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Dr. Mary Barbera, autism mom, BCBA-D, RN, best-selling author of The Verbal Behavior Approach, and online course creator discusses autism from several different angles for both parents as well as medical, educational, and behavioral professionals. Each week we discuss autism ideas to improve the lives of your children or clients and also cover how to help you be less stressed and live a happier life. Topics include the early signs of autism, the chances of autism recovery, the importance of autism treatment, especially the use of ABA and the Verbal Behavior Approach in toddlers through teens. In each episode, we discuss problem behaviors including reducing stimming and scripting as well as handling self-injurious behavior and aggression. Some shows also cover the medical aspects of autism including topics such as PANS/PANDAS as well as supplement and medication use for kids on the spectrum. There are financial implications and political aspects of autism that we talk about too. So, whether you're a parent or other relative of a child with autism, or an autism professional such as a behavior analyst, nurse, physician, speech pathologist, or teacher, you’re going to want to listen and subscribe! Learn more at www.marybarbera.com.

Dr. Mary Barbera, autism mom, BCBA-D, RN, best-selling author of The Verbal Behavior Approach, and online course creator discusses autism from several different angles for both parents as well as medical, educational, and behavioral professionals. Each week we discuss autism ideas to improve the lives of your children or clients and also cover how to help you be less stressed and live a happier life. Topics include the early signs of autism, the chances of autism recovery, the importance of autism treatment, especially the use of ABA and the Verbal Behavior Approach in toddlers through teens. In each episode, we discuss problem behaviors including reducing stimming and scripting as well as handling self-injurious behavior and aggression. Some shows also cover the medical aspects of autism including topics such as PANS/PANDAS as well as supplement and medication use for kids on the spectrum. There are financial implications and political aspects of autism that we talk about too. So, whether you're a parent or other relative of a child with autism, or an autism professional such as a behavior analyst, nurse, physician, speech pathologist, or teacher, you’re going to want to listen and subscribe! Learn more at www.marybarbera.com.
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Dr. Mary Barbera, autism mom, BCBA-D, RN, best-selling author of The Verbal Behavior Approach, and online course creator discusses autism from several different angles for both parents as well as medical, educational, and behavioral professionals. Each week we discuss autism ideas to improve the lives of your children or clients and also cover how to help you be less stressed and live a happier life. Topics include the early signs of autism, the chances of autism recovery, the importance of autism treatment, especially the use of ABA and the Verbal Behavior Approach in toddlers through teens. In each episode, we discuss problem behaviors including reducing stimming and scripting as well as handling self-injurious behavior and aggression. Some shows also cover the medical aspects of autism including topics such as PANS/PANDAS as well as supplement and medication use for kids on the spectrum. There are financial implications and political aspects of autism that we talk about too. So, whether you're a parent or other relative of a child with autism, or an autism professional such as a behavior analyst, nurse, physician, speech pathologist, or teacher, you’re going to want to listen and subscribe! Learn more at www.marybarbera.com.

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English

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6103728755


Episodes

#036: Autism Medication, Related Medical Conditions & Indicating Pain for Kids with Autism

9/10/2019
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If your child has autism, then they’re likely prescribed certain medications. But which medications are best for your child, and which ones do more harm than good? Every person responds differently to medicine, so choosing the best one for your child may seem overwhelming. But after decades in the field I’ve developed strategies to keep your medication organized, and warning signs to look for when testing a new medication.

Duration:00:28:37

#035: Early Language Development, Autism Waiting Lists & Diagnosis with Dr. James Coplan

9/3/2019
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Dr. Coplan is the developmental pediatrician that diagnosed Lucas with mild to severe autism. Now retired, he has decades of experience and wisdom to share with you. Not only does he talk about his fall into the autism world, he also speaks about topics such as waiting lists, denial, and self-care. His mindset is refreshingly compassionate, and will remind you to take your journey day-by-day.

Duration:00:48:20

#034: Autism and Potty Training | Toilet Training Tips for Kids with Autism

8/27/2019
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Every parent knows the struggle of toilet training, and that struggle can double if your child has autism. That’s why I share my advice on how to toilet train your child, whether they are three years old or twenty years old, and whether they have autism or not. And if your child isn’t ready to start toileting yet, that’s fine too; I have advice on how to introduce them to the idea so that when the time comes, it makes your job a lot easier!

Duration:00:44:45

#033: Autism Research & Evidence Based Intervention for Autism with Dr. Melanie Pellechia

8/20/2019
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The more research there is on autism, the better. That’s why I’m so excited to introduce my listeners to Dr. Melanie Pellechia: a full time autism researcher. After working in the autism field for nearly two decades she knows exactly what she’s talking about, and she’s a wealth of information; some of the stats she shares even catch me by surprise!

Duration:00:41:30

#032: Is It ADHD, Speech Delay or Autism? | Signs of Autism

8/13/2019
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When your child first displays signs of autism, they are often ignored or completely missed. Sometimes they can be confused as ADHD or a speech delay. Early intervention is key, and so I’m going to go over three steps to help identify and hopefully combat your child’s autism and the next steps you should take.

Duration:00:29:22

#031: ABA Insurance Coverage & Funding Autism Therapy with Lorri Unumb

8/6/2019
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Lorri Unumb is a professor, lawyer, advocate, and mother of three. When her first born son was diagnosed with severe autism, she was shocked that her insurance didn’t cover ABA therapy. She became an advocate for families who couldn’t afford ABA therapy, and fought for two years to get state funding from South Carolina. Now she travels the country fighting for other states to have that same privilege, and she’s stopped by to share her information with you.

Duration:00:39:14

#030: Autism and Sleep: How to Improve Sleep for Children with Autism

7/30/2019
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It’s hard enough to get any child to sleep through the night, but a child with autism is much more likely to be diagnosed with a sleeping disorder. For years I gave up trying to sleep and accepted that there was nothing I could do about it—until a fellow behavior analyst gave me some advice that changed everything for my family. Now I want to tell you how you can regain all those lost hours and transform your family’s sleep schedule.

Duration:00:33:47

#029: Talk Tools & Speech Therapy for Autism with Mags Kirk

7/23/2019
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Every parent wants their child to succeed and, for kids with autism especially, being able to speak coherently is a huge benchmark of success. That’s why I interviewed speech and language therapist, Mags Kirk. Mags has been a speech therapist since 2003, and thanks to her Talk Tools certification, she’s more than qualified to share her knowledge with you and point you and your child in the right direction for success in speech.

Duration:00:42:14

#028: Autism & Medication with Dr. Michael Murray, Psychiatrist

7/16/2019
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Dr. Michael Murray is a respected child and adolescent psychiatrist and the Medical Director for the Autism and Developmental Disorders Clinic for Penn State Health. Dr. Murray is sharing great info in this episode that was a game changer for my own family. We're discussing medicine that can be a benefit to your own child, but we're also covering in depth a genetic test, the metabolic pharmacological test, that eliminates a lot of trial and error with other medications. Listen and learn!

Duration:00:51:24

#027: Teaching Social Skills with TAGTeach: Interview with Theresa McKeon

7/9/2019
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Theresa McKeon spent 30 years as a national gymnastics coach and was determined to find a way to speed up skill acquisition for her young gymnasts while decreasing stress and fear in the learning environment. Theresa’s search for behaviorally sound techniques, clean instructions and proper timing of feedback and reinforcement led to the development of the TAGteach methodology. Theresa explains how she eventually became involved in the autism world, as well as the logic behind her methods.

Duration:00:43:04

#026: Should You Focus on Talking in Sentences for Children with Autism? | Delayed Speech Development

7/2/2019
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For a lot of parents and professionals, talking in complete sentences is a major goal for their children and clients. But despite our good intentions, there are a lot of mishaps along the way. I’m going to share the seven biggest mistakes you’re likely to make when teaching a child with autism to speak in complete sentences. Listen and learn so you can avoid some of these pitfalls.

Duration:00:34:45

#025: Leanne Page: Parenting with ABA

6/25/2019
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I am interviewing Leanne Page, a certified BCBA, self-published author, and mother of two children. Leanne delves into her background as a special education teacher, her career as a BCBA, but she also shares why ABA methods are not only for children and adults with autism but can be beneficial in any type of family dynamic.

Duration:00:36:38

#024: Jenna P. (Autism Mom): Autism + Other Diagnoses and Risk of Autism in Siblings

6/18/2019
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I have the pleasure of interviewing Jenna, my good friend and former client. Jenna is a fellow autism mom and her fall into our world is relatable. From the day of her son's diagnosis before his 2nd birthday to her self-care tips and routine, you’ll surely find pieces of yourself throughout Jenna’s story.

Duration:00:40:54

#023: Desensitizing Trips to the Doctor, Dentist and Haircuts for Kids with Autism

6/11/2019
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Going to the dentist, using eye drops, or taking a bath might seem like mundane procedures for a typically developing person, but for those diagnosed with autism, these simple tasks can be traumatic and seem quite complex. I'm sharing a few practical steps for desensitizing your children or clients to these sorts of procedures, in order to make these situations go more smoothly for your loved one. Listen to gain valuable info on how to assess, practice, and improve some of these tasks for...

Duration:00:24:29

#022: Steve Ward: Teaching Games and Leisure Activities

6/4/2019
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I’m proud to welcome my friend and colleague, Steve Ward, to the podcast. Steve has over two decades of experience in the autism field and currently works as a behavior analyst. In addition to being an accomplished author, Steve also co-owns his own consulting business, Whole Child Consulting. He has worked with teams and schools around the world, and he’s here to share his experiences with you!

Duration:00:41:35

#021: Sasha Long-Teacher & BCBA: Multidisciplinary Collaboration

5/28/2019
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Sasha Long wears a lot of hats in the autism world: she is a full-time consultant, writer, and behavior analyst, plus the host of The Autism Helper podcast. She also manages to find the time to travel internationally as a speaker and consultant. She has already had an extremely interesting career path and now she’s ready to share her experiences with you, to help your child lead their happiest, most independent lives!

Duration:00:32:53

#020: Amy Lutz Interview: Severe Autism

5/21/2019
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Children and adults with severe autism have different needs than those with mild autism, as autism mom and advocate Amy Lutz knows very well. Amy is one of the founders of the National Council on Severe Autism, president of the EASI Foundation and an accomplished writer. Amy is also mom to an adult son with severe autism and is well qualified to educate both parents and professionals on how to better help those with severe autism.

Duration:00:40:42

#019: Advocating for Children with Autism: 5 Steps for Parents and Professionals

5/14/2019
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I am a loud voice for children with autism to ensure they receive their best chance to succeed. Over the last two decades, I’ve learned how to be the advocate that the autism community needs, and I’ve condensed my knowledge into five action steps. This info will ensure that YOU are the best advocate for your children and clients.

Duration:00:36:50

#018: Ashley Rose: Teaching Social Skill Groups

5/7/2019
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Ashley Rose is owner and director of Mission Cognition, a social skill development center in New Jersey; she's also a teacher and creator of curriculum and an expert on working with children in social groups. Ashley describes her fall into the world of autism, and explains why she feels so passionately about her career and especially the subject of socializing children.

Duration:00:41:26

#017: Social Skills: When and How to Teach Social Skills

4/30/2019
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Social skills are vital to function in this society and I’m covering the three biggest mistakes that most parents and professionals make when teaching their children or clients social skills. We can’t just expect children with autism to develop social skills as they age, or if we continue to throw them in typical situations. We must teach those necessary social skills in the most effective way possible in order for our children to live their happiest and safest lives.

Duration:00:23:52