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Tips On Teasing

Has your child ever felt hurt by other children at school? Has your child been teased about appearance or ability? What about being left out or excluded from a lunch group or conversation? Does...
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Taking Things Literally – An Issue that Matters

One of the big problems of parenting self-help books, particularly those which focus on raising children with special needs, is over simplification. Sure, I get that these books are trying to reach a mass audience who...
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Eggspressions: Learn to Eggspress Your Feelings!

Eggspressions is a set of six unique egg-heads that help children learn to identify and express their feelings. The eggs are constructed of solid wood and decorated with durable child safe paint. A storybook accompanies...

Chores – They Do a Child a World of Good

I have spent more than 15 years working specifically in an Adult Transition program.  From those years of experience, I can advise to get started as early as possible assigning chores which is basically...

Five Solutions to Support Social Growth

Jaimie, a child with sensory isms, has always struggled with social issues. When she was very young, she was terrified to be around other children and adults. She avoided any sort of social interaction,...

Why Encourage Dramatic Play Skills?

You have undoubtedly noticed that most preschool classrooms have a dramatic play area well stocked with dress-up clothes and real-life pretend items such as plastic foods, pots and pans, telephone, ironing board, dolls, and...

Getting the Hang of Social Timing: Part 4 – The Gift of Love and...

The holiday season is upon us and with it come many social opportunities.  But I wonder how many of us find some of these social moments difficult.  I certainly do.  I recently attended a...

Change is Good! Token Economy Systems Bring Positive Rewards

Change is good? Well, in the case of what’s known as a token economy system, change is great! This is a system of behavior modification through positive reinforcement. Basically, in order to achieve the...

CHILL CHILDREN: Guided Relaxation

A relaxed body is healthy, vibrant and feels great. A relaxed mind is creative, powerful and unlimited.  Guided relaxation can help children to achieve a relaxed body and mind. Learning to relax and calm yourself...

Learn How to Cope with Change

As an individual with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), I like structure and predictability. I enjoy knowing what is going to happen, first, next, and last. Not only do I like knowing what is...