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Nicole Beurkens

Caledonia, Michigan
Nicole Beurkens, PhD, founder and director of the Horizons Developmental Resource Center in Caledonia, Michigan, is a licensed clinical psychologist with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a master’s degree in special education.  She holds a professional teaching certificate and has... Full Bio
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The Nutrition-Anxiety Link in Children with Learning, Mood, and Behavior Challenges by Nicole Beurkens Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The Nutrition-Anxiety Link in Children with Learning, Mood, and Behavior Challenges June 10, 2014 By Nicole Beurkens, PhD Anxiety is a very common symptom in ... Read on »
Why is it so hard to change? by Nicole Beurkens Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Why is it so hard to change? January 27, 2014 By Erin Roon, MA CCC-SLP Research shows that it takes an average of 66 days to form a new habit, or change a be ... Read on »
Introducing New Foods to your Child with Feeding Deficits by Nicole Beurkens Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Introducing New Foods to your Child with Feeding Deficits November 19, 2013 By Erin Roon, MA CCC-SLP In a previous article we considered the differences betw ... Read on »
Developing a Sleep Schedule That Works by Nicole Beurkens Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Developing a Sleep Schedule That Works November 4, 2013 By Michelle VanderHeide, BSW “I just want to have a quiet evening! Why won’t you just go to sleep?!?” ... Read on »
A Closer Look at Homework by Nicole Beurkens Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A Closer Look at Homework October 15, 2013 By Nicole Beurkens, PhD Any parent with a school-age child is well acquainted with the trials and tribulations of ... Read on »
Homework Headaches: How to Reduce Stress and Frustration between Parents and Children by Nicole Beurkens Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Homework Headaches: How to Reduce Stress and Frustration between Parents and Children October 1, 2013 By Courtney Kowalczyk, M.Ed. For many families, the hust ... Read on »
Homework Headaches: How to Reduce Stress and Frustration between Parents and Children by Nicole Beurkens Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Homework Headaches: How to Reduce Stress and Frustration between Parents and Children October 4, 2011 By Courtney Kowalczyk, M.Ed. For many families, the hus ... Read on »
Promoting Safe and Appropriate Behavior in Public-Part 2: Parenting Strategies That Work by Nicole Beurkens Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Promoting Safe and Appropriate Behavior in Public-Part 2: Parenting Strategies That Work August 6, 2013 By Nicole Beurkens, PhD The previous article explored ... Read on »
Promoting Safe and Appropriate Behavior in Public: The Developmental Downside of Using Leashes... by Nicole Beurkens Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Promoting Safe and Appropriate Behavior in Public: The Developmental Downside of Using Leashes with Children – Part 1 July 23, 2013 By Nicole Beurkens, Ph ... Read on »
Beating the Summer Blues, Part 1: Simple Variations to Summer Routines by Nicole Beurkens Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Beating the Summer Blues, Part 1: Simple Variations to Summer Routines July 10, 2013 By Courtney Kowalczyk, M.Ed. School has been dismissed ... Read on »
Apprenticeship by Nicole Beurkens Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Apprenticeship June 25, 2013 By Erin Roon, MA CCC-SLP By: Erin Roon, MA CCC-SLP According to the American Heritage Desk Dictionary, the ... Read on »
A Journey in Self Discipline by Nicole Beurkens Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A Journey in Self Discipline June 3, 2013 By Erin Roon, MA CCC-SLP In January, I began a journey in self-discipline: I chose to do a three-w ... Read on »
Finding Peace by Nicole Beurkens Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Finding Peace May 20, 2013 By Nicole Beurkens, PhD As I was wandering around the Minneapolis airport recently, I found a store with a variet ... Read on »
Building Competence through Guided Participation by Nicole Beurkens Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Building Competence through Guided Participation May 8, 2013 By Michelle VanderHeide, BSW I’ll never forget my first job. I started working ... Read on »
Springtime Planning for Transitions by Nicole Beurkens Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Springtime Planning for Transitions April 29, 2013 By Courtney Kowalczyk, M.Ed. The sun is beginning to shine, and the fresh smells of spring ... Read on »
Communication is Dynamic by Nicole Beurkens Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Communication is Dynamic April 16, 2013 By Erin Roon, MA CCC-SLP Communication is a dynamic process. It goes way beyond the words we say. Ma ... Read on »
Perspectives on Behavior by Nicole Beurkens Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Perspectives on Behavior April 10, 2013 By Nicole Beurkens, PhD All children exhibit less-than-desirable behaviors at one time or another.  ... Read on »
Let’s Set the Record Straight—Part 1 Reflections from Internship by Nicole Beurkens Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Let’s Set the Record Straight—Part 1 Reflections from Internship March 19, 2013 By Courtney Kowalczyk, M.Ed. Four years ago this past Septem ... Read on »
One Step Back, Three Steps Forward: Dysregulation and Development by Nicole Beurkens Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum One Step Back, Three Steps Forward: Dysregulation and Development March 12, 2013 By Nicole Beurkens, PhD I’ve been thinking about dysregulat ... Read on »
Experience Sharing Communication by Nicole Beurkens Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Experience Sharing Communication March 5, 2013 By heather By: Erin Roon, MA CCC-SLP Take a moment to read this short conversation betwee ... Read on »