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Autism and AD(H)D: Why Social Integration Can Be So Difficult

By drangie | November 13, 2017

“Hey, Mom! Could you look over this email before I send it? I want to make sure I am saying this right.” This concern for proper phrasing and understanding of a specific social interaction is something I hear quite often from my youngest son. As many of you already are aware, my ‘baby’ (I know…

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“Focus! Concentrate!” – Why can my kid focus on their video game for hours, but can’t focus on their school work for five minutes?

By drangie | October 25, 2017

Have you ever wondered why your kiddo seems to be able to focus on his video game or her television show but can’t seem to pay attention to you or focus on their school work? It doesn’t seem to be just those diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) that have a difficult time paying attention…

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I Need to Self-Regulate? What You Talkin’ About Willis??

By drangie | September 22, 2017

Many of you are too young to remember the sitcom Diff’rent Strokes, but in the show, some disaster could be occurring with everyone running around and the older brother (Willis) would say something, and the younger brother would stop everything, get very serious, look directly at his brother and say, “What you talkin’ about Willis?”…

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Autism: The Missing Pieces…

By drangie | August 28, 2017

Sitting here in my office, I reflect on the week …” Wow, sometimes I forget how powerful the Davis tools and programs are!” I had the privilege this week of working one-to-one with two amazing children. Both have been identified as having autism. Although we have only worked together for less than ten hours, there…

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“We Think it is Autism, ADHD or Dyslexia (or some other acronym) …Now What?” Help Me to Help My Child!

By drangie | June 26, 2017

It was fifteen years ago that our journey through the murky waters of Learning Differences (LD) began, but I can remember it clearly and painfully. My journey began with that mommy intuition of I think something is wrong and progressed over a couple of years to I know something is wrong. The next stop on…

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