Fall 2015 Social Skills Class

When attending social gatherings do you find that your child lacks social skills compared to their same age peers?? Do you often find them left alone in social situations because of their lack of … [Read more...]

This Child WILL NOT STOP CHEWING…. part 1

  Help!! This Kid (student) will NOT STOP CHEWING... As a behavior and autism specialist, I work with children of all ages...  Some have disabilities and some do not....  But one common thread I see … [Read more...]

“That kid” is MY kid & I am thankful……

  "That Kid" is MY kid & I am thankful...... Several weeks ago I came across a post on Facebook that caught my eye.........  It was written from a teacher's point of view and as a former … [Read more...]

The Challenge: Good vs. Bad

I (Brandi) am the one who writes the majority of the blog entries.  However, I am wanting to incorporate the opinions, thoughts, and expertise of others in order to broaden our readers thinking and to … [Read more...]

Create a Safer Home Environment for Special Needs Children

When a family receives a diagnosis of autism, it comes with a huge list of things to do, items to mark off your list and making adjustments to your home often becomes the last thing on your priority … [Read more...]

10 Questions to Determine Continued Effectiveness as a Teacher

Staff and teachers, we are entering our fourth week of school since the Christmas holidays. By now, the hiccups of returning back should be over.... However, there maybe some students who are having … [Read more...]

20 Manners to Teach Children with Special Needs

In recent weeks, especially those leading up to the holidays, the post 25 Manners Every Kid Should Know by age 9 from 2011's Parents.com has flooded every social media outlet possible. It struck … [Read more...]

Autism & Social Skills to Target

One of the core characteristics of Autism is a lack of social skills. Although this is a true deficit, social skills can be learned by those on the spectrum if properly taught. Below is the … [Read more...]

Strategies for Teaching Students with Aspergers

Although with the recent revisions to the DSM 5 have nullified the diagnosis of Asperger's, the students who have had a prior diagnosis of this are still in existence and will be in your classrooms. … [Read more...]

Oh the POWER of the Spoon

This post is a compilation of an earlier post made before we had launched the new website... Many additional scenarios have taken place since the original post so I wanted to update you regarding the … [Read more...]