290 episodes

Dr. Mary Barbera, RN, doctoral-level behavior analyst, best-selling author, and online course creator discusses autism and speech delays from several different angles for both parents as well as medical, educational, and behavioral professionals. Learn more at www.marybarbera.com.

Each week we discuss Mary’s 4-step proven approach to tackle common parenting struggles including how to improve talking, reduce tantrums, and improve picky eating, sleeping, potty training and so much more for kids with and without autism!

Topics also include what to do when a toddler is delayed and how to identify the earliest signs of autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, or even giftedness! And what to do if your child is diagnosed or requires early intervention or ABA therapy.

So, whether you're a parent of a child or a professional such as a behavior analyst, nurse, physician, speech pathologist, or teacher, you’re going to want to listen and subscribe!

Autism & Speech Delays Made Easy Dr. Mary Barbera

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.3 • 321 Ratings

Dr. Mary Barbera, RN, doctoral-level behavior analyst, best-selling author, and online course creator discusses autism and speech delays from several different angles for both parents as well as medical, educational, and behavioral professionals. Learn more at www.marybarbera.com.

Each week we discuss Mary’s 4-step proven approach to tackle common parenting struggles including how to improve talking, reduce tantrums, and improve picky eating, sleeping, potty training and so much more for kids with and without autism!

Topics also include what to do when a toddler is delayed and how to identify the earliest signs of autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, or even giftedness! And what to do if your child is diagnosed or requires early intervention or ABA therapy.

So, whether you're a parent of a child or a professional such as a behavior analyst, nurse, physician, speech pathologist, or teacher, you’re going to want to listen and subscribe!

    Step by Step Guide to Improving Autism and Speech Delays in 2 Year Olds

    Step by Step Guide to Improving Autism and Speech Delays in 2 Year Olds

    Dr. Mary Barbera interviews Nadia, a mother who successfully supported her 2-year-old son Muhammad's speech development and managed his autism-related behaviors using Dr. Barbera’s verbal behavior techniques. Nadia shares her journey from Pakistan to Australia, the challenges of long waitlists, and how her son’s speech and behavior have improved significantly. Dr. Mary Barbera covers strategies for early diagnosis, intervention, using effective reinforcers, and addressing picky eating, highlighting the importance of parental involvement, professional guidance, and consistent application of learned techniques to support children with speech delays and autism.

    • 36 min
    How to solve speech articulation errors with Rose Griffin

    How to solve speech articulation errors with Rose Griffin

    Dr. Mary Barbera interviews Rose Griffin, a Speech-Language Pathologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst, about solving speech articulation errors in children, particularly those with autism and speech delays. They discuss the importance of early identification and intervention, typical speech sound development, and practical strategies for improving speech articulation. Rose emphasizes the need for a structured, individualized approach, integrating playful techniques, and ensuring generalization of skills.

    • 34 min
    The activity you need to teach colors to children with autism and speech delays

    The activity you need to teach colors to children with autism and speech delays

    Dr. Mary Barbera goes over the importance of timing and effective methods for teaching colors. Teaching colors too early to children with autism or speech delays can hinder language development, it’s important to wait until children have a solid vocabulary of 50-100 nouns and are developmentally ready (typically around 30 months). You should also be focusing on using sorting activities with construction paper to teach colors separately from nouns, and pairing and labeling colors before combining them with objects.

    • 15 min
    Which Autism Book is Best for You? Verbal Behavior Approach or Turn Autism Around?

    Which Autism Book is Best for You? Verbal Behavior Approach or Turn Autism Around?

    Dr. Mary Barbera compares her two bestselling autism books, "The Verbal Behavior Approach" and "Turn Autism Around." Mary also touches on which book best fits your needs for supporting children with autism. You'll learn about unique strengths and insights each book offers, discussing their differences.

    • 26 min
    Using Miss Rachel Videos for Speech Delays and Autism

    Using Miss Rachel Videos for Speech Delays and Autism

    In this rebroadcast, Dr. Mary Barbera discusses how to use techniques from Miss Rachel's popular YouTube channel, "Miss Rachel Songs for Littles," to support children with speech delays or autism. Miss Rachel's videos, which employ video modeling and proven speech therapy methods, offer valuable resources for language development. While screen time should be limited, using educational content like Miss Rachel's can be beneficial. Creating personalized videos can also help to enhance speech skills.

    • 35 min
    Developmental Delays with Dr. Erin Michaud

    Developmental Delays with Dr. Erin Michaud

    Dr. Mary Barbera interviews Dr. Erin Michaud, an expert in autism research, discussing early detection and intervention for developmental delays and autism. They cover topics such as recognizing early markers like eye contact and cooing, the importance of parent training, and tailored interventions such as speech and behavioral therapy. Dr. Michaud also highlights the differences between developmental delays and autism, emphasizing early action and continuous support to improve outcomes.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
321 Ratings

321 Ratings

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Doable and effective. Mom and professional friendly.

This podcast provides strategies that truly work and are simple to implement. I am so thankful that a friend shared this with me. I have the tools now to help my child calm down and stop throwing and hitting. Soooo grateful!!!

UpNorth7 ,

Helpful conversations

In my experience ABA is about skill building, not taking away a person’s unique interests. I want my child to learn about cars if they like cars, but not engage in severe tantrum behavior and/or dangerous self-injurious behavior. Guidance with acquiring language is helpful too. ABA can be implemented with parents/caregivers aiding and involved with the goal setting. Mary has multiple degrees, and understands the challenges that families may experience. She invites a variety of guests on the podcast who provide well-informed perspectives. She cannot treat or give specific advice for anyone, but can share what she has learned with over twenty-five years of experience. I have gained so much insight from this podcast! Thank you!

Michellee T ,

Essential podcast for anyone wanting to learn about autism!

This podcast provides valuable insights into the world of autism, equipping future healthcare professionals such as myself with a deeper understanding of this complex condition.

One aspect that stands out in 'Turn Autism Around' is the practicality of the advice offered. Mary's ability to break down complex concepts into actionable steps is particularly helpful for future healthcare professionals like me who aim to provide effective support to individuals with autism and their families. Her emphasis on early intervention and the importance of individualized approaches resonates deeply with the core principles of patient-centered care.

Additionally, the podcast features interviews with experts in the field of autism, providing valuable perspectives and expanding my understanding of different therapeutic approaches. Mary's inclusion of personal stories from families navigating the challenges of autism further helps me appreciate the diverse experiences of these individuals.

Mary Barbera's empathetic approach and her commitment to fostering hope in the face of autism. Her dedication to empowering parents and caregivers through education and support is truly inspiring. The 'Turn Autism Around' podcast creates a sense of community and encouragement for families and professionals alike, highlighting the potential for progress and growth in individuals with autism.

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