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What is Stimming?

What is Stimming? One of the most common questions I get is about stimming and whether it’s a part of autism spectrum disorders.  Some people question what is stimming? So today I am answering a few questions about stimming.  .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom:…

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Autism Transition Strategies: 5 Steps to Smoother Transitions

Autism Transition Strategies: 5 Steps to Smoother Transitions You might be wondering why children with autism have such a hard time transitioning from one activity to another. So I’m here to tell you that we all have trouble with transitions. I'll be providing you with some autism transition…

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Is Your Child Not Responding to Their Name? Here’s What You Can Do

Is Your Child Not Responding to Their Name? Here’s What You Can Do One of the hallmark signs of autism is a child not responding to their name. I know when Lucas was a young child, he would not respond to his name and that was a warning sign of autism. So, I now know, as a behavior analyst,…

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Pacifier & Bottle Weaning for Children with Autism in 6 Easy Steps

Pacifier & Bottle Weaning for Children with Autism in 6 Easy StepsWhen Lucas was a baby, he was addicted to his pacifier. Since becoming a behavior analyst in 2003 I’ve seen tons of kids who are equally addicted to pacifiers. I've also seen kids with trouble bottle weaning. When I see parents…

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Autism and IQ Scores

Autism and IQ Scores | Supporting Children with Intellectual Disabilities

Autism and IQ Scores | Supporting Children with Intellectual Disabilities There seems to be a lot of confusion about autism and intellectual disabilities, which is an IQ score of under 70.  What does it mean if a child is diagnosed with both autism and an intellectual disability? Do we need to be…

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Speech Sound Development & First Sounds in Children with Autism Using ABA Techniques

Speech Sound Development & First Sounds in Children with Autism Using ABA TechniquesAs you may know, I'm an autism mom and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. I am also the author of The Verbal Behavior Approach: How to Teach Children with Autism and Related Disorders. As a Behavior Analyst, I…

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Teaching a Child with Autism to Talk

Over the years I've seen parents and professionals call a child nonverbal. They would put a lot of emphasis on augmentative communication devices but no emphasis on vocal language. I never give up on vocal language, even in "nonverbal children." So, today I'm going to answer your questions about…

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