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Early Autism Intervention: Yes, You Do Have Options

Since professionals and educators may not apprise you of the many early autism intervention choices available, it’s essential to do your own research and pursue the approach that feels most suitable for your child and family.

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Early Intervention: Taking a Mindful Approach

Early intervention should not be a race against developmental delays, but rather a thoughtful path to nurture each child’s own potential to develop at his or her own pace. A fast pace that emphasizes doing rather than being with a child can interfere with what children need most: an engaged and relaxed parent.

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Ain’t Misbehavin: Understanding Challenging Behaviors from the Inside Out

Challenging behaviors are not always intentional misbehavior. We have to understand the meaning behind them in order to best support each child.

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A Missing Ingredient in Autism Therapies

The emotional life of the child is often not considered in the behavioral treatment of autism. This article offers suggestions to enhance the child's emotional development in autism treatment.

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When Your Child’s Tantrums Make you Tantrum

What a tantruming child needs is an adult who can first help them find calmness in the body, and then later offer teaching moments. Toddlers—all human beings, really—cannot take in new information when they are in an active tantrum state.

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Being “Nonverbal” Doesn’t Mean I Can’t Think

When professionals automatically equate “nonspeaking” with “low functioning,” they underestimate student’s intellectual capacities, often removing children from inclusive programs to place them in separate special education classes that may not be appropriate or academically sufficient.

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Picky Eating: A Precursor of Trouble Down the Line?

A three-year-old eats only chicken nuggets and french fries. A four-year-old limits her diet to light-brown crackers and bagels. These children are considered “selective eaters” to pediatricians. Moms and dads know them as “picky eaters.” A study released this week in the journal Pediatrics found that moderate and severe cases of selective eating in toddlers […]

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Disorderism: How to Make Sure People See Your Child and Not a Diagnosis

How to make sure people see your child, and not a disorder.

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The Hidden Costs of Planned Ignoring

There are downsides to planned ignoring in behavioral therapies and ABA. This article describes what they are.

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Most people (even professionals) believe behavior happens for 1 of 2 reasons... But what if I told you that is completely backwards? That it is more complex and yet simpler than that at the same time? If you've ever struggled to understand and solve challenging behaviors... this is a MUST! Join me LIVE to chat with Mona Delahooke, Ph.D. author of Beyond Behaviors to chat about this hot topic and so much more!!!!
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Behavioral Challenges in Students with Trauma Histories
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Every Week. I observe the rewards/compliance paradigm fail to help children in school settings. Why do we remain so attached to using them? #Education #Paradigmshift #BeyondBehaviors #Brainscience #Compassion #Traumaresponsive #Resilience #Inclusion
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Thank you Dr. Blecksmith, what a great interview, and I'm honored to be joining you all in May. I loved the screen shot while you spoke! :) Northeast Missouri Health Council
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