Carrollton, Texas – July 8, 2020 – Three months into the COVID-19 pandemic, households across the nation continue to practice physical distancing norms and remain in partial ‘lockdowns’ to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. While most families have adjusted to this temporary new normal, families with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) face a bigger challenge.
From distance learning or home schooling, to remote instructions or telehealth services, ASD kids are still trying to cope with the sweeping changes in their routines and the way they receive behavioral support services. Behavior Pioneers, Autism Services Center, Carrollton, TX has found innovative ways to deal with COVID-19. Specialists in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, the Behavior Pioneers team supports ASD children and families across Carrollton, Dallas, Fort Worth, and other Texas cities.
With a focus on helping ASD kids accept the evolving realities, the experienced child behavior therapists at Behavior Pioneers have created a dependable online environment, where children continue to learn and thrive. Designing new routines, preparing daily visual schedules, ensuring some at-home physical activities or exercises, listening to calming music, and video calling friends and family are some of their recommendations for the parents, who are trying to cope with the current times. Additionally, these qualified behavior specialists have been successful in keeping the children engaged and maintaining their progress levels in reduced challenging behaviors and improved social skills. This has been through a combination of existing ABA therapy, along with the use of social stories, added visual and auditory reminders, and some fun and exciting virtual outings.
During the challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the team at Behavior Pioneers is encouraging ASD kids to play board games and engage in virtual games via telehealth. It’s an opportunity for kids to mingle and interact with other kids.
Brian Tanenbaum, owner and clinical director at Behavior Pioneers says, “As ABA therapy specialists, we firmly believe that children on the Autism spectrum need to learn and understand COVID-19 as much as any other children their age. Talking to them about the disruption and altered plans is critical in helping them adapt to the new routines. We have drawn on a variety of interactive and visually-supportive online resources and educational tools to create a useful repository for the parents and caregivers of ASD kids enrolled with us.” Tanenbaum directs us toward options, such as Project Echo, for print downloadable or audio stories that help adults talk to kids about coronavirus, Little Puddins, an illustrated coronavirus social story, and other such resources designed by Autism Speaks, National Autism Society, and Autism Research Institute.
“Besides the remote learning and support, in-home therapy is available, guidance is abundant, and any encouragement that the parents or child need is just a phone call away,” concludes Tanenbaum.
The highly-trained behavior specialists at Behavior Pioneers bring a depth of experience and credentials that include Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), as well as Master’s degrees in Educational Psychology, Special Education, Low Incidence Disabilities and Autism, and Child Development and Early Childhood Disorders.
About Behavior Pioneers:
Whether it is disrupted routines, home-all-day stress, or coronavirus related fears, the ABA therapy experts at Behavior Pioneers continue to provide positive ideas, supportive tips, and unique engaging activities for relieving the emotional distress of both children and parents. For more information, please visit https://behaviorpioneers.com/
Company Name: Behavior Pioneers
Contact Person: Brian Tanenbaum
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Address:2741 E Belt Line Road, Suite 107
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