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Thrive Autism Solutions Blog

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

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

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: ABA Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism

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

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, Parenting, Tips

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, Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism, Tips, Safety