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What Skills Will Your Child Learn In A Targeted Intervention Program?

If your child has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), one useful and effective treatment option is a targeted intervention program. In this type of program, children work on developing social, language, and cognitive skills through functional activities. These skills can be reinforced at home throughout the week as well as in school with…

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How Telehealth For Autism Treatment Works

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many aspects of our daily lives have transitioned to virtual platforms. Students are attending classes online, working professionals are completing virtual projects, and healthcare providers are meeting patients through telehealth services. For children in treatment for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), their sessions might also have started to take place online. Telehealth…

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How To Help Regulate Emotions During A Pandemic

Supporting children, young adults, and adults with an autism spectrum disorder or ASD can be challenging for families and caregivers. This is especially true when events cause major upheavals to an individual’s schedule. Over the past number of months, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of millions. Few have been left untouched or unaffected…

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Applied Behavior Analysis Lessons

Applied behavior analysis or ABA is one of the most effective therapies to assist individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to improve their social interactions and adjust behaviors. It breaks down desired behaviors, reactions, and responses into three parts: antecedents, target behavior, and consequences. When a therapist, parent, caregiver, or educator uses ABA, they…

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Autism Diet and Nutrition Tips

Parents and caregivers of individuals diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, can face significant challenges during mealtime. It’s not uncommon to have tantrums, ritualistic eating behavior, or food selectivity and sensitivity. All of which makes providing proper nutrition difficult. However, Ascend Autism can work with families to address the underlying behavioral root causes…

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Benefits of Telehealth for Autism Treatment

Benefits of telehealth for autism treatment include expanding access for those living in rural settings, lowering costs, and providing more flexibility for families with children that have autism spectrum disorder (or ASD). Ascend Autism understands the utility and value of telehealth, which is why we offer it to give families and caregivers more support to…