Author Archives: Amy Cameron

One Perfect Day

Anyone who knows me knows that I love the beach. I love the way that the ocean feeds all of my senses and is always changing. So when I heard that several of the families that I work with were attending … Continue reading

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Creating Space

In the RDI Program, one of the first goals is to create space to be present with your child. It seems simple. Most parents of children with Special Needs are with their child a lot. But when you look at it more … Continue reading

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RDI from a Dad’s Perspective

Guest post from Mike, a Pathways dad. I’m driving back to work trying not to let the car go as fast as my mind is at this very moment. I’ve just found out our first child will be a boy, a … Continue reading

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RDI from a Mother’s Perspective

“RDI is not other ASD interventions, and does not simply mask the condition with rehearsed behaviors, but actually changes the makeup of the brain. RDI provides the individual with the skills needed to navigate life’s challenges on their own.We can … Continue reading

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Mindfulness

Wait a minute. What am I doing? This is a question I try to ask myself multiple times a day. I do it because I have made a decision to not float through my life without intent. I want to … Continue reading

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You Are Not Alone

Hello, my name is Amy Cameron, and I am the owner of Pathways Treatment Center in Apex, North Carolina. At Pathways, we offer a team approach to helping families of children and adults who are facing challenges like autism, cerebral … Continue reading

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Don’t eat the marshmallow.

The Marshmallow Test has been around the field of psychology for many years.  Basically, they offer a young child a marshmallow, tell them they can eat it now, but if they wait for a little while, they will receive two … Continue reading

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DADD Presentation

Dr. Vicky Roy and I presented at the international conference for Division of Autism and Developmental Disabilities this week in Florida. Click here to view our presentation slides.

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Why MNRI?

When a child receives a diagnosis like learning disability, attention deficit disorder, cerebral palsy or autism, parents and professionals truly want to help. Medication, behavioral strategies, therapies and tutoring are the most common ways that come to mind. While these … Continue reading

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Talking vs. Communication

In typical development, talking becomes a major enhancement to communication after children have mastered the other aspects of communication. Conversely, children with autism often learn to talk without the other communicative elements in place. This can lead to unnatural or … Continue reading

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