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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-03-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 345
Posted By PikkuMyy
Hi, I just attended a workshop on childhood...

Hi,

I just attended a workshop on childhood OCD today but it's bedtime for me, so I will post more tomorrow. Thanks for answering my questions! I will give you some ideas tomorrow.

Best!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-27-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 345
Posted By PikkuMyy
Can you share more about the tics with us? What...

Can you share more about the tics with us? What do they look like and when do they appear? Do they bother your son or are they are barrier to him socially now or in the future? And are they related...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-21-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 345
Posted By PikkuMyy
As usual, I have to agree with Linda. I am...

As usual, I have to agree with Linda.

I am a behavioral therapist (not CBT, but ABA - applied behavior analysis) and not to brag - I have helped some clients made tremendous progress in 6 months...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-01-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By PikkuMyy
Hi! I'm not a parent but I am a behavior...

Hi! I'm not a parent but I am a behavior specialist with many years of experience teaching children with and training parents of kids with developmental issues.

I will answer a few of your...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-22-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By PikkuMyy
You can certainly talk to your healthcare...

You can certainly talk to your healthcare providers about your concerns - some issues can be tested for and some can't. But they can talk to you about the likelihood of having another child with the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-18-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By PikkuMyy
Hi, I didn't want to be another poster who...

Hi,

I didn't want to be another poster who reads but doesn't reply. But I don't know. I teach young children so I don't have any experience helping families with older teens. Hopefully others can...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-26-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By PikkuMyy
Can you fully research what support services she...

Can you fully research what support services she would receive in Maine both now, and after she turns 18/graduates from HS at 21? Then use that to help you make a decision.

If you don't have...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-22-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By PikkuMyy
Before I graduated college and began working for...

Before I graduated college and began working for an agency full-time, I had two wonderful jobs that I got through my school's bulletin board/teachers. One was on the job board outside the education...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-02-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By PikkuMyy
ABA can be used on anyone. I use it to train...

ABA can be used on anyone. I use it to train myself to have better routines in the morning to get out the door and not forget anything. My friend uses it to desensitize her dog to anxiety. And I use...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-02-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By PikkuMyy
Hi! I'm a special education teacher/ABA...

Hi! I'm a special education teacher/ABA therapist, and I LOOOOOOVE Handwriting Without Tears.

I use it with all my students and I have seen some amazing before/after transformations with just 6...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-16-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By PikkuMyy
I have been teaching children with autism for...

I have been teaching children with autism for many years. I have not yet met a child who appeared to be on the spectrum and then suddenly didn't after stopping gluten. However, I have seen some...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-16-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By PikkuMyy
Hi, A medical diagnosis is different from...

Hi,

A medical diagnosis is different from an educational diagnosis - which looks for an impact of the child's condition on his/her ability to receive a FAPE (fair and appropriate public...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-28-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 982
Posted By PikkuMyy
I don't have any children but I teach kids on...

I don't have any children but I teach kids on the spectrum in a small private school, and it would be impossible for me to get a sub for anything longer than a few days.

Each time I've been...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-24-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By PikkuMyy
She's very young to be considered for ASD. Most...

She's very young to be considered for ASD. Most symptoms of ASD only appear as such because those behaviors should occur developmentally but don't, such as pointing, turn-taking and socializing, not...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-22-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By PikkuMyy
Once or twice a day is absolutely nothing to...

Once or twice a day is absolutely nothing to worry about. Kids love to spin, it's fun!

Spinning for long periods of time, multiple times per day instead of playing and interacting is what would...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-22-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By PikkuMyy
I teach kids with autism and I've seen a lot of...

I teach kids with autism and I've seen a lot of initial posts in this forums that contain many red flags for autism. I don't see any in your description of your daughter. Obviously I'm not qualified...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-13-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By PikkuMyy
I think the description of turning into a...

I think the description of turning into a dinosaur is a great one! And I think it's great for him to verbalize how he feels in that way.

I do the the Engine book is clearer but kudos to your son...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-10-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By PikkuMyy
I'm a therapist - most of my clients are on the...

I'm a therapist - most of my clients are on the Autism Spectrum but some have ADD, anxiety issues, etc.

Have any professionals ever suggested Asperger's to you before?

That list could describe...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-04-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By PikkuMyy
I'd recommend some type of CBT because as he...

I'd recommend some type of CBT because as he gets older it will interfere socially.

I had many transient tics as a child, and all my mom did was scold me. As I got older, they continued to become...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-20-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By PikkuMyy
I'm an early intervention therapist who helps...

I'm an early intervention therapist who helps little ones with sensory and communication issues.

There are quite a few different types of chew tubes (the Ps and Qs, the oral therapy tubes shaped...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-28-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By PikkuMyy
A few quick ideas: Spend a week doing night...

A few quick ideas:

Spend a week doing night times while your husband watches (and helps). Then another week doing it together. Then a week with him doing it while you watch and help.

Make sure...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-11-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 610
Posted By PikkuMyy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ErinYay http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1336605/shameless-bragging-thread#post_16820319)

but I was being lazy...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-04-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By PikkuMyy
How old is he? That will help me think of...

How old is he? That will help me think of age-appropriate replacements. My first thoughts are ice, popsicles, or gum.
Forum: Women's Health   10-24-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By PikkuMyy
I'm not a mom yet but I had horrible PFD issues...

I'm not a mom yet but I had horrible PFD issues causing UTI-like symptoms with no infections.

I went to a physiotherapist specializing in pelvic issues and within 6 weeks I was on my way to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-13-2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 882
Posted By PikkuMyy
Thanks to everyone for your replies! This...

Thanks to everyone for your replies!

This country is in Eastern Europe and I do not believe it has any programs like Medic-Alert, and the mother said that most people do not speak English there....
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