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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 […]

May 282012

Dear readers: I have recently started a new series of YouTube videos, so you can follow me there “in person” if you want to hear my latest. My YouTube channel is ASDspecialist. I am doing videos about areas of concern for autism spectrum kids, and also some general interest psychotherapy topics. In addition, I have […]

Apr 292012
Info on our new app for Android phones: Behavior management on the go!

Let’s Go! Plus allows parents to quickly establish a fun and easy to use behavior management plan when going out to common activities.   Our free Let’s Go! app covers five activities: going to a store, going to a restaurant, going in a car, going to worship, and going to a birthday party. Let’s Go! […]

Aug 052011
Why we should tell children and teens about their autism spectrum diagnosis

This is a follow up from my last two posts about explaining an autism spectrum diagnosis to siblings and to the children themselves. I think it would be helpful to explain the most common reactions that I get from the autism spectrum children when I inform them about their diagnoses, and why I think we […]

Jul 312011
How to tell school age children or teens that they have high functioning autism, Asperger’s or PDD.NOS

When to tell I recommend sharing earlier rather than later.Sometimes the child is informed as part of the diagnostic workup. If that was not done, I would wait until you as the parent have read up on what the diagnosis means and have a good understanding yourself of the associated strengths and weaknesses. Check out […]

Jul 262011

In today’s post I am responding to a question from a reader about explaining high functioning autism to siblings. If you are going to talk to siblings about the diagnosis, make sure the child himself knows about the diagnosis, so that if he hears reference to it he’ll know what you are talking about! I’ll […]