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How to manage severe challenging behaviors in children?

behavioral approaches for children with severe autism

Every parent has been there – trying to teach a child not to throw a tantrum when you tell them playtime is over or getting a child to stop biting other children who take their toys. Although frustrating, these behaviors are common in all children. However, a major difference between children with autism and children

How do I help my child with extreme aggression?

how to help child with autism stop aggression

There is no single way to reduce extreme aggression or violence in children with autism, but you don’t have to try and resolve it alone. When a child with autism is acting aggressively, the best course of action is to seek professional help from a renowned behavior therapy center.  There are some instances where you

April Showers Bring Pom-Pom Flowers!

autism fine motor skills

Spring is finally here, and you know what that means – flowers everywhere! To celebrate the warm weather and changing seasons, we came up with a craft that you and your child with autism will love. Arts and crafts are an excellent way to engage your child through productive play. When children play, they are

Why is my child with autism so aggressive?

autism aggressive behavior strategies

A child is acting aggressively when they engage in threatening behaviors that could harm themselves, others, or property. It’s common for children with autism to act aggressively toward others, but aggression itself is not a symptom of autism. Instead, experts believe that aggression indicates anxiety or frustration concerning social and communication difficulties. Children with autism

Who can diagnose autism?

who is qualified to diagnose autism in children

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that scientists believe has a strong genetic component. However, unlike other genetic conditions, there is no blood analysis, brain scan, or other test that can diagnose autism. Instead, doctors and psychologists diagnose ASD by analyzing the patient’s history and monitoring their behavior.  For example, qualified experts can

Nonverbal Behavior Management Strategies for Children with Autism

mother implementing nonverbal behavior management strategies for child with autism

  Many children with autism turn to aggression to get their point across. This is especially true for children who are nonverbal, meaning they will never learn to speak more than a few words. You might be tempted to validate your child’s aggressive behavior when you consider how frustrating it must be to not understand

How to Discipline a Child on the Autism Spectrum

how to discipline a child on the autism spectrum

  The purpose of discipline is to set healthy boundaries and clear expectations of appropriate behavior, not to punish or embarrass your child.  While there are certainly challenges to disciplining a child on the autism spectrum, discipline instills valuable lessons that the child will take with them their whole lives. Keep reading to learn safe,

What are the types of autism?

4 types of autism

It’s a common belief in the neurotypical community that there are “types” of autism. However, doctors diagnose individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a diagnosis encompassing several disorders ranging in severity. That was a fairly recent change; the sole ASD diagnosis came about in 2013. Until then, individuals were diagnosed with one of four disorders

What should I do if my child with autism hits me?

If you’re here, you likely need answers regarding your child’s aggressive behavior. Before we dive into our tips for how to stop an autistic child from hitting, you must understand why this occurs in the first place. Unable to express their thoughts or feelings in words, children with autism may “lash out” and hit, scratch, or bite

What are behavior strategies that could help my child with autism?

Aggressive behavior can impede development of children with autism. They need compassion, understanding, and structure to succeed, and Therapeutic Pathways is here to help make that goal a reality. Keep reading to learn how autism aggression treatment using ABA therapy can help your child.   1. Celebrate their strengths and reward flexibility. Many children with autism have