Once your child has been diagnosed with Autism and referred for an ABA assessment, you may be wondering what to expect. This process can be intimidating for parents, especially those with a newly diagnosed child, who have not yet had experience in ABA therapy. An assessment can ...
During your child’s sessions with the Sunshine Center, you’ll frequently hear therapists talk about reinforcement. You may have questions about reinforcement: What is reinforcement? Why is it used? Are reinforcement and bribery the same? I bribe my child all the time and it ...
Unwanted behaviors are behaviors that are desired to disappear, decrease, or change in some way. In order to change behaviors, some detective work will need to be done first! Here are 6 helpful tips to use when managing your child’s unwanted behaviors:
Here we are living through this new reality, thinking how do we help our kids deal with so many adjustments—and that includes continued communication. We all want to know what can we can do to help our children communicate during these changes. Well, one thing is for sure: ...
With summer here and weather improving, schedules are starting to thin out and children are requesting to play outside. In a time like this, going outside provides another transition opportunity.
Our number one priority is the safety of all of our children, staff, and therapists.    That is why all three of our locations have policies and procedures in place (see below) that will help to ensure social distancing and the disinfecting/cleaning of materials and rooms. We ...
With summer now officially in swing, what better time to encourage your child to play outside? With virtual education and therapies, playing outside is a great opportunity for children to learn imaginative play, fulfill sensory needs, and get fresh air. Being stuck inside and ...
Use Age-Appropriate Language and Be Consistent
As Director of Sunny Days Sunshine Center, and a parent of three children, I know how hard it is to get your child to wear a face mask during this time.  Either they are too young to understand, they do not like the way it feels, or they just outright refuse to even try it.  I ...
Multi-sensory or Snoezelen rooms are found in school and outpatient facilities. The rooms are set up to affect the sensory system either to alert or calm. The visual system may enjoy rhythmically moving subtle lights or bright flashing lights. The auditory system may enjoy loud ...

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