Halloween “Tricks” for Children with Autism
By Elizabeth Murcie, PNP Halloween can be a fun… [more]
Bedtime Battle and Whine
By Jacquelynn Duquette, NPP, MS, RN It’s back… [more]
9 Ways You Can Help a Special Needs Parent
When I set out to write 7 Things You Don’t Know About… [more]
7 Things You Don’t Know About A Special Needs Parent
About 6 million kids in America receive special education,… [more]
What’s Wrong With Being Bored?
By Tanya Gesek, Ph.D. “I’m bored!” How many… [more]
Parent Corner: Transition to Summer
By Tanya Gesek, Ph.D. I remember the last few weeks… [more]
Behavioral Therapy for ADHD: Recommendations Ignored?
Recommendations from the American Academy… [more]
By Elizabeth Murcie, PNP Halloween can be a fun and spirited time of year for children. Dressing up in costumes, getting candy, having parties, and decorating pumpkins is all part of this holiday fun. But, for some children with sensory, communication, or social difficulties, the festivities can be unpleasant. Autism Speaks, a non-for-profit advocacy group […]
By Jacquelynn Duquette, NPP, MS, RN It’s back to school time and kids are having trouble waking in the morning. Groggy and tired in the morning and pushing limits to play longer in the evening. Getting less than the needed hours of sleep and can lead to mood changes, behavior problems and problems with attention […]
When I set out to write 7 Things You Don’t Know About a Special Needs Parent, I was a little nervous. I thought to myself, Who am I to speak for all special needs parents? My situation felt unique, and maybe no one would relate to what I was going through. I was encouraged by […]
About 6 million kids in America receive special education, according to the U.S. Department of Education. One out of every 10 children under the age of 14 has some type of special need, which includes any physical, cognitive, or medical disability, or chronic or life-threatening illness. Read more here!
By Tanya Gesek, Ph.D. “I’m bored!” How many parents are hearing these words? Especially in the summer while the kids are on vacation?? My response? “Good.” We have become a generation of families that seem constantly on the go. As parents, we feel like failures if our children are not scheduled every minute of the […]