Archives for ABA therapy

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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Early Intervention

Early Intervention Early intervention in the lives of children with special needs is critical to cognitive and educational development. Early intervention is the “best hope” with regards to improving the core behavioral symptoms of autism and each families overall dynamic. The benefits do not stop there, as early intervention often offers resources, support, and extensive training that will build a better connection between your family and child. Not all interventions are equal, however. Generic intervention programs are less effective when compared to specialized autism programs. With regards to early intervention, it’s important to understand what resources are available, especially educational
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How Many Hours of Therapy Will My Child Need?

How Many Hours of Therapy Will My Child Need? It can be exhausting researching the different types of therapies available for children with autism. Like many parents, you have chosen to use Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy to help your child, but how many hours of therapy does your child actually need?   Therapy can be very costly, so it is necessary to known how many hours of therapy your child actually needs. Much research suggests that autistic children should receive 40 hours of ABA therapy a week. 40 hours of therapy a week has produced amazing results in autistic children’s
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Your Guide to Getting Your ABA In-Home Therapy Covered

Your Guide to Getting Your ABA In-Home Therapy Covered Think back to when your child was first diagnosed with acute autism. The feeling of hope in learning about ABA therapy from your child’s pediatrician, and the subsequent feeling of frustration in learning from your insurance company that the therapy is covered, but there are no providers in-network. That decision—to take the hit financially in order for your child to receive therapy—is the exact one a local veteran mother is making for her son. It’s what we do for our children. But families shouldn’t have to struggle so much in order
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How to Encourage Your Child’s Independence

How to Encourage Your Child’s Independence Although each stage of life looks different and children’s behaviors and motivations may shift, there is an abundance of ways parents can support and encourage a healthy independence in their children’s lives. This kind of support is vital in both their growth as an individual and also in their mental health. Small steps that encourage independence can go very far in a child’s development of self-esteem and confidence.   Just as we strive to be ambitious during our autism therapy at home, we encourage you to grasp that same sense of determination and set
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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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