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Children with Prader-Willi Syndrome: Impulse Control Issues and Dishonesty

By Alison Hennessee | Resource Creation By: Maureen Batty | Design By: Sunny DiMartino, Christy Bui, Analee G. Paz
Children with Prader-Willi Syndrome: Impulse Control Issues and Dishonesty

When the lies about food become too much to handle, there might be another factor at play. Follow along as Ben's struggles with food are taken to the next level and begin to become more than his parents can manage alone.

I'm Just Hungry

Written By: Chelsea McCutchin
I'm Just Hungry

Last year, Chelsea McCutchin worked on an ORP Library book about Prader-Willi syndrome and was inspired by the beauty and the pain of those who suffer with this fascinating disorder. Here, Chelsea expresses what it feels like to be caught inside of PW through a poem called a sestina.

Prader-Willi Syndrome: It’s Not Just the Number on the Scale

Written By: Alison Hennessee | Resource Creation By: Bridget Morton | Design By: Sunny DiMartino
Prader-Willi Syndrome: It’s Not Just the Number on the Scale

Parents of children with Prader Willi syndrome begin preparing for the food-related challenges associated with this disorder from day one. With a wealth of PWS literature on how to handle the constant food-seeking behaviors, parents learn to lock cupboards, manage meals, and limit pocket money. But other, less-discussed characteristics of PWS, particularly extreme and sometimes violent behavioral problems, can be just as difficult to handle. In this article, you’ll read about the challenges that Natalie faces as a result of her son Jason’s meltdowns and learn some strategies for handling these episodes.

Choosing Out-of-Home Care for Your Child with Prader-Willi Syndrome

Written By: Alison Hennessee | Resource Creation By: Bridget Morton | Designed By: Sunny DiMartino, Christy Bui, Nathan Lueth
Choosing Out-of-Home Care for Your Child with Prader-Willi Syndrome

It's only normal for parents to want to be everything to their children. That's a tall order for any parent, but when your child has Prader Willi Syndrome, "everything" is more than any one person can be. Read about how one parent learned that letting experts help manage his son's disorder give him the chance to focus on being a father.

Finding the Right Out-of-Home Placement for Your Child with Prader-Willi Syndrome

Written By: Alison Hennessee
Finding the Right Out-of-Home Placement for Your Child with Prader-Willi Syndrome

Finding the right placement for your child with Prader-Willi Syndrome can be difficult. You may go through numerous homes before you find the one that is a fit for your child and that can help him or her in the best way possible. Read how one parent never gave up and sought out the help that she knew her child needed, in an environment that worked for him!

Scaling Emotional Hurdles in the Classroom with Emotional Scaling

Written By: Geoff Campbell | Resource Creation By: Bridget Morton | Design By: Christy Bui, Sunny DiMartino
Scaling Emotional Hurdles in the Classroom with Emotional Scaling

Some children have difficulty understanding their emotions, which can sometimes lead to class-disrupting episodes of anger. By working closely with students and using strategies like emotional scaling, teachers and educators can help students better understand emotions, changes in intensity, and coping strategies, which often leads to increased self-control in the classroom.