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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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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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Personalized Treatments for Autism

    Personalized Treatments for Autism   Doctors and therapists commonly refer to “autism” as the Autism Spectrum Disorder (or ASD) because of how different each diagnosis can be. The Autism Society describes ASD as a complex developmental disability of which there is no single cause, explaining that it often manifests during early childhood and affects an individual’s ability to communicate with others. Those who have ASD typically have difficulty engaging and relating to those around them and struggle with repetitive actions. However, each case can drastically vary in severity and symptoms—from an individual who can live independently and support
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Benefits of Home-Based Autism Services

  Benefits of Home-Based Autism Services   When there is a difference in development, one of the first places it’s noticed is inside your home. The place where children collect an immense amount of knowledge and create their first memories. It’s a natural environment for children where behaviors form and patterns immerge, which is exactly why many autism therapy services choose to provide home-based autism services. A Natural Environment for Children By having the ABA therapy sessions at home, children aren’t carted back and forth to a center, which (in itself) can be difficult to cope with. In home environments,
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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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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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