Category - Q&A


Ask the Horizons Team: Do you have any resources or strategies on dealing with “executive function problems”?

Question: My 9-year-old son has a lot of what professionals have told us are “executive function problems”. He is very unorganized, has difficulty planning and sequencing things, forgets even simple directions, and doesn’t have any sense of time. I understand that this is all part of his ADHD diagnosis, but we just don’t seem to …


Ask the Horizons Team: I’m getting conflicted messages about what is going on with my daughter

Question: I have an 8-year-old daughter who has struggled with communication, behavior, and social skills since she was a toddler. She has been diagnosed with encopresis and we have been to see more specialists than I can count at this point. School doesn’t seem to feel there are significant issues, but she is having increasingly …


Ask the Horizons Team: My daughter spends too much time repeating TV shows

Question: My daughter spends a lot of time repeating phrases and conversations from the television shows she watches.  It can really interfere with getting her attention or trying to communicate with her.  It can be really hard to get her to stop.  Any suggestions? Jim in Grand Haven, Michigan


Ask the Horizons Team: I have a teenage son who just cannot get up on time in the mornings.

Question: I have a teenage son who just cannot get up on time in the mornings.  He sets his alarm, but continually hits snooze and just can’t seem to get himself up and going.  This has been an issue for him since he was a child.  Mornings just don’t seem to be his thing!  We’ve …


Ask the Horizons Team: Sensory Processing Disorder

Question: My family is interested in learning more about my son’s anxiety and sensory processing disorder.  Can you provide me with some good resources for family members? -Kathy in Kalamazoo, Michigan


Ask the Horizons Team: Changing Habits

Question: My daughter just wants to touch people all the time. It’s frustrating and at times can be very embarrassing. She’ll even walk up to strangers. What can we do to stop this? If we tell her “No!” she gets a funny little smile on her face and then sometimes does it again! Help! ~ …


Ask the Horizons Team: “How do I get my child to eat mac & cheese again?”

Question: My son used to eat macaroni and cheese on a regular basis, a week ago he refused to eat it and now says he doesn’t like it anymore.  He has a rather limited range of foods and now he won’t eat macaroni and cheese anymore.  How do I get him to eat it? -Dave …


Ask the Horizons Team: What does “remediation” mean?

Question: This may be a silly question, but what does the word “remediation” mean?  I see you reference it in some of your articles and online, but I’m not sure I know exactly what it means. Thanks – Jenna in Vermont


Gut Health and The Importance of Good Nutrition

Question: Last week your featured article was about gut health and the importance of good nutrition.  I found it very informative, and have been meaning to look at probiotic options for our family.  Do you have any favorite probiotics that you recommend to families? -Andy in Denver, CO


Ask the Horizons Team: Shoe Tying Struggles

Question: We are having an issue with shoe tying in our house!  I have 5 children under the age of 8, and my oldest has significant fine motor and visual processing issues.  It’s been an uphill battle trying to teach him to tie his shoes.  When we need to go somewhere it takes me forever …

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