About 6-months ago, I had a conversation with two of my private clients, a mom and dad, regarding their child’s behavior. They were concerned because whenever their son became frustrated, or had difficulties communicating his needs, he melted down. They had been taught various strategies...

With summer just around the corner for many families, I wanted to share a few strategies that may make the transition much easier for you and your child. Use a calendar to mark off the days. Write down the words Last Day of School and Summer...

Bedtime can be a bit stressful for the whole family. Your child may need help calming his body down, because it may not come naturally to him. Self-regulation tends to be difficult for children with autism. Here’s what I mean. You know what your body needs...

Let’s face it, life for your child can be challenging. He or she is constantly receiving commands, demands, requests, instructions, and directions. He is trying to navigate through all of the rules, make sense of the world around him, and figure out where and when...

Most parents are familiar with using reinforcers—giving children positive feedback, and having a reward system in place to encourage appropriate behavior. Some children will not complete a 10-piece puzzle unless they are rewarded with verbal reinforcement, such as “Good job! Way to go!” As children get...