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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

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

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 3 Essential Parenting New Years Resolutions!

2013-01-02T17:22:56+00:00

Happy New Year to all my readers. Here's wishing you all the very best for you and your family in 2013. With the ringing in of the New Year often comes resolutions, hopes, and promises - those we make to ourselves and our children. Yesterday, I received a question from a mother in my practice [...]

My Top 3 Essential Parenting New Years Resolutions!2013-01-02T17:22:56+00:00
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