We have hit a wall with ABA and receptive language. My 3.5 year old son has outsmarted our therapists for 9 months, we though he knew labels for common items. We would ask him to hand us an item from a field of 6 items. We figured out that he was memorizing locations or items, or would only get it correct if prompted first. We know he hears the command "Give me...", but is unable to process it. For example we will say "give me sock" and he will say "ock" several times and hand you a spoon… read more
My daughter has been dignosed with aspesgers and autism. Shes about to be 6. And my 4 year old has some of the same symtoms but shes worse when it comes to melt downs. My 6 year old holds her ears and bawls, while my four year old cant coop unless she has touch. She will scream and throw fits and pull her hair. My 6 year old needs to be alone or she every now and then needs hugs and she has a hard time in social things. She rather be a lone most of the time or some times she wants to play with… read more
I have a hard time finding my son pants due to sensory,etc. He will need to dress up for his Graduation photo and graduation. Possibly the prom as well. What did you do to get your teen through that?
I understand ABA Therapy helps us to identify triggers & antecedents to our child's aggression & tantrum behaviors but does anyone use ABA for teaching them to communicate or other things not related to behavior? When I ask our behaviorist for more help or guidance with Owen she keeps saying that there is nothing more she can do for us but our Neurologist keeps telling us to push for ABA & DTT services to help Owen communicate & with his social skills. I'd just like to hear your experience… read more
We toured one ABA clinic, and for full-time (9am-3pm), there's no break for a nap. Is that typical? My little guy is only 3 and accustomed to a nap.
Hi all, 9 year old son. Like most, struggles with social interactions and therefore very isolated at school. Others will play with him if he asks or if mom/dad set up a play date....but never been invited to a play date from them or a birthday party. Think its more of the parents honestly being intimidated or being worried of how to handle him (even though it would be fine). Have often though I need to be more aggressive in searching out others like my son in the area that are struggling… read more
Social Skills group have not worked for Daniel, b/c he doesn't absorb the info. Should I look into 1:1 behavior therapy to help him with social skill and anger management? I dunno, we're a little "therapy drunk" and not sure it's worth the effort/cost to run around....?
Hi Guys we relocated to Idaho and love it. But in about 4 yrs we are thinking about moving to Seattle. What are the best school districts and DDAs services?