Appropriate Expectations

Appropriate Expectations Setting the right expectations for your children in light of their unique circumstance is so important. We want your child to function optimally, just like you do. It’s our hope, that through the use of expert tools and resources your child can progress towards independence. Expectations have the ability to dictate our emotional […]

Slowing things down

Slowing it Down Today’s autism-related processing approach is known as “slowing it down.” This processing approach is similar to “breaking it down,” which we covered previously. Remember, it may be difficult to rush your son or daughter through things like chores, or the morning routine. However, one possible solution to help prevent your child from […]

Breaking-It-Down

Breaking-It-Down Sometimes, tasks and chores need to be broken down into individual steps or pieces. Remember, the processing funnel of your child is susceptible to getting stuck when overwhelmed with too much information. For example, avoid assigning vague or unclear tasks like, “Clean your room up and then you can go play with your friends.” […]

Frontloading

Frontloading Today’s processing friendly tool is known as frontloading. Similar to forecasting, this tool is used to help remind your child of past behavior patterns before setting expectations with them. For example, if your son or daughter gets very hyper when they go to a particular friend of family members house, you might say, “Sarah, […]

Forecasting

Forecasting The processing friendly tool we’d like to share with you today is known as “forecasting.” If you’re like me, when you make plans to go to the lake or on a hike, you check the weather forecast. Why? That way you know what to expect and can plan accordingly. Now, think about how this […]

5 Listening Habits We All Need to Break

5 Listening Habits We All Need to Break If there are effective ways to listen, there are certainly ineffective ways to listen. Taking the time to listen to your child, and really hear them out is so important. Having worked firsthand with ASD youth, being heard is sometimes all they want. Here are 5 ineffective […]

5 Effective Active Listening Habits for Parents

5 Effective Active Listening Habits for Parents Listening. To be heard. It’s one of the most important things we do as humans. We all love to talk and share stories with one another. Being validated through active listening makes someone feel valued and loved. Being a caregiver, parent, or sibling to someone with autism can […]

Types of long-term behavioral therapies

What types of therapy? There are many types of therapy for autistic children. Doctors often refer to or recommend occupational, speech, physical, and music therapy. Each therapist will complete a thorough assessment of your child and then decide the amount and frequency of therapy. Usually, a child attends therapy on a weekly basis and receives […]