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autism self regulation

ABA The Hope Source Way: Behavior Modification

Behavior modification isn’t about controlling the behavior of others. When it comes to “managing” or modifying the difficult or undesirable behavior of another, we walk a fine line between attempting...

autism and environmental overstimulation

The Purple Philosophy by Julie Brant Gordon: Environment

The Purple Philosophy Autism and Environmental Overstimulation Whether you have a child or know someone on the spectrum, understanding a few things about autism and environmental overstimulation is crucial to...

autism education

The Purple Philosophy by Julie Brant Gordon: Compliance

The Purple Philosophy: Moving Beyond Compliance to Genuine Connection Compliance. Sounds like a good thing, right? Of course, we have to comply with laws and do what Mom tells us...

The Purple Philosophy by Julie Brant Gordon: Social Communication

The Purple Philosophy: Social Communication  When it comes to ASD and social communication, supporting social interaction is an important piece of the puzzle. At The Hope Source, we recognize that offering...

episodic memory

The Purple Philosophy by Julie Brant Gordon: Episodic Memory

The Purple Philosophy: Episodic Memory  When a child experience success, they develop memories that they can retrieve when faced with similar situations. This is called Episodic Memory – one of...

The Purple Philosophy by Julie Brant Gordon: Regulation

The Purple Philosophy: What does regulation sound like? Shhh. Don’t disrupt the mindful engagement! When someone is regulated their mind and body is attending, organizing and processing environmental, emotional and cognitive...

Momi Yamanaka

This vs. That by Dr. Momi Yamanaka: EBP vs EBT

The Hope Source’s Dr. Momi Yamanaka will be regularly posting about various topics to differentiate and clarify between “this” vs. “that”. This is the first post in the series. Evidence-based...

speech

Meaningful Communication: Vocal Speech, Sign Language and Assistive Devices

MYTH: My child will never develop vocal speech if they use a device or sign language to communicate. As a Speech-Language Pathologist I’ve heard this concern frequently when an Augmentative...

The Whole Child: Pretend Play for Learning

By Julie Brant Gordon, LCSW Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder struggle with appropriate play, often engaging in scripted, rigid and isolated play.  Pretend play requires foundational skills in social communication,...

Hopeful-Mindful Families: Ten Minute Togetherness

By Julie Brant Gordon One of the biggest challenges in modern day parenting is just having a moment – a moment to truly be present without thinking about everything on...

autism therapy services

NOW ENROLLING!

  Enrollment will remain open until December 1, 2017 and open February 1, 2018 for New Client-Students Ages 5-21 (K-12 Grades)

Could Your Child Benefit from a Medical Grant?

United Healthcare Children’s Foundation Medical Grants may be available for your family or for families you know! The UHCCF grants provide financial help/assistance for families with children that have medical needs not...

Insurance Accepted

We accept BCBS, Tricare, Prohealth, UHC, Aetna, Cigna, Humana and more! We accept Traditional Medicaid and MHS Medicaid at this time. Accepting January 2018: MdWise, Caresource and Ambetter! If you...