Archives for ABA Therapy Autism

Autism Facts and Figures

  Studies from professionals have revealed causes, facts, and figures related to Autism. We here at Applied Behavioral Consulting, are here to spread awareness about Autism and answer any questions that you may have. The facts are found below:   Prevalence: In 2018 the CDC stated that approximately 1/59 children are diagnosed with Autism; more specifically 1/37 boys and 1/151 girls. The reason boys are more likely to be diagnosed is not yet determined.   The Causes: A vast majority of cases show that genetics are involved in the development of Autism. Children who are born to older parents have
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Children with Autism & Hypersensitivity- Tips to Help Communicate

  Does getting caught in a rainstorm and having to walk in wet clothing make you feel uncomfortable? When you hear skid marks from tires on the road does it make you shriek? In those types of situations you have experienced hypersensitive sensory dislike.   Some children with autism suffer from Sensory Processing Disorder where messages from their senses do not get regulated properly. Because they are not regulated properly, some children get frustrated and angry when they cannot accurately explain their experiences. At Applied Behavioral Consulting, we understand and are here to give you some solid tips to help
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6 Myths About Autism

Not everything out there today is true about autism, but we want to make sure you know what in fact is true and false about it. We have put together 6 myths about autism to help end misconceptions and spread knowledge.   Myth number one: people with autism don’t want to have friends. Some children with autism may suffer from social skills which make it seem that they are unfriendly or shy. It is not because they don’t want friends that they do not talk, but because he or she is unable to communicate the way you do.   Myth
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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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ABA Therapy Explained

  ABA Therapy Explained           Endorsed by the U.S. Surgeon General and considered one of the best treatments by the American Psychological Association, applied behavior analysis (ABA) is one of the most popular and successful evidence-based treatments for autism.   In A Nutshell        Applied behavior analysis is an approach used to understand and modify behavior based on scientifically validated principles. Therapists use this learning program rooted in behavioral psychology to encourage and reinforce positive behaviors and discourage negative behaviors in those with autism or other developmental delays. The results range from improving social skills, communication and self-control, to school-readiness,
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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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5 Autism Tips for Trick-or-Treating This Halloween

  5 Autism Tips for Trick-or-Treating This Halloween   Halloween is intended to be a fun and festive holiday to embrace being who you want to be. For parents of children with Autism, it may bring on feelings of worry, doubt or uncertainty of how to celebrate. Your child has likely anticipated this holiday too, positively or even with some worry. With a little planning and preparation, you and your child will be well on your way to an amazing Halloween celebration. To ensure a smooth holiday, here are some tips to consider as we approach Trick-or-treat season: Make your
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