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Thrive Autism Solutions Blog

The Importance of Coordinating Care

Posted by Thrive Autism Solutions on Nov 2, 2018 2:17:21 PM

If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes many villages to provide quality services to children with special needs. Each village is made up of professionals with specific knowledge. They speak different languages and have different rules, but children receive the best services when everyone works together. Providers also benefit, gaining skills and building relationships with each other. This collaboration is so important it has a name - coordination of care.

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Tags: Autism, Applied Behavior Analysis, ABA Therapy

How to Build Rapport with Clients with Autism

Posted by Thrive Autism Solutions on Sep 5, 2018 10:05:58 AM

Imagine a trip to the dentist or doctor’s office when you already suffer from heightened sensory experiences or are unable to communicate.  Would that environment feel comforting or would you fear the worst?

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Tags: Tips, Autism, Tips for Professionals

Autism Spectrum Disorder Resources for Teachers

Posted by Thrive Autism Solutions on Sep 3, 2018 11:30:00 AM

It is BACK TO SCHOOL time! The start of school is both a time of joy and a time of caution for parents of children with autism as they know the challenges that come with adjusting to changing schedules. For teachers, the start of a new school year brings new opportunities.

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Tags: Tips, Autism, Tips for Professionals

Thrive Autism Solutions Now Open in Little Rock!

Posted by Thrive Autism Solutions on Jun 19, 2018 10:20:00 AM

Thrive Autism Solutions is now open in Little Rock, Arkansas! We are pleased to be the largest ABA therapy provider in Arkansas and Missouri. We are beyond excited to bring our top quality therapy programs and support services to the families of Little Rock and surrounding area.

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Tags: Autism, Applied Behavior Analysis, ABA Therapy

Potty Training Tips for Children with Autism

Posted by Thrive Autism Solutions on Jun 1, 2017 8:00:00 AM

 

Two words that strike fear in most parents are toilet and training.

Toilet training, or "potty training", can be a scary process for any family but it may be particularly challenging for families of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Research shows that children diagnosed with autism are often delayed in achieving toilet training success and that it may take more time to complete the toilet training process than other children. Potential barriers may include language deficits that may make it difficult for the child to say “I need to go potty!”, difficulty dressing and undressing when it is time to go, change in routines leading to negative behavior, or having aversions to the noises, smells, and bright lights that are associated with bathroom time.

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Tags: ABA Therapy, Autism, Tips, Parenting

Autism and Running Away: Preventing Kids from Wandering

Posted by Thrive Autism Solutions on May 15, 2017 6:47:20 AM

If you’ve ever felt the fear of realizing that your child is missing, you know it is a feeling you never forget. Parents know, and research confirms, that children with autism are more likely to “wander” or “elope” – in other words, they will leave their house or immediate area without alerting an adult.

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

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