Toilet Training Children with Autism and Developmental Delays

Posted On May 8, 2015 in

Toilet training a neurotypical child can be difficult but toilet training a child with autism or developmental delays can come with its own challenges.  The following strategies come from Overcoming Autism (2014) by Lynn Kern Koegel and Claire LaZebnik and The Verbal Behavior Approach: How to Teach Children with Autism and Related Disorders (2007) by… Read More

Have you talked with your child about puberty or sexual behaviors?

Posted On April 27, 2015 in

Have you talked with your child about puberty or sexual behaviors? Have you talked with your child about puberty or sexual behaviors? If you answered no, you are not alone! Many parents of teens with disabilities find it difficult to talk with their child about these sensitive topics. What can parents do proactively to help… Read More

Teaching Individuals With Disabilities to Self-Manage Their Behaviors

Posted On April 17, 2015 in

The following behavioral strategies are derived from How to Teach Self-Management to People with Severe Disabilities: A Training Manual (1992) by Lynn Kern Koegel, Robert L. Koegel and Deborah Rumore Parks. Providing support for family members with disabilities can, at times, be quite demanding of one’s time. When will I get all this laundry done?;… Read More

An Evaluation for Autism Spectrum from Toddler years to Adulthood

Posted On April 2, 2015 in

Sometimes individuals have concerns about themselves or their children and would like to see real and measureable data to determine whether their concerns are valid. Often these individuals may feel wary and wonder, what is an evaluation really and what might that entail? Emerge psychologists evaluate individuals from a year old into older adulthood. A… Read More

Free Conference for Parents and Teachers!

Posted On March 27, 2015 in

Homework Headaches? Learn more at a FREE Conference for Parents and Teachers Children diagnosed with Autism/ADHD/LD typically display multiple difficulties with academic functioning and tend to have more frequent and intense homework problems than their peers. Many of these academic problems associated are related to problem behaviors and issues with poor executive function. Indeed children… Read More