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Dr. Mary Barbera, autism mom, BCBA-D, RN, best-selling author of The Verbal Behavior Approach, and online course creator discusses autism from several different angles for both parents as well as medical, educational, and behavioral professionals. Each week we discuss autism ideas to improve the lives of your children or clients and also cover how to help you be less stressed and live a happier life. Topics include the early signs of autism, the chances of autism recovery, the importance of autism treatment, especially the use of ABA and the Verbal Behavior Approach in toddlers through teens. In each episode, we discuss problem behaviors including reducing stimming and scripting as well as handling self-injurious behavior and aggression. Some shows also cover the medical aspects of autism including topics such as PANS/PANDAS as well as supplement and medication use for kids on the spectrum. There are financial implications and political aspects of autism that we talk about too. So, whether you're a parent or other relative of a child with autism, or an autism professional such as a behavior analyst, nurse, physician, speech pathologist, or teacher, you’re going to want to listen and subscribe! Learn more at www.marybarbera.com.

Turn Autism Around Dr. Mary Barbera

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    • 4.8, 21 Ratings

Dr. Mary Barbera, autism mom, BCBA-D, RN, best-selling author of The Verbal Behavior Approach, and online course creator discusses autism from several different angles for both parents as well as medical, educational, and behavioral professionals. Each week we discuss autism ideas to improve the lives of your children or clients and also cover how to help you be less stressed and live a happier life. Topics include the early signs of autism, the chances of autism recovery, the importance of autism treatment, especially the use of ABA and the Verbal Behavior Approach in toddlers through teens. In each episode, we discuss problem behaviors including reducing stimming and scripting as well as handling self-injurious behavior and aggression. Some shows also cover the medical aspects of autism including topics such as PANS/PANDAS as well as supplement and medication use for kids on the spectrum. There are financial implications and political aspects of autism that we talk about too. So, whether you're a parent or other relative of a child with autism, or an autism professional such as a behavior analyst, nurse, physician, speech pathologist, or teacher, you’re going to want to listen and subscribe! Learn more at www.marybarbera.com.

    #073: Dore Blanchet: Occupational Therapy for Autism & Telehealth

    #073: Dore Blanchet: Occupational Therapy for Autism & Telehealth

    There are many professions in the autism community, and one very helpful person to have on your team is an OT. Dore Blanchet is one of my favorite OTs that I’ve worked with, and today we’re going to cover fine motor skills; the role of an OT; and how Dore continues to work with her clients in the midst of COVID-19.

    • 53 min
    #072: Teaching Receptive Language Language Skills & Following Directions

    #072: Teaching Receptive Language Language Skills & Following Directions

    My ultimate goal is for our children to live their happiest, most independent lives; that’s why language comprehension is so essential. Today I’m going to focus on how to build receptive language abilities; how to assess comprehension; when and how to use visuals, and more!

    • 20 min
    #071: Dr. Missy Olive: Medical Conditions Associated with Autism

    #071: Dr. Missy Olive: Medical Conditions Associated with Autism

    Medication in the autism community can be a touchy subject. As a professional in the autism community, I feel it’s part of my responsibility to shine a light on autism conditions and medications and give you factual information. That’s why I’m interviewing Dr. Missy Olive, a doctoral-level BCBA and a licensed behavior analyst with experience in the medical autism field.

    • 1 hr
    #070: Kate Swenson: Finding Cooper's Voice

    #070: Kate Swenson: Finding Cooper's Voice

    Today’s guest is a highly requested one, and I finally have the pleasure of interviewing her: please welcome Kate Swenson! Kate is most recognized for her Facebook pages Finding Cooper’s Voice and Coop’s Troops. Kate shares the ups and downs that come with being a mom to three boys, including one with severe nonverbal autism.

    • 45 min
    #069: Autism Self Care Skills: Potty Training, Sleep, Dressing & More

    #069: Autism Self Care Skills: Potty Training, Sleep, Dressing & More

    It’s safe to say that right now, we are in the middle of a global pandemic; but with so much sheltering going on, this is the perfect time to start working with your children about self-care skills! Today I’m going to cover several skills such as potty-training and hand-washing, and where to begin with introducing these new skills.

    • 30 min
    #068: Challenges of Autism Bullying, Dating Someone with Autism and Learning to Drive with Autism

    #068: Challenges of Autism Bullying, Dating Someone with Autism and Learning to Drive with Autism

    I have been good friends with Suzie and Kelly Carpenter for almost two decades, and I’m so excited to introduce you to them! Suzie is an author and coach, and Kelly is an aspiring photographer who was diagnosed with ‘high-functioning’ autism when she was four years old. This mother-daughter duo has had to overcome a lot of challenges, but they have a ton of fantastic stories to share as well as provide a unique perspective.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Angbanj2999 ,

Good starting point

I always end the podcast with few takeaways. You touch on a topic but don’t go in depth so it always leaves me wondering and I’m not sure if this is just a way to get people to buy your book or program. I wish it was less filler talk and more succinct points and real life examples of what works and doesn’t work.

Amal Akel ,

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So Worth your time
Highly recommended, I can’t wait for the next podcast. I always use what Mary says and this week I’m learning how to cite a podcast as I’m using some of what she says in my assignment.

jac091516 ,

Wow! Amazing information.

I’m so excited to find this podcast!! I’m a mom of 2 kids with asd. I’m excited to all of them.

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