No-Drama Discipline – A highly recommended read.

If you haven't already heard about this book, here it is, a new how-to by brain development expert Daniel J. Siegel, which jumps head first into negating the dead-end cycle of crime and punishment.  Applicable for all ages. "The pioneering experts behind The...

#youcanlearnanything

Thought I would send a little back to school inspiration. Click to see a quick video from Khan Academy, a free must have learning resource for all ages and stay tuned for my first newsletter - coming soon.

Mid-Summer Traveling

Summer is not over yet and  many of you are still planning that last vacation of the season.  I am passing on some tips on traveling with children on the autism spectrum  and other sensory based challenges, recently published by Advance Magazine.  In some ways you...

Happy 4th of July

 Enjoy the holiday and manage sensory overload for yourself and your kids with the following tips: 1.  Map out the day in advance.  Let your child know exactly what you will be doing and what to  expect when you're there. 2.  Keep everyone hydrated and well fed -...

Communication: A Basic Human Right

Did you know that there was a Universal Declaration of Communication Rights?  Check out the International Communication Project 2014 and become a signatory, just like myself and many members of Speech-Language and Hearing Associations across the world.   If you...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

By now you have already heard the news, new statistics reported by the Center for Disease Control report that 1 in 68 children were identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (click here for full report), but did you know that this estimate is based on 8-year-old...

IDENTIFY THE SIGNS OF COMMUNICATION DISORDERS: A CRITICAL TOOL

Thousands of young children in Santa Cruz are heading back to school now after the holiday break. The new year can serve another marker to prompt us to pay attention to our students’ development and academic progress,  where the ability to communicate ranks quite high...

IDENTIFY THE SIGNS OF COMMUNICATION DISORDERS: A CRITICAL TOOL

IDENTIFY THE SIGNS OF COMMUNICATION DISORDERS: A CRITICAL TOOL

Thousands of young children in Santa Cruz are heading back to school now after the holiday break. The new year can serve as another marker to prompt us to pay attention to our students’ development and academic progress,  where the ability to communicate ranks quite...