Autism Network

Look out for our Live Feeds!

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

Autism Jargon: Fine Motor Skills

Like Autism Live on Facebook at http://facebook.com/autismlive

Today’s Jargon is Fine Motor Skills. Fine motor skills involve the small muscles in the body, that help us make small precise movements. Fine motor skills allow us are often involved in hands, finger and toes. They help us to eat and to button our clothes, open a bottle, write with a pen as well as a host of other actions.

Sign up for Autism Live’s free newsletter at: http://www.autism-live.com/join-our-email-list.aspx

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

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

Autism Jargon: Gross Motor Skills

Like Autism Live on Facebook at http://facebook.com/autismlive

Today’s Jargon is Gross Motor Skills. Gross motor skills involve the large muscles in the body, things like walking, running and jumping. In fact, it involves all of the things being feature this week at the Special Olympics!

Sign up for Autism Live’s free newsletter at: http://www.autism-live.com/join-our-email-list.aspx

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

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

Spencer Harte: Singing Joy

Like Autism Live on Facebook at http://facebook.com/autismlive

Spencer Harte is a 16 year old spreading hope through her inspirational singing voice. Spencer, who is on the Autism Spectrum was featured in the final episode of PARENTHOOD when she sang Ave Maria as one of the students at the school created by the Bravermans. Spencer talks about finding her singing voice and the amazing places her voice is taking her. To help support Spencer on her trip to China visit: www.gofundme.com and search Jill Harte.

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Woodland Hills, 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

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

Autism Jargon: Token Economy

Like Autism Live on Facebook at http://facebook.com/autismlive

Today’s Jargon is Token Economy. Token Economies are a great way to motivate an individual to behave in a certain way when it is hard to give immediate reinforcement!

Sign up for Autism Live’s free newsletter at: http://www.autism-live.com/join-our-email-list.aspx

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

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

Is Asperger’s Included in the DSM-V?

Like Autism Live on Facebook at http://facebook.com/autismlive

Autism Expert, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, answers a viewer’s question: “Is Asperger’s included in the DSM4?”

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

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

Autism Jargon: Verbal Operants

Like Autism Live on Facebook at http://facebook.com/autismlive

Today’s Jargon is Verbal Operants. Verbal Operants are units of language as described by B.F. Skinner in his 1957 book Verbal Behavior. Shannon explains why understanding the verbal operants is important to a parent of a child on the Autism Spectrum.
Sign up for Autism Live’s free newsletter at: http://www.autism-live.com/join-our-email-list.aspx

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

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

Using Establishing Operations

Like Autism Live on Facebook at http://facebook.com/autismlive

Dr. Adel Najdowski explains how an Establishing Operation (EO) can help to make reinforcers more powerful.

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Woodland Hills, 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

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

Autism Jargon: Establishing Operation

Like Autism Live on Facebook at http://facebook.com/autismlive

Today’s Jargon is EO. EO stands for Establishing Operation. Establishing Operations are things or circumstances that make it more likely for a behavior to occur. If you give a person a lot of salty snacks they are more likely to drink a lot of liquid. If you drink more liquid to will need to be urinate more frequently. During potty training when you want more opportunities to teach you might have an Establishing Operation that a child has lots of access to salty snacks and preferred liquids!

Sign up for Autism Live’s free newsletter at: http://www.autism-live.com/join-our-email-list.aspx

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

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

Inside Out: A Boy with ASD’s Opinion

Like Autism Live on Facebook at http://facebook.com/autismlive

Jem Miller, a 12 year-old with ASD gives his opinion of Disney/Pixar’s hit film, Inside Out and shares what he learned from the movie. Perspective taking is considered one of the deficit’s that contribute to an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Inside Out creates a visual entertaining view of perspective taking that may be helpful to individuals with Autism!

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Woodland Hills, 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

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

Autism Jargon: DTT

Like Autism Live on Facebook at http://facebook.com/autismlive

Today’s Jargon is DTT. DTT stands for Discrete Trial Teaching (or training). DTT is very effective way of beginning to teach a skill.
Sign up for Autism Live’s free newsletter at: http://www.autism-live.com/join-our-email-list.aspx

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