A common question asked by parents of children with Autism is: “how does my child’s ASD diagnosis affect the way that they play?” As you are likely already aware, Autism affects social and communication skills. Additionally, children with ASD often have difficulty with “joint attention”. Joint attention is where two individuals are focused on the […]
It is common for both typically developing and children with Autism to have difficulty sleeping in their bedrooms alone. This can cause a lot of stress and divide amongst families. One of the most effective autism spectrum therapies known as “applied behavior analysis” can help children who are experiencing difficulties sleeping alone learn new skills […]
There are many ways that someone can communicate to others, such as language, signing, and using pictures. For some children on the Autism Spectrum, it is hard to communicate their wants and needs especially when they do not know how to express them to others. This can result in tantrum-like behavior or aggressive behavior as […]
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a type of evidence-based Autism treatment and is one of the most effective types of therapeutic interventions for individuals on the Autism spectrum. Early intervention is especially important for children who are diagnosed early (around two years old). There are many things you should consider when looking for a professional […]
It can be very challenging to develop a relationship with a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). You may have noticed that children with ASD like to be alone, and will solely come to you when they need something that they cannot provide for themselves. It is common for people to ask how it is […]
When a child with Autism becomes overwhelmed or overstimulated, they can experience meltdowns. Meltdowns can be difficult to manage and it is common for parents or caregivers to seek out information on how to deal with them. It is also a goal in applied behavior analysis to help children who experience meltdowns learn how to […]
As one of the most researched and evidence-based therapeutic interventions for treating Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy has many key benefits.
As a parent whose child has recently received an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis, you may be at various stages of discovering Autism. Whether it is accepting the diagnosis, learning more about the symptoms and challenges, connecting with peer parents and support groups, or researching potential treatments, you are likely doing everything possible to secure […]