Abnormal Speech

Pivotal Phrases & Abnormal Speech in Children with Autism

Pivotal Phrases & Abnormal Speech in Children with Autism Abnormal speech patterns are very common in kids with autism. For example, if you teach a child with limited speech to say phrases like “open door,” they might overgeneralize it and say “open door” even if they want something else…

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play skills development

Play Skills Development for Children with Autism

Play Skills Development for Children with Autism There are at least two main types of play skills development, social and independent.  Usually, most goals focus on social play skills but, if independent play skills are not taught correctly, it just becomes independent stim time. Today I’m…

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teaching hand washing

Coronavirus Makes Teaching Hand Washing to Kids with Autism Even More Important

Coronavirus Makes Teaching Hand Washing to Kids with Autism Even More Important Today, I am going to be talking about the Coronavirus and how it is affecting the autism world as we speak. I’m also going to be giving some really practical tips on teaching hand washing to kids with autism.……

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aac devices

AAC Devices for Language Development in Children with Autism

AAC Devices for Language Development in Children with Autism We all want our children or clients to be successful with vocal language, but it doesn’t always happen right away. For kids that are not yet talking, things like sign language, picture exchange or AAC devices can be implemented…

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vocal imitation

Achieving Vocal Imitation and Echoic Control in Kids with Autism

Achieving Vocal Imitation and Echoic Control in Kids with AutismToday is all about how to get vocal imitation, or echoic control, to enable kids to talk – or talk more if they are already talking some. I see a constant struggle with people who report – both parents and professionals…

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autism school

Is An Autism School the Right Fit for Your Child or Client with Autism?

Is An Autism School the Right Fit for Your Child or Client with Autism?One of our Autism ABA Help members got me thinking this morning about home versus autism school programming. Her son is in an ABA program – an approved private school or private ABA program. But he hasn’t been making much…

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Problem Behaviors

How to Reduce Problem Behaviors in Kids with Autism | Stuck Series Part 5

How to Reduce Problem Behaviors in Kids with Autism | Stuck Series Part 5This is part five of our five-part series on getting kids unstuck. This blog is going to focus on when you are stuck having a child with problem behaviors that you don’t know how to reduce, prevent, or eliminate.…

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self-care skills

Teaching Self-Care Skills to Children with Autism | Stuck Series Part 4

Teaching Self-Care Skills to Children with Autism | Stuck Series Part 4The fourth area where people get stuck is self care. In this five-part stuck series, I want to talk about the five areas that I see parents and professionals get the most stuck. In Part 1 I talked about assessing language when a…

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conversation skills

Improving Conversation Skills in Children with Autism | Stuck Series Part 3

Improving Conversation Skills in Children with Autism | Stuck Series Part 3The third area where parents and professionals often feel stuck when working with a child or client with autism is with getting kids who are talking to get conversation skills and be conversational..  And that is a big jump.…

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