1. Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy (ABA) is amazing because it isn’t designed to tackle autism by itself.

    Sometimes Autism isn’t the only diagnoses that a child on the spectrum is diagnosed with. A child who has autism may also be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Anxiety, Depression and more. There is a 30% chance your child may also have a specific phobia, and a significant number have intellectual disabilities. Autism isn’t as straightforward as some may believe which is why it’s difficult to tackle it with most conventional therapies. Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy (ABA) is amazing because it isn’t designed to tackle autism by…Read More

  2. Echolalia in Autistic children

    A lot of children who have autism will start their speech journey with something called echolalia. Echolalia is when a child repeats what you have just said back to you. It is done for many purposes, but the main reason a child does this is because they have a hard time with fluent or creative spoken language. Some good news about echolalia is it can be a sign your child is trying to speak and they may grow out of it. In some cases however, the child never fully overcomes echolalia. There are some classic examples of this, as some children began with echolalic speech which slowly filters out a…Read More

  3. Understanding how ABA therapy works can help your child out in many ways

    As a parent involved in Applied Behavioral Analyses (ABA), it’s fantastic to jump in with two feet. At first it can be a scary experience, watching your child tantrum as the therapist waits it out when you’re used to soothing—and let’s be honest, panicking. But there is also a blissful feeling of control that comes with the charts and numbers applied to these things. Our therapist had us tracking tantrums and your ABA therapist will likely do the same. How long where they lasting for? How many incidents of property destruction, violence, or self harm occurred? How bad was the destructi…Read More

  4. If Your Child Has Aggression Along with Autism, Then Here Are Some Reasons to Why.

    Aggression in Autistic children is common, but it can be an embarrassing thing to deal with – even for the child. Aggression interferes with so much; from school, to play dates and sadly sibling relationships. There are many reasons a child with Autism might act out by pinching, biting, shoving or hitting. They may feel stressed; if their routine is off, or they are in a place that triggers sensory issues Aggression could be the only way they have to communicate right now They could be trying to get out of a situation with an adult or child, or avoiding something they don’t want to do They…Read More

  5. Why New Skills Using ABA Are Taught in Different Scenarios

    When a child has Autism they often have difficulty generalizing behaviors. This means they can act a certain way in a certain situation, but not in others. This could mean that if a routine is not followed the child cannot demonstrate a specific skill, which is not helpful in real-life situations that are often random. Most children with Autism cannot learn a skill and automatically generalize; this is normal and should not concern you right away. That is why new skills in Applied Behavioral Analyses therapy are taught in many situations, with varied tones of voice, and multiple materials, as …Read More

  6. Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy for All Ages

    Applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy is a great therapy for young Autistic children, and what most people associate the therapy with. But if you have an older child or teenager, they too can benefit from ABA. ABA isn’t only an early intervention therapy, it teaches children how to learn and change behaviors and can be started at any age. In fact, ABA isn’t just for Autistic children; it is simply famous for helping Autistic children. But ABA is also used in business, sports and education to name a few. For example, ABA can be applied using antecedents and consequences to help somebody…Read More

  7. Questions to Ask When Finding the Right Therapist

    Before your child starts Applied Behavioral Analyses (ABA) therapy there may be many things you need to know about ABA and your therapist. ABA therapy can increase your child’s learning abilities which helps in all areas of their life, so it’s important to find the right therapist. But what questions can parents ask to get the right results? What are your qualifications? A good response would be – somebody with a BA in fields pertaining to psychology and child care, and a certificate in ABA. What experience do you have? Can you refer me to other parents you have worked with? A good thera…Read More

  8. Introducing Incidental Teaching to ABA Therapy

    Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy is a fun activity that teaches your child how to engage in the world, learn basic and complex language, skills and behavior.  There are many types of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), the Lovaas Method is one type and we have discussed Discrete Trial Training (DTT) that the Lovaas method uses. But another type of play for your child during ABA is called Incidental teaching. Incidental teaching is when an environment is created for the child that motivates them to learn about the world around them. This means putting objects out of reach but still in…Read More

  9. Take A Chance On Proven Applied Behavioral Analysis Results with Building Block Resolutions

    The number one form of therapy showing the most improvement for children with autism is applied behavioral analyses therapy (ABA). It is sometimes referred to as Lovaas treatment, which is one brand of ABA. Success was first recorded in 1967 but became wide spread in 1993. This is a thoroughly tested therapy with a lot of proven success stories behind it. When ABA therapy is done right many parents see it’s similar to one-on-one tutoring that any child of a young age goes through. Sometimes a child with autism needs an extra bit of love and care ABA provides. What is ABA? ABA is simply an in…Read More

  10. A Combination of ABA Therapy and ABLLS-R

    Applied Behavioral Analyses (AB A) therapy can help children of all ages and if you think your child would benefit from this therapy your therapist can perform certain tests to find out more. The assessment of basic language and learning skills (ABLLS-R pronounced a-bulls) is the center piece to most Verbal Behavioral programs. Before a therapist can go through ABA with your child they need to first understand what level of learning your child is at. This test isn’t meant to demean but can be upsetting for a parent to see their child is developmentally behind in any way. But remember, once t…Read More