story? People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often misunderstand or don’t pick...

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Spark Cards: Sequencing and Language Building

The ability to sequence events in the correct order is an important foundation for a number of language skills. Sequencing is an important part of comprehension because it enables the child to map new information into a framework. Many of the children I work with,...

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Tips to teach conversation

My previous post which you can find here, outlined the different elements that are needed to have a conversation. A breakdown in any one of these skills can impact on having a conversation. Spontaneous conversation is difficult to teach, because by its very nature, it...

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