Turn Autism Around with Dr. Mary Barbera | POF84


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I know what it’s like to question your child’s behavior and suspect that it might be something more than just the “terrible twos”. I have a child with ADHD, ODD and OCD so I know what it’s like to suspect that my child’s behavior isn’t typical and to enter into the process of getting help for him and our family.

Many parents are in this same exact space when they suspect their child might be on the spectrum. Then problem is that the wait lines for testing and therapy are a barrier to early intervention that can make a huge difference for these kids.

My guest, Dr. Mary Barbera, who is a mother of a son with Autism, knows all too well what this is like. She has written a book on how to support parents with an action plan that empowers them with simple strategies to dramatically improve outcomes for their children.

In this episode, Dr. Barbera and I talk about:

The early signs of autism

What she means by “turning Autism around”

How to use her four part system to help children: Assess, Plan, Teach and Evaluate

How preventing meltdowns and problem behaviours is where our main focus should be

Click the link below for a free chapter of Dr. Barbera’s book, Turn Autism Around: An Action Guide for Parents of Young Children with Early Signs of Autism. https://1drv.ms/b/s!AqxowX5Jqw4HgcIATW9eOKFklnw2IA?e=m3ANhb

About Dr. Mary Barbera

Mary Lynch Barbera, Ph.D., RN, BCBA-D, "fell" into the autism world in the late 1990s when her first-born son Lucas started showing signs of autism. Over the past two decades, Mary has transformed from an overwhelmed and confused parent to a doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D). She is also the author of The Verbal Behavior Approach: How to Teach Children with Autism and Related Disorders which has sold more than 50,000 copies and is now available in over a dozen languages.

Mary is an award-winning international speaker, podcaster, and online course creator. Her mission is to help parents and professionals turn autism (or signs of autism) around for millions of children around the world.

Mary's second book, Turn Autism Around: An Action Guide for Parents of Young Children with Early Signs of Autism will be published on March 30, 2021 with Hay House. This book will empower and help parents turn things around for young children with language and social delays, or who have difficulty with excessive tantrums, sleeping, eating a variety of foods and potty training.

For more information go to MaryBarbera.com

Pre-order the Turn Autism Around book (before March 30th) or order the book (after March 30th) anywhere books are sold and visit:

www.TurnAutismAround.com for book bonuses and resources.

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