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.
Today I’d like to talk about overusing your client’s or child’s name and this is a piece of advice I have given to hundreds of professionals and parents over the past almost 2 decades: Don’t overuse a child͛’s name, especially when placing a demand or saying no.
You might be wondering why children with autism have such a hard time transitioning from highly preferred activities to non-preferred activities. I’m here to tell you that we all have trouble with transitions….
As a BCBA, I often see a heavy focus on teaching reading, math or other academic skills with both younger and older children with autism. In this week’s video, I talk about the important lessons I’ve learned in situations like this:
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.
In today’s video, I’m addressing a super common question I get from parents and professionals around the world – “How do I de-sensitize a child with autism to loud noises or prevent situations that cause him or her to freak out?”
In today’s video blog I want to discuss the number one mistake I see both autism professionals and autism parents making when working with their clients or child with autism.
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:
In this week’s video blog, I want to share with you a useful analogy I use to examine how we work with our clients or children with autism:
In this short video, I discuss the 1-hour lecture by Dr. Glenn Latham that I saw in 2000 that literally changed my life. I’m discussing how being positive is important when working with children with autism: