Episode 55: 3 Tips For Apraxia of Speech and Getting Rid of Unwanted Behaviors

If you are a parent who has a child with a diagnosis of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) and/or a child who is nonverbal and diagnosed with autism (one, the other, or both) then you will want today’s tips. The similarity here is that in both cases (or combination of cases) a child has limited to no verbal skills and is FRUSTRATED. So what do they do? They use their hands, feet and mouth to communicate in other ways. Often times these other ways come in the form of hitting, kicking, or biting. So what are you do to? Push play and let’s chat!

To access the social stories referenced in this video go here:ย http://littlesproutspeech.com/store/picture-guides-for-better-behavior-series-1/

Note: This is in response to Bonnie’s question regarding her 3-year-old daughter who has been in speech therapy for a year and is still engaging in aggressive behaviors.

Let me know if you’ve tried any of these strategies by popping over to our facebook page to chat with use: Http://www.facebook.com/halliebulkinbiz

With Love,
Hallie & Lily


Episode 53: Tips For A Successful Bath or Shower Time With Your Child With Autism

If you are a parent of a child with Autism, then you may have a struggle with teaching your child hygiene. In today’s episode we discuss how to make bath or shower time successful! Let’s go!

Hallie & Lily

PS – Sorry for the blurry video. We started using a new software to record and need to figure out how to get it to REALLY record in HD (it says it did, but you can see it clearly did not!) Thanks for sticking with us anyways!!


Episode 52: How To Get Over The Homework Hurdle

Is homework a constant struggle in your household? Do you just want to pull your hair out and shout at your child’s teacher? When we chatted about this over on our facebook page some of you said your 5 year old comes home with 3 hours of homework per night. First of all, that is TOTALLY ridiculous! But all ridiculous points aside, homework can be a HUGE struggle. So how do you get over the hurdle? Today’s tips will help. And here’s the link to the article as promised!


With Love,

Hallie (and Lily!)

Episode 49: What To Do When Your Child’s IEP Is NOT Being Followed

One of our parents, Carissa, submitted a question asking what to do as her child’s accommodations on his IEP (individualized education plan) is not being followed. This is a very serious topic since the IEP is a legal document and MUST be implemented as written!! Listed to my game plan for Carissa and ANYONE who has a child where their IEP is not being implemented as it should be!

Here’s to hoping you have a GREAT IEP team!

With Love,

Hallie & Lily

PS- we are PARKED and Lily was taken out of her carseat while at the gas station! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Episode 48: Where To Start When Your Child Doesn’t Say Certain Sounds

Today we (Lily & I) are answering what we would do if we were working with a kiddo like Dan’s fabulous daughter. Dan explained his daughter uses words but mainly vowels and no consonants. He shared that she can say “yes” clearly, which means she can make her “S” sound but doesn’t always use it in all words when she needs to. Most of her words are “approximations” as Dan explained. For example, Ipad may sound like “eye-ah”. Watch and find out where I would start with her in therapy ๐Ÿ™‚
With Love,

Hallie & Lily