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Back to School Without a Bang

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.

By | 2017-08-17T17:12:17+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Behavior, Braden on Behavior|Comments Off on Back to School Without a Bang

Webinar: Strategies for Females with Fragile X

This presentation will provide an overview of executive functioning skills and deficits. There will be a discussion of how EF deficits affect schoolwork, social skills and daily living skills. The emphasis will be on describing and selecting practical strategies to teach school-aged girls with fragile X who have executive functioning deficits.

By | 2017-08-17T17:26:25+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Upcoming Webinar|Comments Off on Webinar: Strategies for Females with Fragile X

Visit to the Dentist

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.

By | 2017-08-18T11:36:31+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Behavior|Comments Off on Visit to the Dentist

Doggone It…Mantras Are Great for Learning!

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.

By | 2017-08-17T17:29:16+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Behavior, Coffee Talk with Mouse and Tracy|Comments Off on Doggone It…Mantras Are Great for Learning!

Planning for Emergency Events at School

With the anxiety and hyperarousal seen in children with Fragile X syndrome, it is important to plan for emergency events at your child’s school – a fire in the building and severe weather events, such as a tornado, a hurricane, a local fire, a chemical spill, etc. Lockdowns are discussed separately. If at all possible, develop a plan ahead of time, ideally at your child's IEP. If that is not possible, ask for a meeting to discuss this first thing of the school year.

By | 2017-09-15T15:47:42+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Education, Treatment and Intervention|Comments Off on Planning for Emergency Events at School

A Holistic Approach to Toilet Training

Toilet training can be a difficult and challenging experience for children and parents alike, and the challenges can be magnified for families of children with Fragile X syndrome (FXS). It is not simply that toilet training is delayed for these individuals, but it often requires specific behavioral techniques that address the physical and behavioral phenotype of children with FXS.

By | 2017-08-18T12:13:13+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Behavior, Treatment and Intervention|Comments Off on A Holistic Approach to Toilet Training