Engaging Your Preschooler on Winter Break

Use your preschooler's Winter Break to spend some un-harried, fun time together in activities around the home. 1. Wake up early and enjoy the sounds and sights of early morning frost ("Baby Snow"). See if you can find any animal tracks (deer?). What animal tracks can you make? What's that "crunch crunch" sound? 2. Highlight...
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Choosing the Right Preschool Program for Your Child with Special Needs

Choosing a preschool for a toddler is an exciting time for a family. Open houses are attended. Friends are queried for their preferences or experiences. Online research is conducted. Credentials are considered. Family schedules are reviewed to determine the right days or time. Many families go into this process with an idea of what their...
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Mirror Neurons: New Insights Into How We Understand Others

Your child watches you get up from the couch and go the kitchen toward the refrigerator. As you raise your hand to open the refrigerator door, your child says, "I want some juice". You didn’t say where you were going or what you were doing. You didn’t offer to get some juice for your child...
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Autism Connectivity Theory and Neurofeedback

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder. It is characterized by problems in language, communication, sociability, sensory modulation, cognitive awareness, and physical and behavioral function. Current estimates from the Centers for Disease Control are that autism spectrum disorder occurs in 1 out of 150 children. Historically there have been many theories explaining the nature of autism spectrum...
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The Internet and Autism: A Complicated Affair Tips for Effective Internet Surfing

The Internet is arguably the greatest achievement of the 20th century. From it's humble beginnings as a tool for University scientists to communicate to the vast open data fields of the world wide web where almost any piece of information is just a few keystrokes and mouse clicks away, the Internet has become a part...
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Beyond Diagnosis

When parents seek psychological or developmental help for their children, the professionals involved usually evaluate the child with the goal of coming up with the right diagnosis for the child. While accurate diagnosis is a very important first step, in itself, it is not enough to provide the important pieces of the puzzle needed to...
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