stimming

PANS and PANDAS disorders

PANS and PANDAS Disorders: Interview with Beth Maloney

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what is stimming

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:…


autism questions

Live Q&A Call: Your Autism Questions Answered

#109: Live Q&A Call: Your Autism Questions Answered After my podcast listener survey last November, I learned that 70% of my listeners are parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children with autism. As a bonus for filling out my survey, I…


best autism podcast

Top 10 Best Autism Podcast Episodes of 2020

#104: Top 10 Best Autism Podcast Episodes of 2020 As my second year of podcasting comes to a close, I wanted to take some time and reflect on some of the best autism podcast episodes from this year.  I recently was able to survey over a hundred of my…


Hand Flapping

Hand Flapping in Kids with Autism

Hand Flapping in Kids with Autism Hand flapping is a common self stimulatory behavior for kids with autism. Today, I’m talking all about hand flapping and giving you insight on what to do about it. Have you ever been in a lecture where the material is way too easy or completely over your…


play and social skills

Teaching Play and Social Skills to Children with Autism

#079: Teaching Play and Social Skills to Children with Autism One common misconception that people have about children with autism or developmental delays is that if you expose them to typically developing peers, they will naturally gain play and…


music therapy for autism

Music Therapy for Autism | Interview with Music Therapist Marlene

#077: Music Therapy for Autism | Interview with Music Therapist Marlene I’ve found a lot of benefits from music therapy in my own practice, but I haven’t seen that same enthusiasm from other behavior analysts. That’s why I was so thrilled to meet Dr.…


play skills development

Play Skills Development for Children with Autism

Play Skills Development for Children with Autism There are at least two main types of play skills development, social and independent.  Usually, most goals focus on social play skills but, if independent play skills are not taught correctly, it just becomes independent stim time. Today I’m…


conversation skills

Improving Conversation Skills in Children with Autism | Stuck Series Part 3

Improving Conversation Skills in Children with Autism | Stuck Series Part 3The third area where parents and professionals often feel stuck when working with a child or client with autism is with getting kids who are talking to get conversation skills and be conversational..  And that is a big jump.…


Functions of Behavior

The 4 Functions of Behavior in Applied Behavior Analysis

Most people in the ABA community know that there are 4 functions of behavior. However, we usually only hear and talk about 3 of the functions of behavior. The fourth function that usually isn't discussed is behaviors related to pain or stress, which in technical terms is called automatic negative…