Calming Strategies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Calming Strategies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: How to Reduce Anxiety and Promote Relaxation

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder can often experience high levels of anxiety and stress. In this blog post, we will discuss some calming strategies that can help reduce anxiety and promote relaxation in children on the autism spectrum. These strategies include breathing exercises, visualization techniques, and mindfulness practices. Read more

Introducing our New In-Home ABA Program!

In-Home ABA Therapy Program

We at Behavior TLC would like to take a minute to introduce our new In-Home ABA program to the public! 

Our team has been working tirelessly over the last many months to create a program that provides you and your children with ABA therapy outside of the clinic and in your own homes. Our Director Alexandra Kehlenbeck, is a certified teacher as well as a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA) who is licensed in the state of Texas. She is so excited to be providing this much-needed ABA therapy service to families. 

Keep reading to find out more about how our in-home ABA program works! Read more

Skills for Children with Autism

Teaching Empathy Skills to Children with Autism: How to Help Them Understand and Cope with Social Situations

Children with autism often have difficulty understanding and coping with social situations. This can be very frustrating for them and their parents. Fortunately, there are ways to help them develop empathy skills. 

Children affected by ASD’s may not understand the emotions that other people are feeling, or they may not know how to react in certain social scenarios. This can lead to a lot of frustration for both the child with autism and their parents or caregivers. Teaching empathy skills is an important step that will help them navigate social situations more effectively and feel more connected to the people around them! 

In this article, we will discuss what empathy is, how it can be taught to children with autism, and some of the benefits of doing so. We will also provide a few tips for parents on how to help their children learn these important skills.

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Burnout as a Parent or Caregiver of a Child on the Autism Spectrum 6

How To Prevent Burnout as a Parent or Caregiver of a Child on the Autism Spectrum

The importance of self-care cannot be overstated. Self-care gives you time for yourself and can help you relieve stress from your day to improve your mental health and well-being – all things that are important in life! But what is it? A term used often but not always related to the word “self” is in treating our own needs first before helping others. As a parent or caregiver of a child on the Autism spectrum, you may have already gone through a few bouts of burnout but recognizing your limits may help you to prevent that from happening in the future. Read on to find out how even we, as therapists can be affected by burnout, and how you can help prevent this from happening in your life. 

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Sensory Toys for Children with Autism

Sensory Toys for Children with Autism

If you have a child with Autism, it is important to provide them with opportunities for sensory play. Some kids are more sensitive than others and may find certain textures or sounds too intense. You can help your little one adjust by giving them toys that involve touch (like sand), sound (bells), and sight( pictures).

People with autism often struggle to process information, but the way they receive it is just as important. Sensory issues can make things difficult for someone who has this condition and may need extra support in order to keep up with everything going on around them.

The five senses are experienced through play. Sensory toys stimulate a child’s sight, sound, and more to encourage their natural curiosity about the world around them in an environment where safety and comfort is top priority!

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