Archive for June 2014

6 Things You Should Do When Telling Your Child He/She Has Autism!

Do you start to sweat, break out in a bad case of the nerves, or wake up in the middle of the night when you even think about telling your child he/she has autism? You are not alone. Many parents try to put off this conversation for as long as they can just because the thought of breaking this kind of news is both scary and painful. My nephew’s parents […]

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Can Your Pet Talk? A Cool Way For Your Child To Interact.

Can Your Pet Talk?  A Cool Way For Your Child To Interact.

You’ve seen the talking apps like Talking Tom Cat, Talking Santa and Talking Billy. I remember when they first came out and I thought they were fun and as cute as could be. I used them to encourage students to make sounds or talk because they were such terrific reinforcers! Now I’ve discovered an app that makes this idea of interacting with animals much more personal.  You can take a […]

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Two Ideas on How to Avoid the Heartbreak of a Picky Eater!

Two Ideas on How to Avoid the Heartbreak of a Picky Eater!

Do you have a child who is a picky eater? Three times a day you are probably experiencing either a fight then heartbreak or frustration then heartbreak. As a parent you want what is best for your child. Nutrition is part of that “what is best”. How do you accomplish that with a picky eater??? I have a couple of solutions for you. I read years ago that it’s a […]

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Social Skills Books You’ve Got To See!!!!

Social Skills Books You’ve Got To See!!!!

Do you have students with social skills issues? Chances are, if you live or work with students who have special needs, a lack of social skills if often an issue. I know that I am always looking for options for presenting good material to children and in the books that I present in the video you will find a really nice selection. Take a look at the video! Here is […]

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7 Tips To Help Potty Train Your Child With Special Needs!

7 Tips To Help Potty Train Your Child With Special Needs!

As a parent, successful potty training is kind of like one of the rights of passage. It makes you feel a little arrogant. Right? You know, strutting around pointing to the big girl pants or big boy pants and saying, “Yep, I did that”. When I potty trained my first child, I thought I had accomplished something BIG!!! I did it! I wasn’t sure what I was doing, but I […]

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