Resources for Children with Autism During COVID-19

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, parents need to be armed with the right tools to not only manage, but educate their children at home. We are going to be creating and collecting an ongoing list of resources of technology sites and apps that parents can use at home with their children. This list is by Read more about Resources for Children with Autism During COVID-19[…]

Sensory Behavior

What is Sensory Behavior? Sensory behavior, (i.e., “stims”) is usually a form of automatic reinforcement, meaning that it’s done because it just feels good. Cooper, Heron & Heward, describe automatic reinforcement as a “behavior that creates a favorable outcome without involving another person, (2007). I have a necklace that I wear all the time, and Read more about Sensory Behavior[…]

Behavioral Skills Training (BST) with ABA Therapists

So you are finally a BCBA, you have went through all the fun steps of credentialing to licensing (depending on your state), and you are now ready to start supervising staff (insert big feelings of imposter syndrome here). I have spoken to many people who said one of their biggest fears was when it came Read more about Behavioral Skills Training (BST) with ABA Therapists[…]

Following Through with Instruction

Often children with ASD demonstrate high rates of non-compliance. Following through with instructions is an important skill that we really want our kiddos to learn. Not because we want them to listen to everything we say or do, or not make decisions for themselves, we love it when our kiddos make decisions for themselves, but Read more about Following Through with Instruction[…]

Tackling Sleep Challenges

Sleep challenges are common in children and can cause stress for parents and family members.  Some simple straightforward strategies may help your child develop good sleep habits. In some cases, however, intensive treatment strategies are needed. What does the Research Say? Researchers have studied sleep disturbances in the autism population and have found that 52% of Read more about Tackling Sleep Challenges[…]