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What to Expect when raising a child with Asperger’s/Mild Autism Spectrum Disorder

2014-05-16T09:13:34+00:00

Question: I would love more information on raising a child with Aspergers. Thank you!   Answer: I appreciate this question and while it is very general (and I could write books on the topic!) I thought I would start by giving families a little bit of a ‘what to expect’ when raising a child with [...]

What to Expect when raising a child with Asperger’s/Mild Autism Spectrum Disorder2014-05-16T09:13:34+00:00

How to Help an Older Child with Nighttime Bedwetting

2014-05-23T11:07:34+00:00

Hi Dr Deb, I have been counseling the parents of an 8y/o girl. Her mother describes her issue with bedwetting as follows. " She was in pull/ups at night until she was 6.She is a really heavy sleeper. She started wetting the bed in September right when she started 3rd grade and 2 weeks after [...]

How to Help an Older Child with Nighttime Bedwetting2014-05-23T11:07:34+00:00

Is sensory processing disorder (SPD) the new ‘catch phrase? Are we over-diagnosing?

2014-05-29T01:01:34+00:00

Question: "What is your opinion on "sensory processing delay"and OT therapy? Is this being overly diagnosed in your opinion and the new catch phrase? Thank you." -K   Dear K: Thank you so much for submitting this question.  I  think there are many parents like yourselves who share the same concerns. To provide you the [...]

Is sensory processing disorder (SPD) the new ‘catch phrase? Are we over-diagnosing?2014-05-29T01:01:34+00:00

Tips for the Holidays for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their Families

2014-12-14T12:20:40+00:00

 I know from talking to a lot of parents in my practice that the holidays can be exceptionally stressful for a child on the spectrum. And so here are my tips on how to successfully navigate the holidays with your special needs child!! (PLEASE NOTE - I have included some exceptional suggestions I have received from parents on what's [...]

Tips for the Holidays for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their Families2014-12-14T12:20:40+00:00

Parents ‘Gifting’ their Children the Opportunity to be successful in General Education Classrooms!!

2014-12-14T12:38:51+00:00

Hello! This last October, thanks to a parent sponsor (whose son has autism spectrum spectrum disorder) I had an amazing time presenting to teachers at their private school about the "ABCs of ASD" which is a new teacher training program I developed especially for teachers of students with ASD in a general education preschool or elementary/middle school. [...]

Parents ‘Gifting’ their Children the Opportunity to be successful in General Education Classrooms!!2014-12-14T12:38:51+00:00

Parent Buddy Program

2014-12-17T22:45:22+00:00

Parent Buddy Program I recently had a parent email me this: "If becoming a parent changes your life completely, becoming a parent to a child on the spectrum gives that change a whole new dimension.  It is heartbreaking to see your child struggle to pick up skills that seem to come so naturally to a [...]

Parent Buddy Program2014-12-17T22:45:22+00:00

“Bright Stars” Online Parent Training Program

2020-12-16T18:15:46+00:00

The online parent training program, Bright Stars, has been created specifically for parents and caregivers of highly intelligent children on the mild end of the autism spectrum! In my years of practice, I have seen countless children with ASD who have incredible potential but are struggling with social, behavioral, and/or emotional challenges at home or [...]

“Bright Stars” Online Parent Training Program2020-12-16T18:15:46+00:00

Internet Safety Contract for Parents and Children/Teens

2013-06-13T11:25:41+00:00

As well all know the growing number of children and teens that are becoming victims of online predators are alarming. As discussed this morning on my interview with CBS news, I recommend using a internet safety contract with your child or teen to encourage safe and responsible internet use. Please feel free to comment with [...]

Internet Safety Contract for Parents and Children/Teens2013-06-13T11:25:41+00:00

How to Manage ADHD Effectively WITHOUT the Use of Medication (Part I)

2012-10-02T06:23:20+00:00

How to Manage ADHD Effectively WITHOUT the Use of Medication (Part 1 of a series) Dear Dr. Deb, Our 7-year-old son was just diagnosed with ADHD. Our pediatrician has recommended that we start him on medication, however my husband and I are hesitant to put him on medication this young. We are hoping that maybe [...]

How to Manage ADHD Effectively WITHOUT the Use of Medication (Part I)2012-10-02T06:23:20+00:00

ASD In 4 Year Olds

2012-10-02T06:28:24+00:00

ASD In 4 Year Olds Dear Dr. Deb, I have been reading a lot about Asperger's Disorder and autism spectrum disorder, and I'm worried my 4-year-old might have some of the signs. How do you know if a child has one of these disorders at such an early age? I know that autism itself is [...]

ASD In 4 Year Olds2012-10-02T06:28:24+00:00
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