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How to Teach a Child with Autism to Take Medicine

Today’s video blog is going to answer the question, “How do you teach a child with autism to take medication?”

As you know, I’m a behavior analyst and a mom to 2 adult sons, one with autism.  Some of you may not know that I’ve also been a Registered Nurse for over 3 decades and feel that my nursing background has been extremely helpful in working within the autism field.

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Teaching Children with Autism to Indicate When They are in Pain

My video blog last week was on ruling out medical issues before treating problem behaviors in children with autism. So please watch last week’s blog first if you haven’t done so already.

This week I’m going to answer the question I get often that goes something like: “How do you teach children with autism and severe language impairments to indicate that they are in pain and to tell you where the pain is coming from?”

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Programming for Happiness in Clients with Autism

Several years ago, I attended a Keynote presentation where a Behavior Analyst, Dr. Dennis Reid, spoke about the importance of programming for (and measuring) happiness in clients with autism.

During one of the activities during the keynote, Dr. Reid had the audience members spend 3 minutes writing down every choice we made that morning prior to arriving at the conference.

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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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