Nothing can prepare a first-time mom when she discovers her son is not only on the autism spectrum but also epileptic. One mom shares her family’s story.  Autism is a journey I never expected as a first-time mother. I always pictured being one of those mothers rushing to all the sporting events he was involved

in Autism Health and Medical Info by Emily Ransom, MSE

Being a parent to a child with autism can be challenging in many ways. Not only can autism lead to delays and problems with communication and social interaction, but it can also cause many behavioral challenges. Many children with autism can exhibit aggression. This aggression often manifests as unexpected outbursts of biting, scratching, kicking, hitting,

in Autism Behavioral Solutions by Emily Ransom, MSE

Verbal Behavior Therapy is a communication theory that initiates language: like any other observable action, is a learned behavior that can be acquired, developed, and sustained by applying behavior strategies. Supporting language and communication development with verbal behavior strategies differs from other traditional language theories. Still, it shares the conventional goal of promoting more effective,

in Communication Skills by Emily Ransom, MSE

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects communication and behavior. An individual with autism might have difficulty with communication and interaction with other people. They may have restricted interests and repetitive behaviors, and can often struggle with motor planning. What is motor planning? Motor planning, also called Praxis, is the planning and

in Autism Solutions by Emily Ransom, MSE

Are you a parent who has realized that the traditional classroom may not be remunerative? If so, here you are, searching for ways to help your child with autism.  It can be wearying for parents trying to determine which form of education might work best for their children. However, there are a number of autism

in Education and Classroom by Emily Ransom, MSE

When you go to the doctor they always ask, “Is your child meeting milestones?” There are milestones each child should meet at different ages. The doctor will ask “Is he or she rolling over? Is he or she crawling? Is he or she talking?” The list goes on. I was the parent who always had

in Autism Therapies and Treatments by Emily Ransom, MSE