What should you do IN RESPONSE to your child engaging in challenging behavior?

Remember those four reasons why people may engage in challenging behaviors discussed in the previous post?  People may want attention from other people, may want something, may want to get out of something, or may enjoy how the behavior feels.  If you haven’t already read it, we suggest reading the prior post so the information […]

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What approach should caregivers take with challenging behaviors?

Managing challenging behaviors can be quite stressful.  Most of the time, parents just do what they can to get through the situation with as little fuss and fighting as possible.  Unfortunately, this often times involves strategies that may be counterproductive, increasing the chance of these behaviors occurring in the future.  If the goal is to […]

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Using Language In A Clear Way For Children With Autism.

If you’ve ever heard behavioral therapists talking with children with autism, you may have noticed that they speak with very clear and minimalistic language.  Some people may even think it’s too robotic.  So, why do they do it? A language impairment is one of the main criteria to receive a diagnosis of autism.  Many children […]

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What Constitutes Effective Intervention For Individuals With Autism, The National Research Council’s Report On Effective Treatments For Autism Still Stands True.

In 2001, National Research Council published findings effective treatments on Educational Interventions for Children with Autism from birth to age 8. The committee set out with the question “What are the characteristics of effective interventions in educational programs for young children with autism spectrum disorders?” The findings were published in a comprehensive book titled, “Educating […]

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Using Mini Schedules And Task Organizers To Help Students With ASD In Classroom Settings.

There are many levels of visual schedules that can complement the daily schedule by providing more specific cues about activities, and allow greater individualization because they can be designed to meet specific learning tasks. Mini schedules are used to provide specific information about the task at hand.  For example, if a student needs support on […]

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Using Visual Schedules To Support Students With Autism.

Visual schedules can be used to support students with ASD in classrooms. They are a very common support that we’re sure that many teachers have already used or may be being used in their classrooms currently. Visual schedules can be an extremely important element to provide students with an overview of the day’s activities and […]

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Some Components Of A Good ABA Program For Children With Autism.

An effective ABA program will be designed by a well qualified professional. Typically this qualified professional will have a certification stating that they have are a board certified behavior analyst, otherwise known as a BCBA. Having a BCBA certification means that this individual has meet the professional credentialing needs identified by behavior analysts, governments, and […]

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Treating Children with Autism…Individualization

Here is one critical component to treating children with autism: All programs must be individualized. Autism is a spectrum disorder and that means that there are a lot of differences in the characteristics that each individual may have. Also, each child has their own unique biology and their own unique learning history. A good program […]

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