Parent Resources

Is your house currently a multiple grade level classroom, a cafeteria, a gym, an art room, a science lab, a library, a music room, an office for you, and a conference call location for your partner? We get it. This is a challenge.    In the meantime, we hope the following suggestions and resources are…

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Are you ready to transfer your kids out of your home instruction class already? Let us help you make the most of being all together with some links to amazing resources available during this uncertain time.    (Please preview prior to showing your children)  Brain Pop  NYT  Swing Education Kennedy Center  Things to Do  Behavior…

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We are all trying to find ways to navigate the COVID-19 virus/coronavirus outbreak. Discussing this with your children and trying to keep them calm can be challenging. Below is a list of resources to help you have those difficult conversations about COVID-19 virus/coronavirus.  (Please preview prior to showing your children)  Nasp Online  CDC  NCTSN PBS …

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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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Applied behavior analysis is nearly synonymous with “autism treatment” for many people, and it does not go without reason. There is an extensive body of literature on behavior analytic procedures being effective at reducing or even completely eliminating interfering problem behaviors in individuals diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities such as self-injurious behaviors, stereotypies,…

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Consistency greatly impacts our effectiveness as behavior analysts. Getting the family of the client to buy in to our interventions can be challenging but necessary for most clients. Sure, some learners acquire the skill of behaving or responding in a certain way in our presence, but if it doesn’t generalize to outside our session, does…

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Do you find yourself thinking this about your child? If so, here are some things that can help. Antecedent interventions, or things you can do to prior to the tantrum occurring, can be very effective at preventing the disruptive behavior. Instead of being reactive, you can prevent it all together. There is a reason the…

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Did you know that it is unethical to delay an autism diagnosis (ASD) (Dillenburger, 2019)? There is more and more research emphasizing the importance of early diagnosis. This is because when early diagnosis occurs treatment is implemented immediately. Applied behavior analysis manipulates the environmental contingencies to produce meaningful and desirable outcomes in the lives of…

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Holidays are a joyous time to spend with families. But for families of someone with an autism diagnosis, this time may be challenging. With holidays come crowded gatherings, schedule changes, and unpredictable events all which may be difficult for people with autism to handle. How can all members of your family participate in holiday festivities?…

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When most families receive an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis they start accessing services through the state run Early Intervention System. Did you know that early intervention (EI) services are different than Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and therefore, your child might not be receiving the highest quality care? Some individuals that implement Early Intervention services…

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Take a deep breath. Your child is amazing. Nothing about your child has changed. They are still the same adorable kid as when they walked into the doctor’s office. The term ‘autism’ often has a scary connotation. That is not reality. Many individuals with autism go on to lead fulfilling, meaningful lives.  This diagnosis has…

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