When parents of different needs children hear the famous initials IEP it can create all types of emotions. Unfortunately, most of those emotions are not good ones. The annual IEP meeting is one most parents do not look forward to having. I wanted to take some time...
This month’s blog comes to you from ABA expert, Amber Nelms, owner of Triangle ABA in Raleigh. What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)? How do I know if my child needs it or will benefit from it? Will the treatment prohibit my child from stimming? Find the answers to these questions and more!
Executive functions are a set of mental skills that help us focus, plan, and manage tasks.
When we get too focused on how things “should” be, we are likely to be more disappointed. Be flexible, and remember, there is a lot of good to be had this year, even if it isn’t what we’re used to.
How do you handle juggling virtual schooling and your own job? With a lot of grace and grit.
When your child is resistant to change it can affect the whole family. You may be rearranging your schedule for them or avoiding things that might typically be good for you, but a problem for them (like vacations). How do you help your child deal with change and what should you do if there is a meltdown?
Many times, children who need social skills support also need support for self-regulation. In fact, until they can regulate their energy level and increase their self-awareness, instruction in social skills may be less effective.
One of the most successful tools we have to help children learn is to give them positive feedback.
Acts of kindness and charity are great ways for children to focus on something other than their worries.
Did you know that 10-20 minutes of cardiovascular exercise helps children with ADHD focus? It does!