August 3, 2018

The other day I received and email from one of the parents I work with who wanted to share the details of a recent incident.  I was so happy that he did because I think the story exemplifies many things.  First, it is a testament to how hard parents work to keep their...

May 27, 2018

 As some of you might know, I am in the midst of moving my practice to a new setting.  The process has prompted me to think more closely about how the spaces we create in turn shape us.   As a behaviorist my first step is often to see what quick environmental changes I...

May 1, 2018

     "My children don't watch TV anymore, they just watch YouTube".  I've heard that statement over and over again from parents.  Often it is delivered with a smile and a sentiment that this is good news.  Unfortunately, not only is this not good news, it is yet anothe...

April 5, 2018

         As many of you know April is Autism Awareness month.  I'd like to take a few minutes to focus on the "awareness" component .   People fear what they don't understand and in my experience fear leads to misjudgment, lack of acceptance, and avoidance.  I think th...

March 15, 2018

                        I’ll admit it, I have plenty of unhelpful habits that I work on reducing.  I tend to rely too much on coffee, I leave dirty mugs all over my house (probably because of all the coffee I drink), and I find it hard to not sneak goldfish crackers wh...

February 27, 2018

Let's face it, smartphones are everywhere and  they are going to be a major part of our lives for years to come.  Many adults describe mixed feelings about their smartphone. To some it's a necessary tool for their career, to others it's an annoyance that they would lov...

February 27, 2018

While working with parents to teach children new skills, I often employ incentives.  Incentives can be extremely helpful to get kids motivated to learn difficult skills that don’t come naturally to them.  Often learning new and important skills can be uncomfortable and...

February 9, 2018

As I approach the spring with my clients on the Autism Spectrum, we are already starting to formulate plans and ideas for the summer and even the upcoming school year.  As we all know, planning and pre-teaching are essential components for people living with Autism.  T...

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