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What to Do: After a New Autism Diagnosis

What to Do: After a New Autism Diagnosis
Whether you are reading this article because your child has just received an autism diagnosis or you are concerned that your child may have autism, this information may be useful.

You’re in shock. It’s not supposed to be this way; this isn’t the child you dreamed of or the […]

By |February 27th, 2015|Autism|0 Comments

What Makes a Good Autism Assessment?

What Makes a Good Autism Assessment?

Researchers and clinicians in the field of autism and autism spectrum disorders (e.g. Asperger’s Disorder) consistently identify the following things as essential to a quality autism assessment.

1.Clinician should gather background information, previous evaluations, and interventions.
The practitioner should gather information about all aspect’s of a child’s development including health,developmental milestones, school, […]

By |February 27th, 2015|Autism|0 Comments

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 is due […]

By |May 23rd, 2012|Autism, Early Childhood|0 Comments

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 them […]

By |April 13th, 2012|"Thoughts, Tips and Tidbits" Blog, Autism|0 Comments

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 you ask? […]

By |April 11th, 2012|"Thoughts, Tips and Tidbits" Blog, Autism|0 Comments

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 trance state. Ultimately, […]

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. […]

By |February 3rd, 2012|"Thoughts, Tips and Tidbits" Blog, Early Childhood|0 Comments

What is Infant Mental Health?

As a trained infant mental health provider, I am aware that many people do not understand the work I do or why therapy for babies and young children can be important. This pamphlet created by Project ABC in Los Angeles is a great tool for understanding the needs of young children. Many families ask me, […]

By |February 3rd, 2012|"Thoughts, Tips and Tidbits" Blog, Early Childhood|0 Comments