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What Is ABA Therapy?

Posted by Thrive Autism Solutions on Mar 6, 2017 10:54:00 AM


 Applied Behavior Analysis, or “ABA,” is the use of scientific principles of behavior and learning to change or improve a child’s interactions with other people and items in his or her environment.   Applied Behavior Analysis is an evidence based practice, meaning decades of research have shown that the strategies are effective in changing behavior.  We know this to be true, because a good Applied Behavior Analysis program has specific goals and data to support whether a child is making progress towards those goals!

 

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Topics: ABA Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism, Evidence Based Practice

Autism at Work: Employment on the Spectrum

Posted by Thrive Autism Solutions on Jan 20, 2017 9:43:00 AM

 

 

A recent article in “The Atlantic” highlighted a positive trend among top American employers –  companies recognizing the benefit of, and seeking out, employees with autism.

Many companies strive to have a more diverse and inclusive workforce, and hiring individuals with autism is just one way to achieve such neurodiversity.  In the last year, several major companies have developed job training programs, including the accounting firm EY (formerly Ernest & Young), Microsoft, and Ford Motor Company’s “FordInclusiveWorks.”   

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Topics: ABA Therapy

The Importance of Early Intervention for Autism

Posted by Thrive Autism Solutions on Jan 4, 2017 9:09:00 AM

 

 

Behavioral interventions have proven useful in teaching a wide variety of skills in children and adults alike.  Perhaps one of the most documented groups of people to benefit from ABA therapy has been young children with autism spectrum disorders.  The quote below from the 2007 article in the Journal of American Academy of Pediatrics summarizes those outcomes:

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Topics: ABA Therapy

Does Insurance Cover Autism Therapies?

Posted by Thrive Autism Solutions on Dec 14, 2016 10:16:00 AM

 


 The answer to this question is of course… it depends.  Over the past 15 years, many changes have occurred around insurance coverage for children with autism at both the state and federal levels.  There are so many variables at play; specific questions about coverage must be answered on an individual case basis.  The first task would be to call your insurance company and ask about whether your plan

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How Systematic Desensitization Works for Kids with Autism

Posted by Thrive Autism Solutions on Dec 6, 2016 2:06:43 PM


 

OR we might title this:

Help!  My child freaks out when I try to cut his hair.  Is he destined to be a long haired hippy or can systematic desensitization work for us?

All kids balk at certain activities they must participate in.  You'd be hard pressed to find a preschooler who participates willingly the first time they visit the dentist or who sits perfectly for their first haircut.  For kids who have autism, these routine rites of passage and many other regular daily activities pose huge problems. 

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Topics: ABA Therapy

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