In this new recording, Marcia Braden discusses strategies for daily living with COVID-19. She discusses how anxiety can fuel behavior, and she gives ideas on how to set up your day and accommodations you can make to help keep anxiety at a minimum.
In this webinar, Rebecca Shaffer guides us through some pointers about how to build play skills while your children are at home, and some great resources for thinking through different play opportunities while they’re at home.
Behavior can often be misunderstood and punished because the parent or caregiver doesn’t recognize its function for the child. Caregivers must look behind the behavior to learn what they’re trying to communicate.
In this webinar, Rebecca Shaffer walks us through what your child is telling you, strategies to prevent the behavior, reinforcing good behaviors, and building new skills.
Dr. Marcia Braden provides tips and resources, including social story and visual schedule templates, to help you and your children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this webinar, Rebecca Shaffer guides us through the importance of having a routine, including providing predictability and lowering anxiety, and how to create and build your own for you and your child.
Studies involving the impact of an ASD co-diagnosis in FXS have to date relied mostly on parent-reported data and/or smaller sample populations. But thanks to the registry and longitudinal database FORWARD—the Fragile X Online Registry With Accessible Research Database—plus standardized clinician- and parent-reported data from 25 Fragile X clinics, we now have access to samples large enough to include a breakdown of findings by age groups.
Most children who come to see me have a combination of developmental delays, communication challenges and symptoms of anxiety, resulting in frequent tantrums. It is common for parents to share details about their daily struggles.
Halloween can offer challenges for children with Fragile X syndrome. Here we present activity ideas for you to consider, but the important point is to find what works for your family—and maybe it will lead to a new tradition.
Individuals with FXS often have difficulty establishing meaningful friendships. Limited social skills, social anxiety and an often narrow range of interests contribute to these difficulties. Various interventions can increase the social network of those with ...
Several strategies can help in guiding a successful transition. If the student is going back to the same school with the same teaching staff, the transition process is easier and requires less support. When the student changes schools, neighborhoods, or programs, additional support is required.
I learned pretty quickly that visits to a dentist were going to be a challenge for my son, Ian. I demonstrated the process over and over again. I helped him brush his teeth, I encouraged him to brush his own teeth, I tried different tooth brushes and I tried different kinds of toothpaste. I took Ian to my dentist to watch me get my teeth cleaned. He saw his sister get her teeth cleaned.
Mantras, like positive affirmations, really do have power. In our case, we have found mantras to be useful for both skill development and to support self-regulation. So what are mantras? Mantras are short, positive, instructive statements full of action words. We use them to quiet the mind and focus thinking and action.