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Trick or Treating Tips for Sensory Sensitive Children

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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The Lesson of Acceptance

It is now September and Mobile Therapy Centers is looking forward to another school year! In addition to your children’s school curriculum of reading, math, and science, teach your children the lesson of acceptance by reading them a book about Autism. The books I See Things Differently: A First Look at Autism, Since We’re Friends, and My Brother Charlie are great options to teach your kids that a child with Autism is more than meets the eye. The book I …
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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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Special Olympics Inclusion Day

Did you know that this is the 50th Anniversary of Special Olympics? To top it all off it is being held this year in Chicago and we are so excited. Special Olympics is July 17 through July 21 and it is going to be a week packed with fun-filled events! Mobile Therapy Centers is thrilled to be a part of the Special Olympics Global Day of Inclusion on July 21st, and we would love if you came and celebrated with …
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Fourth of July Reminders for Children with Sensory Sensitivities

One of the most exciting events in summer is the 4th of July. Barbecues, family gatherings, carnivals, and of course fireworks. However, this holiday can quickly become a nightmare for a family who has a child with autism or other special needs. The 4th can be challenging for any child, but for someone who is prone to sensory overload, it can be extremely overwhelming. Autism Speaks does a great job in naming a few tips and tricks for families dealing …
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Ambidextrous Children May Present Learning Challenges

Although it may seem appealing for your child to be ambidextrous (equally adapted in the use of both the left and right hand), research shows that encouraging mixed dominance may cause learning challenges. Both the left and ride sides of the brain compete for the processing and retrieval of information and cannot only send one another conflicting information, but also slow down the rate at which information is organized. For many students, this can cause confusion and frustration in their …
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Better Hearing & Speech Month 2018

May is here, and it’s time to get ready for Better Hearing and Speech Month! The American Speech/Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) has designated each May to increasing awareness of the development and support of speech, language, literacy and hearing for every age. Did you know that Early Intervention is the term used to describe seeking support services for a child anywhere between the ages of birth to three years of age? As a result, states provide services such as …
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Autism Acceptance & Awareness

The month of April is widely recognized as Autism Awareness Month. However, did you know there has been an increasing push for it to be Autism Acceptance Month? It was first organized in 2011 by Paula Durbin Westby. She advocated that there needs to be more than just information and facts about Autism Spectrum Disorder. Westby argued that having awareness is only half of the battle. It is one thing to be aware, but entirely different to accept it. This …
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Applied Behavior Analysis: Focusing on the Environment

  This a perfect quote from Alexander Den Heijer. It may seem like a rational way of thinking, yet there are thousands of books still being written about “how to” on parenting contrary to it. Now it is not to say that there are bad ways of parenting, but it is safe to say there are better ways to do so. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is not just a book written from anecdotes or theories, it is a science of …
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