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This Super-Mom Panel is for all moms to connect! We can chat, ask questions, give ideas and share stories!! Dads, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles and friends are welcome too!  Are you frustrated with something? Do you just need to vent? Are you looking for ideas from other moms? This panel is for YOU!  Go ahead, fire away……

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  • Allison / creator of My Autism Superhero December 7, 2016 at 11:25 am

    So I’ll start a conversation about my latest concern or frustration! My 9-year-old is totally addicted to the iPad/computer, specifically YouTube Kids. While most of what he watches is fine, I feel his other interests are drifting. I usually set timers and give warnings when to take a break. I always suggest other activities that he likes, but he just wants the computer/iPad ALL THE TIME! Any moms out there having this issue or have any suggestions??!!!

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    • Lauren December 9, 2016 at 8:57 pm

      My son has a chart with various chores, expected behaviors, etc listed. and he earns points when he does those chores or I notice those expected behaviors ( different point value for each chore or expected behavior) Each point is 1 minute of tablet time. He can cash in at any time but the timer is set for the amount of minutes he cashed in for…. initially he would get upset when he cashed in 2 points and only got 2 minutes, but he learned quick and now saves his points up. As he saves up points, he does other fun things of interest. I do have a menu of other things he can do with his points too.

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  • Lauren December 9, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    My son has a chart with various chores, expected behaviors, etc listed. and he earns points when he does those chores or I notice those expected behaviors ( different point value for each chore or expected behavior) Each point is 1 minute of tablet time. He can cash in at any time but the timer is set for the amount of minutes he cashed in for…. initially he would get upset when he cashed in 2 points and only got 2 minutes, but he learned quick and now saves his points up. As he saves up points, he does other fun things of interest. I do have a menu of other things he can do with his points too.

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    • jscholes December 10, 2016 at 8:24 am

      Hi Lauren! What a great idea!! I will definitely try this. Thanks for joining the conversation. 😊

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  • jscholes January 20, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Hello SUPERHEROES!!
    Not only does my son have autism, he was also diagnosed with Auditory Processing Disorder. He has issues with decoding speech sounds, whereas his decoding is not accurate or fast enough. He also has trouble understanding speech in the presence of noise and he will lose early information before he has the complete information to understand the message.
    Does anyone have a child with auditory processing issues? How do you help them at home? Currently, we break up the messages in short sentences for him to understand and process. We write down a lot of the information for him and we try to eliminate noise.
    Do you have any tricks or ideas?

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  • jscholes March 21, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Hello SUPERHEROES.
    I had to jump on the panel today and share what Sesame Street has done. On April 10, they are introducing a new Muppet with autism. Julia, a 4-year-old girl, will be joining Elmo.
    This is perfect for your little ones. Here’s the link to the full article:
    http://www.npr.org/2017/03/20/520577117/julia-a-muppet-with-autism-joins-the-cast-of-sesame-street

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