• Autism in the Classroom: Questions to Ask Your Child’s Teacher

    Going to school is an exciting time for children and their parents. To ensure your child with autism has the support he or she needs in the classroom, keeping an open dialogue with the teacher is essential. At The Behavior Exchange, one of the roles that we play for the families that we support is being an advocate at your child’s […]

  • The Parental Role in Autism Therapy

    It can be difficult to adjust after you discover that your child has or might have autism. However, there are several things you can do to help your child during his or her treatment. Keep reading to learn more about the role of parents in autism therapy. Increase Your Knowledge on Autism Make it a […]

  • Learn About the Language Challenges that Children with Autism Face

    Is your child showing signs of autism? Children with autistic spectrum disorders face certain language challenges. Fortunately, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy can help children with autism develop and improve their language skills. Watch this video to learn more about the specific language challenges that children with autism often deal with. Dr. Joy Hirsch explains […]

  • Summer Programs Offered at the Behavior Exchange

    Are you interested in enrolling your child in a summer program that will help him or her with autism symptoms? The Behavior Exchange offers several summer programs led by Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapists that help children with autism develop and improve their skills. The Behavior Exchange Early Start program (B.E.E.S.) helps your child develop […]

  • Keys to Success with Applied Behavioral Analysis

    Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA therapy , is a process in which a trained observer uses objective data to improve or diminish an individual child’s behaviors. During ABA therapy, the program is modified as the child’s progress changes. This therapy was created in the 1960s and is regularly used in conjunction with autism therapy. Enough […]

  • Tips for Helping Your Child with Autism Succeed in School

    The conventional academic environment can be troubling for students with autism, but it is possible for your child with autism find success in school by providing support for the common roadblocks that exist in the classroom. Below, you can see just a few of the helpful strategies that might allow your child to feel more […]

  • Autism Key Facts and Figures

    Autism is a behavioral disorder that can significantly impair social and communication skills, resulting in difficulty in school and throughout life. While there is still much to be learned about autism, there are some clear facts and statistics that might better your understanding of this condition so that you are able to find the appropriate […]

  • Is One-on-One Therapy Appropriate for Your Child?

    If your child is struggling with autism symptoms, behavioral issues, or language and learning delays, you might consider one-on-one therapy sessions. Applied Behavior Analysis therapy can help determine the best course of action to help your child master crucial behavior and academic skills. One-on-one therapy sessions typically use positive-reinforcement teaching. This can help your child […]

  • Find Helpful Vocabulary Lessons for Your Child with this Android App

    If you’re in need of a helpful app for your young child to learn vocabulary, Autism iHelp might be the right one for you. If your child is showing signs of autism, or has already been diagnosed, check out this helpful Android app. The Autism iHelp app has a variety of games, pictures, and progress […]

  • Signs of Autism to Look for in Your Toddler

    While there is no cure for autism, there are many strategies for improving the communication and social skills of kids with autism to help them become more functional in many different environments. Early intervention services will offer the most benefits, so it is helpful to know some of the earliest signs of autism to look […]