Hi MAT fam, I’m thinking of subscribing to TeachTown, but want to consult my expert community first. :) Anyone use it and feel it’s worth it? It’s less than Gemiini and addresses broader more behavior-related topics. Love to hear your thoughts!
I am always thinking how great it is to have resources like social media and online communities, books, local papers, websites, etc for support and ideas for autism groups, events, etc. But as a busy exhausted working parent, there is little time to scour the internet to find then contact anything of interest. I spend too much time researching only to find events pass, outdated, or disruptions or just generally tired! (Or “events” that just make an organization feel good but not… read more
Hi MAT fam, I’m looking for your feedback on the helpfulness of ABA therapy. We’ve has services for a year now (OT, PT, speech), and while some skills are growing, we still struggle with challenging behavior. I was initially spooked about ABA, because the original Lovaas method seems so abusive. But I’m more open to a non-punitive, positively focused approach.
Folks, how has ABA helped? I just want to help my guy feel happier and more able to handle everyday things. Thanks!!
I was told my 8yr.old autistic child doesnt qualify for end of the year (ESY) because thats only for children with behaviorial problems and severe disabilities. My little.guy is in 2nd can barely retain school work. He needs reinenforcement constantly. The tutor i hired is foing way back to first grade lessons to re-teach him the basics of math.
I live in Orlando, Fl . I asked for these services last year so it would help. him try and retain what he learned. Doesnt he qualify? I dont… read more
My son is getting ABA therapy services from Autism Learning Partners. He exhibits fixations and occasionally tantrums. They have a BIP in place for tantrums but no BIP in place for fixations. Currently they are letting fixations to escalate to tantrums and using the BIP for tantrums. Can someone help answer this how it works for your kid? This is from Autism Learning Partners, Downey branch.
Anyone in san diego, clairemont area know which elementary school good for ASD?Thank you
Hi all. Im in san diego.Just wondering if anyone experienced this. I signed my daughter up for medi-cal and she got approved. Now i have to choose her health provider which it will be Kaiser. But then Kaiser will take 30days to get her in kaiser plan. In the meanwhile she has many aba and speech therapies to go. Until she got approved by kaiser, she has to postpone all her appointments? I checked with her therapies company, they said they dont just take medi-cal… read more
Came across this sobering article and wondered what you all think: https://www.parents.com/health/special-needs-no...
My son is starting to show new ways of handling frustration during therapy activities, and being a little older and more conscious of his feelings, I am wondering what coping strategies have worked for you? Like breathing, quiet time outs, squeeze ball, etc? This happens most during sessions when they are working on an activity he doesnt like. Just this week he started swatting at his head, which we do not want him to continue if we can help it. He also hurls… read more
We have been trying to devise a plan in case of a fire at home. My 7 year old son, Corey, has been a wanderer since about 2 yrs old. And he's good at escaping. We currently have 2 way keyed deadbolts and Guardian locks on all exterior doors, and an alarm on all windows and doors. We've been told we have to teach him to get out of the house if it were on fire. Problem is I am very hesitant to teach him how to get out a window or how to get through the… read more