Multiple blogs focus on autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but special educator Catherine Pascuas takes a new approach to sharing insights and resources on treating kids and young adults with autism. On “The Autism Show Podcast,” the consultant interviews specialists in the field—including several SLPs who are ASHA members—on relevant topics. Then she edits and produces the interviews into a series of podcasts.
A new episode comes out each Tuesday and lasts approximately 20 minutes. You can subscribe to the podcast through iTunes or Stitcher. Although Pascuas creates each podcast with parents as the primary audience, she also asks the professionals she interviews to share advice for other pros in the field.
Three recent episodes showcase SLPs with expertise in ASD.
Heather MacKenzie, PhD, is a Canadian speech-language pathologist and international affiliate of ASHA. She writes books and programs on helping children manage their behavior, thinking and emotions. In the podcast, MacKenzie discusses tips for teaching self-regulation skills.
Karen Kabaki-Sisto, MS, CCC-SLP, helps children with autism improve their communication abilities. In 2015, she created an app to empower people with autism to start, maintain and end natural, flowing conversations.
Linda Barboa, PhD, CCC-SLP, holds degrees in speech-language pathology and audiology, psychology and early childhood education. She worked as a special education director, director of a center for autism and university professor. She co-authored Stars in Her Eyes: Navigating the Maze of Childhood Autism and presents programs to professionals across the country.