Suspecting your child has autism can be an emotional time for parents. This is especially true if you haven’t had much experience with autism spectrum disorder.
Today, parents of newly diagnosed children are often given a similar treatment recommendation by paediatricians or other allied health professionals: 2 hours of speech therapy and occupational therapy a fortnight.
Suspecting your child might have autism can be scary for parents. If you haven’t had much experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it can be difficult to pick up on some early signs of autism.
Discrete trial teaching (DTT) involves breaking larger skills down into small, or ‘discrete,’ teachable components.
There are currently over 400 advertised interventions for ASD, the majority of which lack scientific support. How can families make an informed decision about which intervention to choose for their loved one with ASD?
Communication is an essential part of life. It allows us to express our ideas and wants to others and understand what others say. While some children have difficulty communicating, there are ways we can help them to use their language skills.
Meet Lizard parent Julia who shares an incredible insight to her journey in the discovery of her son with autism.
The Lizard Centre recognizes that in this time of uncertainty many questions have been asked regarding where, how, and if ABA services can and should be continued in centres and in the home for families currently receiving services.
Lizard Centre now offers a three-month parent training programme developed to decrease challenging behaviours in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This programme has been proven highly useful in helping children with autism, and helping the family and social network around them.
Lizard is committed to helping you advocate for funding for what we believe is medically and educationally necessary intervention for your children.