Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) features a wide range of symptoms.
On the one end are those adults and children with the most significant impairments, known as severe or low-functioning autism. Click here to learn more.
This powerful teaching tool is a form of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy considered the premier treatment for children on the spectrum. Click here to learn about errorless learning and how it could help your autistic child.
By learning ABA tools, you can ensure the continuity of your child’s care and certify they receive the same excellent treatment at home as during therapy. Click here to learn about parent training and in-home ABA techniques.
Despite the similarities, there are critical differences in the career paths for registered behavior technicians and board-certified behavior analysts. Click here to learn the key differences in their career paths and job responsibilities.
RBTs use the techniques of ABA therapy to help their clients accomplish a variety of things, including new skills or reducing harmful behaviors such as aggression. Click here for our complete RBT task list to learn what RBTs do at work.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), the employment of ABA therapists is predicted to experience a more than 20% increase in job growth rate by 2029. Since 2010, the demand for ABA therapists has increased every year. Click here to learn how to get an RBT and BCBA certification and how to maintain it.
Family and caregivers of children suffering from autism burnout may interpret their lethargy, stomach upset, or increased sensory sensitivity as laziness. But nothing could be further from the truth. Click here to learn more about Autism burnout.
RBT, BCBA, BCaBA, and BACB, you’re not alone if you’re a little confused. These are some of the acronyms describing the professional roles available in the behavioral health industry. Click here to learn how to become an RBT, how much they make, and what they do.
Superheroes, magicians, and lifesavers are some of the most common adjectives to describe a Registered Behavior Technician or RBT. Learn more about how RBTs help with early intervention and what they do at work.
It’s no secret that living with Autism is hard. Children are especially daunted by the world around them as they begin to learn how to interact, behave, and develop social skills.
Click here to learn how you can help your child at home with six useful applied behavior analysis techniques.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is an incredibly popular course of treatment for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. But is ABA effective for older children? Click here to see how ABA therapy for teens can make an impact.
Whether it’s sucking our thumb, cuddling a plush animal, blanket, or using a pacifier, being able to self-soothe is a natural part of our human development. Click here to learn helpful calming strategies and self soothing techniques for kids with Autism.
Out of the many forms of therapy for autism, occupational therapy has proven to be one of the most life-changing. Click here to learn how OT is beneficial to young children on the spectrum who are just beginning to develop.
Cost, location, availability, and suitability are just a few factors that affect who and what type of therapy works for a child with autism. Click here to learn about the best Autism therapies and how ABA therapy can you help your child.
From biting, hitting, and tantrums to social withdrawal, self-injury, and extreme silliness, there are many ways that autistic children express themselves. Click here to learn about emotional regulation and how it can be taught through ABA Therapy.
Harmful behaviors can be incredibly disruptive to an autistic child’s daily life and to those of their families.
Click here to learn about some of the harmful behaviors kids with Autism display and how it can be prevented with ABA therapy.
Withdrawing from friends and family, being short-tempered, easily distressed, confused, or overly anxious might seem like ‘typical’ teenage behaviors. Click here to learn the signs and symptoms you should be on the lookout for.
Traditional autism therapy is often thought to include only table work in a dull and structured environment. But that’s not the entire picture. Click here to learn about NET in ABA therapy and how it could benefit your child today.
If you have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) currently in therapy, then you know the importance of the BCBA or Board Certified Analyst.
Click here to learn the responsibilities and job prospects of a BCBA.
As a parent, you probably saw your baby flapping their hands rapidly for the first time when they got excited, scared, or anxious.
Click here to learn more about hand flapping and how it effects kids with Autism.
Reinforcement is the encouragement and strengthening of good behavior.
It is also the foundation of applied behavior analysis. Click here to learn about positive and negative reinforcement in ABA therapy.
When we see a child react powerfully to a loud noise, a strong smell, or flashing lights, we immediately assume they might be on the Autism spectrum. That may be inaccurate.
Click here to learn the difference between these two disorders.
For many children with ASD, play is not looked upon favorably, especially when they have to leave the comfort of their homes to participate.
Click here for some fun home activities for kids with Autism.
The significant milestones in a developing child’s life include learning to walk, talk, and use the bathroom independently.
Click here for some helpful toilet training tips and some challenges you could face when trying.
To the unaware, a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) having a meltdown might look like any other temper tantrum. Click here to learn why the circumstances surrounding an Autism outburst are often much more complex.
“Quirky, different, or socially awkward” are often the words used to describe the symptoms of children with high-functioning Autism (HFA). Click here to learn more about children with High Functioning Autism and how they are unique.
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are infamous for their picky eating. They’re not being difficult; they have a sensory sensitivity to specific foods. Click here to learn more about food aversion and how its linked to Autism.
Stimming involves repetitive behaviors or sounds. It is part of the diagnostic criteria for Autism and can often cause problems or escalate to the point it gets out of control. Learn what triggers stimming, how to manage it, and why Heartlinks can help.
It is estimated that 7% of the general population in the United States has experienced at least one depressive episode in the past 12 months. Yet that number is almost six times greater in the autistic population, where 40% of adults have experienced the same thing.
Click here to learn about the symptoms of depression and how Heartlinks can help.
Aggression and impulsiveness, including hitting, scratching, biting, screaming, hair-pulling, and kicking others, are common symptoms in children with autism.
Click here to learn how ABA Therapy can help.
Spotting the initial autism symptoms in a baby, toddler, or preschooler can be challenging. Not every child will follow the same development path nor exhibit the same symptoms at the same age.
Click here to learn the Autism signs you should look for.
When it concerns parents of children with autism, the operative word is ‘early.’ An early autism diagnosis allows for early treatment. Click here to learn about the significance of early intervention and why it so useful for those with Autism.
Long-standing figures indicate boys are more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls.
Click here to learn more about Autism differences in boys vs girls and see how Heartlinks can help you today.