1. Communication to get Autistic Child’s Needs Met

    Most children with autism have a difficult time communicating. Imagine being thirsty looking up at a cup of water that you just can’t reach. Imagine that everyone around you can reach up to get that water and if you only knew how to ask, you too could have the water. But you can’t form the words. What do you do? Many children with Autism live out this scenario daily when they have needs and they can’t figure out a way to get them met. They may hit you, throw something, point, grunt, scream, or just start crying. Why can’t you just see that they want the water? Maybe after trying a seri…Read More

  2. Get The Best Therapy From a Smaller Agency

    Sometimes bigger is better, but when it comes to choosing the right therapist for your child. Bigger may not always be better. There are pros and cons to every decision and Applied Behavior Analysis, ABA therapy may be one of the biggest investments you make in your child with autism’s life. For this reason, here are a few simple things to consider when choosing a small versus a big ABA agency. With a small agency you can always get to the top person in charge. With the larger agencies there are usually several people you have to go through before getting to anyone who can actually help you.…Read More

  3. Behavioral Therapy

    Studies show that in the case of childhood therapy, a therapist should focus on relationships rather than the actual child. This means that children are happier when they see the happiness in their caregivers and loved ones. When they see that the people in their lives are happy and healthy it affects the children in a positive way. Consequently, when the people in their lives are living unhappy, unhealthy and stressed out lives, it affects the children in a negative way. Behavioral therapy focuses on both the child and the environment in which the child grows up. Behavioral therapy helps the …Read More

  4. Get the Best Out of Your ABA Therapy Program

    ABA therapy is time consuming and expensive. But in the end, if done right, it works! I’ve seen non-verbal children talk, aggressive children become model students and parents brought to tears for the turnaround in their child. Unfortunately, ABA is also expensive, to achieve these kind of results, a a 30-40 hour a week program is recommended. Supervised at least 3 hours a week by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, along with parent training. Put those cost somewhere over $1K a month for a good quality program. Here are some things to keep in mind so you don’t end up wasting your valuable…Read More