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Is it normal for a child to eat foreign objects?

By ABA Horizons | July 19, 2018

Is it normal for a child to eat foreign objects? My autistic son is 9 and eats wood, rope, cardboard, and rocks. How can we stop him from doing this before he causes himself any harm? The behavior that you are discussing is Pica. Bottom line, it is the eating of non-edible objects. The majority…

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Expert Advice – My child self harms, how can I help him?

By ABA Horizons | May 10, 2018

  My autistic child is self harming and is only 4 years old. He mostly slaps his face and bangs his head against the floor. What can I do to help my child? I’m not sure how to stop him. Below are some simple benign interventions that I would use in order to make sure…

Expert Advice – My autistic child is anxious on the school bus!

By ABA Horizons | May 2, 2018

My child is so anxious going to school. She hates riding in the school bus with the other children. She otherwise enjoys school and once she is there and recovers from the stress of the journey she is fine. How can I make her less anxious about the transport? In order to determine why the…

Special Needs Acronyms Explained

By ABA Horizons | April 4, 2018

Special Needs Acronyms Explained When your child is first diagnosed, it can feel overwhelming in so many ways. One of the first obstacles is learning to understand the ‘lingo’ of the professionals who will be helping your child and there is a staggering amount of information to learn along the way. As well as treatment…

Best Autism Apps For Autism Awareness Month April 2018

Autism Apps for iPad – April 2018

By ABA Horizons | April 3, 2018

Is your child autistic? Trying to decide if an iPad could help your child? You are not alone! In the UK, it is not uncommon for iPads to be utilized by children of all ages with autism. If you have just bought an iPad for your autistic child, then you may be curious as to…