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What is Prompt Dependency in Children with Autism?

I remember when my son Lucas was little, some psychologists wrote in the report that he was very prompt dependent. Even back then before I was a behavior analyst, that comment, he's prompt dependent, made me angry. Today's I'm talking all about prompt dependency and whether we should blame the…


What is Scrolling in Children with Autism? | Language Error Correction

If you're a parent or professional in the autism world, chances are good that you've seen scrolling and you may have seen it every day. But you may not have known what it is or what to do about it. So, today I'm covering scrolling and how to help a child who is exhibiting this behavior.

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What is the Verbal Behavior Approach in Comparison to ABA?

I didn't create the Verbal Behavior Approach, I followed other professionals in the field, namely, Mark Sundberg, Dr. Jack Michael, Dr. Vincent Carbone and many others who've influenced my ideas about ABA and the Verbal Behavior Approach. So today I'm talking about the differences between a…

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Using Sensory Rooms: How Beneficial Are Autism Sensory Rooms?

Kids with autism tend to have sensory issues, so many schools, residential placements, and even other places like hospitals are building autism sensory rooms. In this blog, I'm talking about sensory rooms for kids with autism.

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How to Recognize Early Signs of Autism in Toddlers Using MCHAT

There's a lot of confusion with toddlers. Many parents are worried about their toddler in terms of their language development, their imitation, their tantrums, and they are concerned that their child might have autism. But they're hoping for the best and, in a lot of ways, putting their head in the…

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Lessons from My Autism Book: The Verbal Behavior Approach

So many people have told me that they have loved reading my book. A speech and language therapy student I recently met, told me she did a book report on my autism book, The Verbal Behavior Approach, and she cited that she got two main lessons from the book. Today, I want to talk about those 2…

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Interview with Autism Mom Kelsey General

I just got done interviewing autism mom Kelsey, who is a single mom of two young boys, both diagnosed with autism. It was a great interview, and you can listen to the full interview on, which is my third podcast.


Hyperlexia and Its Connection to Autism

In today's episode, I'm talking about kids who recognize letters and can possibly read even before they can speak. This syndrome is called hyperlexia, and I'll be discussing whether it's a sign of autism and also what to do about it.

Getting Out of Denial and Taking Action | Autism Denial

In 2-parent homes, usually, 1 parent is in more denial than the other, that their child might have autism.  This can cause tension in marriages. In today's video blog, I'll discuss autism denial and how to help get a parent out of denial and into action.

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Handling Aggressive Behavior in Children with Autism

Many people think that aggressive behavior is a part of autism and it's something that we just have to deal with. This is not true. Today, I am going to tackle the topic of aggression head on.