Northbrook Pediatric Blog

Decreasing Attention Maintained Behaviors

By Ewelina on April 14th, 2017

Everyone engages in attention seeking behaviors. Yet, some are more appropriate than others.

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Strategies for Increasing Requesting at Home

By Beth on December 19th, 2016

The principles presented by Natural Environment Teaching can be applied in your home to encourage your child’s increased requesting for items and activities in your home.  Two of the main strategies for natural environment teaching are capturing and contriving opportunities for your child to make requests.

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Pokemon Go and Autism

By Jenna on November 4th, 2016

Pokemon Go is the latest hot game to hit the market and it’s a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. Does your child love to play? If so, did you know you can use it to help strengthen your child’s social skills? Here’s how

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Social Play

By Chris on September 8th, 2016

There are 5 main components that make a given activity “play”.  Play must be intrinsically motivated, freely chosen, pleasurable, nonliteral, and actively engaging.

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Is It Quiet in There Yet???

By Joe on August 2nd, 2016

Whether it’s an occasional occurrence or a nightly struggle, bedtime can be anything but routine, even for children who aren’t on the spectrum. Here are some additional daytime and pre-bedtime tips that can help get a good night’s rest.

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