Category Archives: Sensory processing issues

Serious Consequences of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

The damage done by prenatal alcohol exposure can be devastating. From low birth weight and birth complications to cognitive challenges, children exposed to drugs (including nicotine!) and/or alcohol while in the womb may carry the burden the rest of their … Continue reading

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Special needs kids AND their families need our understanding

Though I think we have come a long way in our understanding and ability to be compassionate when it comes to kids with special needs, we still have a long way to go. In this article several moms share their personal … Continue reading

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The Mysteries of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

The more we learn the more we discover we don’t know. What I believe is clear to us today is that there is no one thing that ’causes’ autism.  New research finds a link between exposure to air pollution and the incidence of … Continue reading

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A Candid Look at Life with Autism

In this very open and personal piece, Lynn Adams shares some of the challenges and choices she has had to make in raising her children, one of whom is on the spectrum. One of the things that is very true … Continue reading

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When Tantrums are a Sign of More Serious Issues

Look, almost all kids at one time or another throw a earth-shaking, mind numbing tantrum. They are having a really bad day and that one last thing just tips them over the edge. Parents, teachers and casual bystanders are awestruck … Continue reading

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Bullying can have long term consequences

Sadly, stories of bullying and the devastating consequences are in the news almost daily. New research is showing that being bullied can cause life-time issues. Many of our clients have been bullied and, in some cases have even bullied others. … Continue reading

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2.17.14 Tip of the Week

Tiny things – the tone of your voice, the exact words you use as you go through otherwise ordinary events – communicate volumes. For many dealing with mental health issues the tiny things can become insurmountable. The hyper-vigilance of those … Continue reading

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If we know better we do better

Most of us know that women should not drink or take drugs (even some prescription drugs) while pregnant. From physical issues to learning impairment and even severe cognitive challenges, children who have been exposed to drugs and alcohol while in … Continue reading

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This is a great CNN Clip of Temple Grandin!

Temple Grandin is inspiring whether you have a child/teen on the spectrum or not. She has helped so many people better understand autism and has helped the families of those on the spectrum know that there can be a life … Continue reading

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Physical health and mental health go hand in hand

We all know that if we do not feel good physically it can make us feel cranky and far less able to deal with any emotional upsets that come along.  But there is new research that points to a much … Continue reading

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