Playing is such a critical developmental skill in childhood, as kids learn to negotiate, take turns, understand non-verbal communication, use their imagination, and imitate peers, all while playing! Challenges with Play However, children on the autism spectrum often appear to have difficulty “playing.” The act of “playing” requires multiple advanced skills in the areas of…
A lot of times people may not support those affected by autism simply because they don’t know how.
It can be an uneasy feeling when learning that a friend, family member, or neighbor has been affected by autism in someway. There is the fear of saying or doing the wrong thing. Then there is also the uncertainty of not know what the right thing to say is. Autism parents want your support but its hard for them too.
ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. ABA is an evidence based approach to understanding human behavior and how environmental influences affect it. As you might guess, everything in Applied Behavior Analysis is centered around the concept of behavior.