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Sep 042012
 
A scheduled break in the school day for autism spectrum children and teens

Back to school accommodations for autism spectrum kids, part 2 This time of year I am busy making suggestions for school accommodations for my clients on the autism spectrum. Getting the correct plan at school is one of the two most important interventions for autism spectrum children (the other being a good home behavior management [...]

Aug 272012
 

I have set up a brand new discussion forum on this website. Do you have an autism spectrum related topic you’d like to discuss with others? Then come on over!  Get registered, and start a new thread. I set up the following categories just to get started: Bullying, Behavior Management, Helpful Resources, Introductions (a good [...]

Aug 262012
 
Back to school for high functioning children on the autism spectrum

  This time of year I am busy making suggestions for school accommodations for my clients on the autism spectrum. Getting the correct plan at school is one of the two most important interventions for autism spectrum children (the other being a good home behavior management plan, so stayed tuned for my soon to be [...]

Aug 192012
 

1. Setting specific behavioral goals with rewards for achieving them BEFORE the activity starts is an important strategy for preventing behavior problems and meltdowns. We are reducing problem behavior by teaching the child specifically what we want them to do and then rewarding them for accomplishing it. Do not offer a reward for stopping problem [...]

Jul 012012
 

Excerpts from chapter two of the new ebook I am writing entitled: Top ten strategies to help your high functioning autism spectrum child flourish. Once we better understand the function (meaning or purpose) of the old problem behavior, we can either make antecedent changes (change the situation, demand or event) so that the problem behaviors [...]

Jun 242012
 

Excerpt from the new ebook I am writing entitled: Top ten strategies to help your high functioning autism spectrum child flourish. This is the first page of my first chapter: Understanding, Analyzing and Resolving Problem Behaviors. Families are often looking for help for an ASD child because of problem behaviors. Many of these problem behaviors [...]

Jun 082012
 

Dear readers: This is the first draft of the preface for the e-book I am writing. Let me know your opinions and comments! Preface Do you want to learn methods to help your high functioning* autism spectrum child flourish? You have come to the right place! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I [...]