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intermediate learners

Programming for Intermediate Learners: Hot Seat with Swethana

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Building Imitation Skills in Toddlers with Autism or Showing Signs of Autism

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autism teaching strategies

Autism Teaching Strategies: How to Teach a Child with Autism or Signs of Autism

#115: Autism Teaching Strategies: How to Teach a Child with Autism or Signs of Autism. Many professionals believe that teaching on the floor in a child’s natural environment is the best way to teach kids with autism or kids with developmental delays.…


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…


teaching body parts

Teaching Body Parts to Children with Autism

Teaching Body Parts to Children with AutismTeaching children with autism to label and touch their body parts is one of the most important skills to teach. No matter if a child is very young and has no language or if a child is older and has some language. As both a parent of a son with autism, a…

speech sounds

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…


increasing language

Increasing Language in Children with Autism Through a Shoebox

Increasing Language in Children with Autism Through a ShoeboxAs some of you may know, I've been a behavior analyst since 2003 and worked for the Pennsylvania Verbal Behavior Project, which was a statewide grant from 2003 to 2010. When I left the project, I began working in the early intervention…

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…


speech blubs

Speech Blubs: A Speech Development App for Kids with Autism

#102: Speech Blubs: A Speech Development App for Kids with Autism Using screen time in a positive way can support children who need speech therapy. That’s why I’m so excited to introduce a gamified speech development app to you today called Speech…


reinforcement in aba

Table Time and Reinforcement in ABA | How to Increase Reinforcement

Table Time and Reinforcement in ABA | How to Increase Reinforcement You may have heard of floor time for children with autism or signs of autism, but I am actually a big proponent of table time and reinforcement in ABA. Today I’m talking about how to help kids to increase reinforcement so…