My three-year-old screamed this phrase at me about fifty times tonight after dinner. On special nights like tonight, after a day of no toileting accidents (another topic entirely!), we sometimes offer him a popsicle as a reward. He LOVES popsicles. One morning not long ago, my  wife and I let him go downstairs to play with toys ...

Just Let Go

My little girl, now fifteen months old, is learning how to climb down from different places – the bed, the couch, her chair, etc. She’s mastered the technique of sliding over the edge on her belly, but then things get hung up for a bit as she struggles with whether the floor is actually where ...

The Gift of Sleep

My two young children gave me a wonderful, unexpected gift this morning: the gift of sleeping in. For going on three years now, sleeping in has been a rare event. To have BOTH kids sleep late, on a day when they don’t have to be at school and I’m not already getting up early to ...

The Thursday Ritual

I’ve had a little routine going on every Thursday night for several months now. It goes something like this: As I’m settling down to go to sleep Thursday evenings, I’ll picture myself waking up the next morning. I’m refreshed and relieved that it’s Friday, a day that I usually save for paperwork and miscellaneous tasks ...

Employment Toolkit for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

I ran across a GREAT piece today from Autism Speaks – it’s a comprehensive Employment Toolkit for adults on the Autism Spectrum. The ‘hows’ and ‘whats’ of finding a job are always big questions during my evaluations with individuals on the spectrum, so it’s wonderful to have such a great resource for reference.

How to Talk with Kids about ADHD

Another great article from ADDitude on how to describe ADHD to your kids. I get this question a lot from parents after an evaluation. Short and useful read – check it out!

Answers to Questions About ADHD Medication

I’ve been ripping off ADDitude a lot lately…so why stop now?! Great article today with answers to some top medication questions. I get a lot of questions about medication from parents after an evaluation – this article even taught me a few things I didn’t know. Check it out!

ADHD Kiddos and the iPad

Short post today. I found a nice article on ADDitude about how to best use an iPad for education and behavior management with ADHD kids. Here’s the link: http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/9867.html. My psychological evaluations with children almost always include recommendations for using technology to help kids in school and at home. This article has several suggestions for parents ...

IEP Accommodations for ADHD Kiddos

I’ve been doing a lot more testing and evaluation over the last year or so, which means I’m always on the lookout for resources to help kids succeed in school. ADDitude magazine recently posted a great article with specific recommendations for IEP accommodations throughout a child’s school career. Here’s the link: http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/6511.html. If you haven’t subscribed to ...

ADHD Supplement Guide

I often get questions from my assessment clients about reputable supplements for treating ADHD symptoms. Many of these individuals would like to avoid medication for one reason or another. Here’s a nice, short article from ADDitude Magazine that discusses a few proven supplements: http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-vitamins-supplements.html. Enjoy!