Monthly Archives: July 2010

Look At Me

Deciding whether to work on eye contact or not is a personal decision.  Every parent knows his/her child best, and can make the best choice as to whether to pursue this skill or not. That said, we made the choice … Continue reading

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Face Blindness

Today, my folks kindly took me out to lunch, which is quite a treat. I found myself – don’t ask me how or why – discussing face blindness with them.  They are very tolerant people, and accept my random craziness. … Continue reading

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The Exercise Puzzle Game

Puzzles are a fantastic way to train the brain. Sometimes, however, our kids have difficulty with puzzles – despite their amazing visual memory – because seeing a part of the picture and then fitting it to the whole is a … Continue reading

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Riding That Bicycle

For children – or anyone – with balance issues, learning to ride a bicycle is not easy.  Confidence is low, and fear takes over.  That’s aside from actually learning to balance on top of a slim two-wheeled monstrosity that’s clearly … Continue reading

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Downtime

Everyone needs time to recover from a long, stressful day at work or school.  We take that for granted.  But do some days require more rest than others?  Do some people require more recovery time than others? At work, we … Continue reading

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Conversing

Back when my son was six or seven, our behavior analyst dropped a mega-ton anvil on us by asking if we had ever actually conversed with him.  Not instructed, not played games with, not helped with homework, but actually sat … Continue reading

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The Anguish of Rules

Today, I really put my brother on the spot.  Of course, he can handle it… but it felt so unfair and demanding. Wednesday is our day to watch the little nephew, and often we get to see a bit of … Continue reading

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