Video Blog

Autism Teeth Grinding & Its Relationship to Feeding Problems

Kids with autism usually have problems with picky eating and sometimes can have other oral-motor problems such as teeth grinding. Autism teeth grinding can be particularly challenging because it can be medical and/or behavioral.

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Activities of Daily Living: Teaching Self-Care Skills to Kids with Autism

Many parents and professionals struggle with how to teach kids with autism activities of daily living. Activities of daily living include how to dress, how to shower, how to wash hands, and how to clean up for meals for instance. So today I want to talk about how I learned through this book,…

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When to Use Time Out for Kids With and Without Autism

Today, I'm talking all about the use of time out for children with and without autism and why I rarely recommend using time out for parents or professionals. If you are using time out or have used it in the past, you don't want to miss today's episode.

Potty Training Autism

Potty Training Autism: Toilet Training Guide & Tips for Parents and Professionals

If you're having any potty problems, you're likely also going to have a lot of other problems. I just created this free ebook on potty training autism, and I am going to take a few minutes to tell you what's inside the book in this video blog. Each week I provide you with some of my ideas about…

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Grandparenting a Child with Autism: How to Be a Supportive Grandparent

Today's video blog is all about grandparenting and some of the challenges and the unique role of being a grandparent of a child with autism.

Teaching Intraverbals to Children with Autism

I recently received a question from someone in my online community about why I recommend Dr. Mark Sundberg’s intraverbal subtests. Intraverbals are a big part of teaching conversational skills, so this video is all about assessing and teaching this important communication skill.

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Insurance Coverage for Autism: Who Pays for Treatment? | Interview with Lorri Unumb

ABA Therapy is critical and life-changing for your child or clients with autism, but insurance coverage isn't always available and paying out of pocket is extremely expensive. When Lorri Unumb found out it wouldn't be covered for her son with insurance, she decided to take matters into her own…

Parental Involvement

Parental Involvement in Therapy for Children with Autism

As parents, it can be scary when your child is first diagnosed or showing signs of autism. Instead of being scared, we should be jumping on the bandwagon to help our children as early as possible with or without a diagnosis and with or without a therapy team. Parental involvement is critical. But…

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Improving Decision-Making Skills for Children with Autism

Decision-making skills for kids with autism can be very challenging considering you can't always be exactly sure that they're picking the choice that they actually want. Usually, kids with autism who have trouble with decision-making, pick the first choice or the last choice and don’t really choose…

Teaching Techniques

Teaching Techniques: Common Mistakes When Teaching Children with Autism

As behavior analysts, teachers, and even parents, we all make mistakes teaching our children and clients with and without autism. Today we'll be discussing teaching techniques and some of the more common mistakes professionals and parents make when teaching. I know I've made all of these mistakes…