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 that’s served her well in her career in the livestock industry.
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 Charles’s perspective on our journey together.
Studies have shown that kids with autism need 20-40 hours of ABA therapy a week. I get it. That sounds daunting to parents. I’m going to show you strategies to create a positive environment so that it’s easier to teach, engage, and connect to your child in your own home.
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…
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 you’ll love her ABA approach to solving common problems people face every day.
Is it possible that your child’s delays are simply part of the “COVID Kid” phenomenon? Casey C wasn’t interested in having her concerns brushed off by her provider, so when they told her that her son’s regression was normal, she started looking for answers herself.
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. There's a lot of misconceptions about stimming. I just want to make it clear. All people…
How will you know if your child is making meaningful progress in their therapy program? In this podcast, learn how to make realistic goals that are tailored to meet your child at their level, and that are designed to help them steadily improve.
When parents and professionals collaborate to create a therapy plan, they’re able to powerfully amplify the work that they do alone. Ria and Kristen have worked together to help Ria’s son adjust and thrive with ABA therapy, and in the last year have seen rapid improvements in his language and behavior.
Is Your Child Not Responding to Their Name? Here's What You Can Do One of the hallmark signs of autism is a child not responding to their name. I know when Lucas was a young child, he would not respond to his name and that was a warning sign of autism. So, I now know,…