• A Parent’s Guide to Behavior Disorders

    Parents of children with behavior disorders may sometimes feel at a loss as to how to cope with and change these challenging behaviors. Behavior disorders can strain family relationships and cause problems in school. It’s important for parents to realize that behavior disorders are not the result of “bad parenting” and that there is help […]

  • Getting to Know the Autism Spectrum

    New diagnostic criteria have been issued for individuals with autism. Instead of recognizing different autism subtypes such as Asperger’s, autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder, not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), the new criteria groups all types of autism under the umbrella diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, the types and degrees of […]

  • UNDERSTANDING THE PRINCIPLES OF BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION

    When children with autism struggle with problem behaviors, the quality of life for the whole family may be adversely affected. In addition, problem behaviors such as noncompliance and meltdowns can significantly affect a teacher’s ability to maintain an ideal learning environment, which in turn, affects the child’s academic progress. An ABA therapist can apply the […]