Selective Mutism and Autism: Interview with Chelsea Gamache

#123: Selective Mutism and Autism: Interview with Chelsea Gamache BCBA Chelsea Gamache joins me to talk about selective mutism and the similarities and differences between selective mutism and autism. She describes herself as having been born into the world of selective mutism. She was an anxious baby, and she grew up afraid to interact with…

Autism and Medical Issues: How Medical Issues Impact Problem Behavior

#121: Autism and Medical Issues: How Medical Issues Impact Problem Behavior Most of us have experience with autism and medical issues but what do you do if you have a child who doesn't communicate and you think they might be in pain? Some children might bite when theyre in distress, and other children might become…

ABA Data Collection: Step Four of the Turn Autism Around Approach

#120: ABA Data Collection: Step Four of the Turn Autism Around Approach Collecting data for the sake of collecting data is a waste of your time. Thats why in the fourth step of the Turn Autism Around approach, I share a variety of ways to collect data, and then I show you how to use…

How BCBA Autism Mom Jennifer N. Helped Her Children with Autism

In rapid succession, Jennifer N.s four children, ages 13, 8, and 3-year-old twins, were all diagnosed with autism. To compound her situation, she was living in Holland, where at the time there was only one BCBA in the entire country. Hear how she navigated this rough beginning to become a BCBA herself, and how she successfully launched all four of her children into adulthood.

Dually Certified SLP/BCBAs on Collaboration with Parents and Other Providers | Panel Interview

All three women on my panel today began as speech-language pathologists before becoming board-certified BCBAs. Armed with this unique combination, they are passionate about bridging the two complementary specialties in a way that empowers parents and benefits children. Listen to their thoughts on how SLPs and BCBAs can better collaborate to improve the lives of children with autism.

Interview with Dr. Temple Grandin on How to Turn Autism Around

Dr. Temple Grandin joins me to talk about her greatest concerns for the autistic community and the benefits of early intervention for children. She looks back on her life to recount the people who were instrumental in helping her turn autism into an asset thats served her well in her career in the livestock industry.

Autism Dad Advice | Interview with Dr. Charles Barbera

My husband, Dr. Charles Barbera, remembers how Lucas was diagnosed a little differently than I do, but we have a delightful conversation talking about some of the challenges of navigating an autism diagnosis for our oldest child. As a physician and an autism dad, I appreciate Charless perspective on our journey together.

Positive Growth Mindset Tips for Parents

Positive Growth Mindset Tips for Parents If you have a child with autism, some days are harder than others. And sometimes we let the hard days and the stress take over. We may have a difficult time thinking of the positives or having a growth mindset. I recently spoke with parent coach Len Arcuri and…

Diagnosing Autism: An Interview with Developmental Pediatrician Dr. Cheryl Tierney

With only 700 developmental pediatricians in the country, I was glad to connect with Dr. Cheryl Tierney to get her unique insights on how to navigate an autism diagnosis. Cheryl is passionate about teaching parents how to help their children with autism sleep by themselves, and youll love her ABA approach to solving common problems people face every day.