By Suzyn Jacobson, LCSW Clinical Director, Family Priority, LLC School refusal presents challenges for parents, students and schools. There are many reasons why children refuse to attend school. As a parent, it is important to recognize the function of this behavior in order to determine the particular reinforcement systems that support school refusal. Children may [...]
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Strategies to Help with Repetitive Behaviors M. Ashley Lynch M.Ed., BCBA, LBA Repetitive behaviors. This can be a tough one to treat because children and adults often engage in these behaviors to get internal feedback (like biting your fingernails when you’re nervous). When you can’t control the feedback that someone is receiving, it can be [...]
By Suzyn Jacobson, Clinical Director Children need predictable rules and routines to make them feel loved and safe. Families sometimes struggle with creating this sense of predictable and reliable routine and structure because they are overwhelmed by the pressing needs of everyday life. Family Priority counselors and therapists assist families in creating consistent [...]
By Lavinia Michael-Bollinger In our field, it is not uncommon for practitioners to gain accolades from others for the work we do. We are praised for being kind, dedicated, and having big hearts for working with our children with special needs and their families. I do not diminish the work that my colleagues and I [...]
By Eric Shuey M.S., BCBA, LBA We all can improve upon our parenting strategies. This may or may not apply to you, but my hope is you find this blog a little helpful. I’m a parent myself and have made many mistakes in raising my two girls. No one’s perfect and no one has all the [...]