ABA Lesson #5 – Balance Your Ratio of Mastered Skills to New Skills

Balance your ratio of mastered skills to new skills.  This lesson came to me about fifteen years ago from a person I heard speak during a conference who used an ABA approach. It was completely NEW for me. I’d never heard this before in any of... [Read more...]

My ABA Confessions Continued… Lesson #2… TIME Matters!

A few days ago, I started a 'confessional' post that explores ways that I, a professed Floortimer, am actually closer to an ABA model than I ever dreamed. If you missed the first installment in this series, you can read it here: So… About... [Read more...]

Joint Attention in Babies and Toddlers

In a post last week, I mentioned that I've been assessing typically developing babies as I participate in standardizing a new evaluation tool for infants and toddlers. In the past two weeks I've met a 5-month-old, a 6-month-old, a 7-month-old, an... [Read more...]

“Will She EVER Talk?” Questions from a mom with twins with autism

Tonight I received this email from a mom desperate for advice. I've omitted her name, her children's names, and the location to protect her anonymity, but I wanted to share her question because it's the same one that many, many of you ask me... [Read more...]

Using Books to Teach Toddlers Language and Play… VIDEO from teachmetotalk.com

If you've picked up any parenting book or studied anything related to educating children for at least 5 minutes, you know that you should be reading to a  young child pretty much from the time he exits the womb... That's fantastic advice for... [Read more...]

Parents Make the Difference in the Treatment of Toddlers with Autism

If you're a regular reader of this site, you know how much I believe in parent training during therapy sessions. As therapists, we must, must, must teach parents how to work with their children at home so that therapy continues long after we're... [Read more...]

“Discover The Best Approach To Teach Your Toddler To Talk”

PARENTS  ARE YOU FRUSTRATED TRYING TO TEACH YOUR TODDLER TO TALK? ARE OTHER CHILDREN HIS AGE ASKING FOR WHAT THEY WANT AND NEED  WHILE HE CAN ONLY CRY? Find help for toddlers with speech delay... Maybe the experts tell you everything's... [Read more...]