Young children in places impacted by armed conflict are at high risk for trauma. Caregivers (parents, relatives, daycare staff, and teachers) are under duress. How do we help the children be regulated and resilient? Read More →

Two years ago, a study found that repetition may limit scope in skills in people with autism. However, we know that kids need to repeat activities to learn. This leads to the question of what is good and what is bad repetition? For some answers, let’s hear Dr. Feder.Read More →

Over the past few years I wrote a couple of courses for Relias Learning.  I never looked them up since I didn’t have much reason to do so. But today I did to offer a resource to someone and, OMG, over 4500 positive reviews on the managing autism course andRead More →

Most of the research I review is flawed. It’s not so hard to build a decent design. So I made a 21 frame cartoon to help people. While it’s written for NFAR*, the ideas are universal. The link and a sample frame are below. Hope you like it! www.nfar.org/images/stories/uploads/2017/NFAR-Grant-Rants-Web.pdf  Read More →

            In the April 2017 Journal of Developmental and Physical Disability, Mayes et. al, published an article entitled: Tantrums are Not Associated with Speech or Language. This research is important from clinical, research as well as advocacy perspectives. The authors investigated the common notion thatRead More →

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Treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are generally grouped in broad categories of ‘behavioral’ or ‘development’. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) define behavioral interventions…Read More →

Managing Behaviors in Developmental Challenges: Newer Research for Better Methods for Therapy Winter 2017 Read More →

The Affordable Care Act has it’s problems, but it does try to make things better.  One way it does this is by making sure that people who speak different languages don’t lose out on care. If you are like me, as a member of a bunch of professional societies, youRead More →