IMFAR 2015

Posted On June 12, 2015 in

Emerge clinicians attended the International Meeting for Autism Research last month in Salt Lake City.  As always, there were many interesting talks and chances to see the most up to date research related to autism diagnosis, treatment and risk factors.  This blog will introduce some of the topics and upcoming blogs will share information from… Read More

Set Up For Success

Posted On May 28, 2015 in

This week we put together a few tips for helping your child complete a non-preferred task. Say, “First…. Then…” Before making a request, set your child up for success by giving them something to look forward to once they’ve completed their work. For example, tell the child, “First read your book, then we can go… Read More

Toilet Training Children with Autism and Developmental Delays

Posted On May 8, 2015 in

Toilet training a neurotypical child can be difficult but toilet training a child with autism or developmental delays can come with its own challenges.  The following strategies come from Overcoming Autism (2014) by Lynn Kern Koegel and Claire LaZebnik and The Verbal Behavior Approach: How to Teach Children with Autism and Related Disorders (2007) by… Read More

Have you talked with your child about puberty or sexual behaviors?

Posted On April 27, 2015 in

Have you talked with your child about puberty or sexual behaviors? Have you talked with your child about puberty or sexual behaviors? If you answered no, you are not alone! Many parents of teens with disabilities find it difficult to talk with their child about these sensitive topics. What can parents do proactively to help… Read More

Teaching Individuals With Disabilities to Self-Manage Their Behaviors

Posted On April 17, 2015 in

The following behavioral strategies are derived from How to Teach Self-Management to People with Severe Disabilities: A Training Manual (1992) by Lynn Kern Koegel, Robert L. Koegel and Deborah Rumore Parks. Providing support for family members with disabilities can, at times, be quite demanding of one’s time. When will I get all this laundry done?;… Read More