All behavior is a code that a child uses to communicate, says Jessica Minahan, a board-certified behavior analyst and special educator, who co-authored The Behavior Code Companion. “Bad behavior” is often cloaked anxiety, and we can support education professionals by offering ideas that help anxious children.
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
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 that
Today I had a chance to describe DIR/Floortime including what we do, research and advocacy today. Free audio download – hope it’s helpful. Let me know! http://apple.co/1Uf9xRk You can also check out the show on the network site at http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2517/therapeutic-approach-to-growth
Affect Regulation Theory: A Clinical Model (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) A recent article argues that we thrive in a natural tension between things and don’t do so well when we fall into a more simplified but ossified state. Think of Tronick’s messy interactions, in which the ongoing tension of