• Common Sensory Sensitivities in Kids with Autism

    Some children who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder may display an increased sensitivity to certain external sensory stimuli. A child’s reactions can have harmful consequences for him or her. Take the hypothetical example of six-year-old Connor. Connor gets anxious when his parents try to feed him new foods. As a result, it’s […]

  • What Are the Benefits of One-on-One Therapy?

    Both one-on-one ABA therapy and group sessions can help children with autism progress toward their goals. Ideally, children will attend both types of therapy. Whereas group sessions allow children to get real-life practice with appropriate interactions with their peers, one-on-one therapy gives them the extra attention they need to excel. ABA therapists customize one-on-one sessions […]

  • Why ABA Is a Trusted Autism Treatment

    Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is unlike other approaches to autism treatment because its effectiveness has been demonstrated with decades of research and implementation. Autism therapy providers trust ABA because it’s evidence-based, it’s stood the test of time, and because it’s infinitely adaptable to meet the unique needs of each child with autism. ABA therapy […]

  • Reducing the Stress of Routine Changes for Your Child with Autism

    ABA therapy providers recommend maintaining a predictable schedule for children with autism, as changes in routine can make them feel uncomfortable. However, change is sometimes necessary. An autism therapist can teach you the strategies that can help your child adjust to changes in daily life. These strategies can be effective regardless of whether the change […]

  • A Look at Rituals in Children with Autism

    Everyone has individual quirks. For instance, you might need to have your alarm clock placed at a particular angle on your nightstand before you can fall asleep. In children with autism, these behaviors are called rituals or routines, and they’re not always harmful. When a child’s rituals do interfere with his or her life and […]

  • Enrolling Your Child in B.E.E.S.

    Every child deserves to enter school fully equipped to learn, but many kids with autism struggle with deficits that inhibit their progress before they can even get started. The dedicated ABA therapists at The Behavior Exchange encourage parents of preschool-age children to consider enrollment in our Early Start Program, B.E.E.S. Within a positive setting, we […]

  • A Look at Our IEP Review Service

    Under federal law, children with autism are entitled to receive an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Each child’s IEP—a written document—is developed for his or her specific needs and achievement goals, and it’s updated periodically. But it’s often hard for parents to know exactly what their kids need to reach their full potential, which is why […]

  • Dispelling Myths About the Causes of Autism

    The first person to ever be officially diagnosed with autism was Donald Triplett, who was diagnosed in 1943. Almost certainly, autism had existed for quite some time before 1943, but no one had a name for it until Mr. Triplett came along. Since that time, there have been many theories about the potential causes of […]

  • Eye-Opening Strategies to Decrease Sleep Difficulties in Kids with Autism

    A solid night’s sleep is essential for good health and quality of life, but many children with autism struggle to sleep soundly through the night. This can create problems for the whole family. If your child has been having problems getting to sleep or staying asleep, talk to an ABA therapist about effective solutions. Use […]

  • Recognizing the Importance of Parent Training

    After your child is diagnosed with autism, an ABA therapist can develop an effective plan for helping your child overcome obstacles. However, children with autism need support around the clock, which is why parent training is so crucial. At The Behavior Exchange, our ABA therapists implement effective parent training programs that empower families as they […]