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CategoriesAsk Dr. Doreen Autism Live Autism Network Blog Let's Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy Press Stories from the Spectrum

When Do we Use Shaping to Teach?

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Dr. Adel Najdowski explains shaping, a teaching technique that rewards successive approximations as the learner moves closer to a target behavior. This is a technique that is particularly successful with complex or difficult skills as it gives the learning motivation to improve because they are rewarded for progress made.

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Tarzana, California, and with offices throughout, the United States and around the globe. For more information on therapy for autism and other related disorders, visit the CARD website at http://centerforautism.com

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Is ABA Effective for Nonverbal Children?

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Dr. Jonathan Tarbox, director of the Autism Research Group answers a viewer’s questions about how effective ABA is when working with children who are nonverbal.
Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Tarzana, California, and with offices throughout, the United States and around the globe. For more information on therapy for autism and other related disorders, visit the CARD website at http://centerforautism.com

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Flu Readiness Kit

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Shannon Penrod shares two essential items to have in your home at the start of the flu season. You never know when the flu could hit and which member of your family it could start with, having these two items in your home will help to lessen the amount of time you are sick. The two items are oscillococcinum, a safe and effective homeopathic flu treatment for body aches, chills and fever and Recharge, an all natural, dye-free, electrolyte rich sports drink for hydration

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How Can Teens with Autism make Friends?

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Today on Autism Live, special guest Alex Plank from Wrongplanet.net talks how teens on the Autism spectrum can make friends and connect with others who are like-minded. Autism Mom and author Liz Becker helps to kick off Blog-AU-Rama month. Liz is the author of The World According to Matt, which details her adventures with her son Matt. Matt recently moved into his own apartment. Shannon and Alex talk with Liz about how this amazing milestone was accomplished. Shannon shares essential items to have in your home to be prepared for the flu season and Alex answers a viewer’s question about using planners to keep track of assignments which leads to a spirited discussion about computers in classrooms!

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ABA or Cognitive Skills for Teens with ASD?

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Dr. Jonathan Tarbox answers a viewer questions about whether to use quality ABA program or Cognitive interventions for a teen on the spectrum. Which is better? Dr. Tarbox shares the reality that there will be a great deal of overlap if the ABA program is a quality program.

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Tarzana, California, and with offices throughout, the United States and around the globe. For more information on therapy for autism and other related disorders, visit the CARD website at http://centerforautism.com

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Does ABA Work for High Functioning Autism?

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Dr. Adel Najdowski answers the question: Does ABA Word for High Functioning Autism? The short answer is “Yes!” Dr. Najdowski shares important information about using ABA in significantly different ways with older and higher functioning individuals to create progress on executive functioning, cognition and social skills.
Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Tarzana, California, and with offices throughout, the United States and around the globe. For more information on therapy for autism and other related disorders, visit the CARD website at http://centerforautism.com