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Social Skills Training for Children with Autism

 

Autism is the most prominent developmental disorder in American children. In the last ten years, the number of children born with one form of Autism has doubled, leading public health officials to announce it as a national epidemic. While little is known about the disorder’s origins, one of the most notable factors in Autistic children is the slow development of basic social skills. Here is some key information on what behaviors to watch out for and how to help encourage social skills in children with Autism.

What are Signs That a Child is Not Developing Proper Social Skills? Continue reading

Importance of Memory

 

Autism is a growing epidemic among American children. In the last ten years, the number of children born with one of the various forms of Autism has doubled. With so little known about what causes Autism, it is important that parents understand how their Autistic child learns rather than search for a cure. Rote memory is one such development that Autistic children acquire at an early age. It is important to understand the role rote memory plays in your child’s personal learning style. Continue reading

Lighthouse Autism Center Now Enrolling in Warsaw, Indiana!

Lighthouse Autism Center is coming to Warsaw and will be opening it’s doors on July 9th, 2013.

 

The center is NOW ENROLLING!

The Warsaw center will be located at 1535 Provident Drive, Warsaw, IN 46580 in the Bowen Center Building.

Lighthouse Autism Center (LAC) utilizes Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), an intensive therapy that focuses on the principles and techniques of learning theory to help improve social behavior. ABA therapy helps to develop new skills, shape and refine previously learned skills, and decrease socially significant problem behaviors. Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is the only Autism therapy that is endorsed by the US Surgeon General because of the decades of research supporting it.

ABA therapy at Lighthouse is conducted in a 1:1 setting (1 therapist working with 1 child). Each child goes through an in depth assessment conducted by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and other clinical team members to determine their current skill set and what skills might need to be improved upon.

Give us a call today at 574-387-4313 to see how Lighthouse Autism Center can help your child with Autism reach his or her fullest potential.

Together we can make a difference for your child.

Causes of Autism, How Close Are We?

 

Last year, Autism was deemed as a national health emergency with public health officials in Washington. It is now estimated that 1 in 100 children suffer from one form of Autism or another. However, as abundant as it is in America, there is still so much that is unknown, the most disturbing of which is that scientists still do not have any solid conclusions as to what causes Autism.

In the last decade, there has been a scientific push to discover just that. What causes Autism? Continue reading

Autism and Schools

It is estimated that one in 100 children in America are born with one of the various forms of Autism. So many, in fact, that public health officials have declared it a national health emergency. While intense treatments and specialized schools are expensive and difficult to get into, the government is now requiring public schools to offer educational options for Autistic students. Continue reading