Perspectives

Student Awards

How Does Your School’s Rewards Program Fair?

Most primary schools (or elementary schools, as they are called in the U.S.) have some form of "rewards program". There's usually a "student of the week" reward where students get to take home a small...
Clear Communication - Chores

Want Kids to Respond Positively? Don’t Mince Your Words

My wife is always complaining that she has to repeat things several times over for me. Of course, I'm deaf, so I have a good excuse. The thing is though that I've known for...
Zach Zaborny

High School Ending? 3 Tips to Support the Transition

With the Summer months on the horizon, comes the end of another school year. If you have a child that is a senior in high school, that means graduation. If you have a child...
soccer-coach

Scoring Anxiety? Choose Non-Competitive Sports

As a child, I played soccer at my father's insistence and I hated every minute of it. I had very poor coordination and it was all I could do to "not fall over" when...
iPad as a Tool

Oh, The Things You Can Do with an iPad

I remember when iPads first came out. My dad was the first one in my family to get one. I didn't want one; I felt like it was silly because I had an iPod Touch...
teen - life skills

Teach Life Skills – Create Success for Independence

All parents want independence for their children. I am no different; I desired for my son with isms to live independently with success and with much dedication and effort, he is doing just that. ...
When Parent's Disagree

When Parents Disagree – Focus on Treatment

Imagine this scenario >> Your child has fallen off her bike and after the fall, her finger is sticking out at an odd angle.  You take her to the hospital where the doctor shows you x-rays...
Sensory Reduction

Meltdown? Reduce Sensory Input, Reduce the Intensity

Meltdowns! They're arguably the most feared events for the parents of children with isms but did you know that the child or adult with an ism fears them too? Meltdowns are short periods of...

Prevent Holiday Meltdowns for You and Your Child

Holiday gatherings have led to some of the most humungous meltdowns we’ve experienced with my youngest son Jake, who is diagnosed on the severe end of the autism spectrum.  I can’t say I haven’t...
trick or treat

Tips for a Fun, Comfortable and Safe Halloween

Halloween is a great holiday because kids love dressing up and eating the candy, BUT, all that goes with it was not so great for me as a kid. I could have certainly lived...