Cultivating Care Within Problem Behavior While Serving People For the last few months, my family has had to make some really tough medical decisions with and for a beloved family member. Like many people, we are faced with caring for ourselves, our children, and loved ones at different points in their lives. It's made me … Continue reading For The Sake of Human Dignity
How We Set Up Children With Autism and Behavior Challenges to Fail Today I watched a child answer questions accurately, give great answers, generate a story all the while his shoes were off, he was jumping out of his seat every three seconds, and making silly faces. Focusing and marveling at his ability to multi-task … Continue reading The Burden of Challenging Behavior for Children with Autism
...and other Things I applaud to Encourage and Teach Independence In my mind I had several things to get accomplished at the same time. And I was holding my three year old son's pants. I handed his pants to him and said "Put your pants on". In his wisdom, he paused, moved his head to … Continue reading My Son Put His Pants On Backwards
THRIVE Tidbit #1 This video blog post is long overdue. My two year old son and his evolving independence reminded me how important this teaching is for everyone! Remember to register for THRIVE. Parent Training . Click Here to Learn More. ~Landria, The SLP GURU
Living Free. Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs or Otherwise. I have a two year old. My two year old listens. Sometimes he doesn't. But on this particular day, he was doing all the right things. Walking. Hands to himself. Not running. Quiet voice. Following a parent. What happened? We had been sitting in church … Continue reading THE REAL RESPONSE TO PEOPLE WHEN THEY CRITICIZE YOUR CHILD, YOUR PARENTING
I’m in the middle of potty training. Well not really. We buy Pull-Ups and wait for the magic to happen. And honestly, I’m trying to (in this case) not treat my son’s potty training as if he were a client. So far, he’s been part of Gross Motor Imitation trainings, early morning speech-language with mom … Continue reading MOTOR BEGATS MOTOR…AND OTHER THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT POTTY TRAINING
Being present is tough. Demands of emails, text messaging, who’s running for president, and the latest news story require you to keep up. But then you have the responsibility of these little people who are growing, developing, and will be off to college before you know it. On top of this, you see headlines for … Continue reading Before you answer the next email, do one thing to Increase Your Child’s Language
From Dream To REALITY B.C. and D.C. are now beautifully coined “Before Child” and “During Child”. Before child was filled with spontaneous dining out during the week with out a forethought of high chairs, snacks, sippy cups, and wipes. It is easy to believe that in my wanting to be a mother, I did not … Continue reading Autism. Restaurant. Family Outings
I SEE YOU. I see you is an African greeting that is more than a hello. It is the soul saying to another that I am taking the time to pause and really see your eyes as the soul's window and allowing the two souls to communicate. I See YOU. Whenever I think about inclusion … Continue reading INCLUSION.
Parents need a partner. Children need a right fit from the therapist that reads journal articles and books and not the one who gets advice by writing on Facebook "How do I treat X"... in secret groups.