Mealtime Made Easier: Practical Tips for Kids Diagnosed with Autism
InBloom Autism Services Blog
by Oliana Sims
6M ago
  Ever found yourself nodding along as other parents share their mealtime woes? Things like, “My kid’s a goldfish connoisseur,” or “food touching is a no-go,” or the classic, “chicken nuggets or nothing”? Well, food sensitivities or food aversion is quite common in children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD.) Researchers at Marcus Autism Center at Emory University School of Medicine found that children with ASD are five times more likely to have difficulties during mealtimes, including tantrums, extreme food selectivity, and ritualistic eating behaviors. But why is that and how ..read more
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5 Benefits of Center-Based ABA Therapy for Children with Autism
InBloom Autism Services Blog
by Oliana Sims
6M ago
  When it comes to choosing the best autism therapy for your child, navigating through the various options can feel overwhelming. One common and effective form of therapy is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy. This science-backed therapy is all about using play-based learning to make a real impact, especially when it comes to enhancing the daily lives of children with autism and other developmental challenges.  “Good intervention partnered with the time to grow and develop makes a huge difference for children with autism.” – Dr. Jaqui Otto, Clinical Psychologist at InBloom Auti ..read more
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What Does A Day of ABA Therapy Look Like?
InBloom Autism Services Blog
by Oliana Sims
7M ago
  This is the question we get asked most! Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy for Autism goals vary from child to child, so a day of ABA Therapy and the length of treatment services also varies. At InBloom Autism Services, we believe meeting a child where he/she is currently performing is important. Then, we continuously move them forward until they perform skills at levels expected of peers of a similar age, as independently as possible. But before we dive into what a day of ABA Therapy might look like for your child, let’s explain how we get there. First up, the Assessment Following ..read more
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What is an ABA Assessment?
InBloom Autism Services Blog
by Oliana Sims
7M ago
  Navigating the world of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a unique journey for each child and their family. Early intervention therapies, such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy, are often recommended by diagnosing physicians and psychologists to help children gain the developmental skills necessary to achieve greater independence. But before a child starts receiving therapy, one very important step must be completed- the ABA Assessment. This assessment is led by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and covers key areas in a child’s development, setting the foundation for a ..read more
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The Positive Effects of ABA Therapy for Children with Autism
InBloom Autism Services Blog
by Oliana Sims
9M ago
  You’ve received an autism diagnosis for your child and now you’re going down a rabbit hole of unknowns. ‘What will their life look like? Will they be able to go to school? Will they learn to speak? What can I do to help them?’ It can be overwhelming, but you’ve already taken the first step to ensure your child has the best life possible- looking for help! Early intervention plays a significant role in shaping the path of a child after receiving an autism diagnosis. We learn and grow so much in the first five years of our lives, and research has shown that this is when we are at our most ..read more
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What is Positive Reinforcement in ABA Therapy?
InBloom Autism Services Blog
by jordan
9M ago
  Those who are familiar with Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Therapy know that this field is chock-full of terms and acronyms that can turn around even the most seasoned of vets! One such term often used is positive reinforcement. But unlike how someone might normally use this term, in the world of ABA Therapy it’s applied in a slightly different way than you’re probably used to. And it has everything to do with how we help the children we care for reach their goals.  In ABA Therapy, one of our many objectives is to teach daily living skills that will empower the children we work ..read more
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We’re BHCOE Accredited: What That Means for You
InBloom Autism Services Blog
by Oliana Sims
9M ago
  We are thrilled to announce a remarkable achievement that underscores our unwavering commitment to providing exceptional care. InBloom Autism Services has received accreditation from the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) – a testament to our dedication to delivering the highest quality ABA therapy services. This accreditation, a recognition of our clinical excellence and family-centered approach, reaffirms our mission to empower and transform the lives of those we serve. As we celebrate this milestone, we invite you to read the BHCOE’s blog to learn more about the significa ..read more
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DTT versus NET in ABA Therapy: What’s the Difference?
InBloom Autism Services Blog
by Oliana Sims
9M ago
  Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT) and Natural Environment Teaching (NET) are two common teaching methods used in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy to help children with autism spectrum disorder learn the necessary skills to improve their quality of life. DTT teaches smaller skills, oftentimes at a desk, like following directions or imitations, and NET helps carry over skills taught via DTT to the natural environment. The use of two different teaching strategies like DTT and NET, allows the Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) to creatively capture different learning mom ..read more
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Teaching the Value of Neurodiversity to Children
InBloom Autism Services Blog
by jordan
9M ago
To paraphrase an ancient Eastern proverb: “All individuals, in many respects, are like no other individuals, like some other individuals, and like all other individuals.” Diversity often refers to a wide spectrum of social and ethnic backgrounds that describes various aspects of how people see themselves and are seen by others. Neurodiversity is perhaps the most essential type of diversity. What is Neurodiversity? As the term implies, neurodiversity refers to our distinctive brain structure and function – there is no right or correct brain type any more than there is any right or correct cult ..read more
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How To Host a Sensory-Friendly Birthday Party
InBloom Autism Services Blog
by Oliana Sims
9M ago
  What’s a parent to do when the youngest in the family is having a birthday? You have visited your child’s classroom and happily noticed that inclusive classrooms educate children in various areas of the neurological spectrum. This means that neurotypical children (those with typical neurological development, that is to say, those without an autism diagnosis), and children with an autism spectrum diagnosis (ASD) share the same learning environment. So now you are determined to make your child’s birthday both memorable and sensory-friendly. After all, most of us remember proudly turning 6 ..read more
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