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In this in-depth interventions training, you'll earn 6.5 hours of CEU credit and learn how to confidently and effectively teach your young clients with autism skills new skills ranging from pre-academics to play and self-care.

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November 11, 2019

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 getting stuck in power struggles or offering incentives to get things done. We als...

September 17, 2019

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

September 10, 2019

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 how it relates to the trouble many kids have with learning to play.

Part 2: Soci...

August 11, 2019

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 will we use? Rewards and praise? Or is there another way?

August 4, 2019

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 expect even though things may change day to day or session to session. And we can...

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In this two-hour mini training, you'll learn how to problem solve challenging behaviors for your clients with autism using a deep understanding of autism learning styles. (This content is also included in the full LPT Approach to Autism course.)

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In this two-hour mini training, you'll learn how to effectively teach your clients with autism to play with toys and with each other. (This content is also included in the full LPT Approach to Autism course.)

In this 1.5 hour mini training, you'll learn how to effectively use object exchange and picture exchange to teach your clients with autism how to ask for what they want and need.

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