How to teach a child with Autism using ABA techniques

Hi all.

Here is a post and video we put together on - How to teach a child with Autism using ABA techniques and the power of positive re-enforcement.

Hope it helps in some way.

Also there has been a lot of activity on the web page re: the Adelaide Autism School, hopefully something will come from it!


Autism School for Adelaide – Parents seeking financial backers.

The Adelaide Autism community is seeking to buy an education facility in the Adelaide Southern suburbs to develop a parent run, best practice, ASD therapy clinic and ASD Remedial Education Facility, similar to other Autism / ASD education facilities found in other Australian states.

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My child has Autism – what now?

I remember when we had our worst fears confirmed – your child has Autism!...
Well as hard as it may be, you need to make light of it, because feeling bad or blaming yourself or others will only make matters worse, there is no question about it....
We recall that one of our worst anxieties was “are we doing enough” and “are we doing it soon enough”....

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DMG and it's use in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders

DMG is Dimethylglycine (Pangamic Acid), it is an amino acid that is found in some foods naturally such as red meat, some grains and legumes. It is closely linked to B15 and it increases Pangamic Acid production in the body. There is evidence to suggest that DMG provides benefits for many individuals with autistic spectrum disorders. Continue reading -->

Discrete Trial Teaching intervention for ABA

As mentioned in the previous post – ABA, what is it and how does it work – the most common and distinguishing type of intervention based on applied behavior analysis is discrete trial teaching. It is what people most often think of when you say "ABA" or "Lovaas method." This is partly because there are so many hundreds of hours of DT teaching, and partly because it looks so odd. But it is what it is because that's what works, every aspect has been refined (and is still being refined) to result in maximum learning efficiency.

ABA, what is it and how does it work.

Applied Behavior Analysis. "Applied" means practice, rather than research or philosophy. "Behavior analysis" may be read as "learning theory," that is, understanding what leads to (or doesn't lead to) new skills. (This is a simplification: ABA is just as much about maintaining and using skills as about learning.) - Continue reading -

How to toilet train an Autistic child

When Isy was three we had a challenge trying to teach her to go to the toilet for number two's. We looked high and low for methods to teach her to go when she needed to and we came up with a method that really worked for her and other families. Find out how -->

Learning from Autism

I was just recently having a conversation with a friend about our kids. We were talking about how we as parents influence our children’s behaviours, (with or without ASD). Whether we like it or not we play an enormous role in our children’s lives and we should strive to lead by example and earn respect rather than by commanding and expecting. Continue Reading -->

School Attendance Exemptions for Special Needs Students

Over the past few months we have been battling with the "schooling system" in order to be able to school Isy part time and be able to home tutor her on the days she does not attend school. - Continue reading

Temple Grandin movie an inspiration to the Autism community

We have just seen the movie Temple Grandin after having heard about it in the Adelaide Autism Yahoo Group, and I must admit we thoroughly enjoyed it, I would give it a 10 out of 10, but then again I would be bias. Continue reading ?


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