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Neuropsychological Aspects of Diabetes

      Diabetes is an autoimmune disorder associated with an inability of the affected person’s/child’s pancreas to secrete insulin. There are two types of diabetes (type I and type II). Read on to understand the neuropsychological aspects of Diabetes. Type I Diabetes: Type I diabetes is considered to be insulin dependent in which the […]

Set-Up a Routine for Homework Happiness

      Children with attentional problems or issues with executive functioning often have difficulties with homework completion. Several issues associated with executive functioning lead to concerns with the ability to complete daily work including the following: Initiation on work Organization concerns Time management Difficulty transitioning When is the best time for my child to […]

Ensure Extra-Curricular Success for Children with Special Needs

Often parents of children with special needs are worried and fearful about the ability of their child to succeed in extra-curricular activities such as sports, boy scouts, dance, art class, etc. Parents often fear the worst and are afraid of how the child will behave or act in such circumstances.  I would recommend that parents […]

The Basics About Down Syndrome

      Down syndrome is thought to be the most common genetic causes of cognitive impairment.  This condition has been found to occur in approximately 1 in 800 live births.  Down syndrome results from an extra copy of chromosome 21. Children with Down syndrome often exhibit issues with their learning and processing of information.  Specific […]

Intervention For Autism Spectrum Disorder

After a child has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, parents are often at a loss as to where to go or what to do next.  It is important that parents are informed about treatment choices and utilize empirically supported interventions in order to provide the child with the best possible outcome. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) […]

Working With Parents Regarding Behaviors at Home

One of the major stressors that parents have to deal with on a daily basis is negative behaviors.  Negative behaviors can take the form of  non-compliance, physical aggression, and/or verbal aggression.  Behavioral management focuses on increasing on-task behaviors (e.g. behaviors parents want the child to engage in) while extinguishing off-task behaviors (the negative behavior).   Below […]

Behavior In The Classroom

Many times children with behavioral concerns, attention issues, emotional concerns, or learning disorders will exhibit negative behaviors within the classroom setting.  Behaviors, by nature, are reasonable and driven by some factor.  The majority of the time, there is a purpose and a reason as to why a child engages in a negative behavior. What this […]