A one day conference featuring our guest speaker, Dr. Marcia Braden, Ph.D., P.C. Marcia L. Braden is a licensed psychologist, with a clinical practice specializing in children and adolescents. She is a former teacher with [...]
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DR. KAREN RILEY Dr. Riley lectures extensively throughout the U.S. as well as internationally on behavioral and educational interventions for children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders, primarily those with Fragile X syndrome.
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.
Parents and other caregivers must consider many factors as young people with Fragile X syndrome approach the transition from high school to adulthood. Here we present eight tips based on research from Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver.
A reader asks (and we answer): I heard it can be challenging for individuals with Fragile X to meet new people and be in new situations. Do you have any tips on making the children feel comfortable?
Join us for two informational days that will discuss Fragile X in an educational setting. Speakers are: Dr. Karen Riley, Dean of Education at DU Dr. Marcia Braden, Ph.D, P.C. Tracy Stackhouse, MA,OTR/L and Ruth [...]
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 [...]
This educational conference features: Jennifer Epstein, PsyD, presenting on behavior management strategies and Craig Erickson, MD presenting existing and exploratory medication. Lisa Prock, MD from the Fragile X Program at Boston Children's counseling families on [...]
Targeting Social Skills and Behavioral Strategies for Home, School, and Work Featuring Dr. Jennifer Epstein Dr. Jennifer Epstein is a licensed clinical psychologist and health service provider with more than 20 years of experience working [...]
Traveling with your child living with Fragile X syndrome on an airplane can be very stressful for the both of you. These tips are provided by parents based on their experiences with their own children. [...]
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 [...]
It will probably take longer than usual to toilet train a child with Fragile X syndrome. The length of time it takes will depend on the child’s motoric or muscular difficulties, the child’s awareness of [...]
This is one more story about children who do not want to go poo…in the toilet. (Sorry, I debated about which term to use): No. 2, BM, etc., but decided this one was the most [...]
Toilet training the child with Fragile X syndrome (FXS) often, but not always, takes the same form as it does with other children. It starts with the basics: Parents may need to teach their child [...]
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.