Blog Archive

Sleep and OCD May 22nd, 2020

Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, is a chronic condition affecting more than 2% of the population and an estimated 1 in 100 children as young as four and five years of age. While it can come with several challenges, including disordered sleep, OCD is highly treatable, especially with behavioral therapy. As...

Lesser Known Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder Apr 30th, 2020

Each year, 1 in 59 children in the United States receives an ASD diagnosis. The term autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, describes a variety of complex neurodevelopmental disorders that can affect behavior and communication.  Common conditions that fall under the ASD umbrella include:  Autistic disorder Asperger syndrome Pervasive developmental disorder...

Preparing a Child with Oppositional Defiant Disorder for Kindergarten: What You Need to Know Mar 10th, 2020

We’ve all been there at some point: struggling to handle an angry, irritable, or defiant child. However, if these behaviors occur frequently and have a persistent pattern, your child could have oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). The behavioral challenges that come with ODD can make you dread social outings, family dinners,...

Here's Why Your Child's OCD Might Affect His or Her Performance in the Classroom Feb 26th, 2020

Does your child suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder? One in 100 children is diagnosed with OCD, and the condition can have a serious impact on how they perform in a classroom environment. The first step to improving your child's behavior is understanding why they do what they do. From that will...

How Best to Enforce Appropriate Touching during Play Jan 16th, 2020

As a parent, supervising your young child at play is an important part of your job. If they’re showing excessive aggression and inappropriate touching, you should seek out professional help so they can learn and develop more appropriate behaviors.  Good touch versus bad touch Because young children don’t have a...

Should I Worry if My Child is Delayed in Speech and Language Development? Dec 27th, 2019

Should you worry if your child isn’t speaking as early or easily as their contemporaries? The answer is sometimes yes and sometimes no. Every child develops at their own pace. Some children are early babblers and talkers. Others take their time, preferring to communicate through gestures or behavior.  Each child...

What Parents Need to Know About ESDM Therapy Dec 18th, 2019

What Parents Need to Know About ESDM Therapy If your child has recently been diagnosed with Autism, you have probably begun the process of researching different therapeutic methods that will have long term benefits for their development. There is a lot of information out there and it may be difficult...

Play Therapy for Children with Autism May 31st, 2019

ABA therapy provides our therapists with a variety of different tools and teaching techniques in order to properly assist your child’s development. The variety that ABA provides is one of the reasons why it’s such an effective way to teach children with autism. The fact that every child with autism requires different...

Is ABA Therapy Safe for Children? May 25th, 2019

When considering something new for your child, safety is always one of the first things a parent needs to be assured of. This is especially true of beginning new therapies. ABA therapy has somewhat of a long history, so it’s no surprise that some people might have some misconceptions about...

Does ABA Therapy Really Work? May 17th, 2019

Does ABA Therapy Really Work? After your child was diagnosed with autism, chances are you started immediately looking for answers on how to help. This is what most parents do: look for as much information as they can get their hands on in regards to what the best plan of action is...

5 ABA Therapy Examples and How They Work in Behavior Development May 17th, 2019

Applied Behavior Analysis is one of the most commonly used methods of teaching children with Autism. It’s an evidence-based process that relies on the data that’s collected during sessions, creating specific programs that will assist in the development of your child. ABA therapy can be a broad topic, as there are many...

10 Reasons Why We Use ABA Therapy for Autism Treatment May 3rd, 2019

Why use ABA therapy for autism? Here are our top 10 reasons why we use ABA therapy for autism and to teach our patients: 1. Detail oriented Because of the unique way children with autism learn, it requires more of a systematic approach to teaching, breaking skills down one step at a...

Introducing In-Home ABA Therapy Apr 26th, 2019

What is in-home ABA therapy? In-home ABA therapy is exactly how it sounds: we bring the ABA practices and therapy sessions into your home. It can serve to either supplement clinic and school-based treatment or it can replace it. This entirely depends on the needs, desires and situation of your...

Effective ABA Strategies for Parents Apr 18th, 2019

Effective ABA Strategies for Parents If you read our blog about ABA Techniques and Teaching Methods, or if you have done some outside research on the basics of ABA teaching, you probably have some foundational knowledge of the different teaching methods associated with ABA. However, you may be in a situation where...

A Beginners Guide to the PIC/NIC Analysis Mar 1st, 2019

A Beginners Guide to the PIC/NIC Analysis It is common for parents to question the behavior of their kids. Sometimes, though, their behavior warrants concern along with confusion. If your child is behaving in erratic ways that completely disregard the consequences, you’re probably wondering not only why it is occurring,...

ABA Techniques and Teaching Methods Feb 26th, 2019

ABA Techniques and Teaching Methods Your child has just been diagnosed and you’ve gotten recommendations to seek ABA therapy providers. Naturally, you will probably begin to do some research into what ABA therapy is and how it works. Chances are you will come across terms and methods that aren’t familiar...

When and Why Should Children Play Sports Feb 19th, 2019

When and Why Should Children Play Sports All parents know that as the times change, the suggestions for what is best for children change as well – car seat safety, medicine, discipline – one thing that has always remained true, though, is that children benefit from physical activity and sports. Exercise and...

Tips for Traveling with Children Feb 6th, 2019

Tips for Traveling with Children Traveling can be tough. Traveling with children is a whole other story. If you’ve ever been stuck in the car with a bored child, you can probably vouch for that. For many, though, traveling is a necessity and is therefore unavoidable. While traveling with your...