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Discriminative Stimulus in ABA Therapy Explained

Discriminative Stimulus in ABA Therapy Explained

Comprehending and implementing discriminative stimulus in ABA therapy can assist individuals with autism in navigating their surroundings better, interpreting environmental cues, reducing isolation, promoting autonomy, and facilitating smoother adaptation to various situations. In this blog, we at ABA Centers of Florida will delve into the concept of discriminative stimulus and its function within ABA therapy and provide some examples. Our goal is to ensure that you feel confident and prepared to use this approach with your loved ones and understand its application during sessions with our ABA providers.

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Autism and Sports: 10 Best Practices for Children with Autism

Autism and Sports: 10 Best Practices for Children with Autism

If your child or loved one on the spectrum shows an interest in sports, it’s natural to ask: what is the best sport for autism? At ABA Centers of Florida, we’re here to provide guidance. We present a guide to the top 10 best sports practices for children with autism. Not only do these sports address the challenges associated with autism, but they also encourage the development of essential skills and provide fun times.

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Creating an Autism-friendly St. Patrick's DayAutism-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day: 9 Fun Sensory Activities

Creating an Autism-friendly St. Patrick’s Day: 9 Fun Sensory Activities

So, how do I make St. Patrick’s Day memorable for kids with autism? By adapting activities, parents and caregivers can create an autism-friendly St. Patrick’s Day experience for children with autism. In this blog post by ABA Centers of Florida, we’ll delve into nine entertaining at-home activities for your neurodiverse kiddos to enjoy around St. Patrick’s Day.

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Working Parents of Children with Autism: 7 Strategies for Balancing Demands

Working Parents of Children with Autism: 7 Strategies for Balancing Demands

At ABA Centers of Florida, we work to improve the quality of life for neurodiverse families in the Sunshine State. For this reason, we’ve compiled a list of seven valuable strategies to help parents of children with autism manage their roles as parents and professionals. From tips on schedule organization to knowing when to ask for help, we hope these suggestions will make a difference in the invaluable daily work of parents and caregivers.

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ABA Centers of Florida Develops Sensory Room for Kids with Autism at Florida Panthers Games

ABA Centers of Florida Develops Sensory Room for Kids with Autism at Florida Panthers Games

Join ABA Centers of Florida at the Panthers game on April 11, 2024, for Autism Awareness Night as the Panthers compete against the Columbus Blue Jackets. ABA Centers of Florida scored a “power play” by bringing a sensory room for kids with autism to Florida Panthers games at Amerant Bank Arena. Setting the stage for

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Dementia in Adults with Autism: 5 Tips to Take Care of Your Cognitive Health

Dementia in Adults with Autism: 5 Tips to Take Care of Your Cognitive Health

Can someone with autism develop dementia? Although it’s a fact that everyone experiences cognitive decline as we age, not all will develop dementia. However, there is a greater risk for those on the spectrum. In this blog by ABA Centers of Florida, our goal is to delve into critical issues such as dementia in adults with autism. We intend to explore the various types of dementia and examine its correlation with autism. We aim to implement preventative measures to help maintain cognitive health.

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Defining Alexithymia: Exploring the Cause and 5 Tips for Support

Defining Alexithymia: Exploring the Cause and 5 Tips for Support

Parents and caregivers of neurodiverse children may have noticed that their kids struggle to understand and express their emotions. Alexithymia can have a significant impact on their daily functioning and create frustration for caregivers who seek to provide support without knowing how to do so. If you’ve been wondering, “Is alexithymia linked to autism?” this blog by ABA Centers of Florida will further explore what this condition entails, why it is more prevalent in people with autism, and how parents and caregivers can offer practical support to their loved ones dealing with alexithymia and autism.

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Keeping Your Child with Autism Safe Online: Tips for Parents

Keeping Your Child with Autism Safe Online: Tips for Parents

While the internet can provide opportunities for learning and communication, it also has the potential to be overwhelming, confusing, and even dangerous for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). From cyberbullying to online predators, some potential risks come alongside allowing your child or teen with ASD access to the internet. Furthermore, some individuals with ASD

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