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Ready, Set, Success … Starting the School Year Right

A new school year has begun, full of opportunities and challenges for children of all grades and abilities. Parental encouragement and routine at home are important in supporting your child to have a successful academic experience. Guide and support your child to take charge of their own responsibilities. Even young children can begin to develop habits which lead towards independence and success as they grow older, such as packing their own backpacks and checking off homework assignments as they are …
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New Study Shows an Autism Diagnosis Can Be Reliable as Early as 14 Months

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An autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis in children as young as 14 months is determined to be increasingly accurate and reliable, according to the University of California San Diego in a recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics. Additionally, there is growing evidence that many cases of ASD have their origins during pregnancy and children will often begin to display symptoms prior to their first birthdays, creating the possibility of an earlier diagnosis. The recent data further reinforces the importance of …
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Setting Goals With a Behavior Contract

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Are you and your child having a difficult time following through with goals? If you answered yes…a “Behavior Contract” may be for you! A Behavior Contract is an oral or written agreement between at least two people to determine goals and list responsibilities to help achieve it. The contract usually includes the target behavior, agreed responsibilities, the rewards and consequences, and ends with signatures from all parties. While creating goals may be easy, following through can be tremendously challenging, and …
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Springtime & Autism Awareness Month

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Mobile Therapy Centers is ready for spring weather to arrive! The RBTs (Registered Behavior Technicians) at Mobile Therapy Centers are especially excited about sunny days being right around the corner. We have ABA Therapy sessions in the home, school, daycare, and clinic, and we love working on outdoor skills in all of these settings. Going outside brings many learning opportunities for children. First, we have to get ready to go outside. RBTs teach putting socks on, tying shoes, and zipping …
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What Does an ABA Therapist Do?

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In 2018, the CDC determined that approximately 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Increased awareness of ASD has helped de-stigmatize the disorder which has allowed for new developments in the ever changing world of therapy and early intervention programs. Among the more commonly known forms of therapy, Speech and Occupational Therapy, another key component used to help children with ASD is ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Therapy. ABA Therapy studies how human behaviors are learned and …
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FAQs and Misconceptions of ABA Therapy

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The Board Certified Behavior Analysts at Mobile Therapy Centers are extremely proud of the progress their clients made this past year, and they cannot wait to begin a new year of therapy! Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy is an evidence-based therapy that is a recommended therapy for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). A common misconception of ABA is that it is a therapy that uses bribery to get children to behave how the therapist wants. The Internet is …
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Recommended Resources for ABA Therapy and Autism

Resources for Autism

Mobile Therapy Centers wishes everyone a Happy November! We know November marks the beginning of the holiday season, and get togethers with family and friends are around the corner. For families with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), these events can bring worries and uncertainties of how others will perceive and accept their child. At Mobile Therapy Centers, we work with a variety of families and hear parents’ insight every day. Books are one great resource the ABA Therapists …
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Trick or Treating Tips for Sensory Sensitive Children

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Mobile Therapy Centers wishes everyone a Happy October! We know that the season of pumpkins, spooky decorations, costumes, and candy is upon us, and this can be an overwhelming time for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who have sensory sensitivity. This Fall, on October 25th, Mobile Therapy Centers will be hosting a Trunk or Treat event designed specifically for children with ASD in our office parking lot. Our ABA therapists, who specialize in working with this population, have …
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Accommodations for Autism: Work & Play

At Mobile Therapy Centers, we make accommodations for the individuals we work with every day. From providing students with a special break at school to adding a picture schedule, there are many different types of accommodations we are familiar with and incorporate into our ABA Therapy sessions. Each child has their own customized therapy session, so no two sessions are alike. We know how important it is to make things easy for our clients, as well as children and family …
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Learning Through Playing

Using flashcards with your child is a way to reinforce what has already been learned and simply serves as rote memorization. It’s time to start thinking outside the box when it comes to your child’s academic success. A child’s occupation is play. When you teach through play, you teach for life and gain skills that will help them for years to come. To learn more about the benefits of learning through play, check out this article.

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