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3 Big Reasons to Teach a Child with Autism Sign Language and 2 of Them Don’t Involve Improving Language!

Many autism professionals and parents have heard that children with autism benefit from sign language. But with the wave of technology, a lot of Speech Pathologists, Behavior Analysts and parents want to use other more technically advanced augmentative communication systems such as IPAD apps to help children with autism who do not speak to communicate.

Here’s my take on this important topic in this week’s video blog:

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How to Teach Children with Autism to Respond to Their Names

A child not responding to his name when called can be one of the first hallmark signs of autism. This is considered a “red flag” on the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers or the M-CHAT and a diagnostic indicator on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule –known as the ADOS. Since many children with autism have difficulty in this area, I thought I would address it in this week’s video blog.

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Tired of Playing Musical Beds and Need More Sleep?

Tired of Playing Musical Beds and Need More Sleep?

Sleep problems are very common in children with autism. With my own son, Lucas, I struggled with getting him to sleep in his own bed through the night for ten years. Using ABA techniques though, I was finally able to establish step by step procedures that resulted in him sleeping through the night consistently in his own bed.


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A Major Autism A-Ha Idea: Dr. Carbone’s 3 Buttons

A Major Autism A-Ha Idea: Dr. Carbone’s 3 Buttons

I recently asked my Autism ABA Help monthly members for some pivotal ideas or Ah-ha moments that they found especially helpful in my course. One member said Dr. Vincent Carone’s three buttons had a huge influence on her both during and after the course. So let’s talk about these three buttons in this week’s video blog:

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