Category Archives: Palm Beach

What are executive functions?

The executive functions are a set of processes that all have to do with managing oneself and one's resources in order to achieve a goal. EF are the neurologically-based skills involving mental control and self-regulation. EF generally refers to the cognitive processes that enable individuals to engage in goal-directed or problem-solving behaviors. EF may include…
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Food Aversion

Sensory Food Aversion Sensory Food Aversion refers the refusal to eat certain foods because of taste, texture, smell or appearance. Eating a healthy, balanced diet is a vital part of life, thus it can be incredibly frustrating and upsetting when your child refuses to eat the food that you have mad available for them. Parents…
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Stress Relief and Self-Care for Parents

Stress management is an important skill for all parents. These tips can help you learn to manage your stress and live a happier, more satisfying life. By developing your own stress management skills, you are modeling important life skills for your children.  Children observe and reenact the stress relief methods they see their parents and…
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Special Needs Children and Personal Space

Children on the autism spectrum aren’t the only kids who can benefit from learning about the concept of personal space.  Children with ADD and ADHD also struggle with understanding the importance of physical boundaries when relating to other children.  In his book, Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-Communications Problems, …
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