Monthly Archives November 2017

Making a Difference with One-On-One Therapy

    Making a Difference with One-On-One Therapy One-on-one therapy is very important for kids with autism. As an ABA therapist, I have seen my 3-year-old client make such progress and master so many new things within a short about of time.  He started therapy only making a couple sounds and now, three months later is saying so much more, including his sibling’s name!  He has also started mastering skills such as identifying numbers, letters, matching items, imitating and much more! Working one-on-one with these kids truly impacts their learning from us therapist understanding their individual learning styles to their likes
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How to Explain Autism to Kids

    How to Explain Autism to Kids How do you explain a complex concept to your child? You likely start by finding out what your child knows, or what the child thinks they know. When your child has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it is best to explain it to them. Most importantly, because this is an opportunity to explain this to them correctly and to be sure they don’t get the wrong information from someone or somewhere else. Regardless of what risks you may think you may be opening them to – fear of teasing, bullying,
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Raising a Child With Autism: Five Myths of Autism

  Raising a Child With Autism: Five Myths of Autism   Autism Spectrum Disorder, or Autism, is characterized by challenges with social skills speech and non-verbal communications, repetitive behaviors, and by unique strengths and differences among those it effects. Autism is not the same in every person and in fact, there are many types; it is unique in each person and therefore was named to Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD. Understanding Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder is important in order to understand whether the information is truth or myth. Therapies are successful in treating children and people with autism. ABC
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Getting to Know the Many Therapies Proven Successful for Autistic Children

Therapies to support autistic children as they grow and develop require special consideration and a complex understanding of each individual child. The selection and delivery of therapies should be considered very important. In making the choice of therapy or combination of therapies, understanding the different therapies that support building skills for autism is essential. At this starting point, understanding therapies is especially helpful, and can help you prepare for initial discussions with a therapist. Each child with autism is unique, and as a result, each child’s treatment plan should be as unique as them. Autism therapies will enable the child
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What are the benefits of Peer Interaction therapy?

    What are the benefits of Peer Interaction therapy? Peer interaction therapy establishes a foundation to increase the responses in peer initiation of communication and play. It also increases a child’s observational skills as they learn to watch someone who is similar to them. This kind of therapy begins with a very structured activity. For one client, we used the game of memory to teach them the basic objective and rules of the game. In memory, these rules are putting the cards out, making sure they are face down, taking turns flipping over one card at a time until
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