Video Blog

5 Steps to Smoother Transitions for Your Client or Child with Autism

You might be wondering why children with autism have such a hard time transitioning from highly preferred activities to non-preferred activities. I’m here to tell you that we all have trouble with transitions….


Is it Time to Start Teaching Reading?

As a BCBA, I often see a heavy focus on teaching reading, math or other academic skills with both younger and older children with autism. In this week's video, I talk about the important lessons I've learned in situations like this:


Tired of Playing Musical Beds and Need More Sleep?

Sleep problems are very common in children with autism. With my own son, Lucas, I struggled with getting him to sleep in his own bed through the night for ten years. Using ABA techniques though, I was finally able to establish step by step procedures that resulted in him sleeping through the night…


"My client or child with autism freaks out when ___________."

In today's video, I'm addressing a super common question I get from parents and professionals around the world - "How do I de-sensitize a child with autism to loud noises or prevent situations that cause him or her to freak out?"


The #1 Mistake I See Autism Professionals and Parents Making

In today's video blog I want to discuss the number one mistake I see both autism professionals and autism parents making when working with their clients or child with autism.


A Major Autism A-Ha Idea: Dr. Carbone’s 3 Buttons

I recently asked my Autism ABA Help monthly members for some pivotal ideas or Ah-ha moments that they found especially helpful in my course. One member said Dr. Vincent Carone's three buttons had a huge influence on her both during and after the course. So let's talk about these three buttons in…


Balancing Reinforcement and Demands for Your Client or Child With Autism

In this week's video blog, I want to share with you a useful analogy I use to examine how we work with our clients or children with autism:


How Positive Are You?

In this short video, I discuss the 1-hour lecture by Dr. Glenn Latham that I saw in 2000 that literally changed my life. I'm discussing how being positive is important when working with children with autism:


Can I Even Make a Dent With One Hour of Autism ABA Therapy?

I’m often asked by both autism professionals and parents how much of an impact they can make in an hour or two of ABA therapy per day or per week. In this week's video blog, I'm giving you my take on how to best utilize that time:


How to Get a Parent Out of Autism Denial

I’m often asked "How do you get a parent out of denial so they make an appointment to determine if their child falls on the autism spectrum?" In today's video blog, I'm giving you three tips to help an autism parent in denial.