The Burden of Challenging Behavior for Children with Autism

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

THE REAL RESPONSE TO PEOPLE WHEN THEY CRITICIZE YOUR CHILD, YOUR PARENTING

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

MOTOR BEGATS MOTOR…AND OTHER THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT POTTY TRAINING

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

Before you answer the next email, do one thing to Increase Your Child’s Language

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