Archives for In-Home Autism Therapy

Autism – It’s Different in Girls

Autism – It’s Different in Girls Throughout recent years, scientists have diligently worked toward formulating explanations for autism’s lopsided gender ratio. They have found social and personal factors that often hide symptoms of ASD in females more so then men. Other research states that biological factors may actually prevent development in the first place. Francesca Happ, a cognitive neuroscientist from King’s College London, and her colleagues conducted a study in 2012 that compared autism traits and their occurrence and formal diagnosis in a sample of more than 15,000 twins. What they found was quite interesting; if boys and girls had
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Siblings Could Shed Light on Roots of Autism

Siblings Could Shed Light on Roots of Autism Traditional research regarding the correlation between autism and its link to siblings has mainly focused on studying two parents and two autistic children; however, new research is beginning to shy away from traditional practices and focus on learning more from siblings who do not have autism. Erin Lopes, a mother with a son diagnosed with autism and a daughter who is nuerotypical, or not on the spectrum, and her family volunteered to partake in a study focusing on their DNA and how autism relates to family genetics.   Erin’s children, Evee Bak,
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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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Eclectic Approach vs. ABA Approach

Eclectic Approach vs. ABA Approach The therapists at Applied Behavioral Consulting understand the importance of early education and social interaction. That’s why our licensed therapists go into the homes of kids with autism to work with them on a personal level. Not only do they help families enter into the world of their child to understand them from a different viewpoint, but they also help children find their voices, too!   Although there are many different approaches to helping autistic children, our autism curriculum at ABC parallels the core tenets of the ABA approach. Over the years, we have found
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