John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital Presents Technology for Autism Patients

As part of Autism Awareness Month, Oishei Children’s Hospital is proud to be the first hospital in the United States to partner with MagnusCards®, a free mobile application by Buffalo and Ontario-based company, Magnusmode. MagnusCards® leverages digital how-to card decks, complete with step-by-step instructions and intuitive game

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Finding the Spark that Connects Us All

Our Cover Model – Amy Pinder by Shannon Traphagen A Buffalo native, Amy Pinder, MA, CCC-SLP, is co-founder, owner, and executive director of Inclusion Festival. She is also a yogi, hula hooper, arts enthusiast, and speech-language pathologist at Celebrate the Children in New Jersey with over ten

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Feeding Strategies for Picky Eaters

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, Autism Services, Inc. and the Autism Society Western New York Chapter are pleased to present “Feeding Strategies for Picky Eaters.”  The presenter is Ms. Shawn Manvell, M.S./CCC-SLP, a licensed speech-language pathologist and iOS app developer who works in five counties surrounding Los Angeles,

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Floortime Therapy for Children with Autism

By Amy Pinder, MA, CCC-SLP Floortime therapy does not necessarily entail spending time on the floor with your child – but it could! Floortime therapy is a key component of the DIR model, developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan and Dr. Serena Wieder. Using this approach, caregivers and

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Capturing the Gleam in Your Child’s Eyes

DIR/Floortime® for Children with Autism at Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center is Changing Lives by Bridget Palmer MA, CCC-SLP Many children with challenges in relating and communicating struggle to connect with others around them. They may not smile, laugh, or play peek-a-boo as easily as other children.

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Floortime – An Emerging Intervention for Children With Autism

By Annette Pinder Growing up in Brooklyn, there was a child on our street who was different. She didn’t talk, and seemed to be off in her own world, as our moms whispered, “She’s autistic.” I found a book at the local library on the topic and

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