How to Prevent and Handle Temper Tantrums Preface This article illustrates ways for adults to change their own behaviors, in order to prevent and appropriately respond to temper tantrums. In my experience, adults who have or work with children with behavior challenges are often surprised to … Continue reading

78 Free IPAD Apps to Help With Learning, Behavior, and Language Development

The IPAD is an extremely useful tool for helping children develop skills. A variety of free apps are designed to help with learning, behavior, and/or language development. There are also several apps specifically created with children with autism in mind. I … Continue reading

Have You Tried These Strategies for Children With ADHD? While this article has a primary focus on children with ADHD, the strategies discussed here can be utilized to help any child with challenging behaviors. Children with ADHD or ADHD-like symptoms frequently have difficulty at school. They often get … Continue reading

Ongoing Behavior or Academic Problems At School: Facts to Know You have the right to request that your child receive an in-school evaluation by a school psychologist. While evaluations by school psychologists are done to determine eligibility for special education, they can also provide you with a lot of … Continue reading

How to Praise Your Kids I have spent hours observing children in their classrooms or homes as a school psychologist and mobile therapist. Generally what happens is a teacher or parent comes to me saying that the child does not behave. Some common concerns … Continue reading

Positive Behavior Support for Children on the Autism Spectrum or Children Displaying Challenging Behaviors Although this article places emphasis on children on the autism spectrum, much of the article can be applied to any child displaying challenging behaviors. When caring for or working with a child on the autism spectrum, a parent, teacher, … Continue reading

How to Say “No” Without Saying “No” It is often difficult for younger children to accept the word “no.” Older individuals with developmental or emotional disabilities may also have difficulty accepting the word “no.” The word ”no” often leads to temper tantrums, arguing, and/or pleading. When … Continue reading

Getting Kids Motivated With Timers Timers are an excellent way to motivate your children or students to complete tasks and listen to directions. Here, I will illustrate three ways to use timers with children. 1. Some children have difficulty working for prolonged periods of … Continue reading