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Does your child look lost on the playground? Does he or she have difficulty playing with other children? How occupational therapy can help.

2013-07-11T10:35:39+00:00

(Many thanks to my colleague Andrea De Marino, MHS, OTR/L for this article. For more about Andrea or occupational therapy visit her website at www.sensorysolutionsinc.com      - Dr. Deb) Some children have a difficult time interpreting sensory information from their environments, whether it be from the sense of touch (tactile input), movement (vestibular input), [...]

Does your child look lost on the playground? Does he or she have difficulty playing with other children? How occupational therapy can help.2013-07-11T10:35:39+00:00

My Top 10 Classroom Strategies to Help your Child Focus and Pay Attention!

2014-01-11T10:33:43+00:00

By popular demand, here are my 10 top school recommendations for children struggling with focus and attention in class! Remember, no one strategy will be effective for every child. Take this list to school with you to discuss with your child's teacher which strategies would fit your child the best!! 1. Preferred Seating. Try placing [...]

My Top 10 Classroom Strategies to Help your Child Focus and Pay Attention!2014-01-11T10:33:43+00:00

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

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

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

Helpful Tips to Reduce Sibling Rivalry!

2013-05-08T12:41:10+00:00

("Many thanks to my extremely knowledgeable and wonderful friend and colleague Nancy Cohen, M.A. for writing this very helpful and informative article. BTW, personally I LOVE #5 - so brilliant! You can find out more about Nancy Cohen, Child Development and Behavior Specialist at her website www.nancygcohen.com." - Dr. Deb) Let’s face it – siblings [...]

Helpful Tips to Reduce Sibling Rivalry!2013-05-08T12:41:10+00:00

Dr. Pontillo addresses an ‘icky situation’ – Pooping on the Floor!

2012-10-09T12:26:11+00:00

Dr. Deb addresses an ‘icky situation’ – Pooping on the Floor! Dear Dr. Deb, What do you do when your 4-year-old tries to exert control over you?  Today while taking a bath my 4-year-old daughter decided she wanted to poop and pee on the floor of the bathroom.  She began a yelling screaming fit when [...]

Dr. Pontillo addresses an ‘icky situation’ – Pooping on the Floor!2012-10-09T12:26:11+00:00

My Top 5 Potty Training Mistakes – and how to avoid them!

2013-05-03T12:48:55+00:00

Ok, so listen, we are all human, and no one can say that potty training a toddler is easy!There will be bumps along the road. However, to make this journey as seamless as possible, take a look at these top 5 most common mistakes (and how not to make them!) in order to ensure a [...]

My Top 5 Potty Training Mistakes – and how to avoid them!2013-05-03T12:48:55+00:00

What do I do when I think my child has ADHD?

2013-04-02T20:35:11+00:00

Hi Dr. Deb, I was referred to you by my friend. She said you would be able to help me with my son. Earlier this week during a parent teacher conference his teacher and I came to the conclusion that he should be looked at for ADD/ADHD. He is a good hearted child he just [...]

What do I do when I think my child has ADHD?2013-04-02T20:35:11+00:00
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