Lily Lacsa
we are a military family, we will be moving to Bremerton, WA in May and would like no delay on our child’s therapy. we are hoping for a smooth transition. I am reaching out early to give both parties enough time to establish therapies. we are currently in receiving ABA four days a week 2 hour sessions, also 1 hour of speech and 1 hour of OT. Will not be available to contact on the phone until Friday after 1 PM. It would be best to be contacted email if needed a fast reply. thank you for your time.
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1 12, 2022

Sensory Chew Toys For Autistic Children

By |2022-12-01T06:58:52-08:00December 1, 2022|Education|0 Comments

Oral stimulation is often an outlet for young children and children with autism. Though not everything is safe to be put into the mouth. If your child has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or your child is young and being evaluated for ASD, providing them with the right sensory chew toys lends toward safety as well as the oral stimulation that they need. Why Some Children With ASD Benefit from Chew [...]

30 11, 2022

What is Echolalia; Repeating Words in Autism Spectrum Disorders

By |2022-11-30T15:20:57-08:00November 30, 2022|Behavior Therapists, Education|0 Comments

Echolalia is a condition where the patient exhibits echoes and repeats sounds, phrases, or sentences. This is a condition that often manifests in children with an autism spectrum disorder. It might come in the form of common phrases used by family members, or even television shows. Though they become increasingly repetitive over time. It's also worth noting that there are different forms of echolalia. How and when they occur can [...]

22 09, 2022

How ABA Therapy Improves Social Skills In Your Autistic Child

By |2022-09-22T07:31:23-07:00September 22, 2022|Education|0 Comments

Throughout the mental healthcare industry Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is seen as the gold standard for helping individuals with autism spectrum disorder to meet their best possible outcomes. ABA therapy’s data-driven approach and deep roots in tested behavioral psychology help children of all ages to meet ever-increasing milestones. One aspect that ABA therapy excels at is helping children with ASK to improve their social skills. This serves as a [...]

22 09, 2022

What Is Atypical Autism?

By |2022-09-22T06:46:03-07:00September 22, 2022|Education|0 Comments

The DSM-5, which is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders for the diagnosis and treatment plan development for many developmental and mental health disorders, notes that there are several subtypes of autism spectrum disorder. Each manifests symptoms of differing severity and might require a specialized diagnostic process for a customized treatment plan. Atypical autism, which is often classified as “Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified” (PDD-NOS), was originally [...]

22 09, 2022

What Is Pervasive Developmental Disorder – PDD?

By |2022-09-22T07:24:46-07:00September 22, 2022|Education|0 Comments

Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PPD) and “Not Otherwise Specified” (PDD-NOS) are just two of several previously separate subtypes of autism that have now been officially included in the single diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is a pronounced change since the 2013 updated publication of DSM-5. Though PPD and PPD-NOS have their own distinct symptoms and therapeutic approaches that separate them from many other subtypes of autism spectrum disorder. PDD [...]

22 09, 2022

Three Levels of Autism Explained

By |2022-09-22T06:42:38-07:00September 22, 2022|Education|0 Comments

Since the updated publishing of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) in 2013 autism spectrum disorder has been more accurately classified. Today there are recognized levels of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Then each individual with ASD can then be further diagnosed as having either ASD level 1, level 2, or level 3. These distinctions are based on how severe their symptoms are, as well as how much [...]

22 09, 2022

Types of Autism Experts & Which Ones Can Best Help Your Child

By |2022-09-22T06:29:09-07:00September 22, 2022|Behavior Therapists, Education|0 Comments

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurological condition that is often diagnosed in early childhood. There are three distinct degrees, but even the seemingly mildest of ASD symptoms still require professional intervention. This includes critical skill development in many aspects of daily life. At the same time, every person with ASD is unique with varying symptoms and severity of challenges. The complexity and varying severity of symptoms typically means [...]

27 08, 2022
  • Autism Different In Boys vs Girls

Is Autism Different In Boys vs Girls

By |2022-08-26T08:11:14-07:00August 27, 2022|Behavior Therapists|0 Comments

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) manifests as a variety of symptoms that can vary in severity from one child to the next. This often includes include difficulties with social skills and communication skills. The complications of ASD can also make it hard for children to make friendships and maintain positive relationships. It’s also worth bearing in mind that ASD can often occur with other comorbidities and conditions like ADHD, and digestive [...]

27 08, 2022
  • tantrum

How To Deal With Tantrums In Children With Autism

By |2022-08-26T08:04:43-07:00August 27, 2022|Education|0 Comments

Almost all parents have to deal with their child having a few temper tantrums, wobblers, or total meltdowns. While it’s a natural part of childhood and parenthood, these stressful occasions are even more likely to be an issue for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The intensity of a tantrum and how often they occur can vary from one child to the next. Some children might only have a temper tantrum [...]

26 08, 2022
  • Behavior Chaining

Forward Chaining vs Backward Chaining. What is It & Which is Best?

By |2022-08-26T07:56:27-07:00August 26, 2022|Behavior Therapists, Education|0 Comments

Autism spectrum disorder is usually diagnosed in a child around 2 years old. This is an important point in brain development when the first signs of ASD start to manifest. Many parents notice that their child stops learning new skills, words, or behaviors. Oftentimes the child struggles to maintain the skills they have learned and might even start to show signs of regression. Many times these issues will also be [...]

26 08, 2022

What Is Extinction In ABA Therapy

By |2022-08-26T07:51:30-07:00August 26, 2022|Education|0 Comments

In the realm of applied behavioral analysis therapy, the term “Extinction” is often used to describe the final cessation of maladaptive behavior. This often requires reinforcement from parents, teachers, and therapists. Extinction often occurs in combination with a variety of positive reinforcement techniques. Understanding these techniques and how they are applied in the ABA therapy process will help your loved one with ASD to achieve the best possible outcomes. How [...]

21 07, 2022
  • Prompting

What Is Prompting Hierarchy in ABA Therapy?

By |2022-07-20T11:17:24-07:00July 21, 2022|Education|0 Comments

ABA therapy uses a science-based, data-driven approach to help children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorder to reach the highest possible positive outcomes. ABA therapy is designed to teach new skills using behavior chaining prompts that help the patient understand what they need to do next. There are several steps to this prompting hierarchy. Each is customized by the ABA therapist to the individual’s ASD symptoms and severity. Many [...]

20 07, 2022
  • Treatment Plan

How Long Should a Child Attend ABA Therapy?

By |2022-07-20T11:00:42-07:00July 20, 2022|Education|0 Comments

If your child has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), their physician or therapist will likely recommend an evidence-based behavior treatment method. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is considered by the vast majority of the healthcare and mental health industry to be the gold standard for the treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Your child’s ABA therapist will use a science-based, data-driven approach to develop a multi-tiered treatment plan [...]

20 07, 2022
  • What Is Priming in ABA Therapy

What Is Priming in ABA Therapy?

By |2022-07-20T10:56:18-07:00July 20, 2022|Education|0 Comments

ABA therapy uses a wide range of science-based, data-driven approaches to help individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to reach increasingly higher positive outcomes. Priming is one of the more effective ABA techniques for helping individuals with ASD to live their best possible lives. It uses a cognitive therapy process where one idea, event, person, or object is linked to another. It works especially well for individuals with autism spectrum [...]

19 07, 2022
  • Can ABA Therapy Cure Autism

Can ABA Therapy Cure Autism?

By |2022-07-19T14:02:57-07:00July 19, 2022|Behavior Therapists, Education|0 Comments

Despite all our medical advances, there still is no foreseeable cure for autism. Yet experts in the field have found impressive ways to help manage autism symptoms, as well as help individuals with autism spectrum disorder develop independence skills that significantly improve their overall quality of life. This is typically done through ABA therapy, which is seen as the gold standard for treating autism spectrum disorder. Its methodology tends to [...]

23 06, 2022

Autism Sensory Overload Symptoms & Management

By |2022-08-11T07:50:21-07:00June 23, 2022|Behavior Therapists, Education|0 Comments

A lot of children with autism spectrum disorder experience some degrees of sensory overload. This is when one or more of the body's senses is hyper-stimulated to a level that exceeds their coping mechanisms. While sensory overload is commonly associated with ASD it can also be applied to other conditions such as anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and even obsessive-compulsive disorder. A lot of people with autism spectrum disorder [...]

22 06, 2022

What is Sensory Processing Disorder?

By |2022-12-01T06:54:47-08:00June 22, 2022|Behavior Therapists, Education|0 Comments

Sensory processing disorder is a condition in which the individual in question doesn’t respond in a normal manner when they are exposed to certain sounds, smells, textures, or other external stimuli. This might include hypersensitivity to music or hyposensitivity to strong stimuli that should evoke a response. Also known as SPD, the Sensory Processing Disorder concept evolved out of an older concept known as “Sensory Integration Dysfunction. It is more [...]

22 06, 2022
  • Assistive Technology Device

Using AAC Devices To Enhance Communication with ABA Therapy

By |2022-06-21T07:48:17-07:00June 22, 2022|Behavior Therapists, Education|0 Comments

Tablets, smartphones, and other digital devices are everywhere. They have even become an effective tool for ABA therapists to better enhance the communication skills of patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Known in the industry as “Assistive Technology Devices” they can be used strategically in all areas of life. How To Use Assistive Technology Device for Communication? There are many helpful apps that focus on developing language. A lot of families [...]

21 06, 2022

What is Task Analysis For ABA Therapy

By |2022-06-21T07:42:12-07:00June 21, 2022|Behavior Therapists, Education|0 Comments

The American Psychiatric Foundation defines Autism Spectrum Disorder as “A complex developmental condition that involves persistent challenges in social interaction, speech and nonverbal communication, and restricted/repetitive behaviors.” Since it is a spectrum of symptoms and challenges, the effects and severity of ASD vary uniquely from one person to the next. It’s also worth noting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that ASD is present in approximately 1 [...]

21 06, 2022

Autism & Picky Eating Habits Such As Food Refusal

By |2022-06-21T07:37:15-07:00June 21, 2022|Education|0 Comments

A lot of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder have problems with eating which can make it hard to feed them nutritious meals. At the same time, it can cause a great deal of conflict at mealtimes, which makes it hard to present the food in the most appealing possible way. It often helps to take a methodical approach to deal with picky eating habits. Understanding the unique details of your [...]