Habits

My toddler: “When are we going to Sesame Place?” “Can we go on the swing?” “Can we go somewhere?” “Mama, think about it!” You want to get your child (and maybe even yourself) out of the house, but what can you do? Everything is closed…even playgrounds. Of course there’s the usual outdoor sports and bike…

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Do you find yourself wondering why your child with autism can imitate what people say but seldom talks on their own? Mand training which uses incidental teaching along with prompt fading can teach children to say more when requesting items they want.  Why start with requests? Language is difficult for many people on the autism…

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“I’ll be right there!” “Mommy will play in a minute.” “I just need to do one more thing.” Sound familiar? Or maybe it’s just me? I find my own behavior is the most difficult for me to change. When starting services with a new client, some of the first things I do is start a…

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Are you constantly yelling at your kids? Do you find yourself reminding them over and over again to stop doing things they shouldn’t be doing? Try ignoring! Now I know this is easier said than done so read on for some helpful tips. Truly ignore the behavior. This means, don’t say anything. Also don’t make…

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Do these thoughts ever cross your mind: Why won’t my kids listen? Why do I constantly have to yell at my kids? Why are my kids so bad? Yes? Try using behavior-specific praise. It can be super powerful. If your kid does something good, praise them for it. Mention praise along with specifically what you…

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