Yael Center VML Workshop in Los Angeles


Israel’s Dr. Elad Vashdi is bringing his Verbal Motor Learning workshop to the United States on Sunday, March 23, 2014. According to the workshop flyer, “The VML (Verbal Motor Learning) method is used for treating Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). The VML method uses manual techniques and motor learning principles in order to teach the child how to pronounce consonants, vowels, syllables and words. It also gives solutions to pre-verbal stages such as: oral-motor control, oral sensory condition, and breath {Read More}

Does Autism Lead to Differences in Parenting Styles?


I just read an interesting article based on new autism research out of Belgium and the Netherlands – Does Autism Make Moms Parent Differently? “A new study suggests that moms of kids with autism address their children’s behavior differently than parents of kids without the developmental disorder. Researchers found that mothers with children on the spectrum were less likely to set rules or use discipline, but more frequently imposed so-called positive parenting, encouraging good behavior rather than focusing on the {Read More}