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What Are You Saying!?! – How to Decode ‘ABA Speak’ in Regards to Verbal Behavior


As you enter the world of ABA therapy for your child with autism, you will likely encounter a strange language.  ABA itself is an acronym for Applied Behavior Analysis.  What this means for you as...
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Where Should We Turn?


When our son Jayce was first diagnosed we weren’t sure where to start.  Our 2 year old had gone from grinning and engaging with us to not even acknowledging we were in the same room or even...
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Repeat After Me – What to Know About Echolalia & How to Use it To Expand Expressive Communication


By: Emily Bess, M.A., CCC-SLP The Basics Echolalia is the repetition of words, parts of words, or phrases either immediately after it was said or with a delay. Many children with autism, especially...
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An ABC Story: Bentley Breaks the Odds


Bentley was born premature at only 4 pounds 4 ounces. I was terrified and had to have an emergency c-section. He was tiny but healthy and seem to hit all his milestones until he turned 1....
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An ABC Story: Learning to Communicate


May of 2016, at the age of 2, our son Kooper, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Severe Expressive and Receptive language disorder. Our world was flipped upside down and we were left...
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An ABC Story: Caleb’s Transition


Caleb has been going to ABC since June 2017 when we moved to Westfield from the Cincinnati area. Caleb had been receiving ABA therapy services for a little over a year in Cincinnati before we moved...
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Back to School?!? Noooooo…


By Angela Bricker, Ed.D, BCBA-D Hopefully everyone has had an enjoyable summer and you have been able to get some rest and have some fun!  Now, just as your children are getting adjusted to the...
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An ABC Story: Missing Milestones to Typical Brother Behavior


Bruno was diagnosed with Autism on July 14th, 2015. I had noticed symptoms as early as a year; by the time he was 18 months, he was missing milestones and not showing appropriate social behavior. I...
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Embracing New Shoes with Sam


This will be Sam’s third year at ABC. Sam was in home day care until he reached age 2. We put him in a preschool at a church where our other children have attended and thrived in the past. His...
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Mark and Lilly


“My kids Mark and Lilly have been at ABC since November. It has been amazing watching the progress happen. ABC has been amazing in every way in regards to both of my kids. The thorough parent...
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