Developing Compliance In Your Child

  The parents who operate under the “do as I say and not as I do” mantra will find it very hard to get their children to comply with house rules and behavioral rules. At the same time, the parents who bend rules to make their kids happy are doing just as much damage as…

Webinar: May 29th & 30th

The Eden II Programs Diagnostic and Outreach Center is offering a FREE webinar in May! All of our webinars are delivered by a live presenter who is a topic area expert with years of experience working with individuals on the spectrum. The live format allows for frequent opportunities to interact with the presenter. Please note…

The Balancing Act That Comes With Using Tablets

These days, technology is so portable that kids can take their favorite streaming movies and television shows with them to the park. The problem is that, while portable technology is great for watching videos and learning, it is not so great for developing physical and social skills. Parents need to strike a balance between tablet…

Giving Effective Directions

  Parents of people with autism must become accustomed to simplifying directions they give to their loved ones. When parents learn to phrase things in ways that their children can easily understand, then it prevents confusion and helps the child to expand that simplicity to other parts of the language. Teaching a child to take…

The Lessons Responsibility Can Teach

As people with autism start to grow and develop, it is helpful to get them involved in activities that allow them to take care of themselves in some capacity. Children respond to chores in different ways, but most children enjoy the idea of being counted on to be responsible for themselves. The key to developing…

The Learning Opportunities Spring Offers

When the winter melts away and spring is in the air, there is also a feeling of excitement that makes people want to go outside and rediscover nature. The winter snow has wiped everything clean and the world feels new again. For a person with autism, spring is an excellent time to learn new skills…

Creating Healthy Social Skills

Kids need healthy social skills to learn how to interact with each other, forge meaningful relationships, and learn new and positive things that they might not learn from school or home. The difficult part with any child is teaching them how to be sociable without allowing them to think that telling family secrets is a…

What Are Reinforcers And Why Do They Work?

The process of teaching a person with autism something new can be difficult, but it is certainly not impossible. One of the methods for teaching that makes learning anything easier is the use of reinforcers. We feel that it is extremely important that parents pay attention to the reinforcers that elicit positive responses so that…