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Mini-Preference Assessments at Home

Posted by Thrive Autism Solutions on Nov 19, 2019 2:35:00 PM

If your child receives ABA therapy, you’ve likely heard a whole lot of talk about reinforcement. Positive reinforcement is at the center of what we do and once an effective reinforcer has been identified for your child, you’ll be amazed at how effective this can be! Positive reinforcement can be used to increase any behavior, including potty training, eye contact, communication, play, skills, and so much more!

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Tags: ABA Therapy, Autism, Parenting

Halloween and Autism: Alternatives for Your Child

Posted by Thrive Autism Solutions on Oct 15, 2019 12:30:00 AM

Halloween can be a fun time of year with candy and costumes, but if your child is easily over-stimulated, the excitement can quickly turn stressful. For some children, wearing a costume or approaching a stranger for candy may be difficult. If you’re hesitant to tackle the traditional rituals of Halloween, here are some alternatives that may help make your holiday evening fun and stress-free.

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Tags: Autism, Tips

Measuring Milestones

Posted by Thrive Autism Solutions on Sep 18, 2019 11:15:00 AM

A solid Applied Behavior Analysis treatment plan should be based on a standardized assessment of your child’s skills and behaviors. Ask your child’s Board Certified Behavior Analyst why they chose the assessment tools they did and how they are being used to measure your child’s progress!

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Tags: Applied Behavior Analysis

How Systematic Desensitization Works for Kids with Autism

Posted by Thrive Autism Solutions on Aug 7, 2019 12:16:00 PM

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 with autism, these routine rites of passage and many other regular daily activities pose huge problems.

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Tags: ABA Therapy

The Benefits of Interactive Activity for Children With Autism

Posted by Thrive Autism Solutions on May 16, 2019 8:48:00 AM

At Thrive, one of our primary goals is to make learning fun. The first step towards this for us is to work hard to build great rapport with our clients! Our hope is that, at the end of the day, through fun and effective ABA, our clients will increase not only their assessment scores, but also their happiness and the happiness of their families.

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Tags: ABA Therapy, Autism, Parenting, Tips

Teasing, Bullying, and Autism

Posted by Thrive Autism Solutions on May 1, 2019 12:13:00 PM

Bullying and teasing is a very real fear for children with autism and their parents.  While many parents and teachers offer suggestions with the best of intentions, it’s often horrible advice – and our teens and preteens know it!  Just tell the teacher? Ask them to stop teasing me? Unfortunately, in most situations, we are setting our teens up for further social stigma. 

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Tags: ABA Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism, Tips

Developmental Screening Tool for Autism

Posted by Thrive Autism Solutions on Apr 15, 2019 3:07:00 PM

Are you concerned about your child’s development? Do you think your child might be showing signs of autism? Although the signs of autism can be complicated and specific to each child, parents should always trust their instincts. There are ways to find answers to alleviate or confirm any suspicions you may have. If you think your child might be showing signs of autism, there is a screening tool to help you find guidance.

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Tags: ABA Therapy, Autism, Parenting, Tips

Autism in Adults

Posted by Thrive Autism Solutions on Mar 25, 2019 1:52:00 PM

As awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) spreads, it is becoming increasingly common for many adults to begin to recognize signs and symptoms of autism in themselves and seek out more information. As many of these adults learn, finding information and answers isn’t typically a straightforward and simple process, as resources for adults with autism can be difficult to secure. Frequently, when resources are located, many people find long waitlists for diagnostic evaluations and a lack of professionals providing ongoing support services. Learning more about how autism may impact a person as an adult may be a helpful first step on this journey.

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Tags: ABA Therapy, Parenting, Tips

Giving Hope Through Knowledge

Posted by Thrive Autism Solutions on Feb 15, 2019 3:49:00 PM

At Thrive Autism Solutions, our values are at the core of everything we do. One of these values is to “give hope through knowledge.” Whether it’s walking a family who’s coming to terms with a new autism diagnosis through the importance of early intervention, or collaborating with them to address a long-standing behavior concern, connecting our families to the resources they need is one of our favorite parts of our jobs.

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Tags: ABA Therapy, Autism, Parenting, Tips

Targeting Social Skills: Simple Strategies for Children and Teens

Posted by Thrive Autism Solutions on Dec 5, 2018 11:06:00 AM

One of the hallmarks of Autism Spectrum Disorder is difficulty related to social interactions.  These difficulties can be mild, like difficulty keeping a conversation going, or more intense, like self-isolation. It can be difficult as a parent to feel like your child will have to work harder to have close friendships. Through ABA, we can work to improve social interactions and make it easier for your child to engage with his or her peers.

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Tags: ABA Therapy, Parenting, Tips