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Parent Training for Autism

In the article below, I will discuss parent training for parents of children with Autism, including why this support may be needed and how to access the service. 

It is important to remember that all individuals diagnosed with autism are just that – individuals. This means that each child’s needs will be different. They will have different strengths and weaknesses, meaning that one size fits all service recommendations will not apply. That being said, refer to your evaluating provider for which services are best for your child. 

If you have general questions or concerns about autism, see  Autism in Children: What you need to know. If you are interested in learning about other treatments for Autism, see Supports and Services for Children with Autism. Wondering what autism looks like as your child ages, see How Symptoms of Autism Can Change with Age. Thinking about how this diagnosis may effect your other children, see Siblings of Children with Autism: What to consider

Services & Supports

Remember, all children with autism are unique and have individual strengths and weaknesses. Below are general examples of services recommended for children with autism, but be sure to refer to your evaluating provider for specific recommendations for your child.

Common Goals for Parent Training
  • Decrease tantrums
  • Increase compliance 
  • Improve sleep concerns
  • Managing a child’s anxiety
  • Strengthen parent child relationship
Where are services provided?

Parent training is provided in-person in a private clinic, or via telehealth. 

Frequency of Services

Parent training sessions typically occur once weekly for 50-minutes. Realistic goals will be set and sessions will be faded and scheduled lesser over time as behaviors improve.

How to Find Parent Training Services

Parent training is provided by a psychologist with a behavioral focus. To find a provider in your area, call your insurance company for in-network referrals or visit the Seedling Behavioral Psychology homepage.  

Parent Training

Parent training is recommended as a way to empower parents with the knowledge of how to respond to difficult behaviors and keep their kids safe. Through behavioral techniques, parents will be taught how to appropriately manage challenging behavior and promote positive behavior. 

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Hopefully this helps answer some of your questions about parent training for parents of children with Autism. If you have other questions, feel free to call me at (801)-613-9184 for a free 15-minute phone consultation. I’d be happy to answer additional questions or direct you to the right person. If you are looking for parent training or challenging behavior support for your children, you can read more about how I can help HERE.

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