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10 Tricks to Make Halloween a Treat For Your Child with Autism

Posted on October 2, 2018 · Posted in Parent Tips

Create a social story or photo book of seasonal changes and events coming up Map out a trick or treating route Create a visual schedule for the day and evening.. read more

Appropriate Use of Reinforcement with Combination of Planned Ignoring

Posted on September 27, 2018 · Posted in Parent Tips

Using reinforcement in conjunction with planned ignoring will increase the behaviors you want to see and decrease the behaviors you don’t want to see. Reinforcement used correctly increases the likelihood.. read more

Seen on Channel 5: Metro West on Angelsense

Posted on August 30, 2018 · Posted in Uncategorized

Toni was featured on Channel 5 talking about Angelsense, a GPS tracker for kids with special needs. Watch the broadcast here, and find out more about Angelsense here. 

Drake University Partners with Metro West to Help Children with Feeding Issues

Posted on August 20, 2018 · Posted in Uncategorized

Clive, IA – Metro West Learning Center and the Drake University Occupational Therapy Program are partnering to explore the effectiveness of feeding interventions for children with autism. Dr. Gloria Frolek Clark.. read more

Five Things to Know About Your Insurance Plan Before Your Child Starts ABA

Posted on August 1, 2018 · Posted in Parent Tips

Providers can see hundreds of different insurance policies in a year, all with their own unique requirements and benefits. As a provider, they cannot guarantee insurance coverage. Knowing this, it.. read more

Congrats, Nehemiah!

Posted on March 11, 2018 · Posted in Uncategorized

Metro West Learning Center, LLC is excited to announce that Nehemiah Koroma, RBT has been accepted into the Drake University ABA Master’s Program. The Drake Master of Science in Applied.. read more

5 Tips for Effective Limit Setting

Posted on February 26, 2018 · Posted in Parent Tips

5 Tips for Effective Limit Setting The purpose of setting limits is to teach, not to punish You cannot force someone to behave in a specific way Be clear, think.. read more

 Self-Regulation and Occupational Therapy

Posted on January 9, 2018 · Posted in Parent Tips

The ability to regulate sensation, emotions, and behavior is known as self-regulation (National Research Council & Institute of Medicine, 2000). Four components identified by Kuypers (2013) include sensory processing (e.g.,.. read more

How to Use and Fade Prompts

Posted on October 9, 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

Mom Testimonial – Helping the Picky Eater

Posted on August 22, 2017 · Posted in Uncategorized

Here’s what one of our parents recently had to say about Gloria Clark: “My 6 year-old son is what one would consider a problem eater. He started out as a.. read more