Tag Archives: autism

9 Things Teachers Wish You Knew About Learning Disabilities

November 30, 2017

There are many types of learning disabilities When you hear about learning disabilities, you probably think of school children having trouble with reading, writing, or math—and that might mean dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia respectively. But learning disabilities are neurological processing problems that take many forms. They can be manifested in hearing (auditory processing disorder), speaking (language processing View More

Paducah clinic offers autism services

April 21, 2017

The population of young people diagnosed with autism has grown significantly the past few years, and many parents face a long waiting list when they seek help for their children. Community Living in Kentucky, or CLiK, aims to give parents access to services for their children more quickly. The Paducah CliK clinic has been around View More

Henderson events will educate public on autism

April 5, 2017

If Crystal Matthews could have one wish granted, it would be for people to understand that a child’s public meltdown isn’t always a behavioral problem. “People can’t tell if someone has autism,” she said. “It would be nice if there was a way to tell people that sometimes they are having a meltdown over things View More

Seven Ways to Help Children with Autism Navigate the Holiday Season

December 6, 2016

By: Jamie Delaney, BCBA, Early Autism Project, Florida Regional Director The holidays are full of family functions, decorations, fun traditions, food and shopping and it’s no surprise juggling everything can often cause a little stress on parents. While parents work hard to keep it all together through the month of December, it’s important to realize View More

Tips to Help Ensure Children with Autism Enjoy Halloween

October 11, 2016

By: Lauren Freeney, BCBA, EAP Tampa Clinic Director Fun costumes, trick-or-treating and bags and bags of candy are a few of the many reasons children look forward to Halloween. It’s an exciting day when you are a kid but some of the best parts of the holiday can be behavioral triggers if you are on View More

Tips for Helping Children with Autism Tolerate Haircuts

September 13, 2016

By: Sarah Pope, MS, BCBA, Assistant Vice President of Staff Development A trip to the hair salon for adults typically includes a relaxing hair wash, an opportunity to catch up on the latest magazines and the wonderful feeling of a fresh, new haircut. However, it is not uncommon for children to be afraid of a View More

Eight Tips to Minimize Back to School Stress for Children With Autism

August 9, 2016

 By: Jennifer Godwin, M.Ed., BCBA, VP of Program and Clinical Services   Preparing children for the start of school can be stressful and this time of year can present additional concerns and fears for children with autism. The good news is a little preparation can help your child address any issues in advance of the View More

An Autism Diagnosis Can Be Challenging For Siblings

July 8, 2016

An autism spectrum disorder diagnosis affects one in 68 children, equaling millions of children a year. And, a large majority of those diagnosed have brothers and sisters who struggle to not only understand the diagnosis but also how to properly support their sibling with special needs. It is not uncommon for typically developing siblings to View More

Early Autism Project: Overcoming Sleep Problems

March 16, 2016

Overcoming Sleep Problems By Mimi Spruill, BCBA, M.Ed. Early Autism Project Many children (and adults) struggle to get a good night’s sleep. Greg Hanley, BCBA-D, considers poor sleep a skill deficit. Looking at the problem this way helps us see it as more of a behavioral issue. Dr. Hanley suggests that the path to better View More

Setting Expectations to Prevent Behavior Breakdowns

February 8, 2016

By Sarah Pope, M.S., BCBA Have you ever been in an unusual situation and experienced a breakdown in your child’s behavior due to what you suspect may be because the activity was new and unfamiliar? Before going into difficult situations or new environments, take time to talk to your child about how you expect him/her View More

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