George Ballew

April 5, 2016
Young woman wearing headphones and making notes

10 Sensory Processing Interventions

In presentations on the subject of sensory processing in the treatment of ASD, I’ve found that people love trying out sensory interventions in their own lives or lives of their families. If the sensory issues are serious enough, I recommend reaching out to an occupational therapist for an assessment and a professional sensory modulation program. Here are 10 interventions Heritage students love that you may want to try:   Noise Cancelling Headphones: Some people are overwhelmed by the sensation of ambient background noise in their environment. Noise cancelling headphones are a favorite of many students. You can achieve the same […]
January 25, 2016
Father And Teenage Son Having A Hug

How to Avoid Stand-offs With Your Teenager

Born and raised in the great state of Texas, I’m a big western movie fan. I own more Clint Eastwood and John Wayne movies than I should admit. There’s something about a high noon showdown that reminds me of the way I unintentionally square off against my stubborn children sometimes. I’m guessing you can relate. The foundation of any relationship is communication. To improve parent-child communication, a simple but difficult strategy is to show up at high noon, drop our gun holster on the ground and kick it away with our hands empty saying, “let’s talk about this, what’s going […]

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