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How Your Child with Developmental Disabilities’ Needs Will Change Over Time

Raising a child with developmental disabilities is a unique journey that presents its own set of challenges and rewards. As parents, caregivers, or family members, it’s crucial to understand that the needs of these children evolve over time. The ongoing support and appropriate adjustments made along the way play a pivotal role in promoting their […]

The Pros of Early Intervention: Unlocking Potential with ABA Therapy and Childhood

Childhood Development at Alora Behavioral Health:  As parents, we want to give our children the best start in life, especially when it comes to their development and well-being. Early intervention plays a vital role in setting a strong foundation for children, particularly those with developmental challenges. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, offered by Alora Behavioral […]

How to Advocate for Your Child’s Needs

As a parent, one of the most important roles you play is being an advocate for your child. When your child has unique needs, such as developmental disabilities, it becomes crucial to navigate the systems, services, and resources available to ensure they receive the support they require. Advocacy empowers you to speak up, make informed […]

A Comprehensive Guide to Potty Training for Neurodiverse Children with Autism

By: Dr. Yannick Espinoza, Psy.D., BCBA, LBA Potty training is a self-help skill frequently addressed during ABA therapy. It involves teaching multiple component skills that can be tough for neurodiverse children with autism to learn. In most cases, about 98% of children in the US learn to use the restroom by age 3, however, this […]

What are the signs of Autism?

Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects individuals in different ways. One of the most noticeable symptoms of autism is difficulty with social interactions. This can manifest itself in a number of ways, such as problems making eye contact, body language that appears awkward or uncomfortable, and difficulty understanding the feelings of others. There […]

What is ABA?

ABA, or applied behavior analysis, is a scientific approach to understanding and modifying human behavior. ABA encompasses a wide range of techniques and procedures that are used to promote socially significant behaviors, such as communication, academic skills, and self-care. ABA has been shown to be an effective treatment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and […]

Sensory-Friendly Activities You Can Do At Home For Children With Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects an individual’s communication, social interaction, and behavior. Children with autism often have heightened sensory sensitivities, making it challenging to participate in typical activities that most children enjoy. However, sensory-friendly activities can be a fantastic way to engage children with autism while providing a safe […]

Understanding Autism Awareness Month: A History of Advocacy and Acceptance

April is Autism Awareness Month, a time when individuals, organizations, and communities come together to increase understanding and promote acceptance of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Autism spectrum disorder is a complex neurological and developmental condition that affects communication, social interaction, and behavior. The history of Autism Awareness Month dates back to 1970 when the Autism […]

Tips for the Parent of a newly diagnosed child

Receiving a diagnosis for your child can be a scary and overwhelming experience for any parent. It can be challenging to know how to move forward and support your child in the best way possible. However, with the right mindset and tools, you can help your child thrive despite their diagnosis. In this blog post, […]