children should practice autism life skills with parents

Ways to Teach Life Skills to Your Child with Autism

Autism can make daily life skills challenging. Children with autism may struggle to understand the world around them, which can create challenges at school and at home. Autism can make it difficult to understand the steps of home tasks like laundry, cooking, or understanding how money works. Often, this leads to misunderstandings, hurt feelings, and…

this child learns ABA benefits from his teacher

Why Is ABA a Top Treatment for Autism?

There are hundreds of treatment therapies for autism. However, not all therapies are created equal. One of the most common treatments for autism spectrum disorder is applied behavioral analysis (ABA). For children living with autism, ABA uses behavioral analysis and response to gauge learning progress. This treatment helps parents, doctors, and therapists better understand a…

a child practices speech therapy skills at home

How to Practice Speech Therapy Skills at Home

Effective speech therapy and language training begin at home. Many children with autism struggle to articulate words, have underdeveloped mouth, throat, and neck muscles, or don’t verbally communicate at all. In early childhood development, these are speech delays and often require in-office and at-home speech therapy programs. Speech delays can develop in the first six…

a father and son excel in their family therapy program

Qualities of a Successful Family Therapy Program for Autism

An autism diagnosis affects an entire family. Overnight hopes, dreams, plans, and aspirations change, and parenting becomes a different challenge. When a child is diagnosed with autism, parents can feel like they have limited support. Family therapy programs support children, parents, siblings, and extended family to help family members cope with and understand a learner’s…

early intervention for autism

Early Intervention Can Lead to Autism Success Stories

The early months and years of a child’s life are often the most challenging and exciting moments for parents. For those experiencing an autism diagnosis, their lives change overnight. Expectations, hopes, and dreams for their child shift as new expectations and challenges arise. Early intervention programs can make a huge difference in a child’s autism…

a woman helps with different types of autism

Are There Different Types of Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) covers a wide range of developmental challenges and symptoms. Often it takes time to get a diagnosis of autism, and the process can feel overwhelming for the family because it cannot simply be diagnosed with a blood test. Because of its complexity, it can be hard to understand the different types…

nj autism resources are available with emit therapeutics

Finding Good Autism Resources in NJ

One of the first challenges parents face when their child is diagnosed with ASD is finding the proper support and resources for their family. There is a wealth of autism resources, support groups, and therapy programs around the world. However, it can be a challenge finding autism support close to home. Educating yourself and your…

parent autism support is important for these family members

3 Ways Parents Can Support Their Child with ASD

Early childhood with an ASD diagnosis can be overwhelming for parents. A parent’s plans for their child’s early years and future can shift instantly with the diagnosis. Parents may feel lost among various autism treatment programs, therapists, and their own feelings. The varied symptoms and needs of a child with ASD can leave parents in…

a doctor works on a formal autism diagnosis

What Is the Process of a Formal Autism Diagnosis?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) presents various symptoms and challenges occurring in learners of any age. A formal autism diagnosis cannot be determined with a simple blood test. Early intervention screenings with doctors and clinicians incorporate behavioral observation and analysis to track a child’s autism symptoms. ASD diagnosis can occur at a milestone check-up in the…

a puzzle represents the different types of autism treatments

Ranges of Treatments for Different Types of Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) covers a wide range of symptoms and developmental challenges for young learners. While some struggle with verbal communication, others may have more difficulty reading emotions. Because there are many types of autism, therapy can range from multimodal to a single type of therapy, such as applied behavioral analysis. However, we take…