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 a p …

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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 smiling fo …

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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 th …

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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. That’s when …

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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 with …

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