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Tag: Language Delay

5 Easy Ways to Encourage Your Child to Request

One of the primary concerns for many parents is to help their children with Autism develop meaningful language. Let’s just face it, communication is one of the most important life skills. If your child cannot communicate their basic needs, they will not be able to tell their teacher if they want a drink of water, tell someone if they need…

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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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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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3 Signs Your Child May NOT Have Autism

Have you noticed your child has a language delay and you are wondering if he may be on the Autism Spectrum? There is a ton of information on the signs of Autism. But, the truth is, it is easy to read into something autism symptoms that are not there! Here are 3 Signs, Your Child Probably DOES NOT Have Autism!…

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What is a Language Delay

You sit on the park bench and wave as your child plays in the sand box. Your child smiles back…. Just then a little girl, who looks to be about the same age as your child, comes to the woman sitting next to you and says, “Mommy, I want juice.” You smile politely but secretly, inside it feels as tho…

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