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

Use of First-Then Schedules to Increase Compliance

Posted on August 16, 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 7, 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 10, 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

2017 Autism Advocacy & Acceptance Day On The Hill

Posted on February 2, 2017 · Posted in Uncategorized

Quite a few of our staff attended the 2017 Autism Advocacy & Acceptance Day On The Hill at the Iowa State Capitol yesterday! Proud to support and be a part.. read more

Happy New Year, Gavin!

Posted on January 13, 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 27, 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 10, 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