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How Sensory Toys Can Positively Impact Autistic Children and Finding the Best Toys for Your Unique Child

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition that affects sensory processing in many individuals. Sensory challenges can result in difficulty processing stimuli from the environment, leading to heightened sensitivity or avoidance of sensory experiences. Sensory toys, designed specifically to cater to the unique sensory needs of autistic children, have emerged as valuable tools…
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The Importance of Early Intervention With Aba Therapy for Children With Autism

As a parent of a child with autism, you know how important it is to provide your child with the best possible care and support.  That’s why early intervention with ABA therapy is so crucial. ABA therapy can help your child develop important social skills, communication skills, and positive behavior patterns that will set them…
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Common Misconceptions About ABA Therapy

As a parent of a child with Autism, you may have heard of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy.  ABA Therapy is a widely recognized and evidence-based treatment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  ABA Therapy is designed to teach children with Autism new skills, reduce problematic behaviors, and increase independence.  Despite its effectiveness, ABA…
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Autistic Children and Head Size

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects communication, social interaction, and behavior.  One of the physical characteristics that have been associated with autism is an enlarged head size, also known as macrocephaly.  In this article, we will explore the relationship between head size and autism, and what you need to know about…
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5 Social Skills Activities for Children With Autism

Does your child with autism struggle in social situations? You are not alone.  In this article we are going to offer some activities that can help improve their social skills.  But first let’s examine what social skills are and why children with autism struggle in social situations.  What are social skills? First let’s define what…
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What is it Like to Have Autism

Have you ever looked at your autistic child and wondered how they experience the world? In this article we are going to show you the technology that is helping neurotypical people get a better understanding of autism by walking a mile in an autistic child’s shoes.   But first let’s explore how children with autism experience…
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Geniuses with Autism

You have probably seen a movie where the character with autism seems to have superhuman intellectual abilities.  But how accurate is that? In this article we will explore if people with autism can be geniuses and list some of historical geniuses who were thought to have autism.   Can people with autism be geniuses? Genius is…
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Recognize and Prevent BCBA Burnout

Working as an BCBA and feeling burnt out?  You are not alone.  Burnout is one of the main reasons that therapists leave the ABA field.  In this article we will explore the stresses that cause burnout, help you recognize the signs, and show you how to recharge your batteries.  The Stresses of Being a BCBA…
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6 Tips to Explain Autism to a Child

If you have an autistic child then you will at some point find yourself explaining his condition to other children.  Here are some tips that can help make the process of explaining your child’s autism a bit easier.   Tips to Explain Autism to a Child Use age-appropriate language and examples: Children of different ages will…
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What is a Functional Behavior Assessment

If your child is working with an ABA therapist then one of the first things that they probably performed was a functional behavior assessment (FBA).  In this article we are going to take an in depth look at what a FBA is and how it is used in ABA therapy. Let’s begin.   What is a…
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