How to tell if the autism school or program is right for your child or client

Today I'm going to give you some advice on how to tell if an autism school or program is right for your child or client.

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Held back or kicked out of daycare or preschool?

You might be worried because your child was recently held back or kicked out of preschool or daycare. Or maybe you're just concerned that it might happen, if things continue the way they are.

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Pairing: The Key to Turning Things Around for Kids with Autism

Whenever a child has problem behaviors it is most likely due to the demands being too high or reinforcement being too low. Any problem behavior can be analyzed in the same way. If we have a child who is falling to the ground and crying, we can look at that and we could say, "Okay, the demands are…

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How to Spread Any (Autism or Non-Autism) Message Online

People often ask me how I got into the online marketing field, and how they can spread their message better. So, today I'm going to answer that question.

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What language should you teach to young children with autism in bilingual families?

Many of you have seen my videos of Chino, who I started working with in 2010, when he was just 20-21 months old. He made amazing progress and he is now in early elementary school with little support and he is fully conversational. In fact, he's bilingual in Spanish and English, as this is what his…

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Should parents be in the therapy room or waiting room?

When Lucas was two-years-old, before his diagnosis of autism, we took him to speech therapy sessions weekly at our local hospital and the speech therapist that worked with him was great. She really taught me a lot. I was allowed and encouraged to be in the therapy room. They also had an option to…

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Can You Really Learn from Podcasts?

This week's blog is going to be a little different. I usually discuss an autism topic and give ABA techniques and strategies or suggestions for both parents and professionals to help children with autism in some way. But this week, I'm going to talk about my recent habit of listening to podcasts to…

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Why I Wouldn’t Stop Screen Time for Children with Autism

I recently got a question from a speech pathologist on one of my private Facebook groups asking how she could support a family in reducing or eliminating screen time for their two year old with autism, who was watching up to four hours of TV a day. Before I get into my stance on screen time, I just…

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The Best Method for Parents to Take Data 24/7

I know as both a parent of a child with autism as well as a medical professional and a behavioral analyst how confusing problem behaviors are in children with autism. There are a lot of things going on, especially when your child is newly diagnosed or having unusual problem behaviors that involve…

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Why I Still Start with Sign Language…

I got an interesting email about sign language just the other day that I'd like to read and answer for you right here:

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