The following articles cover issues important to parents of children with special behavioral and learning needs. Hopefully, these articles offer an unbiased point of view that helps you evaluate what you might need or want to know in order to help your child. The cover issues regarding behavior and parenting techniques, and finding the right kind of school or home program for your child.


Why Does My Child Act This Way – How Loving and Capable Parents can have Children with Behaviors Resembling Autism or Attachment Dysfunction

Encouraging Thinking and Cooperation, Reducing Oppositional Behavior

Parenting Techniques

Checklist for Guides using “Child-Lead” teaching techniques

Guided Participation: A brief definition and what it means to be a “Guide”

The Therapeutic Pause Technique for Teaching New Skills and Responsible Behavior

Prompting – Pros, Cons, and Otherwise

Language Techniques Used at Sponderworks: Techniques for Atypical Language Learners and Children with Autism and other Disorders of Relating and Communicating

Declarative Language Stimulation, a powerful technique for getting more communication, sharing, and cooperation

Teaching Logical Thinking by Challenging: Tools from Systems Theory: “Violating Expectations” and the “Therapeutic Pause”

Techniques for Increasing Nonverbal Intelligence, Thinking, Initiation and Cooperation while Reducing Prompt Dependence at the same time

Dealing with Behavioral Challenges

The Therapeutic Pause Technique for Teaching Cooperative Behavior and Independent Thinking

Dealing with Attention Seeking and Sibling Rivalry in a Relationship-based Way

Dealing with Explosive Behavior


Finding a Program that is Right for Your Child

Characteristics of a Home Program Focused on Quality of Life

Characteristics of a School Program Focused on Quality of Life

Map of a Consultation Model: View from a Parent and a Professional

Brazelton and Greenspan’s Irreducible Needs of Children

The Autism Wars, “Evidence Basis” and ABA as both an Open System and a Bottom Line for Judgment of Effectiveness

An ABA Analysis of Floortime and Guided Participation Teaching