1. The Guilt of Active Ignoring and Why You Shouldn’t Feel It

    It’s difficult navigating the autistic space when a child does something for attention. On the one hand, it’s hard because you want to give them all the attention in the world; on the other hand, they have a lot less ways than other kids of gaining the attention they need. As caregivers it can lead our heads in a spin; is ignoring their behavior when it is attention seeking the right thing to do? Are we neglecting their needs? Shouldn’t we be their strength of communication for them by speaking/acting/advocating for them? With Applied Behavioral Analyses (ABA) therapy a technique called …Read More

  2. Effective ABA Outcomes When Parents Are Involved

    Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is a fantastic therapy for an Autistic child, as it helps to achieve something called generalization. This is when a child is able to perform actions in all areas of their lives. If you’ve ever seen your child use certain words, or perform certain tasks at school but not at home (or the opposite) ABA therapy can help! But to do this we as parents need to be heavily involved. Research has shown that parents who are involved with their child’s ABA therapy are more likely to succeed. ABA therapy is labor intensive and takes a whole team, a parent who has a bi…Read More

  3. What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

    Choosing the right therapy for your child can be a daunting task -- this we understand. Many questions race through a parents mind; will this really help my child? What if this doesn’t work? Therapists know it’s important to work with a flexible therapy because every child with Autism is different. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is one of the many therapies, but one that can work well for your child as it is created with them not for them. ABA will help in the following ways; Helps your child to increase mastery in tasks and social interactions. ABA can teach new skills to your little one…Read More