Empathy For Kids With Autism

5 Ways To Help Your Child With Autism Show Empathy

Empathy is a complex social skill involving verbal and non-verbal cues. For a person with Autism, this skill does not come naturally. These skills start to develop with typically developing children in their toddler years. Children with autism may need extra training and reinforcement to show empathetic behavior.

What is empathy and why is it important? Read more

ABA Therapy Houston | Girl Student | Find An ABA Therapy Provider

How To Find An ABA Therapy Provider

Many questions arise when a family receives a diagnosis of Autism or a referral to receive ABA services. How do I find an ABA therapy provider and program? Who’s going to work with my child? What are my expectations? Am I going to be involved in this program? What is my child going to work on? We want to help you with what questions are good to ask and in general what a good answer to those would be when looking for an ABA provider.

Here’s a list of questions and things to look for when looking to find an ABA therapy provider and services for your loved one.

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Guardianship for Children with Autism & Disabilities

Planning for the Future – How (and Why) to Obtain Guardianship For Children with Autism & Disabilities

Thinking about the future for your child with a disability can be difficult especially when there is so much time and effort going into what needs to happen today or in the short term. Where to start with this process can be daunting.

Despite this, it is important to ensure that you start to plan for your child’s future as soon as possible. This will ensure that things like guardianship for children with autism are done in a timely manner as well as allow for more financial stability and protection of your child’s access to government assistance in the future.

Hegwood Law Group specializes in estate planning, guardianship, and special needs trusts.

We had the pleasure of being able to ask Kim Hegwood of Hegwood Law Group some questions regarding attaining guardianship and special needs trusts. Kim also has a child with a disability and has personally gone through the process of obtaining guardianship and planning for the future for her child.

Q&A with Kim Hegwood from Hegwood Law Group

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3 year renewal accreditation from Behavioral Health Center of Excellence

Behavior TLC Earns 3-Year BHCOE Renewal Accreditation!

We are so very excited to announce that Behavior TLC has earned a 3-year accreditation from the Behavior Health Center of Excellence! BHCOE audits all aspects of our company through data and on-site inspections to make sure we are providing the best ABA services to our clients. They also assess our abilities to hire and retain quality staff, provide an ethical and compliant work environment, and uphold the standards of excellence in our field. This accreditation helps us maintain the best business practices which benefit our clients. We want to thank our staff and our families for participating in the surveys and interviews that helped us to achieve our goals!

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Top 10 Ways Children with Autism Benefit from ABA Therapy

Top 10 Ways Children with Autism Benefit from ABA Therapy

Children with autism are unique, amazing individuals. ABA is a scientific, evidence-based therapy that gives families the tools they need to support their child with ASD. We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 reasons and ways a child with autism benefits from ABA therapy.

Reason #1: ABA therapy ranks the highest out of all documented interventions and treatments and has the most scientific evidence benefiting those with ASD.

Parents, please find comfort in knowing that research backs up the claim that ABA “works”!

Research tells us that if started early, intensive, high quality, evidence-based support like ABA, 40-50 percent of children diagnosed with ASD can function and benefit from typical general education classrooms. However, not only can ABA work to compensate for struggles relating to accessing academics but for other areas as well. Read more

Is It Bribery or Reinforcement? Why Should I Care?

Bribery Vs Positive Reinforcement – Practical, Behavioral Help for Autism

Positive reinforcement is often confused with bribery. But, is it important for parents (especially for those with children on the autism spectrum) to distinguish the difference between bribery and reinforcement. Equally important is the knowledge of HOW to practically use positive reinforcement to help everyday behaviors.

Does This Behavioral Scenario Sound Familiar?

After working all day, cleaning up after your kids, you’ve spent the past hour cooking an amazing meal for your family, and you put it in front of your toddler and tell him to take a bite. He immediately starts to cry and demand chicken nuggets. Thinking quickly, you say “Hey, I’ll make you a deal, you stop crying and I’ll go make you some chicken nuggets.” Your sigh of relief is palpable as the crying stops, and it’s quiet once more. For many parents, this is a common occurrence, and most of us don’t pause to analyze what we may be teaching at that moment. Read more