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The Importance Of Strong Social Skills For Success With K-12 Education

When thinking of areas that may need focus for a school-aged child, one may think of reading, math, biology, or even, fitness, but we find that many do not intentionally prioritize strong social skills.

Why are strong social skills often overlooked, especially for children with ASD? We are not completely sure, but one possible reason is due to the time requirement and its overall priority. No matter the situation or tough times we are all going through, it is crucial that we all stay hypervigilant in ensuring the success of our children’s social shaping.

To have success with k-12 education there are three areas where it is important to have strong social skills –

Academics, Conduct, and Group Relations.

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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

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

Expanding Language Through Play_2

How Expanding Language Through Play Helps with ASD

Expanding language through play helps children who may experience delayed or absent speech as one of the core symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). While some children experience delays in reaching language milestones, others may benefit most from alternative forms of communication, such as sign language or communication via devices.

When language skills do not allow a child on the autism spectrum to effectively communicate their wants and needs, we often see problem behaviors emerge. For this reason, it is crucial to show a child the value of language through reinforcement.

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Autism Social Skills with Club TLC

The Importance of Peer-Based, Social Skills Groups for Autism

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