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Clinical Focus: Autistic Children (ABA Therapist)
She has given me the confidence and tools to interact with my son including regular taking him into the community which is something I dreaded and rarely did for fear of how he would behave. Our family trusts her implicitly. We are eternally grateful to Elyssa for changing our lives for the better. – Colleen
Autism | Developmental Disabilities | Behavioral Issues
EDUCATION & LICENSES
M.A. Applied Behavior Analysis, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
B.A. Elementary/Special Education, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
Certified Special Education Teacher 5-21
How ABA Therapy Helps Autistic Children
Applied Behavior Analysis therapy (ABA) is an evidence-based treatment style that has been found to be one of the most effective treatments for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.
ABA Therapy is a method for teaching skills and increasing positive behaviors while decreasing behaviors that interfere with the use of critical skills such as social, academic, or life skills. ABA Therapy can help these children reach their full potential and lead more fulfilling lives as adults.
3 Ways to Confidently Take Your Autistic Child Out To Eat
Dinnertime can be a difficult time for autistic children. They might not want to go out to eat, and they can get overwhelmed by all the different smells, noises, sights and textures around them.
Knowing how to have an enjoyable meal in this situation takes some practice and preparation, but it’s well worth it!