When ABA Professionals Disagree: Effective Collaboration
The Ethics of It: As Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) professionals, and as a commitment to the clients we serve, we are required to follow the ethical code for behavior analysts….
Tips to Support Autistic Individuals to Find Jobs
When we consider supporting autistic individuals in finding jobs, first “why” questions emerge from a psychological perspective. Why do autistic people experience the highest rates of unemployment for all disabled…
Ways MPG Strives to Continue Learning About Neurodiversity
What is the objective of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) when treating neurodiverse individuals? At Manhattan Psychology Group (MPG), providers in the field of psychology, behavior analysis, and education share a…
What Is “Parent Training” and How Does It Benefit Parents?
Typically when therapists suggest parent training, this feedback is sometimes not received well by parents or caregivers – especially if the initial request was individual treatment for their child. So,…
Anxiety and Autism Spectrum Disorder
The Connection Between the Anxiety and Autism Spectrum Disorder Anxiety is one of the most prevalent mental health disorders in the United States. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates…
Child & Adolescent Therapy | Mental Health
How Do I Know When My Child Needs More Than Therapy Or A Psychologist?
There are many signs that your child may benefit from psychological counseling or therapy. Some of these warning signs include: persistent and pervasive sadness or feelings of hopelessness, disproportionate reactive…
Managing Self Injurious Behavior
Trigger warning: self harm Raising awareness and understanding regarding self harm is important. A study in 2020 found that Self Injurious Behavior (often referred to as SIB) is common with…
Child & Adolescent Therapy | Mental Health | Parenting & Family Therapy
Children Addicted to Screens: TV, Computer & Video
It is not uncommon for me to hear about parents concerned that their child is addicted to “screens” (e.g., TV, computers, video games, and portable gaming systems like the “DS”)….
The 'Whats' & 'Whys' of Selective and Picky Eaters & Tips to Overcome It
Strategies that can be reviewed and individualized during my picky eating consultations can help parents of children along the continuum of food selectivity; from passively-avoidant picky eaters to children who…
Mental Health | Parenting & Family Therapy
Ways to Stay In Tune With Your Child’s Mental Health During the School Year
A child’s well being is a critical component of their confidence, success in school, and social and emotional growth. But it can be difficult to get your child to open…