Social skills groups are generally targeted to students with a wide range of ages (often 4-13 year olds) that are then grouped based on their developmental level and functioning. These students have varying needs and backgrounds such as children with au..
How do I know if my child’s behavior may be due to an emotional need? All children have fundamental emotional needs for protection, safety, consistency, security, and trusting relationships. When these needs are not met, children often miss out on criti..
It is important to keep in mind that attachment relationships develop between two individuals. Both individuals bring qualities and characteristics that influence the development of this unique bond. As anyone who has spent time around babies will know, a..
Signs that You Need a Change: • Does the counter girl at Chuck’s Donuts know you by name? • Do dust bunnies fly out when you unroll your yoga mat? • Do you start wishing for Friday on Monday? • Has it been years s..
Infancy. In infancy, emotions arise primarily from physical sensations, such as hunger, fatigue, and discomfort. Emotions and feelings can easily “flood” and overwhelm the young infant, who is not yet able to soothe herself. In her first few m..
Some children need extra support and guidance from their caregivers. Like children who are developing typically, children with special needs require guidance that is positive and respectful. Keep in mind that it may take time to understand your child’s ..