Potty Training and Constipation with Dr. Steve Hodges

Potty training and constipation… did you know they go hand in hand and that your potty training problems may be related to constipation? This blog is an excerpt from the Turn Autism Around® podcast number 158 on potty training and constipation with Dr. Steve Hodges who is an M.D. who wrote The M.O.P Book which...

Using Activity Schedules for Children with Autism to Increase Independence

Today, we are talking about using activity schedules for children with autism in order to teach them how to follow a schedule, become more independent, and follow routines things like dressing, independent play time, or an evening routine. These activity schedules can even be used for older kids to learn how to do things like...

Adult Autism Services: Advocating for Life-Long Supports

Today we are talking all about adult autism services for individuals with severe autism. This is an excerpt from podcast episode 153 that I did with Jill Escher, who is the president of the National Council for Severe Autism. We talk about the challenges with helping adults with severe autism and some steps that we...

Preparing for Your First IEP Meeting

What is an IEP? And how to prepare for first IEP meeting? That is a subject we are tackling here with two IEP experts, Amanda DeLuca and Kirby Morgan.  This short vlog is an excerpt from podcast number 152 where we talk a lot about the transition from age 2 (when birth to 3 services...

Autistic BCBA Speaks About ABA Controversy

Why is ABA so controversial? I get this question all the time and today I am going to tackle this question from a different perspective.  I recently interviewed Armando Bernal, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of three, and he was pretty significantly impaired. Now he’s an autistic adult who is also a...

Victoria Boone on Positive Parenting for Autism

Are you wondering how you can shift your parenting strategies to a more positive approach? Victoria Boones book Positive Parenting for Autism discusses psychology and ABA-based strategies for building desired behaviors and eliminating problem behaviors. In this episode, we are discussing extinction versus punishment, the benefit of differential reinforcement, and the controversy of ABA.

Tolerating Face Masks for Children with Autism

I recently received a question from a member in my online community, which is attached to my online course, about how to get a child to wear a mask. I know many of us have struggled with tolerating face masks, since were still in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though the pandemic started...

Amy Sutherland: What Shamu Can Teach Us About Training

https://youtu.be/TFaWwlfZgwY ABA is happening all the time, changing and shaping human behavior. In this interview with Amy Sutherland, author of What Shamu Taught Me About Life, Love, and Marriage, we discuss lessons learned in the animal training world and how they directly translate to modifying human behavior. At the heart of the animal training discussed...

Using Behavior Science to Support Children with Learning Challenges with Dr. Kim Berens

FIT Learning Center is a worldwide program founded by Dr. Kimberly Berens. The focus of her center is rooted in using behavior science for direct instruction and precision teaching for rapid growth in students with learning challenges, disabilities, and delays. We are discussing how she emulates importance in order of teaching, utilizes virtual teaching, and teaches students on varying levels to improve past their best in a regular school setting.