Behavior

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Hire the Ideal ABA Tutor – Eliminate Barriers to Success

Is your child getting what they need from their ABA therapy?  Do you find yourself with a new tutor every couple of months? Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is the science of human behavior.  ABA is...

A Simple Hand Exercise for a “Quick Bite” of Proprioceptive Input

Proprioception is our body’s understanding of where it is in space. It is a sense that lets us know the position of our physical structure through receptors in our joints. We can stimulate or...

Occupational Therapy and ABA Teamwork: A Great Fit!

The American Occupational Therapy Assn (AOTA) conference has just concluded in Indianapolis, Indiana and as is always the case, I feel such enthusiasm and camaraderie after interacting with a focused group of my colleagues. Joining...

ADHD and Back-to-School Anxiety

Here it is, the new school year.  For many, it’s the time when our children’s carefree smiles disappear and their walk looses some of its lightness.  Stress, overwhelm, anxiety creep back into our children’s...

Discover Calm: Build a Self-Regulation Tool Box

In my article, What in the World is Self-Regulation? Self-Regulation and Me!, I talked about self-regulation. This month I would like to provide more strategies for self-regulation, because I feel that it is a...

Headaches on the Rise in Children: Explore Solutions

An increasing number of children are presenting to emergency rooms and being admitted to hospitals with a complaint of headaches.  Medical records, of patients aged 4 to 18 years who visited an emergency room...

A Day at Monster Jam: Tips for Preparing “those” Summer Events

Summer is a time many families are looking for those fun, high interest activities to do with their kids. As a counselor, one of the biggest fears I often hear from parents is, “We...

Plan Ahead to Reduce Anxiety

One of the most common problems associated with the various isms that children may have is - anxiety. Sure, a little anxiety is normal, most kids can be anxious about things. The difference is...
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Behaviors: The Power of Parental Knowledge

I have worked with children with various isms for many years and have had a lot of training on how to deal with behavioral issues. I will watch parents dealing with their children experiencing...

How to Help a Child Overcome Defecation Phobia

Children with defecation phobia form a vicious circle that often involves withholding a bowel movement for days followed by a bowel movement that would accompany ritualistic behaviors. George, aged 12, believes he will become contaminated...