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How do I Build Self-Confidence in My Child?

Self-Confidence is crucial for the emotional development of children. Self- Confidence is what helps them follow thru on tasks despite ups and downs and accomplish goals at home, in school and other activities. It...
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Encouraging a Special Needs Child to be a Child

Every child with special needs is still a child at heart. No matter what issues, conditions, diagnoses or disabilities help educators, parents, and professionals figure out how to teach and reach a child, there...

Create A Policy For Video Games

No matter what you call it -- screen time, gaming, etc -- time spent playing video games is bound to cause some kind of friction in your home. Why: If your kiddo has ADHD like mine, he or...

Teaching Your Special Needs Child to Swim

I've heard it said that it's best to get your child into swimming lessons as early as possible. In fact, age one was suggested within our mother's group. As it turned out, this was poor...

The Journey of Acceptance and Self-Advocacy

I have always known I was different from others; ever since I was a little girl I knew that I had special needs. I knew that I went to therapy, I knew that I...
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Social Skills Groups – 5 and 6 year-olds

This is the third post in a series designed to discuss social cognition groups for children aged 3-8. The first, titled Social Skills Groups 101 by Karen Head M.S. CCC-SLP shared the fundamental components...
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Foundation for Successful Social Skills Groups for Teens

In our practice, we run multiple teen groups on a regular and consistent basis.  Our groups have been successful for our community and I am often asked questions from prospective clients or fellow professionals...

Dogs Who Teach Social Skills

I've met some pretty amazing dogs in my life and we have one in our family. His name is Huck and he is a full-size Labradoodle. But the dogs who participate in the K-9...

Avoid Outbursts by Controlling Emotional Responses

When my son JJ was 16 years old, he was suspended from high school for his impulsive behavior. His peers knew what buttons to push and it continually got him into trouble. The Incredible...
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Social Rule # 52: DON’T BE A VICTIM!

Honoring National Safety Month, an integral component to safety is to learn how to not become a victim. Once a victim, the role tends to follow the child everywhere. What is a victim? It is a kid...