How to use Token Reward Systems with children with Autism as a behaviour strategy

Token economy systems (e.g. sticker/reward charts, points systems) are extremely effective tools and behaviour strategy for both parents and teachers in order to provide positive reinforcement, teach appropriate behaviour and minimise challenging behaviour. They allow caregivers to reward target (appropriate) behaviours and allow children to visually see the goal or ‘prize’ that they are [...]
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Will Using PECS Stop the Development of Speech?

PECS is an efficient mode of communication for children who are non-verbal and children who “speak” but have difficulties being understood by others. In this way, a child’s pictures act as their “words” while speech and language skills are still developing, which in turn is likely to reduce frustration and behaviours associated with communication breakdowns.
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Early Signs and Symptoms of Autism

Parents frequently ask "What are the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder?" and unfortunately we can't always give a straight answer. Autism isn't like most diagnoses where your child will display symptoms x, y and z and you know that's what it is. Autism has a range of symptoms that fit into two categories and the presentations between children may vary significantly. Read on to find out [...]
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