build relationships with kids on the autism spectrumIf you are the parent of a child or adolescent on the spectrum, you have probably tried ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) to help your child develop social skills. If you are like most parents, you’ve realized that ABA does not do a good job of helping your child understand how others think, or how to start and develop a friendship. You’re probably looking for a better approach. Current therapies center on a “relationship-based” approach. Relationship-based therapies teach your child to initiate relationships rather than simply to respond to instructions.  Aaron Deland, autism therapist joins us for this episode of Special Kid School Talk to discuss relationship-based treatment and how to jump start your child’s connection with others. If your child is on the spectrum, you’ve got to download this show!
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