How ABA Works with Your Child’s Other Therapies

If your child has recently been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), or you suspect it, one of the first things your pediatrician or testing psychologist may suggest are outside services; therapies that will help your child and broaden their perspective. Some of the more common recommendations include occupational therapy (OT), speech therapy (ST), and… Continue reading How ABA Works with Your Child’s Other Therapies

What Is ABA Therapy?

Acclaim Autism developed a mini-documentary. Listen to the experiences of some of the families we serve. Parents tell their stories about their kids getting diagnosed, how they learned about ABA therapy, what they experienced throughout the journey, and how it helped. If you’re early on in this journey, start by watching this video. Information About… Continue reading What Is ABA Therapy?

The Function of Behavior and Stimming

“Stimming” is a term used to describe a type of repetitive behavior, and it is often pronounced in children and adolescents with autism. The word “stimming” itself stands for self-stimulatory behavior (SSB). However, it’s not confined to those with an autism diagnosis —everyone has a stim. What does self-stimulatory behavior mean? Classically, stimming involves repetitive… Continue reading The Function of Behavior and Stimming