Last week, we discussed the basics of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and what is involved in an ABA program. As mentioned in that post, ABA is “considered a safe and effective treatment for autism and ‘has been endorsed by a number of state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Surgeon General and the New York State Department of... Read more
Well, here we are on summer vacation from school. I have decided that we will have a schedule for each week of summer, during the hours of 9 - 3. most weeks will be the same, except for when we go to the shore. Monday and Wednesday meet play group at the park, Tuesday is for activities at the local library, Thursday, we will... Read more
My son is 13 yrs old and I have been having so many probs with him lying, stealing, disrespectful towards my husband ( his step dad ) I am always on him and try to stay as involved as I possibly can I am hitting a brick wall .... can any one help.......
I recently read a book by Dr. Robert Melillo called “Disconnected Kids,” which is about his Brain Balance Program™ to treat neurological disorders such as autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD and dyslexia. He lumps all of these disorders into one category of brain dysfunction, calling it Functional... Read more
Although there are many prescription medications to treat the symptoms of ADHD some parents opt to try some non-prescription remedies first. Supplements and herbal remedies are included in this realm of “natural treatments.” As do many parents of a child having special needs, I went through a phase of searching for vitamins and herbs... Read more