Parent Tips

How to Use and Fade Prompts

Posted on October 9th, 2017 · Posted in Parent Tips

Visual Prompt A visual prompt includes some type of cue to the student how to respond (in addition to natural cues) such as pictures, text, photos, or videos. Visual schedules.. read more

Use of First-Then Schedules to Increase Compliance

Posted on August 16th, 2017 · Posted in Parent Tips

First-then schedules are some of the simplest types of schedules that can be used with children who have autism and other developmental disabilities. Rather than just asking your child to.. read more

Understanding the Basics of Your Insurance Policy

Posted on July 7th, 2017 · Posted in Parent Tips

Most insurance policies include something called cost-sharing. It keeps premiums down and ensures members receive necessary, appropriate, and cost-effective healthcare. After your family’s premiums are paid each month, there is.. read more

Reinforcement vs. Bribery

Posted on February 10th, 2017 · Posted in Parent Tips

Reinforcement and bribery are one of the most confused topics by parents, teachers, and those new to ABA therapy. And bribery is a go-to tactic for many parents when dealing.. read more

Happy New Year, Gavin!

Posted on January 13th, 2017 · Posted in Parent Tips, Uncategorized

  Gavin, and other children with Autism in Louisiana, lost many of their possessions in recent storms. Our friend, John Olsen, who is a strong advocate for persons with Autism.. read more

Separating Details from the Big Picture

Posted on December 27th, 2016 · Posted in Parent Tips

One of the biggest barriers to success in school for adolescents and teens with executive functioning difficulties can be figuring out how to separate details from the “big picture.” When.. read more

Get Clued In With Club Clue

Posted on October 10th, 2016 · Posted in Parent Tips

This month in Club Clue we have been talking about sharing when we play with friends! We can share in many different ways; we discussed four different ways to share… read more

Developing In-Hand Manipulation Skills in Your Child

Posted on October 10th, 2016 · Posted in Parent Tips

Generally, we pick up small objects (e.g., coins) moving them into our palm and later out to our fingertips without giving much thought to the intricate movements that are needed… read more

Facilitating Speech and Language in Infants & Toddlers

Posted on September 20th, 2016 · Posted in Parent Tips

Infants, toddlers, and young children learn language from the people they spend the most time with. This can be grandparents, siblings, caregivers, and especially their parents. So here are a.. read more

Tips for Transitioning Activities

Posted on September 20th, 2016 · Posted in Parent Tips

A mom writes: “I enjoy taking my 4-year-old son to the park, play areas at the mall, and other fun places. Lately, though, he pitches a huge fit whenever it’s.. read more