Expected and Unexpected Behaviors

12.06.13

I asked Madi if there was a more formal way we could teach Cali not to use inappropriate, loud noises in public places. This is typically a problem during moments of panic or worry. She also struggles with other inappropriate behaviors in social settings, but the loud, inappropriate  noises has been specifically on my mind. read more…

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Diagnosing Autism: Clues in Infancy and the Pitfalls for Early Identification (part 2)

09.04.13

Today is part two. Yesterday was part one, which you can find here. This portion discusses the questions: What makes early diagnosis difficult? and  Where do we go from here? Here is what author, Nicole Magaldi, has to say in response to these two paramount questions… written by Nicole Magaldi, Ph.D., CCC/SLP What Makes Early read more…

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Potty Training…oh the luxuries of motherhood

08.19.13

So recently I have talked with three close friends about potty training. Each of my friends and myself all agree potty training is the least desired job motherhood has to offer! Really, I dread it like a plague.   A handful of months ago I did a four part series on potty training. (You can read more…

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Picture Cards

06.11.13

  Picture cards are a phenomenal therapy tool. Dawn uses them quite a bit during her speech sessions. Today Cali was working on describing pictures. For a long time Cali has had the tendency of describing a picture using only colors. Dawn would show a picture of a cat and say, “Tell me two things read more…

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Before I compare…

05.12.13

A story from about a year ago…   Why do I compare my girls with others? Why does it come so naturally and automatically? Is it because I want my girls to be the best? Am I validated as a mother by seeing my girls at the same level or higher than other kids? What read more…

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