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If you are the parent of a child with ASD and you haven’t explored the topic of emotional regulation; the article and link a the bottom of this post is worth a read.  The article is written by Dr. Barry Prizant and is a fantastic overview of the Emotional Regulation Approach. The ability to regulate your

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I recently ran across a blog post that gives some really great tips for dealing with meltdowns as well as tips for distinguishing between a meltdown vs a tantrum. Click the link below for some really great information about distinguishing a meltdown vs a tantrum and how to handle both! Meltdowns vs Tantrums  

 
 
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If you are the parent of a child with Apraxia you NEED to click the link to the article below.  If you are the parent or therapist of a child with Apraxia and wear mascara or makeup; be prepared to do some touch up work after you finish reading unless you are comfortable looking like

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If putting on your child’s shoes in the morning is a struggle or your special Olympian is looking for a good basketball shoe, click this link.  Nike has released a limited run of the Flyease.  The Flyease are a modified version of several different basketball shoes redesigned to accommodate the special needs population.  One of

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According to findings published in the Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, the severity of a child’s autism may be directly linked with the level of stress or anxiety they experience on a day-to-day basis. Researchers at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. recently discovered levels of the stress-hormone cortisol remain significantly higher throughout the day

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One of the questions I’m asked most by parents is “What is echolalia?”.  Echolalia is a complex topic in Autism and it’s hard to know what information is reliable unless you’ve been to graduate school for communication disorders:) I decided to pretend I was a parent and googled “echolalia autism”.  The results were incredibly varied

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Published on June 11, 2015, by in education.

If you are the parent of a child on the spectrum you may have noticed your child has difficulty recalling and talking about events that  happened in the past.  If your child falls into this category don’t worry!  There are things you can do at home to practice this skill. In a lot of cases,

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