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Helping neuro-developmentally atypical children – and their parents – thrive.
David Krauss Ph.D. on November 29, 2022
The "uncanny valley" effect can help people diagnosed with autism better understand people's reactions to their atypical behaviors and what to do in response.
David Krauss Ph.D. on August 21, 2022
This sports analogy can help parents make more sense of their children's neuropsychological testing results and understand the multiple intelligences model.
David Krauss Ph.D. on March 27, 2022
Incorporating people's unique strengths and wisdom into interventions? Some conservative thinkers and liberal clinical psychologists can agree.
David Krauss Ph.D. on February 13, 2022
Is your daughter intense? Stubborn? Temperamental? Consider legendary author Margaret Wise Brown, worry less, and prize her more.
David Krauss Ph.D. on November 1, 2021
One useful way of thinking about children's brain networks is to compare those involved with "bottom-up" processing versus "top-down" regulation of bottom-up processing.
David Krauss Ph.D. on July 5, 2021
Trying to sort through the various clinical therapies available to help your atypical child? Resilience research and a "resiliency mindset" offers a framework that can help.
David Krauss Ph.D. on April 18, 2021
Want to help your neuro-developmentally atypical child to try new things and persist when frustrated? Accessing and using their past novice-to-mastery experiences can help.
David Krauss Ph.D. on February 28, 2021
Pulitzer prize winner Isabel Wilkerson’s ‘Caste: The Origins of our Discontents’ can be used to teach the the power of cognitions to determine emotions and behaviors.
David Krauss Ph.D. on November 1, 2020
All children can be aggressive when frustrated. Neuro-developmentally atypical children experience more frustration than most. These observational learning strategies can help.
David Krauss Ph.D. on July 23, 2020
Many parents of atypical children report this "making left turns against traffic" analogy helps them better understand what their child's life is like and create better supports.
David Krauss Ph.D. on May 26, 2020
Research suggests that "social walking" can strengthen relationships.
David Krauss Ph.D. on March 14, 2020
Here are some out-of-the-box suggestions for soothing stress.
David Krauss Ph.D. on February 11, 2020
Could the "butterfly effect" cause a neurodevelopmental disorder? Perhaps. Understanding brain development can help you blame yourself less and accept your child more.
David Krauss Ph.D. on October 29, 2019
Just as it is vitally important for parents not to blame their children for their neurodevelopmental and psychiatric problems, it is also vitally important not to blame themselves.
David Krauss Ph.D. on August 24, 2019
We find it hard to recognize and learn from successes. What happens when we use a 'solution focused' approach to homework struggles? Learn to 'treasure hunt' for exceptions?
David Krauss Ph.D. on August 4, 2019
August, for some neuro-developmentally atypical children and their parents, can be a time of apprehension and even dread: HOMEWORK IS COMING. Try taking homework 'bird by bird.'