Do you ever feel like you are struggling to find ways to motivate your students? We all have our “go-to” reward systems, such as the treasure chest or token bag. But, what if you could find ways to intrinsically motivate your speech students – especially students who are on the autism spectrum?
I'm so excited to chat with my guest in this episode – Jessie Ginsburg. Jessie is a speech-language pathologist and founder of Pediatric Therapy Playhouse, a multidisciplinary clinic in Los Angeles. She is known internationally as the creator of ASD from the Inside Out, an online course that teaches SLPs innovative ways to assess and treat young children on the autism spectrum. She presents at the state and national levels, contributes to the ASHA Leader, and is a board member of the California Speech Language Hearing Association.
Today, Jessie shares with us how she fosters intrinsic motivation in her students by being flexible in her therapy sessions and allowing the student to have more control.
In This Episode You’ll Discover:
- What floor time therapy is and how to incorporate it into sessions
- The difference between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation
- Why intrinsic motivation is important for kids on the autism spectrum
- When it’s appropriate to give kids more control in sessions
- How Jessie does therapy sessions without a plan
- Exercises you can do with parents to incorporate therapy into daily life
- Ideas for making mundane tasks more fun
After listening to Jessie's tips, I hope that you will feel inspired to put away the reward box and allow your students to guide you in what motivates them. A simple shift in our thought process as the SLP may help create great results.
Joke of the Week:
I think Pringle’s initial intention was to make tennis balls. But on the day the rubber was supposed to arrive, a big truckload of potatoes showed up. And Pringles is a laid back company. They said, “Okay cut em up!”
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