early childhood intervention

Early Childhood Intervention for Children with Autism

Early Childhood Intervention for Children with Autism Are you seeing delays in your child but scared to take the leap to get evaluated and start early childhood intervention services? One of the most critical things you can do for your child is to start intervention as soon as possible, whether…

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Things You Can Do While Waiting for an Autism Test

Things You Can Do While Waiting for an Autism Test Autism test waiting lists are long, and getting longer by the day. So, while you’re waiting for an autism test, know there are things that you can do to help your child or client. You can be proactive and get a better understanding of where…

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language delays

Language Delays: How Are They Different from Autism?

Language Delays: How Are They Different from Autism? Are you worried that your child may have a language delay? You are not alone. Language delays are one of the most common developmental delays. But it isn’t just about if your child is talking or not. Language delays can also be related to…

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Why is My Child with Autism Crying So Much?

Why is My Child with Autism Crying So Much? Kids with autism or signs of autism cry for many reasons and trying to figure out why they are crying can be tricky. Today’s blog is all about the reasons why kids might be crying and how you can help turn this behavior around. As a…

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pica and autism

Pica and Autism: Mouthing of Things in Children

Pica and Autism: Mouthing of Things in Children Many kids with autism exhibit pica behavior, which means they mouth, chew on, or ingest things that aren’t edible. This can be extremely dangerous as kids often eat or mouth things that are either unsanitary or unhealthy in some way, or even…

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legal issues in special education

5 Tips for Dealing with Legal Issues in Special Education

5 Tips for Dealing with Legal Issues in Special Education After two decades in the autism world, I have found myself in a few legal issues in special education – both as a parent and professional. I’ve learned some lessons about what to do if you find yourself in a legal dispute.…

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Teaching Inferences & WH Questions to Kids with Autism

Teaching Inferences & WH Questions to Kids with Autism It can be very challenging figuring out the next steps in programming for a child who has completed or is at the top of the VB MAPP.  I recently got a question from a member of my online community about teaching inferences. Today…

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Language Development Milestones

Language Development Milestones in Children with Autism

Language Development Milestones in Children with Autism The waitlists to receive an Autism evaluation are getting longer every day, but there are some things you can do to get some insight on where your child or clients stand while you’re on the waitlist. Pediatrician Dr. James Coplan, who…

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how to keep kids busy

How to Keep Kids Busy

How to Keep Kids Busy Keeping kids with autism engaged is one of the hardest things to do. Whether you’re enduring a crisis, or even life changes, it’s important to learn how to keep kids busy. Today I’m going to talk about how to make a schedule, how to give choices, and how to keep your…

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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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