Pica and Autism: Mouthing of Things in Children Many kids with autism exhibit pica behavior, which means they mouth, chew on, or ingest things that aren't edible. This can be extremely dangerous as kids often eat or mouth things that are either unsanitary or unhealthy in some way, or even objects that are sharp that…
With 2019 coming to a close, I want to sit down and review my top ten favorite episodes from over the last year. These episodes include the most viewed episode, as well as my personal favorites. Did your favorite episode make the cut? Find out now!
In the previous episode, I explained what automatic negative reinforcement is, and why it is important. Now it’s time for Dr. Timothy Vollmer’s interview, which ties into that episode. Dr. Vollmer shares his thoughts on automatic negative reinforcement, how to approach it, and gives insight as to what might trigger it.
The four functions of behavior are what every behavior analyst looks for on a daily bases; however, I consider the last function to be the “forgotten function”. Today I’m going to explain all four functions, including the forgotten function, and how they are used to lower extreme problem behaviors.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Kids with autism usually have problems with picky eating and sometimes can have other oral-motor problems such as teeth grinding. Autism teeth grinding can be particularly challenging because it can be medical and/or behavioral.
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ABA Therapy is critical and life-changing for your child or clients with autism, but insurance coverage isn't always available and paying out of pocket is extremely expensive. When Lorri Unumb found out it wouldn't be covered for her son with insurance, she decided to take matters into her own hands.
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If your child has autism, then they’re likely prescribed certain medications. But which medications are best for your child, and which ones do more harm than good? Every person responds differently to medicine, so choosing the best one for your child may seem overwhelming. But after decades in the field I’ve developed strategies to keep your medication organized, and warning signs to look for when testing a new medication.
Dr. Coplan is the developmental pediatrician that diagnosed Lucas with mild to severe autism. Now retired, he has decades of experience and wisdom to share with you. Not only does he talk about his fall into the autism world, he also speaks about topics such as waiting lists, denial, and self-care. His mindset is refreshingly compassionate, and will remind you to take your journey day-by-day.
As any parent knows, sleep is a necessity. It’s hard enough to get any child to sleep through the night, but a child with autism is much more likely to be diagnosed with a sleeping disorder. For years I gave up trying to sleep and accepted that there was nothing I could do about it—until a fellow behavior analyst gave me some advice that changed everything for my family. Now I want to tell you how you can regain all those lost hours and transform your family’s sleep schedule… and get started on living your best, well-rested life!
Dr. Murray is the first medical doctor that I have the privilege to interview, and he is full of information that can be a real game changer for you and your child. Not only does he discuss medicine that can be applied to your child, but he also goes into depth about a generic test that can be used to eliminate a lot of trial and error with other medications.