My Child Has Been Diagnosed with Autism. Now What?

When you first receive an autism diagnosis, your emotions may be all over the place. You may feel relief. Or shame. Your mind may immediately go to the worst case scenario: “Will my son ever talk?” Or you might be inclined to dismiss the diagnosis altogether: “My daughter is fine; she doesn’t need special treatment.” Or you may simply pause, take a deep breath, and ask yourself, “Okay … What do I do now?” All of these reactions are normal. But wherever you find yourself emotionally, you’ll be in the best position to help your child if you take a…

ABA Methods: An Overview

As you begin to research Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), you may be wondering what exactly is involved in this type of therapy. Here are some of the most common Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) teaching methods that we employ at Positive Behavioral Connections. Intensive Teaching If a child is unable to work in a group, he or she will need to begin with intensive teaching. Intensive teaching is an opportunity to build language, pre-academic and other critical skills – giving the child a more solid foundation before expanding the child’s instructions into group settings or other environments. Many early learners spend…

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