X Means No: Curbing Aggressive Behaviors in Children on the Autism Spectrum

Up to 50% of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder engage in aggressive behavior. This can be emotionally draining on families and impact the child’s educational, social, community and family life. However, understanding why they engage in aggression and implementing some simple strategies can greatly reduce the frequency.Continue reading X Means No: Curbing Aggressive Behaviors in Children on the Autism Spectrum

The Confusing Controversy Around Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a highly effective therapy for children on the autism spectrum that is based on the science of learning and behavior. As a mother of a child with autism, I have seen firsthand the positive impact of ABA therapy with my son. I have also seen the confusion in others about what ABA is and the controversy surrounding it. Hopefully this post will break it down and dispel those misconceptions.Continue reading The Confusing Controversy Around Applied Behavior Analysis