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Separation Anxiety

Tearful, tantrum-filled goodbyes are common during a child’s earliest years. Around the first birthday, many kids develop separation anxiety, getting upset when a parent tries to leave them with someone else. Though separation anxiety is a perfectly normal part of childhood development, it can be unsettling. https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/sep-anxiety.html Separation anxiety rears its head most often at […]

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Welcome to the Jungle

It’s been a while! My last post was more on the informative side of things. Therefore, I think it’s time for a more personal update. On that note, Augustus is absolutely THRIVING right now. It’s more than amazing. He is doing things we didn’t know if he’d ever do. One of his therapists even commented […]

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ABA Therapy

Applied Behavior Analysis What is it? A therapy with a scientific approach to understanding and improving or changing behaviors. AKA Change the environment to change the behavior. Wait… What is behavior? Seems simple enough, but before I go on, let me first express that often the word behavior is associated with “bad behavior”, but there […]

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A Day in the Life: Therapy & Haircuts

It’s been a while since I have had a chance to write a blog post. I decided to make it a priority today. I will start off with one of my “A Day in the Life” segments. I find these most informative, as they often answer a lot of questions I wouldn’t otherwise think to […]

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DIAGNOSED

I will never forget Monday, October 15th, 2018 – My son’s long awaited Autism Evaluation at a LifeScape center in Sioux Falls, SD. I will never forget because this day made everything “official” and really “real”. I truly didn’t hear much I didn’t already know in my heart, but it’s still different to hear it […]