Self-Soothing Repetitive Behavior

  • Posted by Dr. Eric Lund
  • On October 6, 2015
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  • autism, child with autism, children with autism, self-soothing
Self-soothing repetitive behaviors do occur in typically developing children. Often it is a good strategy is to just ignore the behavior and it will go away fairly soon. Self-soothing repetitive behaviors can also be a sign of autism. In this blog post we will discuss reasons behind self-soothing repetitive behavior. Be sure to also read the [...]
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Implications of Diffuse Neurological Dysfunction

  • Posted by Dr. Eric Lund
  • On September 21, 2014
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  • autism, dysfunction
Autism is considered to be one of the most severe forms of childhood neuropsychiatric disorders. Autistic disorders involve impairment in social reciprocity & communication, often together with cognitive deficits (Cook & Leventhal, 1992). Neuropsychological profiles of children with cognitive mental retardation differ from those of children with autism. Children with autism often show strengths in [...]
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Prioritizing School and ABA Therapy

  • Posted by Dr. Eric Lund
  • On October 10, 2013
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  • autism, child, language
It is often hard for many parents and teachers to understand why a child does the things they do. What makes one child listen to a teacher and another child disrupt the class? I will try to provide a framework to understand a child’s behavior.  Understanding why a child does the things they do provides [...]
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Parenting a Child on the Autism Spectrum

  • Posted by Dr. Eric Lund
  • On April 13, 2013
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  • autism, behavior, child, child with autism, children with autism, language
I often get questions such as “why is my child on the autism spectrum so challenging to parent”.  Many parents have raised several children and find that parenting a child on the spectrum is significantly more challenging than they have previously experienced. Children on the autism spectrum often take over as the leader of the [...]
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Developmental Delays and Early Autism

  • Posted by Dr. Eric Lund
  • On January 19, 2013
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  • autism, child, developmental, milestones
When an infant is born, one of the first issues the child will face is how is to understand the world. So the child relies on a caregiver, and crying, movements, and gestures become the child’s first behaviors. For children with autism, one feature of therapy involves learning how society sees the world. Piaget (one [...]
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Introduction to Early Autism Treatment

  • Posted by Dr. Eric Lund
  • On September 21, 2012
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  • autism, behavior, child with autism, children with autism, motivation
We believe that it’s important to understand typical development and complex behaviors. Highly complex behaviors are considered advanced development, and there are neurological changes that occur as the complexity of a child’s behavior increases. We hope to provide new therapists with an understanding of how behaviors build upon one another to become complex behavioral patterns. [...]
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Early Autism, Asperger’s, and PDD-NOS Research

  • Posted by Dr. Eric Lund
  • On September 20, 2012
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  • aspergers, autism, child with autism, children with autism, development, pdd-nos
It’s estimated that there are almost 10 people diagnosed with autism for every 10,000 people (Bauman & Kemper, 2005). When associated conditions such as Asperger’s Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorder- Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) are included, the number rises to about 27.5 people for every 10,000 people (Bauman & Kemper, 2005). More recent surveys have [...]
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