Daily, independent living skills or self-care skills are those skills that people use every day to maintain their appearance, health, and hygiene. These small tasks include brushing teeth, showering, chores, and getting dressed. These are arguably some of the most important skills in a person’s repertoire. These skills provide a person with the autonomy to live on their own or with minimal support.
Many of our learners with autism may need extra support to learn these important skills. For some families, caregivers have to complete these tasks for their child, adding to additional stress on the family. By their children with autism learning these skills, stress can be reduced for the caregivers. Read more
It seems as if many kids with autism seem to struggle to thrive in school when placed in mainstream classes. Even if they are provided 1:1 attention and tutoring, they still seem to fall behind from the rest of their neurotypical peers.
Social Skills – This one item should be on the to-do list of any parent who has a child with Autism
Having a child with autism can add a lot to a parent’s list. We know all parents want to do the best they can for their kiddos, and the list of things is seemingly endless. We are also sensitive to the fact that the ‘list’ for families with kiddos on the Autism spectrum, or special abilities/needs, can be twice as endless. From doctor’s appointments, speech, occupational therapy, and nutrition to just typical needs like a haircut. Read more
Halloween Trick or Treat Tips for Children with Autism
Trick or treat time can be a memorable, fun experience for any child. Our top suggestions for making trick or treating a positive experience for your child with autism involve focusing on SAFETY and STRATEGY. Read more
Summer fun at Behavior TLC has come and gone, and while we’ll miss it… many memories were made! If you didn’t have the chance to join us for Summer Camp 2018, you sure missed out!
Our summer ABA program mixes the best parts of summer camp and a structured ABA program. This created a fun-filled, minicamp sessions for development, education and individualized curriculum.
With five sessions throughout the summer, we had the chance to learn about everything from aquatic animals to local heroes such as our first responders… Here’s a peek at some of our favorite weekly activities! Read more
(Updated for 2020) Houston Summer has arrived and we’re feeling the heat! While days at the pool and afternoons at the park are always nice, we thought we’d share a list of our favorite sensory-friendly activities to take advantage of around the Houston area; allowing you to beat the heat and have some fun!