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What is Social Communication Disorder? How Is It Treated?

The American Psychiatric Association published this new edition of its diagnostic manual in May 2013. It provides healthcare providers with new guidelines for diagnosing mental and behavioral conditions. SCD encompasses problems with social interaction, social understanding, and pragmatics. Pragmatics refers to using language in proper context. For example, it’s important for children to develop the[…]

Early Detection in Helping Children with Autsim

Early intervention is key in helping a child with Autism grow into their full potential, and overcome any behavioral, cognitive, or socio-emotional challenges. The sooner you get a diagnosis, the sooner you can get treatment. Children as young as 15-18 months can get a diagnosis of Autism. If your doctor will not evaluate your child[…]

Did you Know?

  Did you know… Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys Autism prevalence figures are growing Autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the U.S. Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism There is[…]

Halloween Tips: How to Keep Children with ASD Safe

Halloween is most children’s favorite festival. Who doesn’t love getting dressed in their favorite costume and gathering an enormous amount of candies once a year. But for children with ASD there may be some challenges. Here are some suggestions to help make it as safe as possible: Prepare ahead of time the route you will[…]

Keep your kids safe--Stop, Think, Act

How to Keep Children with Disabilities Safe in the Real World

As parents our instincts is to want to keep our children safe and protected in the environment. Children can come across a variety of risks to personal safety in their everyday interactions in the real world. These safety threats can result in injury or death if appropriate action is not taken by the child or[…]

Maximizing In-Home ABA Therapy to Achieve Successful Outcomes

In-Home ABA Therapy allows the therapy to occur in a natural environment where the behaviors and skills taught are occurring for best results. The skills are then generalized into the community by attending various outings with the child. To achieve a successful outcome for ABA line teachers: The fun begins when the ABA teacher arrives[…]

Natural Environment Teaching (NET) for Advanced Learners

This blog is about capturing naturally occurring ABA teaching moments using Natural Environment Teaching (Incidental Teaching and Time Delay Technique). Most people think of ABA teaching as having a child sit by the table one on one with an instructor, and reinforcers spread out in front of them. This is only one method of teaching[…]

What is the Secret to a Successful Therapeutic Relationship?

What’s the Secret to a Successful Therapeutic Relationship?

In this blog, I will discuss the relationship bond between the child and therapist and how therapists and parents can prepare for successful outcomes. First, The Secret! The therapeutic  techniques used by the therapist are not always directly correlated to the effectiveness of the treatment. Rather, it is the relationship bond that develops between child[…]