On The BI Blog
5 Tips to Prepare Your Child with Autism to Enjoy the Holiday Season
The holiday season is typically expected to be full of happy and joyful times. However, it can bring many challenges for children with autism as well as for their parents. Keep reading to learn tips and strategies for an enjoyable holiday season.
Non-Speaking Autism: How to Improve Communication Skills in Children with ASD
If you are a parent who has a child with autism who isn’t able to use words to express their thoughts, feelings, needs, and wants, you might be looking for strategies to help improve your child’s communication skills. Keep reading to learn skills and strategies for you and your child.
Autism and Language Development: How Parents Can Help Their Children Communicate
Children with autism often have speech and language delays. Here are some time-tested strategies how parents can help expand their child's language skills and build communication.
A Parent's Guide to Toilet Training a Child with Autism
Toilet training is a necessary skill for childen with autism to learn, but it can also be a challenging process for the parent and child. Keep reading to learn more about how to successfully potty train your child.
8 Easy Tips for Children with Autism to Enjoy Halloween
Halloween is a fun time of the year for many families, but this season can also bring about several unpleasant factors for children with autism. Below are some tips to make the most of this Halloween season with your family.
A Day in the Life of a Registered Behavior Technician® (RBT®)
What is it like to be a Registered Behavior Technician® (RBT®)? A Registered Behavior Technician, or an RBT, is someone who has received training and supervision on providing ethical and quality applied behavior analysis services. The job of an RBT will always involve being supported and guided by a BCBA®, who has more training and education in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Let’s explore what it’s like to be an RBT.
The Signs of Autism (ASD)
Signs and symptoms of Autism or ASD may vary between individuals but there are some traits that are more common across cases.
Types of Sensory Issues in Autism: Examples and Treatment Options
Autism spectrum disorder is often associated with sensory challenges. Although the DSM-V criteria for the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder does not specifically state that people with autism always experience sensory challenges, this credible diagnostic manual does point out that sensory challenges can be a trait of ASD.
Supporting Siblings with Autism. What can your child do to help?
Being a sibling of a child with autism can be challenging, but it is still possible to have a strong and healthy sibling relationship. There are things that siblings can do and there are things that the child with autism can do to create a strong bond with one another.
Traveling with a Child with Autism
Traveling with children can be stressful. Whether your family is traveling to go on vacation or to visit relatives or friends during holiday season, traveling can bring its own set of challenges. Traveling with a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can involve unique experiences that not all families encounter.
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