Autism And More: Co-Occurring Conditions
Positive Behavior Services Blog
by andrea
2w ago
The comorbidity rate of children with autism is higher compared to the rest of the population for several illnesses, such as medical, neurodevelopmental, and mental health issues. Understanding the co-occurring conditions present with autism is crucial to provide the right support. Here are some of the most common. Our goal is to provide you with information to be educated about these potential challenges, we don’t want you to worry even more. Before continue reading, consider this content may trigger you. If you have any concerns, always consult your child’s doctors and never jump into conclu ..read more
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Tips for Building Independence at Home: Life Skills for Children with Global Developmental Delay
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by andrea
3w ago
Children with Global Developmental Delay may experience significant delays in acquiring cognitive, physical, and communication abilities, they often require extra support to achieve developmental milestones. However, instilling life skills and fostering independence can significantly improve their overall well-being and quality of life by fostering independence. Here are some tips: Foster choice making Whenever you have to make a choice, say your thinking out loud what information you are consulting and why you choose that particular decision. For example If your child wants to play outside ..read more
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Support for Siblings of Children with Autism: A Guide for Parents
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by andrea
1M ago
The Impact of Autism on Siblings As parents of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), you know firsthand the challenges and joys that come with raising a child on the spectrum. However, it’s equally important to recognize the impact that autism can have on the neurotypical siblings within your family and provide the right support for siblings of children with autism. Studies show that siblings of children with ASD often face unique emotional, social, and practical challenges that can shape their experiences and relationships.   Increased Responsibilities and Parentification Many neu ..read more
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Setting Stability: The Vital Role of Routine for Children with ADHD
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by andrea
2M ago
Understanding ADHD and the Power of Routine Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) presents unique challenges for both children and parents alike. It is not only the tendency to be distracted, but it also influences how a child plans, organizes, and proceeds with the tasks. But amidst this challenge lies a beacon of hope: the regularity or habit. Now, lets explore why routine is not only advantageous but also a must for children with ADHD and how parents can make it work for them.   Understanding ADHD ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by inattention, hyperactivi ..read more
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Summer Fun: Including ABA Techniques into Activities and Vacation
Positive Behavior Services, Inc. Blog
by andrea
2M ago
Summer break is around the corner and it usually is an exciting time, but for kids with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or ADHD, the change in routine can be challenging. Including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) techniques into summer activities and vacations can prevent regression and sustain progress and make therapy engaging and enjoyable. In this blog, we’ll explore creative ways to infuse ABA principles into summer fun, including summer camps, sensory-friendly activities, and more.   The Benefits of Incorporating ABA Therapy into Summer Activities Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA ..read more
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Summer Fun: Including ABA Techniques into Activities and Vacation
Positive Behavior Services Blog
by andrea
2M ago
Summer break is around the corner and it usually is an exciting time, but for kids with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or ADHD, the change in routine can be challenging. Including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) techniques into summer activities and vacations can prevent regression and sustain progress and make therapy engaging and enjoyable. In this blog, we’ll explore creative ways to infuse ABA principles into summer fun, including summer camps, sensory-friendly activities, and more.   The Benefits of Incorporating ABA Therapy into Summer Activities Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA ..read more
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Unlocking Your Child’s Social Skills: A Comprehensive Handbook for Parents
Positive Behavior Services, Inc. Blog
by andrea
2M ago
The world of social interaction is undoubtedly complex for every child. However, individuals on the autism spectrum have to face unique obstacles to navigate it. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a disorder that directly entails social communication and behavior; therefore, parents need to play an active role in facilitating social skills development among their children.  While Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy Can Help Develop Social Skills there are many other ways parents can use daily activities to help children boost their social skills. Prior to the strategies, let’s und ..read more
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Self-Care for Parents of Children with Autism: Nurturing Yourself While Caring for Your Child
Positive Behavior Services, Inc. Blog
by andrea
2M ago
As you may already know, April is Autism Awareness Month, a time to highlight the challenges faced by individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. Parenting a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be immensely rewarding, but it also comes with unique challenges that can be physically, emotionally, and mentally draining. In this article, we’ll explore practical self-care strategies for parents of children with autism, helping you navigate the journey with more resilience and well-being. Imagine you’re on a plane and there’s a sudden loss of cabin pressure. You’re instructed to ..read more
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Understanding Autism Awareness Month: A Journey of Compassion and Awareness
Positive Behavior Services, Inc. Blog
by andrea
2M ago
April is not just another month on the calendar; it’s a beacon of understanding, empathy, and acceptance for families touched by autism. As parents navigating the intricate world of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), April holds significant importance as it marks Autism Awareness Month. In this journey of comprehension and compassion, let’s delve into the essence of this month, the pioneering work of Bernard Rimland, some ways that neurotypical individuals can contribute during Autism Awareness Month (and every other month) and let’s shine a light on the profound impact of ABA therapy and Embraci ..read more
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Building Strong Parent-Therapist Relationships: Nurturing Support for Children with Special Needs
Positive Behavior Services, Inc. Blog
by andrea
2M ago
In the world of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, building strong and effective relationships between parents and therapists is an important part of the success of the child’s treatment. As parents of children diagnosed with autism, ADHD, or global developmental delay, you’re not just seeking therapy for your child; you’re embarking on a journey that requires trust, collaboration, and understanding. In this blog post, we’ll explore how to cultivate these relationships while respecting professional boundaries. A strong parent-therapist relationship isn’t just beneficial for the adults in ..read more
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