Pica and Autism: Mouthing of Things in Children

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…

Self-Injurious Behavior & Aggression in Autism with Dr. Timothy Vollmer

In the previous episode, I explained what automatic negative reinforcement is, and why it is important. Now its time for Dr. Timothy Vollmers 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.

Problem Behaviors Related to Pain and the Four Functions of Behavior

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 Im going to explain all four functions, including the forgotten function, and how they are used to lower extreme problem behaviors.

Autism Teeth Grinding & Its Relationship to Feeding Problems

[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. <center><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/videoseries?list=PL0_NcGwhzOkg654f2Eep7qbozr2OC4RaM" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></center><div class="more-link-container"><a class="more-link" href="https://marybarbera.com/autism-teeth-grinding/#more-10426">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">Autism Teeth Grinding &#038; Its Relationship to Feeding Problems</span></a></div>

Insurance Coverage for Autism: Who Pays for Treatment? | Interview with Lorri Unumb

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. <center><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/videoseries?list=PL0_NcGwhzOkhWGuaYFN8vr4CUMJKOnwuM" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></center><div class="more-link-container"><a class="more-link" href="https://marybarbera.com/insurance-coverage-autism/#more-9832">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">Insurance Coverage for Autism: Who Pays for Treatment? | Interview with Lorri Unumb</span></a></div>

Autism Related Medical Conditions, Medication &#038; Indicating Pain for Kids with Autism

If your child has autism, then theyre 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 Ive developed strategies to keep your medication organized, and warning signs to look for when testing a new medication.

Autism Diagnosis, Waiting Lists &#038; Early Language Development with Dr. James Coplan

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.

Autism and Sleep: How to Improve Sleep for Children with Autism

As any parent knows, sleep is a necessity. Its 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 ituntil 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 familys sleep schedule and get started on living your best, well-rested life!

Autism Medication with Dr. Michael Murray, Psychiatrist

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.