Category Archives for "Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)"

Articles that focus on changing behavior (used to be called behavior modification) using positive reinforcement; applied behavior analysis is a teaching method used to help children with autism learn to their full potential.

Video Modeling – A Fun and Easy Way to Teach Kids with Autism Show Me! A Teacher’s Guide to Video Modeling

Video Modeling A Teacher’s Guide to Video Modeling http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/teachers-guide-to-video-modeling/

Although video modeling can be a highly beneficial strategy to support individuals with autism, many teachers and parents have not implemented the use of this evidence-based practice. Research has shown that video modeling can be used to help individuals with autism adapt to situations and learn new skills, yet the technology aspect of video modeling […]

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Simple Ways to Use ABA Intervention in Family Routines

Simple Ways to Use ABA Intervention in Family Routines http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/aba-intervention-family-routines/

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) interventions have been proven to be extremely effective for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), increasing their skills and reducing problem behavior (National Autism Center, 2015). There are a variety of ways ABA can be provided, but the way it is often delivered, through intensive 1:1 therapy, has come to be […]

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Parental ABA Can Make All the Difference in the World

Parental ABA Can Make All the Difference in the World http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/parental-aba-autism/

He began to flap as the speech therapist cleaned the room dry of anything that would distract the little boy. Then she began her session, today’s lesson: pronouns.  She began to struggle.  She showed him stick figures pointing to themselves and pointing to other people. “My redshirt,” she repeated to him. He stared at her, […]

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Life Advice from a Young Adult on the Spectrum

Life Advice from a Young Adult on the Spectrum https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/life-advice-young-adult-spectrum

A Conversation with Patrick… Patrick, now 27, is a kind, candid, and wickedly funny young man. I counseled him beginning in his teens, and was later able to share his story in The Loving Push, which I coauthored with Dr. Temple Grandin. Patrick and I spoke recently by phone. We hope some of his story […]

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Expert Advice on How to Help Your Teenager with Autism Thrive

Expert Advice on How to Help Your Teenager with Autism Thrive

As the years have progressed in my career working with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families, I have had the privilege to work with more and more teenagers. I have met some remarkable young men and women with autism who have taught me a lot, and I have had the honor of […]

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How to Improve Communication with Your Child’s Teacher Now

How to Improve Communication with Your Child’s Teacher Now http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/how-to-improve-communication-with-your-childs-teacher

The new school year can be a source of stress for many children and even more so for children with autism.  There are new people to meet, new routines to learn, and all the while having to navigate this real-world environment we call school.  Communicating with your child’s teacher is critical to your child’s success.  […]

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Simple Ways to Avoid “Learned Helplessness” with Autism

Simple Ways to Avoid “Learned Helplessness” With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/avoiding-learned-helplessness-with-autism

I am a broken record when it comes to talking about learned helplessness! I think it is one of the most dangerous and damaging traps that kids or parents can fall into. Learned helplessness may be a term unfamiliar to you as well, so let me give you the basics, and 10 practical ways to […]

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Fueling your Child’s Passion: An Educator’s Look at The Spark

Fueling your Child’s Passion: An Educator's Look at The Spark http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/fueling-childs-passion-an-educators-look-at-spark

The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing Genius, by Kristine Barnett, recounts her story as a mother of a child diagnosed with Asperger’s. Kristine narrates how she “lost” her son Jake to autism and her family’s journey to get him back. Jake worked with experts at home and in school, but progress was lacking, and […]

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HELP: How Can I Make it Easy For My Son to Remember Skills?

HELP: How Can I Make it Easy For My Son to Remember Skills? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/how-can-my-son-remember-skills

I’m struggling with my son remembering the things he has learned. I teach him one thing and he forgets. Any tips? –Matsepo Hey Matsepo! What you’re experiencing is very common for people with developmental disabilities. Research shows that children with autism require significantly more learning opportunities to gain a new skill than other children. On […]

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Autism, Head Banging and other Self Harming Behavior

Autism, Head Banging and Other Self Harming Behavior https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-self-harm

Headbanging is an alarming issue for families with children on the spectrum. Caregivers and parents should get help before addressing headbanging and autism. Autism does not need to be synonymous with self-harm. Read on for tips and strategies to help your child reduce self-injurious behavior. Why do autistic children hit themselves? For children with autism, […]

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