Turn Autism Around
By Dr. Mary Barbera
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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!
||Clean#007: Dr. Megan Miller: Problems with Escape Extinction||Early detection and treatment of autism is key in aiding your child/student’s growth and recovery. Dr. Mary Barbera interviews Dr. Megan Miller, who depicts her journey into the world of autism, and offers valuable insight when traditional methods...||2/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#006: Improving Problem Behaviors in Children with Autism||I did a survey of parents and professionals and asked what their challenges were in the autism world. 300 people filled out the survey and within a week, the number one challenge was problem behaviors. In this podcast episode, I'm tackling the four...||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#005: Using ABA and the Verbal Behavior Approach to Treat Autism||There are key differences between the Lovaas ABA approach and a verbal behavior approach when dealing with treatment of autism. I share my journey to discovering how these two approaches don’t have to be mutually exclusive. This blended method has...||2/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#004: Is it High Functioning or Low Functioning Autism?||Early detection and treatment of autism is key in aiding your child/student’s growth and recovery. Dr. Mary Barbera explains the difference between high functioning autism verses low functioning autism, and why that’s not always a fair and...||1/29/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#003: Lessons about Turning Autism Around: An Interview with Mom of 2 Young Boys with Autism||Dr. Mary Barbera interviews Kelsey General and invites her to share her journey of becoming a single mother and raising two young sons with severe autism. From fighting to get her sons the diagnosis and care they needed, to becoming a professional in...||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#002: Early Detection and Treatment of Signs of Autism in Toddlers||Early detection and treatment of autism is key in aiding your child/student’s growth and recovery. Dr. Mary Barbera is sharing advice based on experience for leaving the land of denial and getting on board with treatment as soon as possible.||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#001: Lessons I've Learned on My Autism Journey for Parents and Professionals||In this episode, Mary talks about her “fall” into the autism world 2 decades ago and her own transformation from overwhelmed parent to autism advocate, professional, and change-maker. Subscribe to the show for lots more to come!||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
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After 20 years in my field, I find these podcasts to be very enlightening in understanding autism. This would be a great resource to assist and support families to meet their child's needs and to hear first hand experience from professionals and parents.
Having three grandchildren diagnosed under the Autism Spectrum, was shocking and frightening. These podcasts are so very helpful to understand there is hope and resources available. I look forward to the ongoing series.
Easy to listen to podcast for busy parents and professionals!
This Podcast will easily reach the ears of many parents and professionals. While we all lead incredibly busy lives, this podcast gives the ability to be on the go and still learn how to inhale all of our anxieties in regards to autism and life itself and exhale with the knowledge, power and motivation to give help to our loved one or to grow professionally to help someone else’s loved one to the best of our ability. Dr. Barbera’s voice is very inviting and very calming. Definitely a very easy listen with a knock out of very helpful information. I’m looking forward to the many podcasts to come.