3 Sep · Kamini Lakhani · 2 Comments

How You Could be Coming in the Way of Your Child’s Thinking

I watched in rapt attention as the boy sorted and put away vegetables.He came to the final task of putting away curry leaves in a little steel container with holes. He struggled to clean the curry leaves. I could see his brain ticking away, as he picked up a pair of scissors to cut the…

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16 Aug · Kamini Lakhani · 14 Comments

How Working Through This Potent Technique Will Lead To Independence In Your Child’s Life

I watched this young mother work with her child.Every time the child moved her hand to point to an incorrect picture, the mother stopped her in her tracks.“No, try again.” I could see and feel the anxiety mounting in the little girl. She started to flap her hands. Again I heard the mother saying, “hands…

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22 Jul · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

How To Transform Your Interactions With Your Child: From Task Focus to Trust

I saw her struggling with her daughter to finish the activity. She insisted that her daughter fold clothes. But resistance marked the activity. I saw the little girl darting glances at her mother. She seemed to be doing an assessment of her mother’s emotional state! They fed into each other’s anxiety. In the end, the…

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14 Jun · Kamini Lakhani · 2 Comments

How to Support your Child, Not on the Spectrum

A second pair of eyes watched you and all your actions carefully.   You may not have noticed these eyes observing you as you were fully engrossed in your child on the spectrum or the one with the difficulty.   But I noticed these beautiful eyes looking at you when you were unaware.   She…

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28 May · Kamini Lakhani · 25 Comments

Straight From the Heart of a Parent of an Autistic Adult

‘What after me?’ took on a different connotation for me recently.   A simple conversation with this wonderful family, took a turn, suddenly.   I have worked with them for more than a decade. We’ve systematically worked at remediating core deficits of autism their son (now an adult). This young man has shown good progress…

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The Importance of a Parent Training Program
For Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

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