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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!

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

Verbal Perseveration! Verbal Perseveration!

Let's discuss verbal perseveration (VP), a very typical and pervasive aspect of language in Fragile X syndrome. Does VP interfere with daily living and activities? You bet your boots it can! At home, school, after school activities, transition times: VP can have an impact on them all. On the list of questions parents ask, verbal perseveration is at the top.

By | 2017-08-18T12:11:05+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Behavior, Coffee Talk with Mouse and Tracy|Comments Off on Verbal Perseveration! Verbal Perseveration!

Video Modeling

Therapy is a fun, creative process – one of the reasons that we have been at this for so long! One of the challenges of being a therapist is staying on-top of the ever-emerging intervention techniques that come into practice. Not only is it important to know the best strategies available, but it is important to carefully analyze each technique for its utility and efficacy. As most strategies are typically devised or targeted at a population other than those with Fragile X syndrome (FXS), we have taken it upon ourselves to always analyze the strategies in light the FXS learning style. Most often we find it necessary to modify even the most researched interventions to work for individuals with FXS.

By | 2017-08-18T14:01:24+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Coffee Talk with Mouse and Tracy, Treatment and Intervention|Comments Off on Video Modeling

Feeding and Fragile X

Many children with Fragile X syndrome struggle with feeding issues, ranging from over-stuffing to picky eating. Mealtime can become stressful for families if these feeding problems exist. This article highlights some common feeding difficulties that individuals with Fragile X struggle with and suggests some strategies to make mealtime more successful for your family.

By | 2018-06-19T20:32:54+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Treatment and Intervention|Comments Off on Feeding and Fragile X