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David Sponder

David Sponder is a Licensed Education Psychologist who has been working with Individuals with Special Needs for over 30 years. In addition to the L.E.P., David holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education and Teacher Specialist Credential for Children with Severe Handicapping Conditions. His specialty is working with children with developmental, emotional, psychiatric and behavioral issues. He is the only person in the world who obtained certification in the three major approaches to working with Autism Spectrum disorders: ABA, Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) and Developmental, Individualized, Relationship-Based (DIR/Floortime) methods.

The Rewards of Creating a Special Time with Attention-Seeking Children

Special Time is a technique which helps a child understand exactly when they will receive undivided attention, as a means of reducing anxiety laden attention seeking behaviors, or as a means of improving relationships when the child is defiant or alienated. Suggestion of this technique in no way implies that this child does not receive […]

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How to Help Your Child with Autism Overcome Picky Eating

How to Help Your Child with Autism Overcome Picky Eating https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/how-to-help-your-asd-child-overcome-picky-eating-now/

Picky Eating is the common term for what Picky Eaters do. These children are hard to please and to feed in general, but they rarely end up starving themselves. Patterns of over-selecting food are common among children with developmental disorders, but they are also common among all children. Estimates vary widely among studies, but in […]

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