We now have several different treatment approaches and letters behind our name when talking about treatment for autism. But, what does it all really mean? Before determining the differences between ABA therapist certification, BCBA certification, and Certified Autism Specialist, it may be beneficial to have a clear definition of each one.
One of the many hurdles that parents of students who are on the autism spectrum have to overcome, is dealing with the myths that surround the disorder. As a teacher, learning that you’ll be teaching students with autism in your classroom, you’ll want to ensure the highest quality of care and consideration for these children. The following are the 5 most common myths and misconceptions about teaching students with autism.
Marcy Caldwell, CAS
City/State: Wichita, KS
School/Organizations: Family Consultation Services (FCS)
Today’s modern classroom for the typical child is well-lit with natural sunlight and grouped in a linear fashion with one classroom set directly across from another to create organized architecture with relatively structured seating within the classroom depending upon the population’s age. Newer schools are being developed with bright and vivacious colors and whimsical patterns. The results are structures that stimulate and excite.
Consumers should beware of false, misleading claims, says agency, which has issued warnings to makers.
Companies that make false or misleading claims that their products and therapies can treat or even cure autism face possible legal action if they continue, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned them. As part of National Autism Awareness Month in April, the FDA wanted to inform consumers about bogus autism therapies.
Outdoor Activities for Kids with ADHD and Autism – Physical Activity for a Balanced Brain
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 11 percent of school-age children have received a medical diagnosis of ADHD and one in every 68 kids has an autism spectrum disorder.
Halfway through National Autism Awareness Month, Washington University’s The Night Off Program sponsored a panel discussion on Tuesday that focused on inclusion for students on the autism spectrum.
By Ilyse Levine-Kanji, Guest contributor
April is autism awareness month. Awareness is great. But what really frustrates me and other parents of children with autism isn’t a lack of awareness but rather how little is actually known about the disorder.
Lisa A. Phalen, M.S.Ed., CAS
City/State: Virginia Beach, VA
School/Organization: ARC – Autism Resources and Consultation
Autism Awareness Month arrives this year with a package of new, important research findings. Below I describe a few of these. The field is moving so rapidly that, by the end of April, there will likely be yet a new crop of findings—so this is, at best, a progress report for the beginning of Autism Awareness Month.