Treating Autism: Why My Verbal Behavior Approach is Different & Better

Treating Autism: Why My Verbal Behavior Approach is Different & Better

I recently did a podcast on the ten ways I believe my verbal behavior approach is different and better for kids with autism so today in this short video blog I want to give you the top three ways I…

Should You Be Teaching Children to Apologize? | Autism & Teaching “I’m Sorry”

Should You Be Teaching Children to Apologize? | Autism & Teaching “I’m Sorry”

I had a question come in last week from Amy who is a participant in our online course and community and she said she had an idea for a future video blog. She said if you could address the issue…

Physical Prompting for Children with Autism | Ethics and Autism

Physical Prompting for Children with Autism | Ethics and Autism

Kids with autism often require a lot of physical prompting, especially when they are learning new tasks. But in my two decades in the autism world, I’ve seen a lot of physical prompting that would definitely be considered physical restraint…

When to Teach Actions to Your Child or Client with Autism

When to Teach Actions to Your Child or Client with Autism

Many professionals and parents struggle with what to teach once a child has dozens or hundreds of single words. So today I’m going to talk about what I recommend teaching, which is actions. Hi, I’m Dr. Mary Barbera, autism mom,…

Back to School Tips for Teachers in Autism Classrooms

Back to School Tips for Teachers in Autism Classrooms

In last week’s video blog I discussed how back to school is usually a stressful time for both parents and kids with autism. But what I didn’t talk about is that it can be super stressful to teachers too. Today…

Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) and Feeding Problems in Children with Autism

Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) and Feeding Problems in Children with Autism

Kids with autism usually have problems with picky eating and sometimes can have other oral motor problems such as teeth grinding (bruxism) and teeth grinding can be particularly challenging because it can be medical and/or behavioral Hi, I’m Dr. Mary…

Managing Stress for Autism Parents | Reducing Stress Advice

Managing Stress for Autism Parents | Reducing Stress Advice

All parents in the autism world deal with tons of stress. It can be very overwhelming. A lot of times can be difficult to find ways to reduce stress in our lives. I know I’ve been there and I’m still…

How to Recognize Autism Signs in Toddlers with the M-CHAT

How to Recognize Autism Signs in Toddlers with the M-CHAT

There’s a lot of confusion with toddlers. Many parents are worried about their toddler in terms of their language development, their imitation, their tantrums, and they are concerned that their child might have autism. But they’re hoping for the best…

How to Teach Decisions and Choices to Children with Autism

How to Teach Decisions and Choices to Children with Autism

Teaching kids with autism to make choices can be very challenging considering you can’t always be exactly sure that they’re picking the choice that they actually want. Usually kids with autism who have trouble making choices, pick the first choice…