The Vestibular System: The Seventh Sense and Autism

Amy defines the vestibular system and describes it’s impact on children with developmental disabilities.

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Podcast 04: Defining Your New Norm

In this episode, Amy shares how having a child with a developmental disability, such as ADHD or Autism, means that you more than likely will have to redefine what normal looks like for your family.

In this episode, Amy shares how having a child with a developmental disability, such as ADHD or Autism, means that you more than likely will have to redefine what normal looks like for your family.

A Christmas Meltdown Turns Into Christmas Miracle

Amy shares how a holiday meltdown turned into a holiday miracle.

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A Letter of Thanks to My Son’s Autism Center

Amy shares a letter she wrote to thank the center where her son attends Applied Behavior Analysis therapy in hopes that parents of children with ASD will be more open to considering ABA therapy for their child.

December 17, 2018

To the Faculty & Staff of Applied Behavior Center for Autism,

When I got the call from the preschool where my son was attending and was told they couldn’t meet his needs anymore, I was devasted. At that point, he had been diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech and ADHD. I knew he had learning differences, but I didn’t realize it meant he couldn’t be successful with his same age peers. As tough as it was to get that call, I now see it was a blessing because it brought us to Applied Behavior Center. Continue reading “A Letter of Thanks to My Son’s Autism Center”

Mommy, Cookie Publix, Please!

Amy shares how her son’s mand training in ABA therapy is increasing his independent communication skills.

Yesterday Barclay’s sister and I picked him up from his therapy school.  After he greeted us both with hugs he said, “Mommy, cookie Publix, please!”  Four words!  Four words and a request!  In our world, this is huge!  Of course, my daughter and I took a detour on the way home to our local grocery store, Publix.  At the bakery we were greeted by a smiling employee who let Barclay choose a sprinkle, sugar or chocolate chip cookie.  As shown in the photo above, Barclay always chooses a sprinkle! Continue reading “Mommy, Cookie Publix, Please!”

It Takes a Village: Get Your Hands Dirty and Build It From the Ground Up

Amy shares how important it is for families of special needs children to have a support system and offers practical tips on how to accomplish this.

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Using ABA Strategies at Home: Part 2 – Analyzing the Data

Amy shares what to do with the ABC data once you have collected it to help replace undesired behaviors.

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