Category Archives: Social Understanding

I Feel Embarrassed When My Child Touches His Private Areas in Public!

“My child touches his penis and becomes aroused when we are in public places. I feel embarrassed.” Your child knows the sensations  feel good, however, it is probably just a form of self stimulation. Most likely your child probably does … Continue reading

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My Child is Different, So What!

My child is different! People stop and stare, they tell me to discipline him…he is out of control, grabbing items off of shelves, making strange sounds, trying to run away from me. I feel tired, sometimes I feel crazy,  and … Continue reading

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Impulsive Behavior: Some Children Need Extra Help When Helping Themselves to Everthing

Some children cannot help themselves, they sit at the table ready to participate in an activity and they are compelled to touch and grab all the materials that are prepared for the activity.  It does not matter what the materials … Continue reading

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What kind of Educational Environment Will my Child Thrive In?

The learning environment requires a variety of tools, materials, and methods. It also requires a comprehensive understanding of your child’s need based on strengths, interests, and qualitative impairments in communication, social understanding, and repetitive behavior and in turn how these … Continue reading

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What Does it feel Like to Hear a Diagnosis of ASD for the First Time?

Diagnosis – What does it feel like to hear a diagnosis of ASD for the very first time? I cannot say for sure I can only speculate that a parent hearing the diagnosis of an ASD for the first time … Continue reading

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Are you locked into “Social Expectations” when you are in public with you child?

Do you own a suitcase filled with the “Shoulds”when it comes to being in public with your child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder? The shoulds are a large external family of social dictators that tend to rule internal social expectations. The should … Continue reading

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Curses foiled again! What is the cursing all about?

Carla curses and cusses using long rap like repetitive sentences. The volume of her voice becomes louder as the seconds tick on. When we ask her to stop or tell her to be quiet she cries and grumbles and keeps on … Continue reading

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How to Use Scripts for Children With Autism

How to use scripts with children with autism is contingent on a several factors. The first being consideration of the child’s cognitive abilities, particularly reading with comprehension.  Many children with autism are “word” callers…they can read very advanced text but … Continue reading

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What type of Educational Setting Should I consider for My Child?

I experienced unusual feelings today while participating in an Individualized Educational Planning Team (IEPT) meeting. The parent was becoming frustrated. She wanted services for her child that were going to be soon cut off by public funding.  There was no … Continue reading

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How do I Help Motivate my Child to Complete Tasks Without Meltdowns?

Disovering and setting motivational options is one idea to consider. What motivates you? What motivates most people who hold a full time job? Ahhhh… The end of the day when they can play? the paycheck at the end of a … Continue reading

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