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ROUTINES

Learn how kids with autism think and learn, and how you can encourage independence in daily routines

THERAPY

Get expert advice on how you can get more out of your child's current therapies

PLAY & SOCIAL

Learn how to help your child learn new ways to play and connect  more easily with others

PICKY EATING

Get practical strategies to help your picky eater try new foods without additional stress

In either of these scenarios, did the child learn a new skill to help them cope with the demands of daily life? Did you build your trust and your relationship?  Did the child’s own goals become more aligned with the goals you have for him? The answer to all of these questions is probably no. But the good news is, we don’t have to choose between get...

In these four videos you'll learn how and why to use an autism-specific behavior problem solving process.

Last week in the Early Intervention Occupational Therapists group on Facebook, I did a four part series on teaching play to kids with autism. Check out the replays below to get some tips you can use right away in your work.

Part 1: Why playing is hard for kids with autism 

In this video, I review what we know about autism learning styles, and discuss...

Everyone who’s worked with kids with autism on tough goals knows that in order to be successful we have to tap into their motivation. None of us, neurotypical or otherwise, has an easy time doing things that aren’t meaningful or motivating to us. This is especially true for our young clients with autism. So the question becomes: what motivators wil...

When we teach flexibility, we can watch as our kids learn to look to their schedules to see what changes they can expect that day. We’ll feel proud as kids play with toys in a variety of ways, share them with others, and use their new skills in different places and under new circumstances. We’ll create systems that allow our kids to know what to exp...

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