Entries by The Star Academy

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QABA Endorsement: Evidence based logic as a preferred method of intervention for individuals on the autism spectrum.

Multiple evidence-based studies have unequivocally demonstrated the substantial advantages of structured, intensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs, especially those averaging around 30 hours per week, in fostering intellectual, communicative, and adaptive skills in individuals. These clinically meaningful interventions have shown significant long-term benefits, particularly in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other neurological and […]

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Medical Causes of Aggression in Autism

Several underlying medical issues, common to autism, can cause or contribute to aggressive behavior. However, when these medical issues are properly treated, challenging behaviors may decrease or even disappear altogether, significantly improving your child’s outcome and quality of life. This article gives a brief overview of the most common medical causes for aggression in autism […]

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The power of ABA in treating autism

Every child receives one-on-one instruction in order to shape their development. ABA is an evidence-based instruction that uses positive reinforcement to increase skills, like communication and independence and reduce behaviours, like aggression and tantrums. This means that we use what a child loves to teach them the developmental skills they missing. Decades of research, supports […]

Age-Related Changes in Epilepsy Characteristics and Response to Antiepileptic Treatment in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Study by Beliz Su Gundogdu, John Gaitanis, James B. Adams, Daniel A. Rossignol and Richard E. Frye New published paper on seizures in autism provides insight into seizure characteristics and how they affect which seizure treatments are best for different people.   Abstract Despite the high prevalence of epilepsy in individuals with autism spectrum disorder […]