AFLS and ABA What is AFLS? AFLS stands for Assessment of Functional Living Skills and was created by Dr. James…

Pairing in ABA Therapy What is pairing? Pairing refers to developing a positive rapport with a learner. Relationship building between…

The Role of a BCBA What is a BCBA? A BCBA is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. To become a BCBA,…

Compassionate Approaches to challenging behavior What is compassion? Compassion has always been at the forefront of SOAR’s approach to therapy…

Medicaid Enrollment Washington STATE Medicaid If your child currently has an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis, he or she may qualify for…

Understanding Insurance at SOAR Insurances Accepted SOAR accepts all insurance. If you don’t see your insurance listed here, give us…

Universal Design What is Universal Design? First coined by Ronald L. Mace in 1985, the term “universal design” refers to…

Trauma-Informed Care What is trauma? Today, we are looking at Trauma-Informed Care. Every person has experienced some form of trauma,…

Mental Age Theory What is “Mental Age Theory”?  The concept of “mental age” was first introduced by Alfred Binet, co-creator…

Increasing Efficiency in Task Completion: Product Design, Task Design, Natural Cues, and Accommodations In this article, I will define and…

What is an RBT? A Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) is a paraprofessional who works one-on-one with participants and their families…

What is Parent Training? If your child receives ABA therapy, you have probably heard of Parent Training. Parent, or caregiver,…

What is supported employment & Other Burning Questions What is supported employment?   Supported Employment (SE) allows for people with…

DVR vs. DDA: What’s the difference? Many people ask what the difference is between the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and the Developmental…

Social Support for Parents Social support for parents of autistic children is paramount. Raising a child with special needs is…

Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) All people with developmental disabilities are included in their communities by the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA),…

Guardianship & Alternatives to Guardianship If you are concerned about what to do when your child turns 18, you are…

Inclusive Language  What is inclusive language?  Inclusive language is language that demonstrates respect for others and promotes the acceptance and…

Signs your child may have autism WHat is Autism? Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is characterized by a broad range of…

Why is this behavior happening? In order to understand replacement behaviors, we must first understand why behavior occurs. All behavior…

Learning and Autism Teaching your child with autism can be a difficult task, but by modifying some simple things in…

What is my autistic child Thinking? It is no secret that parents of autistic children wonder what their children are…

want to get them to talk? Start by figuring out what they like The first step in any good talking…

The short answer is, autism is caused by a combination of factors. We do know there is no single cause…

Here are our top resources for families with autism in Spokane, WA. The lists are presented in no particular order:…

Vaccines and Autism Let’s be clear: Vaccines do not cause autism. This myth, which numerous scientific studies have debunked, started…

What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)? Put, ABA uses the fundamental principles of learning to teach people the skills they…

You got an autism diagnosis, so whats next? It can be shocking for a parent to hear that their child…

When you have a child with autism, you may be involved with many different therapies and providers. These may include…

Okay, I know what you’re thinking… I’m going to recommend SOAR at the end of this entry. But I assure…

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