Podcast

#011: How to Teach Conversational Skills to Children with Autism

#011: How to Teach Conversational Skills to Children with Autism I cannot over-emphasize the importance of verbal language skills. In this episode, I focus on how to teach your child conversational skills, why it’s so important, plus share strategies that I’ve…


#010: Rosemarie Griffin, SLP & BCBA: Increasing Speech

#010: Rosemarie Griffin, SLP & BCBA: Increasing Speech In previous episodes, I have emphasized the importance of helping your child develop verbal language skills. It is the easiest form of communication between a child and parent or professional and is known…


#009: Getting Kids with Autism to Talk or Talk More

#009: Getting Kids with Autism to Talk or Talk More One of the questions that I’m most faced with is, how do you get nonverbal children to talk, or to talk more? The first thing you need to understand is that most people’s definition of nonverbal is inaccurate.…


#008: Behaviorbabe (Dr. Amanda Kelly): Autism, Advocacy and Social Media

#008: Behaviorbabe (Dr. Amanda Kelly): Autism, Advocacy and Social Media Over the course of the last two decades I’ve created some great friendships and met some amazing people in the Behavior Analyst community and, in episode eight, I interview my close friend and…


#007: Dr. Megan Miller: Problems with Escape Extinction

#007: Dr. Megan Miller : Problems with Escape Extinction It was a book in high school that inspired Dr. Megan Miller to pursue a career in autism; now she’s a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, a published author, an expert on behavioral procedures and one of my…


#006: Improving Problem Behaviors in Children with Autism

#006: Improving Problem Behaviors in Children with Autism Recently I sent out a survey asking both parents and professionals what their greatest challenges are in the world of autism. The poll was a huge success and most participants agreed that problem behaviors…


#005: Using ABA and the Verbal Behavior Approach to Treat Autism

#005: Using ABA and the Verbal Behavior Approach to Treat Autism There has been a steady shift from the traditional Lovaas style ABA programs to a Verbal Behavior approach. Most people assume that these two methods are mutually exclusive philosophies—they aren’t.…


#004: Is it High Functioning or Low Functioning Autism?

#004: Is it High Functioning or Low Functioning Autism? In the first few months of learning my son had autism, I had several different professionals giving me different diagnoses. I kept trying to figure out which diagnosis was the real diagnosis, and so I found…


#003: Lessons about Turning Autism Around: An Interview with a Mom of 2 Young Boys with Autism

#003: Lessons about Turning Autism Around: An Interview with a Mom of 2 Young Boys with Autism Today I’m talking with Kelsey General, a single mother of two young boys with autism. She’s sharing her incredible journey with us… from the moment she suspected there…


#002: Early Detection and Treatment of Signs of Autism in Toddlers

#002: Early Detection and Treatment of Signs of Autism in Toddlers Welcome to the second episode of my brand new podcast! This episode is specifically designed for both parents and professionals in the autism world who want to turn things around for their children…