Welcome to our first blog post!
By Amy Sanner
In the future, we hope to use this space to share interesting articles, podcasts, and books that pique our interest and that we believe will be a tool for you.
“Autism” is a big topic. Parents and professionals typically want to know “more”. More what? More everything about autism.
From the parent’s perspective: What treatments are beneficial? How do we make sure siblings are receiving attention they need? What about medical conditions common to autism? How do we access therapy? What does transitioning into school typically look like? Immunizations or no immunizations? What about medications? How do we help our child sleep? How do we toilet train our child? What if our child isn’t talking yet? What if our child’s play looks different than his peers? How do we create a more peaceful home? Can we go on family outings? How? When? What? Where? What do we need to know?
From a professional’s perspective: What does the latest research say? What skills need to be taught now? What is the most effective way to teach each skill? What are the most widely used and accepted assessments to use with children with autism? What are the best ways to build relationships? What is the most efficient way to train parents and caregivers to interact and teach their child? What is the best way to train staff to provide the best care and instruction? What is new? What has been proven?
There are some topics that are consistently brought up during coaching sessions with parents we work with. We’ll use this space to provide information on topics that you want to know and maybe even some you didn’t know you need.