The Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) http://ibehavioraltraining.com provides courses on research-proven techniques using applied behavior analysis for the treatment of autism. IBT offers online elearning videos, face-to-face training, BCBA supervision and continuing education classes.
Today, many families are making the impossible choice of opting out of treatment for their child with autism, simply because their medical insurance copays are too large. Do something about this injustice and help a family today.
CARD Chicago is so excited to be hosting an open house for new clients this November! For the first time in nearly 5 years, the Chicago office no longer has a waitlist. Our office has been growing, and we’ve finally reached a capacity of qualified clinicians to help more families affected by autism!
In the year 2000, a study conducted by Gail P. Williams, Nancy Dalrymple and Jaime Neal found that 67 percent of parents of children with autism described their child as a poor eater. However, 73 percent of that same group of parents [More…] reported that their child had a good appetite for preferred foods (Williams, 2000). Realizing that their child can eat but chooses not to eat in a healthy manner can be very frustrating for parents.
Problems with food acceptance are common for children on the autism spectrum. Many families struggle with these issues thinking that the child’s picky eating habits are simply a product of their diagnosis of autism. Moving Past Picky Eating is a free webinar that aims to show how these challenging behaviors can change for the better through ABA therapy.
In a recent study, CARD researchers Averil Schiff, Dr. Jonathan Tarbox, Taira Lanagan, and Peter Farag found behavioral intervention to increase compliance with liquid medications in a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Children with ASD often have trouble taking medications in both pill and liquid form. For this reason, CARD researchers set out to evaluate the effectiveness of behavioral intervention in improving compliance with liquid medications in a child with ASD.
I am often asked “What is the most important component of an effective intervention for autism?” When I was first asked this question, I made a list of the various components of a high-quality applied behavior analysis (ABA) program. However, I quickly abandoned that line of thought as I reflected on the variety of interventions that exist in the field of autism treatment and the importance of determining which ones are effective.
Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder that is marked by the presence of impaired social interaction and communication in addition to a restricted repertoire of activities and interests. According to the Center for Disease Control Prevention, one in every 110 children is diagnosed with autism in America, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined.