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Jul 142013
 

I have recently undertaken a major life transition. I took a job in England, left my job of 16 years, sold my house and my car, and gave away or sold almost everything I have ever owned! My husband and I have been working on this on different sides of the Atlantic, and are only […]

Oct 222012
 

Teasing and arguing among siblings is a common parent complaint – and most of us have either experienced it as parents or as a sibling when we were growing up. I just recently came across a paper written by my older sister when she was in 7th grade.  She describes me: “”I have a little […]

Sep 152012
 

Arguing is one of the most common complaints I hear from parents. The strategies discussed here will work for any children – but they are particularly helpful for children with high functioning autism spectrum disorders who are prone to argue. This makes sense given the nature of ASDs. If we have a child who has […]

Aug 192012
 

1. Setting specific behavioral goals with rewards for achieving them BEFORE the activity starts is an important strategy for preventing behavior problems and meltdowns. We are reducing problem behavior by teaching the child specifically what we want them to do and then rewarding them for accomplishing it. Do not offer a reward for stopping problem […]

Jul 012012
 

Excerpts from chapter two of the new ebook I am writing entitled: Top ten strategies to help your high functioning autism spectrum child flourish. Once we better understand the function (meaning or purpose) of the old problem behavior, we can either make antecedent changes (change the situation, demand or event) so that the problem behaviors […]

Jun 242012
 

Excerpt from the new ebook I am writing entitled: Top ten strategies to help your high functioning autism spectrum child flourish. This is the first page of my first chapter: Understanding, Analyzing and Resolving Problem Behaviors. Families are often looking for help for an ASD child because of problem behaviors. Many of these problem behaviors […]

Jun 082012
 

Dear readers: This is the first draft of the preface for the e-book I am writing. Let me know your opinions and comments! Preface Do you want to learn methods to help your high functioning* autism spectrum child flourish? You have come to the right place! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I […]