Halloween and Autism

Halloween and Autism

October 12, 2018|BEHAVIOR, EMOTIONS, PARENTS, AUTISM, HOLIDAY, HOMESCHOOL Autism Autism is a neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorder that impedes social interactions and is often accompanied by sensory issues that cause heightened anxiety and tantrum-like...
Interoception, Autism, and Food

Interoception, Autism, and Food

December 6, 2018|OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (OT), HEALTH, BEHAVIOR, AUTISM, SENSORY I am sure you are asking yourself what the heck is interoception?  I had not heard of it either until recently.  Interoception, as we will be discussing today, did not really come...
Autism in the Educational Setting

Autism in the Educational Setting

Medical versus Educational This is a big post for me to tackle, and I hope you will find it answers many of the questions you have concerning Autism in the educational setting. Many parents, including myself in the beginning of my journey, did not understand there is...
Hyperlexia: The precocious reader

Hyperlexia: The precocious reader

December 17, 2018|READING, ADHD, AUTISM, GIFTED I find the topic of hyperlexia quite interesting!  James, Baby B out of my surviving quadruplets, is a precocious reader. I kid you not, when he was 18 months old, I was out driving around...
Working Memory: The RAM of the brain

Working Memory: The RAM of the brain

December 13, 2018|WORKING MEMORY, PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL TESTING, EXECUTIVE FUNCTION, BEHAVIOR, IEP, NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL, SELFREGULATION, ADHD, ACCOMMODATIONS, SPECIAL EDUCATION, AUTISM, PREEMIE, EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION, DYSLEXIA So what the heck is working memory?  I...