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Playdates in Autism

Playdates in Autism: Navigating Challenges and Strategies

For many of us, playing with other kids and friends was a natural and fundamental part of our childhood. We fondly remember neighborhood games, adventures at school recess, and exciting weekend get-togethers with friends. These interactions were spontaneous and without much effort. However, playdates for autism are different experiences and are not always so natural. Differences in communication and the way they relate to others can make play a significant challenge.

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ABA Therapy and School: Support Not a Replacement

ABA Therapy and School: Support Not a Replacement

Many families wonder if ABA therapy can replace a child or teenager’s formal education, especially those affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Caregivers should work to understand the relationship between ABA therapy and school to optimize the best outcomes for their loved ones. Ultimately, ABA therapy goes beyond weekly sessions and aims to promote play and independence, which can lead to better outcomes in the classroom for individuals with ASD. However, ABA therapy does not and cannot replace a student’s formal academic education.

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Head Circumference and Autism: 3 Key Points of Connection

Head Circumference and Autism: 3 Key Points of Connection

In this ABA Centers of Florida blog, we aim to address a question many parents might have: What is the connection between macrocephaly and autism? Continue reading to learn about the characteristics of autism and macrocephaly, the scientific evidence supporting this correlation, and the warning signs that, although macrocephaly generally is not a cause for concern, it could suggest a more severe underlying condition.

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Behavioral Momentum

Behavioral Momentum in ABA Therapy: The Power of Positive Reinforcement

Behavioral momentum plays a crucial role in ABA therapy, especially for kids and teens with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It involves gradually building up momentum toward achieving desired behaviors or goals by starting with small, achievable steps. Implementing behavioral momentum can make ABA therapy sessions more rewarding and boost morale by basing the approach on the idea that individuals are more likely to engage in a behavior if they have experienced success leading up to it.

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Autism Financial Planning: 4 Strategies for Your Child’s Financial Future

Autism Financial Planning: 4 Strategies for Your Child’s Financial Future

Although the process of autism financial planning may appear daunting, in this blog by ABA Centers of Florida, we present a guide to assist families across the Sunshine State in this journey. By embracing a comprehensive approach that includes developing a straightforward budget, tapping into state resources, setting up a trust, and exploring specialized savings accounts, families can face this challenge with confidence and precision. This strategic planning facilitates a secure and prosperous future for children with autism, allowing parents to concentrate on supporting their child’s development and joy.

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Prompt Hierarchy in ABA Therapy

Prompt Hierarchy in ABA Therapy: 5 Ways to Implement at Home

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) manifests in various degrees of severity, necessitating tailored assistance or therapeutic interventions for individuals to manage their behaviors effectively. Among the variety of strategies available to address the intricate traits of ASD, the prompt hierarchy in ABA therapy offers a meticulously structured method to encourage the development of new skills and facilitate progress.

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