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Honing Fixations: Using Your Child’s Obsession as a Motivator & Reinforcement for Learning

If you ever visit us, the first thing you will notice about my son is his obsession with doors. Ever since he was a little, he loved watching people open and close doors. He eventually learned to sign MORE to make the requests from his spot. Now that he is able to twist the doorknobs […]

Parents as Love Therapists

In spending time with my son in a children’s hospital, I can’t help but take in the sights and sounds and learn a thing or two about humanity. Being surrounded by so many other parents of children with special needs is both comforting and heartbreaking–especially in this setting. I find myself listening to mothers and […]