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Autism Building The Puzzle

Alexandria Guthreau and Shawn Guthreau

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Autism Building The Puzzle, One Piece at a Time covers all things autism. Join Alexandria and Shawn Guthreau as they explore the world of Autism, providing their story and experiences. They share the good, the bad and the ugly of their personal experience with their son Greyson. Follow them as they interview other parents of autistic children and get their point of view. As well as their interviews with industry experts. The show provides parents and caretakers with resources and knowledge t ...
 
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Show Notes This quick tip provides 3 recommendations for parents who are just starting out on the journey. We hope these 3 tips can help make the start of the journey a little bit easier, mentally, emotionally and physically. Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buildingthepuzzle.com Facebook (buildingthepuzzle) - https://www.facebook.com/buildingth…
 
Show Notes On this episode we discuss potty training. Our recommended method is Foxx and Azrin. It is an extremely popular method that a lot of people recommend. It uses ABA principals and the method can be used for children with autism or neurotypical children. IF you need to understand more about ABA principals to help implement the method please…
 
Show Notes On this quick tip we take a look at the 5 most effective supplements we have used with Greyson. These are the ones that have had the most impact on him. Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buildingthepuzzle.com Facebook (buildingthepuzzle) - https://www.facebook.com/buildingthepuzzle-100103054801446 Facebook Group (Building the Puzzle) -…
 
Show Notes We have an awesome episode for you today. We discuss challenging behaviors. Everything from different types of challenging behaviors, tips for overcoming them and some we have helped Greyson overcome. We also have a blast, we each other and our listeners. As always, or course! Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buildingthepuzzle.com Fac…
 
Show Notes In this episode Shawn addresses something about Swimming that has been bothering him lately. He has been seeing way to many videos of parents and therapists who want to totally remove swimming from there children. We have talked a lot about this topic and it is time to do another episode addressing this issue. Find Autism Building The Pu…
 
Show Notes This week’s quick tip discusses some of the most common co-occuring conditions related to autism.Many times children that have autism have one or more of these other conditions as well. Addressing these other conditions can have a huge impact on making progress with your Childs challenges. Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buildingthep…
 
Show Notes This episode is all about the value of CBD. We are huge promoters of CBD and it has been extremely beneficial for Greyson, as well as ourselves. We use and recommend Green Compass CBD, and in this episode we explain why we recommend it and how it has improved our lives. Green Compass Website and $10 OFF Coupon!!!! https://alexandriamg.gr…
 
Show Notes Coming back with another Greyson update today. So many new things going on that we wanted to update everyone. Hope you enjoy the episode! Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buildingthepuzzle.com Facebook (buildingthepuzzle) - https://www.facebook.com/buildingthepuzzle-100103054801446 Facebook Group (Building the Puzzle) - https://www.fa…
 
Show Notes Emotional Fatigue is a very important topic for us. We have experienced it ourselves from time to time and it is very easy for a parent of a child with Autism to experience it. So because of the impact it has on you and your family we wanted to dedicate an episode to it specifically. This show is dedicated to not only sharing information…
 
Show Notes Today we cover the most utilized and common acronyms in the world of Autism. Parents including us were a little overwhelmed in the beginning with how many acronyms they have. So, we thought it would be helpful for us to cover some of them for everyone who is fairly new to the world of Autism. Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buildingt…
 
Show Notes On this episode Shawn and Alex are back together and better then ever. they discuss the topic of family involvement when it comes to Autism, therapy and treatments. They talk about the advantages and disadvantages as well as what they believe about the subject. They also explain how your view of family involvement can change over time. F…
 
Show Notes On today’s episode Alexandria is hosting by herself talking all about updates on homeschool, Shawn going back to work, routines, therapy, & moving. Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buildingthepuzzle.com Facebook (buildingthepuzzle) - https://www.facebook.com/buildingthepuzzle-100103054801446 Facebook Group (Building the Puzzle) - http…
 
Show Notes This quick tip will explain exposure therapy, what it is, how to do it and how impactful it can be. IT has been a tremendous benefit to us and we highly recommend it. Also, check out the YouTube channel Order of Man. It is phenomenal and is all about helping men restore there masculinity in a healthy way. Book Recommendations: * Your Bes…
 
Show Notes This quick tip will explain exposure therapy, what it is, how to do it and how impactful it can be. IT has been a tremendous benefit to us and we highly recommend it. Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buildingthepuzzle.com Facebook (buildingthepuzzle) - https://www.facebook.com/buildingthepuzzle-100103054801446 Facebook Group (Building…
 
Show Notes This episode is all about a specific type of ABA, called discrete trial training or DTT. This an extremely effective ABA method that has a consistent and methodical approach that helps children feel comfortable knowing what to expect is coming. It can be used to teach almost any skill, and the basic principles are fairly simple. In the e…
 
Show Notes In this Quick Tip we define Occupational Therapy, explain it’s importance and how it relates to Autism. We explain what role it play’s in the overall therapy process. We also reference Episode 9, OT Toys, during this quick tip. It is a great episode to check out to learn more about our favorite OT Toys and tools. Find Autism Building The…
 
Show Notes This quick tip covers financial support, particularly social security. We proved some great info and some tips to make the process easier for you. Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buildingthepuzzle.com Facebook (buildingthepuzzle) - https://www.facebook.com/buildingthepuzzle-100103054801446 Facebook Group (Building the Puzzle) - https…
 
Show Notes This episode provides another wonderful Q&A from the listeners. We had some really great questions from the listeners. We have questions about homeschooling, swimming, vaccinations, the public school system, ABA Therapy and even how parents can support each other. Some really great content. Enjoy! Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buil…
 
Show Notes This week's quick tip just explains what ABA is and what they help with and do not help with. Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buildingthepuzzle.com Facebook (buildingthepuzzle) - https://www.facebook.com/buildingthepuzzle-100103054801446 Facebook Group (Building the Puzzle) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1172615782928344 Instagram…
 
Show Notes Today Shawn talks about some recent challenges he has had in regards to Greyson and some major changes the family has had in their lives. Not a very long episode but an emotional packed episode. Family changes have had a huge affect on all of us and Shawn gives his perspective on how it has affected Alex, Greyson and himself. Find Autism…
 
Show Notes This episode we take a couple minutes to talk about peer pressure and society pressure on us as parents. sometimes as parents of children with autism we have to go against the grain and we get grief for it. We know what is best for our kids. No one can relate or understand our situation. So go with your gut feeling about what is best and…
 
Show Notes This quick tip we cover potty training. One of the more challenging skills to teach many of our children. On this Episode we're going to explain what we have been doing, what mistakes we made and some tips for success. Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buildingthepuzzle.com Facebook (buildingthepuzzle) - https://www.facebook.com/buildi…
 
Show Notes We have a wonderful little Greyson Update today. We ar so excited about his progress, where we have come from and where we are at now. He is doing so many incredible new things and we are very excited to share more of Greyson's story! Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buildingthepuzzle.com Facebook (buildingthepuzzle) - https://www.fac…
 
Show Notes This episode discusses the public school systems and the special needs programs they offer. We provide some pros and cons of going to public schools compared to home schooling or specialty schools. Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buildingthepuzzle.com Facebook (buildingthepuzzle) - https://www.facebook.com/buildingthepuzzle-100103054…
 
Show Notes Quick Tip #27 is going to cover the importance of emotional stability and flexibility. They are two vital ares if you want to maintain your sanity in a crazy world and throughout a wild journey! Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buildingthepuzzle.com Facebook (buildingthepuzzle) - https://www.facebook.com/buildingthepuzzle-100103054801…
 
Show Notes Today Shawn rides solo and talks about a number of topics. He talks about the importance of choosing the right therapy providers and therapists and how important patience is in that process. He also talks a lot about our mindset as parents of children with Autism, as well as a number of other topics. Enjoy the episode! Find Autism Buildi…
 
Show Notes On this episode we discuss the pros and cons of specialty schools. We talk about our experience when visiting one of them and what types of kids benefit the most from these types of programs. Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buildingthepuzzle.com Facebook (buildingthepuzzle) - https://www.facebook.com/buildingthepuzzle-100103054801446…
 
Show Notes On this episode Alex talks about what Autism looks like and some of the generalizations people use surrounding Autism Spectrum Disorder. She talks about her experiences with some people who have what many people would consider an ignorent point of view. She also explains how her view point has changed over time. Find Autism Building The …
 
Show Notes Quick Tip 26 gives you 7 tips for calming kids down. Number one came as a surprise to me. I'm even looking forward to trying it for myself! Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buildingthepuzzle.com Facebook (buildingthepuzzle) - https://www.facebook.com/buildingthepuzzle-100103054801446 Facebook Group (Building the Puzzle) - https://www.…
 
Show Notes Shawn is flying solo today. Just spending some time talking about his experience and the emotions he has had throughout the journey. It has been challenging, surprising and humbling all at once. I know it has made me a better man, husband and father, but I would be kidding if it wasn't very hard. I explain how it effected me, our marriag…
 
Show Notes We are back discussing home schooling today. We talk about the pros and cons, along with some misconceptions. We also explain why we have decided to home school Greyson. Stepping Stones Preschool 215-738-6631 https://www.sspreshollonline.com Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buildingthepuzzle.com Facebook (buildingthepuzzle) - https://…
 
Show Notes This week’s quick tip covers the differences between Apraxia of Speech and Echolalia. We explain the differences and how you can overcome the conditions if your child has either of them. Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buildingthepuzzle.com Facebook (buildingthepuzzle) - https://www.facebook.com/buildingthepuzzle-100103054801446 Face…
 
Show Notes Alex flies solo in episode 51. Focusing on a mother’s perspective. She focuses on two major topics, the importance of getting services as early as possible, and how your perspective can completely change throughout the journey. She talks about how her perspective now has changed due to all the unique experiences she has had. Find Autism …
 
Show Notes This week’s quick tip covers the 5 most common dual diagnosis’s that go along with high functioning autism. Many individuals with high functioning autism might not be diagnosed because they tend to be good at hiding symptoms. Therefore, many might only be diagnosed with OCD, Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Depression or Bi Polar Disorder. If yo…
 
Show Notes On this quick we talk about the importance of your child having a connection with your therapists. This will improve your child's learning and progress. It will also speed up the pairing process and get to work faster, not waisting valuable time and money. Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buildingthepuzzle.com Facebook (buildingthepuz…
 
Show Notes We hit 50 episodes! Come join us as we celebrate this milestone! We take some questions, talk about Greyson, and discuss our favorite episodes and moments from our first 50 episodes. Cheers to 50 episodes and a whole lot more! Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buildingthepuzzle.com Facebook (buildingthepuzzle) - https://www.facebook.co…
 
Show Notes On this quick tip we talk about anxiety in children with autism. It is extremely common. We have had to manage a lot of anxiety with Greyson and we provide you with all our tips we have learned to help Greyson overcome his anxiety. Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buildingthepuzzle.com Facebook (buildingthepuzzle) - https://www.facebo…
 
Show Notes Her on Episode #49 we do a book review of Dr Mary Barbera’s book, The Verbal Behavior Approach. It is one of many types of ABA programs. This one specifically focuses on developing more verbal communication skills. She really puts a lot of importance on the value of assessments and transfer trials. Two areas that she has determined many …
 
Show Notes Today we talk about an emerging treatment for Autism, Stem Cell Therapy! This is not a very well known treatment for any condition, let alone for Autism. We have been considering using this treatment on Greyson. So we can provide you with all the information we have gathered from our extensive research about it. Resources https://parents…
 
Show Notes This week on the quick tip of the week, I talk a little about being, to hard on yourself. Why it can be harmful to your success as a person and as a parent. I talk about my experience with that and what I learned. Why you need to be aware of it and some tips for overcoming it. Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buildingthepuzzle.com Fac…
 
Show Notes This episode is for the fathers, or anyone who wants to pass it on to a father. I wanted to take some time to add to our last episode that was for the father’s, and discuss a few things I went through and how I got passed them. Sharing some of my top recommendations so you can learn from my mistakes. Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.b…
 
Show Notes Receptive Language may be the most important skill to teach any child. They will not be able to communicate expressive language, with out having receptive language, and be able to understand things that people say to them. This episode is all about Receptive Language and how to teach Receptive Language. Product Recommended in Episode - M…
 
Show Notes In this weeks importance of creating a comprehensive Therapy Plan, or Action Plan. As well as a few tips for doing it. Enjoy! Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buildingthepuzzle.com Facebook (buildingthepuzzle) - https://www.facebook.com/buildingthepuzzle-100103054801446 Facebook Group (Building the Puzzle) - https://www.facebook.com/g…
 
Show Notes Our favorite Q & A episodes. We have some awesome listener questions. We are excited for the episode and to hear from listeners. It is always great to hear from everyone! So Thank You! Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buildingthepuzzle.com Facebook (buildingthepuzzle) - https://www.facebook.com/buildingthepuzzle-100103054801446 Facebo…
 
Show Notes We are live for the first time! It is all about CBD on this episode. We discuss everything from what it is and what to look for, to our experiences with Greyson as well as on us. We talk about the brand we use and work with as well, Green Compass. Enjoy the show! Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buildingthepuzzle.com Facebook (buildin…
 
Show Notes In this weeks quick tip we provide the 3 most important things you need to look for in an ABA therapist. A lot of questions about this topic and we wanted to simplify it down to just the 3 most important things to look for. Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buildingthepuzzle.com Facebook (buildingthepuzzle) - https://www.facebook.com/b…
 
Show Notes In this weeks quick tip we provide 4 recommendations for helping you navigate your Childs IEP. Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buildingthepuzzle.com Facebook (buildingthepuzzle) - https://www.facebook.com/buildingthepuzzle-100103054801446 Facebook Group (Building the Puzzle) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1172615782928344 Instagra…
 
Show Notes On this episode we take some time to talk about adults getting diagnosed with autism. We talk about the signs, treatments and assessment process. It can be a very different experience for adults than children. It is also commonly misdiagnosed in adults. The assessments are more challenging as well, but we have all the information you nee…
 
Show Notes We have our favorite type of episode today. A Greyson update. It never gets old talking about Greyson. We have had a lot of new things to update everyone on and we are super excited about the episode. Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buildingthepuzzle.com Facebook (buildingthepuzzle) - https://www.facebook.com/buildingthepuzzle-100103…
 
Show Notes This weeks Quick Tip explains what errorless teaching is and when you should use it. I am not a BCBA but we have used this technique with our BCBA and really benefitted Greyson. Enjoy! Find Autism Building The Puzzle www.buildingthepuzzle.com Facebook (buildingthepuzzle) - https://www.facebook.com/buildingthepuzzle-100103054801446 Facebo…
 
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