Here’s a little insight to the ways that Beautiful Mind Center for Autism, a Los Angeles based Behavioral Therapy clinic, has put behavioral management programs into practice within their clients homes, schools and communities. While working with many forms of behavioral issues, and specializing in early intervention to help correct behavioral problems, our team at Beautiful Mind Center has put together a few tips to help parents set boundaries, goals, and stay consistent while working with their child on the spectrum to reach behavioral milestones.
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Asperger’s syndrome is a neurological disorder on the autism spectrum. There are many behaviors that may be signs that your child should be checked for Asperger’s syndrome. Here are ten common behaviors to watch for:
1. Fixation on One Activity
Many children with Asperger’s Syndrome tend to fixate on one activity and can spend hours upon hours of their time doing one thing.
2. “Little Professor” Speech”
Typically a child with Asperger’s tends to have advanced verbal skills, but due to the autism aspect of the syndrome they might seem fixated on a topic that they want to talk about constantly.
3. Difficulty Reading Social Cues
Social difficulties are another key sign of Asperger’s syndrome. A child with Asperger’s syndrome will have a hard time reading body language, taking turns or holding a conversation with their peer group.
4. Need For Routine
Many children with Asperger’s syndrome, need to have a very structured schedule, otherwise they get confused and can become stressed out or frustrated.
5. Emotional Meltdowns
Many children with Asperger’s syndrome can’t handle routines or plans going awry. They become easily overwhelmed and have an inability to control their emotions which leads to emotional breakdowns.
6. Lack of Empathy
Another sign your child may have Asperger’s syndrome is their lack of empathy. Many of these children have no clue that people around them have feelings or wants and needs. They live in their own bubble and tend to be totally aloof.
7. Can’t Understand Speech Subtleties
Some people with Asperger’s syndrom have a hard time understanding speech tone, pitch, and accent. They tend to take words very literally and have a difficult time understanding sarcasm or jokes.
8. Unusual Body Language
Other signs that your child might have Asperger’s syndrome is their unusual facial expressions or postures, and either staring a lot at others or completely avoiding eye contact.
9. Delayed Motor Development
Poor or delayed motor skills, such as delays in handwriting, problems riding a bike etc can also be signs that your child may have Asperger’s syndrome.
10. Sensory Sensitivities
Many children with Asperger’s syndrome have heightened sensory sensitivity. As a result, they can be easily overstimulated by lights, loud noises etc.
If you think your child may have Asperger’s syndrome it is best to get an expert’s evaluation as soon as possible.
At Beautiful Minds Center for Autism we specialize in creating individualized programs for children who have been diagnosed with autism. Our therapists work with your child at school and the community; they also spend a lot of time practice autism therapy at home. They make an effort to work with items found around your house, as well as your child’s favorite toys and encourage each member of the family to implement the ABA Therapy techniques outside of scheduled therapy sessions.
Along with the techniques you learn from our skilled Los Angeles based behavioral therapists, here are some ways you can make ABA Therapy at home fun for the whole family.
Although it is good to keep track of your child’s behavior and report it back to the therapist at each session, you can practice certain techniques without keeping score or collecting data.
Some of these techniques are
There are many other ways to practice Applied BehavioralAnalysis (ABA Therapy) at home. Make sure to talk to your child’s behavioral therapists regularly to see what will work best with the programs that they currently have in place.
We encourage you and your child give ABA therapy 100% of your time and focus. You will be so glad you did once you see your child start to thrive at school, in their community and within your home.
If you or someone you know is looking to learn more about ABA Therapy/Behavioral Therapy and Early Intervention, our team at Beautiful Minds Center is happy to answer any questions you may have. Please give our office a call at 310-247-8712 and they will connect you to one of our clinical directors.