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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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Fourth of July Tips for Individuals with Autism

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Fireworks are a fun tradition for many on the 4th of July. What many of us fail to recognize is how the loud sounds they emit affect children with autism. The experience can be overwhelming and even painful to a child on the autism spectrum, due to the lights and sounds of the fireworks. With proper preparation and by following the list of helpful tips, our therapists at Mobile Therapy Centers recommend, you increase the possibilities of enjoying the holiday …
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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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Better Hearing & Speech Month 2019

Hearing Speech Month

May is designated as Better Hearing & Speech Month, also known as BHSM! Every year, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) acknowledges this month to raise awareness about communication disorders, which in turn can provide life-altering treatment. The theme for 2019 is “Communication Across the Lifespan” and the ASHA has many resources available to help you celebrate all month long. With speech and language disorders ranking among the most common disabilities in children, both parents and caregivers are encouraged to learn …
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The Benefits of a Special Needs Dentist

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Photo By: Daniel Frank Going to the dentist can be difficult for a child with autism. It can be harder for them to process the many sensory elements at the dental office. However, by visiting a special needs dentist, these dentists are trained to handle these situations. As a family dentist working for over 17 years, I’ve referred many families to special needs dentists who have been able to create a positive dental experience for children with autism. Today, I’ll be …
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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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All About Social Stories

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Social situations can make us feel nervous, anxious or stressed when we aren’t exactly sure what is expected of us. Can you recount a time in your life that you left a party early because you struggled to make conversation with the group? Or an instance when you didn’t go to an outing because you weren’t sure what it would entail? In order to not miss out on these events, we use different strategies to help us feel more comfortable …
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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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Tips For Preparing Children With Autism For the Airport

Autism Travel Tips

Mobile Therapy Centers knows families are beginning to get ready for winter break and that traveling is often on families agendas to get away, relax, and enjoy quality time with one another. However, the days leading up to travel can be a stressful time of finalizing plans and packing your belongings. For caregivers of children, teens and young adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), there is an added worry of how their child is going to behave in the …
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