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How to Support Siblings of Children with Autism

How to Support Siblings of Children with Autism Did you know that children who grow up with special needs siblings often end up being more accepting, caring, compassionate and independent individuals?   In fact, a study published in 2006 called, “The Adjustment of Non-Disabled Siblings of Children with Autism” found that siblings of children with autism were much more likely to have positive view of their behavior, intelligence, scholastic performance and anxiety.   But it will not happen unless proper care and attention is afforded to them. This can be very tough at times, when home-based autism services and additional
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A Word on “Progress”

  A Word on “Progress” What does it mean when you work with a client day in and day out over the course of months or even years? It means that you celebrate all the small victories along the way. Every single tiny step, every little moment, even something as seemingly insignificant as teaching a child to utter a single sound or helping them learn to receptively identify a picture of a butterfly. It means you become focused on the progress. We are trained to hone in on the small steps, the fundamental skills, the building blocks to successful learning.
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The Effects of ABA Therapy

      The Effects of ABA Therapy Applied behavior analysis—ABA therapy—is used by a wide range of professionals to help individuals at all age levels. It is not just one technique, but many methods utilized to encourage and improve life skills. Because of this, the effects and outcomes vary, especially as different techniques are applied to decrease, increase, maintain and transfer behaviors important to social interaction and engagement.   Some of the most common effects of ABA therapy include: Increased language Functional communication skill development Improved attention Better social skills Memory improvement Increased focus Academic skill development Decrease in
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Having a Brother with Autism

    Having a Brother with Autism I knew my brother was special and I knew he was different. But what I never understood was why at age 29 he had one friend and why he chooses to confine himself inside four walls. He is free from his room just not his life. There would be days on end where he would leave his universe to get the bare necessities and go back into the magical world of gaming. My heart has and will forever break for him. I couldn’t imagine the loneliness that comes along with Autism. As much
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Benefits of ABA Therapy at Home

  Benefits of ABA Therapy at Home Here at Applied Behavioral Consulting (ABC), we use applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy to cater directly to children between the ages of 2 and 8 years old by building confidence and celebrating every small step toward success to help them be more independent and reach their full potential. The ABA therapy we practice is centered around encouraging good behaviors with a variety of different rewards—from verbal confirmation and celebration to delicious treats, extra play time and favorite toys, among others—to help motivate. Because many behaviors are exhibited at home, having a trained professional
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A Word From One Of Our Therapists

    A Word From One Of Our Therapists Becoming an ABA therapist has been the most rewarding decision I have made in life. I have found working with children with ASD has proven to be the most gratifying work I have been part of. Since becoming an ABA therapist, my life has become more complete, as I have fulfilled a desire to be able to provide assistance to others while watching them succeed. While I provide therapy to the client’s, the client’s in turn have taught me to increase my patience as well as become more sympathetic. Even though
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