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Dr. Mary Barbera, autism mom, BCBA-D, RN, best-selling author of The Verbal Behavior Approach, and online course creator discusses autism from several different angles for both parents as well as medical, educational, and behavioral professionals. Each week we discuss autism ideas to improve the lives of your children or clients and also cover how to help you be less stressed and live a happier life. Topics include the early signs of autism, the chances of autism recovery, the importance of a… Continue Reading >>
Dr. Mary Barbera, autism mom, BCBA-D, RN, best-selling author of The Verbal Behavior Approach, and online course creator discusses autism from several different angles for both parents as well as medical, educational, and behavioral professionals. Each week we discuss autism ideas to improve the lives of your children or clients and also cover how to help you be less stressed and live a happier life. Topics include the early signs of autism, the chances of autism recovery, the importance of autism treatment, especially the use of ABA and the Verbal Behavior Approach in toddlers through teens. In each episode, we discuss problem behaviors including reducing stimming and scripting as well as handling self-injurious behavior and aggression. Some shows also cover the medical aspects of autism including topics such as PANS/PANDAS as well as supplement and medication use for kids on the spectrum. There are financial implications and political aspects of autism that we talk about too. So, whether you're a p << Show Less
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#187: Classic Rebroadcast: Teaching Play Skills to Young Children with Autism In this classic rebroadcast of episode 79, we are revisiting play skills in young children with autism. I share how you might notice delays in play skills, what to look for in play skills development, and ideas for intervention and  teaching play skills. This episode is being shared as a refresher before we dive in with some commonly asked questions regarding play and social skills, next week.
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#187: Classic Rebroadcast: Teaching Play Skills to Young Children with Autism In this classic rebroadcast of episode 79, we are revisiting play skills in young children with autism. I share how you might notice delays in play skills, what to look for in play skills development, and ideas for intervention and  teaching play skills. This episode is being shared as a refresher before we dive in with some commonly asked questions regarding play and social skills, next week.
#186: Shannon Penrod: Autism Advice for Parents Here at Turn Autism Around, we are familiar with denial and other feelings of guilt surrounding autism. Today Shannon Penrod, podcast host, author, and comedian, joins me to share her journey of hope with her son Jem. We discuss her personal stories as well as some important advice surrounding coping with feelings as an autism parent.
#185: How to Stop a Toddler from Throwing Things and Hitting Me - Solving Problem Behaviors We all want to be good parents and good professionals, dealing with problem behaviors can be difficult and have you doubting your skills. You are not alone! Rachel Smith, the Turn Autism Around Program Director, joins me today to discuss her first-hand experience with stopping problem behaviors for her three-year-old son Everett. We discuss real strategies and tips that can help any child with or without Autism.
#184: Solving Speech Delays in 4-year-olds and Autism Denial: Hot Seat #6 with Vikram For the first time ever in a hot seat, we’re hearing from an Autism Dad. Vikram from Melbourne, Australia joins me to discuss his son Nahum’s concerns, his assessments, and his progress since starting my courses and applying the early learner materials. We talk a lot about language skills, as well as meal time concerns, self-care and pottying, and autism denial, something a lot of parents struggle with when working toward a diagnosis.
#183: Global Autism Project - Supporting Families with Autism in Ukraine with Molly Ola Pinney The War in Ukraine is a serious crisis in today’s world, within that population, there are families with children with autism facing severe struggles due to loss of therapy service and extreme disruption to normalcy and routine for their family. Molly Ola Pinney of the Global Autism Project has been to Poland, spoken with displaced Ukrainian families, and is working to create new opportunities for safety, services, and therapy that these families and children need. Listen for how YOU can help and what the Global Autism Project has planned, make donations at UkraineAutismRelief.com
#182: Teaching Autoclitics and Manding for Information with Dr. Sarah Lechago Manding for information is an important skill for intermediate learners. Today, I am joined by Dr. Sarah Lechago to discuss her research and trials teaching learners to mand for information. We talk about what manding is, the prerequisite manding skills that come before manding for information, how to use autoclitics, how to practice manding in your natural environment, and a lot of other great tips for both parents and professionals.
#181: Medications for Autism : Top 5 Questions and Answers Last week we circled back to podcast 28 from 2019 with Dr. Michael Murray, talking all about medications and autism. Kelsey is back to feature 5 more big questions on medications for autism that we get in our community. If you’re considering medications for your child, wondering if they will work, and just how to get them to take them, we’ll shed light on these answers and more!
#180: Is There Medication for Autism? with Psychiatrist Dr. Michael Murray Originally aired in 2019, today’s episode is a rebroadcast of episode 28, and one of my favorite, most referenced podcasts. Dr. Michael Murray, the first medical doctor I had the pleasure of interviewing and whom I actually worked with to successfully find the right medication for my son, Lucas. In this classic episode, he shares great information on autism and medication, and genetic testing that can eliminate the hard work of trial and error that can come with finding the right medication.
#179: Help, My Toddler is Waking Up at Night! And Other Frequently Asked Questions about Sleep Issues in Autism If sleep has become a sore subject and a constant struggle for you and your child, you are not alone! Today, Kelsey General and I are answering top FAQs on sleep issues from our online community. We go over important questions to ask when assessing your child’s sleep situation, how to break the cycle of constant night wakings, why up-to-date blood work is important for understanding sleep, and how to build strong sleep routines for your child to last a lifetime.
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