Click on the image below to start the video. Lisa Fraser, the host, conducted a series of interviews as a way to give parents access to useful information about autism. You can see the whole series of interviews at insidethespectrum.org.
During the interview, Lisa asks Anna about her work as an online speech language pathologist. Anna provides intensive autism treatment across Canada using Fast ForWord online programs.
Here are some of the questions covered in the interview:
Listen to Dr. Merzenick, a world famous neuroscientist, who is a pioneer in research on brain plasticity. He is one of the founding scientists behind Fast ForWord. Children with autism benefit from Fast ForWord in many ways because it changes the brain.
During the interview, Anna stressed that parents should avoid auditory processing treatments that are passive. They can be a waste of time and money. In contrast, parents should chose treatments that require the learner to give a response.
Here is the handout that Anna mentioned in the video. It gives parents a way to assess interventions for auditory processing difficulties. You can download it for free by entering your name and email.