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Expert Ways to Help Tame Tantrums and Manage Meltdowns

Expert Ways to Help Tame Tantrums and Manage Meltdowns

Every parent has experienced the embarrassment, frustration, and exhaustion of a child’s temper tantrum. It doesn’t matter what is the diagnosis or developmental stage—and it happens to both the novice and most experienced parents. Inevitably, if you have a child, you will find yourself trying to manage behavioral outbursts. If you’re a parent of a… Continue Reading

Able2learn Reinvents Special Needs Learning with Free Resources

Able2learn Reinvents Special Needs Learning with Free Resources

Able2learn is working to help struggling parents, teachers and schools – faced with limited budgets – educate children with autism. The CDC reports autism rates have increased more than 30% over the last ten years. The influx of children entering the school system has been challenging, with many teachers ill-equipped, lacking in training, supports and… Continue Reading

How to Transition Your Young Adult with Asperger’s Into the World

How to Transition Your Young Adult with Asperger’s Into the World

Are you intimidated by the “failure to launch” syndrome for your young adult with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? For most parents, the term translates into a fear factor, restraining them from helping their young adults with Asperger’s syndrome to transition into the adult world. As a parent, your support and perception of your child’s ability… Continue Reading

Issue 71 – Navigating A New Year

Issue 71 – Navigating A New Year

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Why Not Pledge to Cut Yourself Some Slack In the New Year? The father of a young, nonverbal boy compassionately reviews the true value of new year’s resolutions. James Guttman Easy Ways to Add Simple Communication Strategies to a Kid’s Life A speech-language pathologist, parent… Continue Reading

Best Sensory Strategies for Handling Tactile Defensiveness

Best Sensory Strategies for Handling Tactile Defensiveness

Touch is the first sensation that starts evolving in the womb at five weeks. The early development of the touch (tactile) system provides an essential foundation for emerging social and communicative behaviors (Cascio, 2010). According to Kranowitz (2005), the touch system layers our bodies and gives us information about surrounding physical entities. Moreover, it works… Continue Reading

Going to the Dentist Doesn’t Have to Be a Challenge with ASD

Going to the Dentist Doesn’t Have to Be a Challenge with ASD

Taking a child to the dentist can be a very stressful experience for both parents and children. For children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other developmental disabilities who have difficulties with sensory stimuli, communication, and increased levels of anxiety, the stress is even greater. From the time spent in the waiting room combined with… Continue Reading

HELP: How Can I Make it Easy For My Son to Remember Skills?

HELP: How Can I Make it Easy For My Son to Remember Skills?

I’m struggling with my son remembering the things he has learned. I teach him one thing and he forgets. Any tips? –Matsepo Hey Matsepo! What you’re experiencing is very common for people with developmental disabilities. Research shows that children with autism require significantly more learning opportunities to gain a new skill than other children. On… Continue Reading