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Springtime & Autism Awareness Month

ABA Therapy Outdoors

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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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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The Lesson of Acceptance

Autism Books

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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