Category: Autism

ABA Therapy and other Therapies for Children with Autism

“We do that!  And we do that too!”. ABA is the jack of all trades for Autism therapy. There are many forms of therapy under the ABA umbrella, including Discreet Trial Training (DTT; the traditional method), Functional Communication Training (FCT), Pivotal Response Training (PRT), the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), […]

10 Strategies for Autism

Set the environment up for success Space without distractions (TV, background noise, lots of visual clutter) LESS is MORE (Choose props such as balls, bubbles, bean bags, and parachutes instead of small toys to increase engagement) Be calm, attentive, and ready to help the child Our attitude and beliefs about the child are important! We […]

Positive Beliefs

Do you want the secret to a good Speech Therapy Session? It all comes down to having positive beliefs! When I work with the kids on my caseload, I have developed certain beliefs that make our sessions not only fun, but incredibly educational. 1. I believe that the child is doing the best he or […]