Tips for Getting your Child with ASD Through Halloween

Halloween has always been one of my most favorite holidays, the weather is just getting cooler, and getting to watch all the kiddos running around having a great time, is just the icing on the cake.  Halloween can also be a very challenging time for our friends with ASD. So here are some tips that Read more about Tips for Getting your Child with ASD Through Halloween[…]

How to Prepare a Child with ASD for the Summer

I love the summer.  I love the change in seasons, the break from the monotonous everyday routine, the relaxing vacations, and the long days.  However, for many of the kids we work with, the changes that come along with summer can be very overwhelming. By the end of the school year, many children are just Read more about How to Prepare a Child with ASD for the Summer[…]

How to Promote Parent Involvement in an ABA Program

With most students that you encounter in ABA, you’re likely going to have to deal with parents.  If you’re lucky, you’ll have rock-star parents who are on-board with everything you do and follow-through like champs.  Other parents may seem less interested in the goings-on of the ABA sessions and use the time to get their Read more about How to Promote Parent Involvement in an ABA Program[…]

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6 ABA Strategies I Use in My Home (And Why a Reinforcement System Isn’t One of Them!)

Balancing My Roles of “BCBA” and “Mom” The two roles of “BCBA” and “Mom” can sometimes be difficult to merge.  On the one hand, knowing so much about the principles of behaviour, I should have all the tools I need to manage behaviour in my home.  You would think that my home is full of Read more about 6 ABA Strategies I Use in My Home (And Why a Reinforcement System Isn’t One of Them!)[…]

What is a BCBA?

…And Why Do I Need One? I’ve been noticing lately that there are many practitioners who claim to “practice ABA” or “use the principles of ABA” that aren’t actually Board Certified Behaviour Analysts.    Often, when searching for solutions for children, parents are unaware of what qualifications they should be looking for.  If someone is able Read more about What is a BCBA?[…]

My Child Needs ABA – Now What?!?

What to Expect When Setting Up an ABA Therapy Program Finding out that your child is not developing as they should be can be very overwhelming.  Maybe you’ve just received a diagnosis of ASD and you’re not sure how to accept it or what to do next.  Maybe it’s something that you’ve known all along Read more about My Child Needs ABA – Now What?!?[…]

Late Talker or Autism?

Should I be concerned that my toddler isn’t talking? As parents, we know that our children go through phases and it’s often not worth worrying too much about it.  When they’re learning to walk, we let them fall – it’s part of the process.  They’ll experience heartbreak, boredom, and disappointment – all par for the Read more about Late Talker or Autism?[…]

Daily Activities To Promote Language

My 5-year-old daughter just finished telling me about her adventure at the Science Centre, leaving no detail out. She’s a chatterbox! My hubby and I love listening to her, especially because she was tight-lipped until she was close to three.

To promote language in our late talker, I used communication temptations and labeled everything we saw and every action we did during our daily activities. It’s important for us to clearly and slowly model words for our little loves, because listening to us helps them develop language.

There’s a lot you can do to help your sweetie speak, too. Cross-my-heart, it’s not too much work and definitely worth the effort. Here are a few examples of what you can do to promote language in your quiet kiddo. […]

How To Get Your Child To Listen To You

getyourchildtolisten.1Hi, Broken Record: Bet you’re hoarse, or maybe blue in the face, from telling your kiddo to do things over and over and over again. SHE DOESN’T LISTEN and it’s driving you crazy. You’ve yelled, you’ve begged, you’ve bargained, you’ve read books, but your sweetie still has incredibly selective hearing. Stop pulling your hair out and follow – be consistent! – these easy-to-implement solutions that will get your child to listen to you. Prepare to regain your voice and sanity! […]