Early Signs of Autism in Infants and Toddlers

The newest research suggests that autism is now affecting up to 1 in 88 children. That makes it certain that someone you know will have a child affected by this devastating condition in your lifetime.

Research consistently shows that the earlier autism is diagnosed, the more positive the effects of early intervention are. This . . . → Read More: Early Signs of Autism in Infants and Toddlers

Floortime Works! New Research Proves It...

I remember the days when I wasn’t sure about this therapy called, “Floortime.” I came from a strong behavioral approach (ABA-incidental teaching) to therapy with children on the autism spectrum, which of course “pooh-poohed” anything that was not behaviorally driven. I recall talking over my concerns with my new supervisor, who heard and accepted . . . → Read More: Floortime Works! New Research Proves It…

1 in 88 Autism Prevalence- High or Low?

Autism Prevalence

As many of you know, last week the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revealed their newest research which suggests the autism prevalence rate in the U.S. is currently 1 in 88 children. This is a huge increase from their last report of 1 in 110 children. Why do the numbers keep rising . . . → Read More: 1 in 88 Autism Prevalence- High or Low?

Clinical Hypnosis Myths and Facts

There are many misconceptions and mistaken beliefs about hypnosis and many people’s fears associated with hypnosis are based upon myth. This is often due to exposure to lay and stage hypnotists performing for entertainment.

Myth 1:  I will be out of control During hypnosis, the trance comes from you and your willingness to enter a . . . → Read More: Clinical Hypnosis Myths and Facts

Stress in Infants and Toddlers

Therapy can help.

Like older children or adults, infants and toddlers sometimes have problems with their behavior or emotions when they experience stress. Stress can include such things as seeing family members fight, being separated from important people, not having enough to eat or not having a place to live. Babies who were born early or have had medical problems sometimes experience stress during the hospital stay or doctor’s visits. Continue reading Stress in Infants and Toddlers