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autism meltdown

Dealing with Meltdowns in Children with Autism | Autism Meltdown Strategies

Recently, on a Facebook Live, I asked parents and professionals if they could wave a magic wand, what autism struggle would they want to go away? A handful of people said they wanted to make meltdowns go away, so today, I'm going to talk about three autism meltdown strategies to help both parents…

autism and dental care

Making Going to the Dentist Easier for Kids with Autism | Autism and Dental Care

Many kids with autism have a hard time going to the dentist, and since dental visits only happen one to two times a year it's hard to work on this skill. So today I'm going to show you a video and talk about strategies you can work on to make going to the dentist easier.

how to overcome picky eating

How to Overcome Picky Eating for Children with Autism

Many children with and without autism are picky eaters, and some even have serious feeding disorders, which need to be treated by medical professionals. In these circumstances, a thorough evaluation at a feeding clinic may be needed, but there are a lot of kids that can be helped at home or at…

autism safety awareness

Autism Safety Awareness: Emotional Interview with Mom Who Lost Her Child

Children with autism rarely have the safety awareness skills they need and are at higher risk of accidental death than typically developing children. Today I'm talking with a mother who lost her child in an effort to help raise autism safety awareness and prevent the same from happening to other…

conversation skills

Building Conversation Skills for Kids with Autism | Communication Skills Development

Many parents of young children with autism dream of the day when they can have full conversations with their children, but getting children who are not talking much or at all to become conversational is a big mystery for most parents and professionals, so today I'm going to break it down and talk…

speech delay

Speech Delay vs. Autism: Recognize the Signs to Delayed Speech in Children

Many toddlers have speech delays, and sometimes a speech delay is a symptom of something bigger like autism. I know from experience that it's often confusing and overwhelming to parents who are on waiting lists for autism evaluations when these waiting lists are growing longer and longer each day.…

teachers

Back to School Tips for Teachers in Autism Classrooms

In last week's video blog I discussed how back to school is usually a stressful time for both parents and kids with autism. But what I didn't talk about is that it can be super stressful to teachers too. Today I'm going to give teachers and other school staff some advice on reducing stress in…

school

Strategies to Ease Back to School Transitions for Kids with Autism

Many children with autism have a hard time transitioning, and the start of a school year brings about a lot of anxiety for both kids and for parents. Today, I'm going to cover some back-to-school strategies that might help make September a better month!

echolalia and autism

The Best Way to Get a Child with Autism Speaking

Do you have a child or client with less than five words that you can rely on? Maybe the child has some pop-out words, but you don't know how to get the child speaking more? Today, I'm going to talk about echolalia and autism, and the main way we can start to get words heard more frequently and to…

autism to blow their nose

How to Teach a Child with Autism to Blow Their Nose

Before I had a son with autism and then became a Behavior Analyst, I never imagined how hard it would be to teach a child to blow his nose. Today I'm going to break down the steps and give you some easy strategies to help you teach your client or child with autism to blow their nose.