Auditory Processing Disorder 101

Auditory Processing Disorder 101

Please share: Auditory processing disorders are often masked as other things. Sometimes, people think kids aren’t paying attention or are daydreaming. In fact, it can take the brain some extra time to process the information coming through the auditory system....
What is Interoception?

What is Interoception?

Please share: Interoception is known as the eighth sense. What is this ‘new’ word and how does it affect me or my child with autism?Here’s a section from an article in Frontiers of Psychology:”While interoception is a term that has gained and...
Tips for Test-Taking Anxiety

Tips for Test-Taking Anxiety

Please share: Tips for Test-Taking Anxiety plus FREE downloadable handout of this post at the bottom. Anxiety can be extremely harsh to school-aged children, but test-taking season is upon them, it can be even worse. No matter how many times parents, teachers, and...
Calm Down Area Creation Tips

Calm Down Area Creation Tips

Please share: Children show behavior when they are trying to communicate but either cannot find the words or do not understand the appropriate way to calm themselves. Simply saying, ‘Calm Down!’ is not helpful. I encourage you to consider how you might...
Teaching Empathy with The “Do Good” Jar Activity

Teaching Empathy with The “Do Good” Jar Activity

Please share: For children on the spectrum, finding ways to teach empathy can be difficult.  We all want our children to be empathic and kind, but how do we help them understand that concept?  Here’s a fun activity that allows us to do something creative with...

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