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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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Tips for an Autism Happy Halloween

Halloween is many children’s favorite day of the year. However, for children with Autism it can be more spooky than a treat. They are being forced to communicate with potentially dozens of unknown strangers which can be both challenging and stressful. Children with Autism often like routines, may have sensory preferences that make costumes difficult and may not fully understand…

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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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A mom's non-traditional approach to Treating Autism

Renee Trask has two sons on the Autism spectrum. She shares some of the non traditional things she believes has helped her son. While there is some scientific evidence for all of the things that we discuss in this video, we cannot guarantee that any of the Autism treatments mentioned in this video will help your child with Autism. There…

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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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Understanding an Extinction Burst

Imagine the following scenario. It is is a hot summer day and you have a million errands to do. You have been running back and forth from store to store trying to get home in time to get your child off the bus. You are parched but there is no way you have time for to stop and get an…

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How Do I Potty Train My Child With Autism?

If your child is like many of the dozens I have potty trained, you can probably relate to my friend Renée. Her son is just about to turn four and while most of her friends are carrying around posh new handbags, she is still stuck lugging around a diaper bag! Her son Benjamin has Autism. If you are reading this…

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