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Tag: Autism Spectrum Disorder

Can Autism Get Better?

Having a young child with Autism is so hard. Having ANY young child is hard for that matter. In the middle of a struggle, it is temping to believe that it will always be hard. In this video, Jessica shares the simple message, “It wont be so hard forever. <br> <h3>Auto Generated Captions</h3> hey guys it’s Jess so this question…

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How to teach a child with Autism to blow his nose!

Teaching a child to blow their nose can be really frustrating especially when they have Autism. Children with Autism often have sensory needs that make it more aversive for them to allow an adult to touch their nose to teach them to blow it. Great news! With these strategies, you don’t have to! These simple techniques can make it a…

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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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