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How Do We Cope with the Current Circumstances

By |2020-08-20T18:42:33-04:00Apr 14, 2020|Behavior, Blog|

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.

My Child is Home… Now What?? Play Skills

By |2020-08-21T12:56:53-04:00Apr 7, 2020|Behavior|

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.

Behavioral Issues in FXS+ASD

By |2019-05-20T20:08:10-04:00Apr 11, 2019|Behavior|

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.

Ten Rules of Time-Out

By |2017-12-29T09:52:28-05:00Sep 14, 2017|Behavior, Treatment and Intervention|

When consulting with parents regarding behavior issues, the topic of time-out comes up during the majority of my conversations. Parents and professionals alike have used time-out as an effective tool for many years—even before ...

Back to School Without a Bang

By |2017-08-17T17:12:17-04:00Jun 2, 2017|Behavior, Braden on Behavior|

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.

Visit to the Dentist

By |2018-12-06T11:14:38-05:00May 10, 2017|Behavior|

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.

Doggone It…Mantras Are Great for Learning!

By |2017-08-17T17:29:16-04:00Apr 19, 2017|Behavior, Coffee Talk with Mouse and Tracy|

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.

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