Articles

(2020) 7 Tips to Develop Children’s Self-Discipline

Published August 5 at PsychologyToday.com

Seven suggestions to help your kids become more responsible and considerate — without nagging or shouting.

(2020) Time Inn: A Welcoming Accommodation

Published in May-July 2020 issue of Autism Asperger’s Sensory Digest.  

A cozy “getaway” place may be exactly what a child needs to calm down and get some necessary time alone before re-entering the group.

(2020) Why Kids Love Building Forts — by Susan Margolin

Children love building and snuggling into forts, and experts say that kids need private get-aways more than ever.

(2020) Because of Jake

Published in February – April 2020 issue of Autism Asperger’s Sensory Digest

Because of having autism, Jake Cassell (2001 – 2019) was a sensational inventor, fixer, artist and musician.

(2020) Blue Toenails and Other Rituals

Published February 4, 2020 at Psychology Today.com

 

Family rituals help children develop good manners, self-help skills, and emotional security.

(2019) Daniel’s Xylophone

Published in Nov. 2019 – Jan. 2020 issue of Autism Asperger’s Sensory Digest

Preschooler Daniel communicated effectively with his classmates using his own “language” of numbers and music.

(2019) Speaking Positively to Children

Published on October 18 at PsychologyToday.com

A parent or teacher’s affirmative responses can turn kids’ stumbles into great learning experiences.

(2019) Sensory “Quinks” for the New School Year

In Aug.-Oct. issue of Autism Asperger’s Sensory Digest

Sensory-motor “Quinks” (short for Quick In-Sync activities) at school may ease your child’s transition into this year’s classroom.  Share these and your own family’s favorite Quinks with the teacher to incorporate into the school day.

(2019) Rehearsals for Life

Published on August 6th at PsychologyToday.com

Frequently and purposely, we provide our children with opportunities to practice the skills they will need throughout their lives. Especially if our kids have developmental delays such as autism or sensory processing disorder, we know the importance of practice, practice, practice.

(2019) Tommy’s Extrasensory Grace

Published in May – July 2019 issue of Autism Asperger’s Sensory Digest
SPD is an asset when it enables some people, even young children, to be extraordinarily sensitive to others’ feelings.  Tommy, a preschooler with severe SPD, comforts a scared little girl as no other person could.

(2019) Regarding Spencer: Our Thoughtful Attention Energizes Kids with Special Needs

Published on November 27 at PsychologyToday.com

Kids with special needs are just like all children, only more so: they need to feel certain that they are safe, and heard, and known. They will let us in on their amazing thoughts and ardent feelings when our patient regard invests them with power.