In her experience, she has discovered that children with ASD respond best to visual stimulation and in an effort to reach them, she has developed a program that includes a variety of visual communication strategies including Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), visual schedules and a focus on teaching play and many other communication skills via a profoundly powerful tool: video modeling. Through teaching the art of play, she has been able to reach children and adults alike.
Lynn developed an innovative DVD – Playing with Purpose – which teaches independent and interactive play skills based on developmental norms. The intonation and pacing of her play scripts and play sequences immediately capture the child’s attention and the results are astounding! A future video modelling program – Karate with Purpose – will be available soon. In addition to being a speech and language professional, Lynn is also a second-degree black belt in Kimura Shokokai Karate and teaches several courses to children and adults. Play is an integral part of her methodology.
Lynn received her Baccalaureate and Master’s degrees in Speech and Language Pathology from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.