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.

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.

10 Rules of Time-Out

By |2022-11-10T13:08:17-05:00Sep 14, 2017|Behavior, Treatment and Intervention|

I have found these 10 time-out “rules” to be the keys to success. They are based on the fundamental principles and incorporate adaptations for children with Fragile X syndrome by accommodating repetition, consistency, and predictability.

Visit to the Dentist

By |2023-02-01T11:51:45-05:00May 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.

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