Archive for the "Autism" Category

What is ABA?

ABA, young boy, Autism, Gemm Learning

A number of interventions and treatments are frequently recommended for individuals with Autism. After comprehensive evaluation, health professionals often suggest a combination of methods in order to address each child’s unique needs. During our last blog, a parent and colleague mentioned not fully understanding one of these treatments, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) before her son began servi…


Autism and Parenting: One Mother’s Journey

Gemm Learning, Autism, Parenting

Melissa is a married mother of three. She worked as a long-term substitute for a resource teacher and the Director of Education for a learning center in New York before joining Gemm Learning. Her middle child, Tommy, is nonverbal and was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at age 2 and ½. I recently spoke with Melissa about the joys, challenges, and lessons learned. She spoke candidly…