A group of children with the caption, Misconceptions about autism and social skills

Misconceptions about Autism Social Skills

One of the key diagnostic criteria for autism includes deficits in social skills. Social skills are the set of unwritten rules we use to interact with other people using both our words and our bodies. Neuro-typical children acquire social skills through observation and interaction with other people in the home and community. Children with autism […]

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A sad looking pug with the caption: the look on my face when my child with sensory sensitivities develops a Food Allergy to 1 of the 5 foods she eats

Sensory Processing Disorder and a Food Allergy

Sensory Sensitivities Sensory sensitivities are common in children with autism; however, children without autism may also have a sensory processing disorder. Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a condition where the sensory signals from the nervous system are not organized in a typical fashion. Someone with SPD may be over- or under- reactive to sounds, texture, taste, […]

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A Different Behavior Plan Approach

Some children have really challenging behaviors. Hitting, spitting, kicking, screaming, etc. may occur multiple times a day or a few times a week. Typical discipline approaches may not work with these children. A specialized behavior plan should be developed to focus on missing skills that contribute to the challenging behavior. “The Explosive Child: A new Approach […]

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5 Reasons Behavior Plans Fail

  Whether you are a parent helping your child at home or a teacher in a classroom, a child’s behavior can interfere with learning and daily tasks. Disruptive, aggressive, other inappropriate behavior can be successfully changed with a well designed behavior plan. Behavior plans are not always successful. I have compiled 5 Reasons Behavior Plans […]

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How to Select the Perfect Math Curriculum

How do you know which math curriculum will work for you and your child and which you should avoid? Wading through the marketed homeschool math curriculum can be a daunting task. When I began my search, I wondered through sites searching out reviews for the curricula I was interested in trying. Price, value, and quality […]

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