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Emotions and Autism: New Research

Understanding emotions in one’s self and in others is one of the hallmark difficulties of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). New research has found a potential way to unlock these challenges for those with ASD. Read More

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Back to School Planning and Tips

Take advantage of open houses, conferences, and back to school night. Your child will have the chance to meet teachers, staff and other students. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s school program we can help! Call us at 651-636-4155. Read More

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Snacks to Help with Constipation

Children with limited diets, those who take some medications and sometimes just because can have constipation on occasion or quite frequently. When sensory issues, developmental delays and issues with attention are added to this mix constipation and something called “encopresis” can be a long term struggle. Encopresis, or fecal incontinence, occurs when soiling or passing of stool (usually involuntarily) happens. Read More

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Early Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Family members other than parents can play an important role in the initial recognition of difficulties prior to a child being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Read More

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Time Management Tools for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Moving into middle school and high school can be a difficult challenge for all student. Parents and teaches expect more independence, better organization and self-motivation from student. Students also have the added difficulty of having multiple teachers, changing classrooms and lockers. These skills can be especially challenging for students who have ASD who often struggle more with executive functioning. Implementing some organization strategies may be helpful to assist students with ASD in their transition to higher level grades. Read More

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What is a feeding disorder?

It seems so obvious- if a child is hungry he will eat. For some children with a history of prematurutiy, medical complications, autism spectrum disorders or other development disorders, eating is a skill that does not develop as expected. Read More

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Teaching Your Child to Deal with Emotions

All children need to learn the vocabulary for emotions just like they need to learn the vocabulary for any other concept. The tricky thing about emotions is they are, well emotions. So teaching them in the heat of the moment is quite like teaching a concept like “vegetable”. Read More

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Speech Processing and Autism

The sounds ‘p’, ‘b’, ‘g’, ‘ch’ and ‘sh’ are in that frequency range. If children are missing hearing those sounds or are unable to process those sounds in a typical way, it may be affecting the way they are able to learn language. Read More

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When Toilet Training Doesn't Work

The truth is that many kids beyond the age of toilet teaching (generally older than 4 years) who frequently soil their underwear have a condition known as encopresis. They have a problem with their bowels that dulls the normal urge to go to the bathroom — and they can't control the accidents that typically follow. Children with developmental or behavioral disabilities may also have difficulty learning a consistent bathroom routine. Read More

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