Time for Work

So often we spend a great deal of time and energy creating the visual schedules and behavior reinforcement charts, ruining scissors and fingernails with the Velcro and interfering with quality family time to get the icons just right.  Then we present the visual chart to the student with tons of verbal language, showing off our…

Aggression

Taylor came to me as a seventh grader.  He introduced himself in this way – “I have Autism.  So don’t make me mad, cause when I get mad someone gets hurt.” No one had specifically told him this, but his own experience had taught him over and over again, so much so that it was…

Potty Time

The dreaded potty-training. Take a minute and think about the obstacle.  What is the primary variable that is interfering with your child’s progress in the potty process?  Is he disinterested?  Is he scared of the potty?  Does she want to keep clean?  Is he taking on your anxiety about the germs in the bathroom or…