How to Set Boundaries

September 10, 2014

Ahhh… the balance of giving your children choice while also providing a sense of order.  Creating “boundaries” are critical for setting a sense of safety and security for your child.  Boundaries provide predictability, consistency and contingency, which are the fence posts of their secure perimeter.  With a fence line in place, the child can go […]

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Family Meetings… How They Can Help Your Family Connect

September 10, 2014

A parent recently told me “I hold a family meeting once a month, whether we need it or not… it may be short or it may be long…maybe someone says an issue and sometimes we just talk ”. Connecting. Our lives are so busy and family meetings may just be a way to all sit […]

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Floortime Research Findings

May 1, 2012

Can autistic kids be helped by a play-based program? Watch the video below and also read the preliminary study report.   Learning Through Interaction in Children With Autism: Preliminary Data From a Social-Communication-Based Intervention, Casenhiser

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Sensory Processing – High Activity Level

October 1, 2011

Is your child “on the go” all day long? Is it hard for your child to sit at the dinner table? Is it hard for your child to sit for prolonged periods of time at school?  Does your child like one or more of these movements: jumping “crashing” climbing swinging being upside down spinning acceleration […]

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Sensory Processing – Sensitivity

October 1, 2011

Do you hear background sounds that your friends don’t?  Do you see visual details in the environment that others don’t seem to notice?  Do you have a very good visual or auditory memory?  Do you dislike some types of light touch? You’re not strange! You may have extra sensitivity to sights and sounds.  This can […]

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Kiegan Blake speaking at upcoming Early Child Development Conference on November 5

September 26, 2011

I am going to be speaking about DIR/FloorTime as a state of the art, comprehensive approach to supporting children with special needs. For more information and to register, click here.

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