June 6, 2022
Your child may be exhibiting signs they are ready to be toilet trained, or maybe you are just very eager to ditch the diapers. Toilet training a child requires the right balance between a child’s readiness to learn to use the toilet, and a parent’s readiness to do the training. When a child has autism, toilet training could come with specific challenges. What we know is that all children are different, so whether your child is diagnosed with autism or neurotypical, it’s a complicated process to sign up for.
That said, a toilet trained child is quite an accomplishment for themselves and for the parent. Say goodbye to the cost of diapers or pull-ups and improve your child’s confidence in being able to independently use the restroom. It’s worthwhile to begin the process of toilet training once you believe it’s the right time to do so. Read More
April 14, 2022
During Autism Awareness Month, it’s a time to learn more surrounding the benefits of early and proper intervention programs, which have the power to alter the course for children with ASD. The reason that early intervention is so important is due to neuroplasticity, which generally refers to how someone’s brain can adapt and learn due to experience. Read More
March 15, 2022
ABA therapy is a flexible therapy that is adapted for each child. ABA stands for “applied behavior analysis” and teaches skills that are necessary and useful in everyday life. ABA therapy helps an individual become more independent over time and be as successful as possible in school and at home. It is designed based on each child’s individual needs and preferences to provide positive reinforcement in activities they do on a daily basis. It helps strengthen positive behaviors and decrease negative behaviors.
This guide based on the most commonly asked questions from parents will outline what is involved in ABA therapy and what to expect if you are considering it as a treatment option for your child. Read More
February 14, 2022
Acorn Health recognizes the growing need for children to have convenient access to quality care. Early intervention is key for children with autism to be able to achieve their greatest potential in life.
Today, Acorn Health is proud to add three new locations to its growing U.S. footprint, which now includes 60 total locations. The three newest locations are scheduled to open by the end of March and April of 2022. Read More
February 8, 2022
Winter can be a challenging time of year for parents. When the temperatures plummet and the sun hides behind the clouds for months, finding appropriate and enjoyable activities for your child with autism can be difficult. If your child is currently involved in applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy, your child’s behavior analyst can be a great resource to ask for activity ideas to keep your child happy and healthy throughout the winter months.
Acorn Health is sharing several creative ideas that you can try at home with your child, and these activities also serve as opportunities to practice principles from ABA therapy at home. Read More
December 16, 2021
Navigating the holiday season can often feel more stressful than peaceful. Families are busy shopping, going to holiday events, and visiting friends and family members between normal daily obligations like work and school. Throw in other holiday traditions like visiting Santa, holiday train rides, and seeing Christmas lights, and the season is packed with potential triggers for children with autism. Not to mention, the hustle and bustle of the season can throw off a child’s everyday schedule, which is important for children with autism to maintain.
As a parent of a child with autism, you can make special memories while still keeping your child comfortable with these tangible tips and methods. Read More