A few weeks ago, my husband and our 6 1/2-year-old autistic son visited our oldest daughter and her husband for an annual family get-together. They don’t have children, which means they also don’t have a verbal filter. Do you get where this is going?Continue reading Be Careful What You Reinforce: You Just Might Get It
Pod 38: Leanne Page of Parenting with Science
Hey There! A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with Leanne Page. If you are a parent, grandparent or work with children in any capacity, this is a conversation you don’t want to miss!
4 Steps To Make Screen Time Interactive Using Toys
Children love their favorite movie and TV characters. By organizing their character-themed toys into interactive bins and engaging in play with your child you can increase their verbal and nonverbal communication, as well as cognitive skills in just 4 easy steps!Continue reading 4 Steps To Make Screen Time Interactive Using Toys
Being Fun Will INcrease Compliance in Children with Autism
Learn how you can increase compliance with your child by creating an environment where doing what you ask of them is more fun than anything else they could be doing.Continue reading Being Fun Will INcrease Compliance in Children with Autism
Pod 14: Using Positive Reinforcement to Improve Behavior
How can you use positive reinforcement for children with autism? Find out by listening to this podcast episode. I’ll share specific strategies that parents and teachers can implement today!Continue reading Pod 14: Using Positive Reinforcement to Improve Behavior
Podcast 10: 3 Tips for Increasing Compliance in Children with ADHD and ASD
As an autism parent, I know that one of the most frustrating things about parenting an autistic child is getting them to follow directions. Today, we’ll be discussing three behavior strategies you can use to get your kids with autism to follow instructions. Let’s dive in!Continue reading Podcast 10: 3 Tips for Increasing Compliance in Children with ADHD and ASD
Using Photos and Videos to Create Social Stories
Amy shares how social story videos help her son with new and/or challenging experiences and offers step-by-step suggestions for creating your own.
Continue reading Using Photos and Videos to Create Social Stories
Making Screen Time Interactive for Children with Exceptional Needs
Screens often get a bad rap in the parenting world, especially when speaking about children with developmental disabilities. Overuse is a serious problem, and understandably so. A study conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation showed that many children are spending an average of 7.5 hours a day in front of a screen SITTING. Add toContinue reading Making Screen Time Interactive for Children with Exceptional Needs
Eating with Autism: The Happy Dance
My husband and I often refer to Barclay’s food preferences as The Nursing Home Diet. Barclay prefers his food soft, bland, room temperature, and not much of it. But the truth is, up to 80 percent of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), like Barclay, are selective eaters. This is the result of numerous reasonsContinue reading Eating with Autism: The Happy Dance
My Autism Diagnosis Story
My name is Barclay. I am four years old and have Autism Spectrum Disorder. My mom is going to tell you the story of my diagnosis. I need to share this because I hope all children who have autism can get the help they need to be happy like me!