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30 11, 2023

Understanding the SCERTS Model for Autism

2023-11-30T13:51:19-08:00November 30, 2023|Behavior Therapists, Education|0 Comments

The SCERTS Model, an innovative framework for addressing the needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), stands out as a comprehensive approach that focuses on key developmental areas. This article aims to elucidate the SCERTS Model for both parents and behavior therapists, providing a clear understanding of its principles, implementation, and benefits. What is the SCERTS Model? SCERTS is an acronym that stands for Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, and [...]

30 11, 2023

Floortime Play Therapy for Children With Autism

2023-11-30T13:38:28-08:00November 30, 2023|Education|0 Comments

Floortime Play Therapy is a unique and effective approach to supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This therapy focuses on meeting children at their developmental level and building upon their strengths and interests. It's a method that encourages interaction, communication, and emotional growth through play. Origins of Floortime Play Therapy Floortime Play Therapy, also known as the Developmental, Individual-difference, Relationship-based (DIR) model, was developed in the late 20th century [...]

16 11, 2023

Best Autism-Friendly Vacation Ideas

2023-11-16T07:49:45-08:00November 16, 2023|Education|0 Comments

Introduction: Embracing Autism-Friendly Travel Traveling with children on the autism spectrum can present unique challenges, such as sensory overload and the need for routine. However, the growing awareness of these challenges has led to an increase in destinations and travel providers that cater specifically to families with autism. These autism-friendly vacations offer sensory-sensitive environments, accessible transportation, and inclusive activities, ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable experience for everyone. Why Autism-Friendly Vacations [...]

16 11, 2023

Top Sports for Kids with Autism: Finding the Right Fit

2023-11-16T07:24:45-08:00November 16, 2023|Behavior Therapists, Education|0 Comments

Engaging in sports can be incredibly beneficial for children with autism, offering opportunities for physical activity, social interaction, and skill development. However, choosing the right sport is key to ensuring a positive and enriching experience. This article explores the top sports suited for children with autism, categorized into team and non-team sports, and provides strategies to encourage participation. Benefits of Sports for Children with Autism Before diving into specific sports, [...]

20 10, 2023

Transitioning from an RBT to a BCBA: A Comprehensive Guide

2023-10-20T11:32:53-07:00October 20, 2023|Behavior Therapists|0 Comments

The field of applied behavior analysis (ABA) offers various career paths, with the roles of Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) being two prominent ones. For many RBTs, becoming a BCBA represents a significant career advancement. This article provides a detailed roadmap for RBTs considering this transition, answering key questions and clarifying common misconceptions. Can an RBT become a BCBA? Absolutely! An RBT can transition to [...]

19 10, 2023

Understanding Level 2 Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children

2024-03-26T13:20:26-07:00October 19, 2023|Education|0 Comments

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a multifaceted condition, with each level presenting its own set of challenges and strengths. Level 2 Autism, often seen as the middle ground in the spectrum, requires a nuanced understanding. This article aims to shed light on Level 2 Autism, offering insights for parents and ABA therapists to better support children diagnosed with this condition. What is Level 2 Autism? Level 2 Autism, often situated [...]

19 10, 2023

Understanding Level 1 Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children

2023-10-19T14:58:06-07:00October 19, 2023|Education|0 Comments

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition with a spectrum of symptoms and severities. One of the milder forms, yet equally significant, is Level 1 Autism. This article delves deep into Level 1 Autism, helping parents and ABA therapists navigate its intricacies and better support children diagnosed with this condition. What is Level 1 Autism? Level 1 Autism, often referred to as "high-functioning autism," is one of the [...]

19 10, 2023

Understanding PICA for Parents of Children with Autism

2023-10-19T12:34:43-07:00October 19, 2023|Education|0 Comments

For many parents, the term "PICA" might be unfamiliar, yet its implications can be significant, especially for families with children on the Autism Spectrum. This article aims to shed light on PICA, its causes, its relationship with autism, and how parents can address and manage this condition. What is PICA? PICA is a unique and complex eating disorder that goes beyond the occasional curiosity-driven consumption of non-food items by children. [...]

29 09, 2023

Halloween Safety Tips For Children With Autism

2023-09-29T09:17:55-07:00September 29, 2023|Education|0 Comments

Embracing the Spooky Season with Extra Care Halloween, with its eerie costumes, spooky decorations, and the thrill of trick-or-treating, is a time of excitement for many children. However, for kids on the Autism Spectrum, the unfamiliar sights, sounds, and social interactions can be overwhelming. The good news is, with a little preparation and some tailored safety measures, Halloween can be a fun and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. This article [...]

29 09, 2023

Pets and Animal-Assisted Therapy In Autism Spectrum Disorder

2023-09-29T08:54:43-07:00September 29, 2023|Education|0 Comments

Introduction: Bridging Silent Waters with Furry Companions Navigating the world of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can often feel like venturing into uncharted waters. Every child is unique, and finding the right support can make a world of difference. Among the various approaches to help children with autism thrive, Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) stands out as a comforting and engaging method. Animal-Assisted Therapy is not just about spending time with animals. It's [...]

22 09, 2023

Neurodivergent & Autism – What Is & Examples

2023-09-22T08:19:39-07:00September 22, 2023|Behavior Therapists, Education|0 Comments

In the ever-evolving landscape of behavioral therapy, understanding and embracing neurodivergence has become pivotal. This concept not only broadens our comprehension of cognitive functioning but also enriches the practice of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. This article aims to delve into the realm of neurodivergence, exploring its facets and implications for both parents and ABA therapists. What is Considered Neurodivergence? Neurodivergence is a term that helps us understand the different [...]

22 09, 2023

Lack of Eye Contact in Autistic Children

2023-09-22T08:13:46-07:00September 22, 2023|Education|0 Comments

Eye contact can be a window to a person's thoughts or emotions, but when it comes to autism, the waters might get a bit murky. The nuances of eye contact in autistic individuals are both fascinating and essential for parents and ABA therapists to understand. This article aims to shed light on the subject, making the journey of understanding a bit smoother for all involved. Do Children with Autism Avoid [...]

31 08, 2023

Art Therapy for Children with Autism: A Canvas of Expression and Growth

2023-08-31T09:01:53-07:00August 31, 2023|Behavior Therapists, Education|0 Comments

In the realm of therapeutic interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), art therapy has emerged as a vibrant and effective approach. Through colors, shapes, and textures, art offers a medium for expression, communication, and exploration. For children with autism, who often face challenges in verbal communication and social interactions, art therapy provides a unique avenue to convey feelings, process emotions, and develop essential skills. This article delves into [...]

31 08, 2023

Music Therapy in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Harmonious Approach to Healing

2023-08-31T08:32:14-07:00August 31, 2023|Behavior Therapists, Education|0 Comments

In the diverse world of therapeutic interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), music therapy has emerged as a powerful tool, resonating with both children and adults alike. This unique blend of rhythm, melody, and harmony offers a multisensory experience that can address various developmental challenges faced by individuals with autism. This article delves deep into the world of music therapy, exploring its benefits, applications, and the profound impact it can [...]

21 08, 2023

Incidental Teaching in ABA Therapy

2023-08-21T10:04:49-07:00August 21, 2023|Behavior Therapists, Education|0 Comments

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) therapies have evolved over the years, with various techniques emerging to help children develop essential life skills. One such method, which has proven to be both effective and versatile, is Incidental Teaching within Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. This article delves deep into the concept, offering insights for parents new to the topic and budding behavior therapists eager to learn. Understanding Incidental Teaching At its core, [...]

10 07, 2023

Social Anxiety & Children With Autism: A Comprehensive Guide

2023-08-31T08:38:16-07:00July 10, 2023|Behavior Therapists, Education|0 Comments

. This comprehensive guide aims to shed light on the intersection of social anxiety and autism, providing parents and therapists with valuable insights and practical strategies for support. Understanding Social Anxiety Disorder Social Anxiety Disorder, also known as social phobia, is characterized by a persistent fear of social or performance situations in which embarrassment, rejection, or scrutiny are possible. Individuals with this disorder often fear that they will do something [...]

10 07, 2023

Anger Management with Autism: A Guide for Parents and Therapists

2023-07-10T07:16:39-07:00July 10, 2023|Behavior Therapists, Education|0 Comments

Managing anger can be a significant challenge for children with autism. Their unique sensory experiences, communication styles, and ways of relating to the world can sometimes result in intense emotions and behaviors. This article aims to provide parents and therapists with an understanding of anger in autism and practical strategies for managing it effectively. Understanding High-Functioning Autism. What Does It Look Like? High-functioning autism, often associated with Asperger's Syndrome, is [...]

29 06, 2023

Understanding Impulse Control Disorder in Autistic Children

2023-06-29T12:00:14-07:00June 29, 2023|Education|0 Comments

Impulse Control Disorder (ICD) is a complex condition that can significantly impact a child's life, particularly if they are on the autism spectrum. This article aims to shed light on ICD, its symptoms, its relationship with mental illness, and its connection to autism. Understanding Impulse Control Disorder in Autistic Children Impulse Control Disorder (ICD) is a group of psychiatric conditions that are characterized by a person's inability to resist urges [...]

15 05, 2023

Differential Reinforcement Guide

2023-05-15T08:56:20-07:00May 15, 2023|Behavior Therapists, Education|0 Comments

In recent years the benefits of applied behavioral analysis therapy have proven to be ideal for helping individuals with autism spectrum disorder to improve a wide range of skills. ABA therapy uses a data-driven approach to track changes in behavior over time. While also finding the best therapeutic approach that is customized for each patient and their family/support system. One of the more powerful tools in an ABA therapist’s toolbox [...]

15 05, 2023

What Is Token Economy in ABA Therapy?

2023-05-15T08:49:07-07:00May 15, 2023|Behavior Therapists, Education|0 Comments

If you ask any marketing maven, they’ll tell you that the power of perception is more powerful than reality. This is due in part to the way we human beings assign a perceived value to things in a way that matters strongly to us. Yet might not carry the same perceived value for others. It’s a fundamental component of the human psyche that runs deep throughout our species. So, it [...]