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.
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
My article, featured, and free, in The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report Getting meds just right is challenging in autism. Sometimes we succeed. For example, a woman with minimal verbal ability is extremely aggressive. She is on a number of medications including valproate 1000 mg extended release, paroxetine 40 mg, ziprasidone
Mindful Education – Mainstream Practice? We hear it constantly: mindfulness, balance, breathe. To fight stress, to have better lives. And happiness. And recently we hear how important it is to learn these things in school, earlier and earlier. Sure – but how do we really do that and does it