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Adjust to Change

4 Ways to Help Kids with Special Needs Adjust to Change

Change, change, it’s the season for change! Well, change is inevitable at any time of the year and...

Dr. Liz Matheis
grocery store

The Grocery Store Tradition I Am Sad to Lose

Before I had kids, I loved going to the grocery store. I would get a frothy drink at the...

Jamie Sumner
Giving Medicine to Kids

Tips and Tricks for Giving Medicine to Kids

Our son Ben was diagnosed with congenital hypothyroidism at his one-year-old checkup, and from that...

Alethea Mshar
parent with PTSD

Can the Stress of Raising a Child with PTSD Result in a Parent with PTSD?

The answer is a resounding “Yes.” You, as a parent, are entering into the parenting scene with...

Dr. Liz Matheis

Let’s Talk About the Weather

The first topic in dinner party conversation is the weather. It’s easy and safe and vague and...

Jamie Sumner
Caregiver Needs

The Three Friends Every Caregiver Needs

By Lillian Flakes, originally published on DifferentDream.com Do you know what friends every...

Aimee Sharp
help my son

In Order To Help My Son I’m Stepping Back

The Occupational Therapist called us back for my son’s weekly appointment. As we wove our way...

Alethea Mshar
High Functioning Autism

How to Help Your Socially Isolated Child with High Functioning Autism

Asperger’s Disorder is what we used to call a ‘milder’ form of Autism. That is, the young man...

Dr. Liz Matheis
express without words

Expression Without Words: When You Can’t Always Point to Where It Hurts

Because the tracheotomy bypassed Charlie's vocal cords, he learned early on that there is a myriad of ways to express your wants and needs without words.

Jamie Sumner
I&RS vs. 504 Accommodation Plan vs. IEP

I&RS vs. 504 Accommodation Plan vs. IEP

In this article, Dr. Liz Mathis, of Psychological & Educational Consulting, discusses the I&RS vs. 504 Accommodation Plan vs. IEP.

Dr. Liz Matheis