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…

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…

What is Prompt Dependency? – Prompting & Prompt Fading in Children with Autism

What is Prompt Dependency? – Prompting & Prompt Fading in Children with Autism

I remember what my son Lucas was little some psychologist wrote in the report that he was very prompt dependent even back then before I was a behavior analyst that comment he’s prompt dependent made me angry today’s video blog…

Autism Regression: Is Your Child Losing Skills or Stuck? Here’s What You Can Do

Autism Regression: Is Your Child Losing Skills or Stuck? Here’s What You Can Do

Autism regression is both heartbreaking and confusing. Whether you have a young child who is just starting to show signs of autism, used to say some words, now lost them, used to wave and now doesn’t, or even an older…

Using TAGTeach to Teach Children with Autism

Using TAGTeach to Teach Children with Autism

Tag teach is a methodology that can be used to speed up skill acquisition in children with autism. In today’s video blog, I’m discussing how to incorporate this into your child or client’s programming to get more effective skill acquisition.…

What is Severe Autism & Why Helping Severe Autism in Children is Harder Than Ever

What is Severe Autism & Why Helping Severe Autism in Children is Harder Than Ever

Many kids with autism, with severe autism have extreme difficulties and both parents and professionals struggle with how to help kids with severe autism. Today I’m going to talk about three reasons why helping kids with severe autism is harder…

Tracking Behaviors with Clickers | ABA Clickers and Child Behavior

Tracking Behaviors with Clickers | ABA Clickers and Child Behavior

Are you using clickers in an autism classroom or a home program and using them incorrectly. Find out how I recommend using these clickers and what you can start today. Hi, I’m Dr. Mary Barbera, autism mom, board certified behavior…

Addressing Mental Health in Children

Addressing Mental Health in Children

it's a real problem that many families struggle to address it's estimated that in Southwest Florida 46,000 children have a mental health illness or challenge but new programs that Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida are working to empower and…