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In this episode, Amy gives the back story on why she wrote her book and shares how she believes it can help her readers.
In this episode, Amy shares the importance of open-ended and fantasy play in a screen-free play zone.
In this episode, Amy talks about how important it is to focus on a child’s strengths in addition to their struggles.
In this episode, Amy shares how to use reinforcers to improve challenging behaviors.
Podcast 13: TV, Toys & Cognitive Development (Part 1 of 2: Part 2 will be How to Use Open-Ended Toys to Foster Creative and Fantasy Play)
In this episode, Amy shares how to use interactive bins along with children’s favorite tv shows and movies to encourage cognitive development.
In this episode, Amy shares how rigid routines can be both harmful and helpful for children on the Autism Spectrum and how to help your child overcome areas of struggle where rigid routines can increase anxiety rather than decrease it.
In this episode, Amy offers suggestions on how to build a support system for you and your child and includes a three-week program to help you get started.
In this episode, Amy explains the types of non-compliance most often seen in children with autism and gives three strategies on how to increase compliance and decrease non-compliance.
In this episode, Amy interviews Bethanne Weiss, author of the book Move Your Assets From the Chair, Not the Bank about the importance of self-care when you are the parent or caregiver of a child with special needs.
Podcast 08: The Resources Won’t Come to You: How to Take the Initiative to Find the Resources Your Child Needs
In this episode, Amy shares steps you can take to be sure you are finding the best resources for your child.
In this episode, Amy interviews Bobbi Barber, co-founder of ABC for Autism and author of the book Autism, Adolescence, and Adulthood about the red flags of autism, why a diagnosis is so important and what course of action to take if your child does receive an autism diagnosis.
Podcast 06: Planning for Your Special Needs Child’s Future, with Elder Law Attorney, Danielle Faller
In this episode, Amy welcomes special guest, Elder Law Attorney, Danielle Faller of Hemness Law. Danielle gives information all parents of special needs children need to know.
In this episode, Amy shares strategies and approaches she has learned from parenting a child with ADHD and Autism that would greatly benefit parents of neurotypical children.
In this episode, my shares how having a child with a developmental disability, such as ADHD or Autism, means that you more than likely will have to redefine what normal looks like for your family.
In this episode, Amy shares how parenting special needs children with developmental disabilities such as ADHD and ASD can make social outings challenging and that sometimes you need to say “no”, but you also need to create experiences you can say “yes” to.
In this episode, Amy tries to help parents of special needs kids move from thinking their child is just special needs, to believing their child is just special
In this episode, Amy shares the stages she went through as her son was diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech, then Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and ultimately Autism Spectrum Disorder. From the initial feeling of being “Punched in the Gut”, then to the “Pushing Up the Sleeves” stage of learning everything you can, and finally to the “At Peace” when you have come to terms and accepted where your child is. Amy hopes this podcast will help parents of special needs kids find peace in their parenting journey.
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