The study validates the online Skills® Assessment, offering clinicians a state-of-the-art means to individualize treatment plans and maximize skill acquisition for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
CARD and Magellan Health Services (MGLN) today announced the implementation of Skills®: The Online Autism Solution across Magellan’s network of behavioral health providers who work with individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. The Skills® curriculum will enable providers to assess a child’s strengths and weaknesses, design individualized and comprehensive treatment plans, and track treatment progress. Skills is based on the scientifically-proven principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and was created by researchers and top-level clinicians at CARD.
This is the story of Maddy and her amazing story of progress through autism with the help of her dedicated and loving parents and Skills®, an online autism treatment program. Maddy wasn’t fortunate enough to live anywhere near a CARD treatment center, so her family enlisted the help of Skills – an online program for the treatment of autism. Skills allowed Maddy to benefit from access to a world-class web-based system for designing and managing a professional-quality autism treatment plan with the added benefit of live support via webchat or the Skills online support center. Watch this video, and see for yourself firsthand how Skills made a difference in Maddy’s life.
It is a great time to be a behavior analyst! Our “young” science has entered into the mainstream in the past two decades and recent innovations in communication and technology make it possible for behavior analysts to collaborate with each other and serve a global clientele.
It’s Autism Awareness Month! This month CARD would like to recognize to online programs that are making it easier (and cheaper) for parents to bring quality therapy into their home based on ABA principles. The best part about it, is that the training and curriculum is online! So YOU can use it when YOU have time!
There were a lot of ridiculous tutorials posted on my favorite crafting blogs on Monday…embellished disposable diapers, hand sewn ruffled toilet paper, meat disguised as cake and cake disguised as meat. Even Google got in on the fun, promoting their newest product, “Google Nose Beta,” which allowed users to search their “Aromabase” and download “scentibytes.”
The workshop was packed every seat was filled, and the energy in the room was high, as everyone was eager to learn how ABA can tackle advanced skills such as perspective taking, executive functions, and safety skills.
We had the opportunity to talk to her about Skills®. She was excited about the possibility of getting families in South Africa access to Skills®. She expressed the need for more help in South Africa due to the extreme poverty and lack of understanding there. We chatted for hours about how things are changing in South Africa and the hope the people have for more resources.
Books are a wonderful way to introduce the new concepts and vocabulary related to holidays. Here are some Halloween books that can be integrated into your child’s ABA program.
One of the reasons my daughter struggled to understand my explanation of sarcasm, other than the sub-par definition and the fact that she’s still a little shaky on the meaning of “opposite,” is because the ability to detect sarcasm and irony doesn’t develop until ages 5 or 6. In neurotypical children, this skill continues to develop into early teens (Creusere, 2000; Dews et al., 1996; Harris & Pexman, 2003; Pexman et al., 2011). For children with ASDs (ASD), understanding and using non-literal and counterfactual language, like sarcasm, is particularly difficult.