I don’t know how it got started, but my 18 year old was saying, “Yea, I really like it when you start out saying,” “I’ll tell you what,” like it is the deal of the century. “Then you end it with a choice of cleaning my room or cleaning the bathroom.” I had to laugh… Read more »
It is part of who we all are – we need to play and have fun. Can even laborious tasks be turned into something not only useful, but healthy and enjoyable? Take a look at this study; Play can change our perspective, give life a structure we want to do. Each individual is different. Each… Read more »
Sometimes kids need a little nudge, and then sometimes they just need to let go and have fun – that’s when it all comes together! These recent weeks I have seen, or heard about, unusual behaviors from two of my autistic clients. Apparently, once again demonstrating the quote “All behavior is communication.” Both children, a… Read more »
Sometimes when kids have had an “out of the cave” moment, they need to go back to something familiar, to feel safe, know where they are in life before moving on. Sometimes we become agitated or concerned (as parents, teachers or therapists) that a child is regressing, however we all do that sort of thing… Read more »
One of my childrens teachers handed this out the night when we met the teachers. I just loved this and thought I would share it: “Life is not a race – but indeed a journey. Be honest. Work hard. Be choosy. Say “thank you,” and “great job” to someone each day. Take time for reflection… Read more »
The shocking truth about crying is that sometimes it is a spring board towards growth. Upon bringing a non-verbal child to his father at the conclusion of his session, the father asked me “What happened, why is he crying?” Unfortunately, when children are non-verbal we don’t always know they are crying. However, as I have… Read more »
Symptoms of autism, hand flapping, unusual sounds, toe walking are just some of them. What are they all about and what are we to do about them? I must once again refer to my previous blogging quote by Temple Grandin,”All behavior springs from a reason, and all behavior is communication.” What are we to do… Read more »
In the treatment of autism,or really, the progress of any individual, there is something we all must remember. Progress is never a direct line forward. Specifically with autism, there must always be a careful watch on our own expectations of progress. We must always remember the individual and realize we need to see progress as… Read more »
I am very excited and have been looking forward to this event since August! This week I will be attending the Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders Conference at The Center For Discovery in Hurleyville New York! I am sure this Fridays Newsletter will have amazing information I hope to bring home with me! Stay Tuned!
My newest venture; a Newsletter! I hope to get to know more of you and send regular posts to those who want to know more!