Tag: ASD

What are the verbal operants and why do they matter?

Verbal behavior seems like the newest buzz word in the world of Autism. Parents ask me almost every day what it is and how it is different from applied behavior analysis (ABA). Truthfully, it is usually used interchangeably. Technically speaking though, it is the part of ABA that teaches children how to use language to communicate. Verbal behavior was developed…

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Starting School With Autism

Congratulations! Your child is about to start school. It is exciting, but it can also be scary. Sending any child to school for the first time is hard for any parent, sending a child with special needs to school, especially one that has a difficult time communicating can be even scarier.  Fortunately, there are things that you can do to…

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What is Echolalia: Why does my child with Autism repeat what I say?

Are you frustrated your child with Autism is repeating you instead of telling you what they want? Children with Autism Spectrum disorder who have language delay often struggle with echolalia. Here is how you can use ABA, Applied Behavior Analysis to understand how to help your Autistic child learn to talk. Disclaimer: This video is intended for information purposes only.…

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Why you MUST Teach Your Child with Autism in a variety of Locations!

Teaching your child with Autism is a variety of locations is critical to his success. Here is why! Disclaimer: This video is intended for information purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition. The text, graphics, images, flash movies, and audio segments are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or…

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Why does my child listen to his teachers BUT not to me?

Let me ask you a question. Do you sometimes look at how well your child works with his therapists or read your teacher’s reports of what a great job he is doing in school and wonder why he’s not doing the same for you? If you are watching this video, you have probably already tried several things that haven’t worked.…

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Autism: Two Brothers. Two Stories.

Two brothers… Born the same day…. Raised by the same single mom…. with the same values… given the same diagnosis…. Autism. They go to the same school, get the same therapies and have two different stories. Hear them share what Autism is in their own words. If you meet one person with Autism, you have met one person with Autism.…

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