Professional Resources

During this time when we are forced to stay home, let’s try to make the most of it.  This is a great opportunity to get parents involved. Providing telehealth services gives ABA practitioners the opportunity to see the client with his family from a distance. After a remote session has begun, ask the parent to…

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Are the type of prompts used when teaching skills important? Absolutely! It may not seem like a big deal. You present a prompt and the learner performs the skill correctly. So what’s the harm in that? Prompts are meant to be an instructional tool. They should be used to teach correct responding and then faded…

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Is your house currently a multiple grade level classroom, a cafeteria, a gym, an art room, a science lab, a library, a music room, an office for you, and a conference call location for your partner? We get it. This is a challenge.    In the meantime, we hope the following suggestions and resources are…

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Are you ready to transfer your kids out of your home instruction class already? Let us help you make the most of being all together with some links to amazing resources available during this uncertain time.    (Please preview prior to showing your children)  Brain Pop  NYT  Swing Education Kennedy Center  Things to Do  Behavior…

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We are all trying to find ways to navigate the COVID-19 virus/coronavirus outbreak. Discussing this with your children and trying to keep them calm can be challenging. Below is a list of resources to help you have those difficult conversations about COVID-19 virus/coronavirus.  (Please preview prior to showing your children)  Nasp Online  CDC  NCTSN PBS …

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Applied behavior analysis is nearly synonymous with “autism treatment” for many people, and it does not go without reason. There is an extensive body of literature on behavior analytic procedures being effective at reducing or even completely eliminating interfering problem behaviors in individuals diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities such as self-injurious behaviors, stereotypies,…

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Consistency greatly impacts our effectiveness as behavior analysts. Getting the family of the client to buy in to our interventions can be challenging but necessary for most clients. Sure, some learners acquire the skill of behaving or responding in a certain way in our presence, but if it doesn’t generalize to outside our session, does…

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Generalization is an extremely important aspect of ABA intervention. People with autism don’t consistently generalize skills, and therefore we need to actively program for the generalization of skills from training to non training conditions. There are two important factors when considering the generalization of a skill: how will I promote or facilitate generalization during teaching,…

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When discussing motivational systems in the field of ABA there are differing views out there. I have heard comments like these more often than I would like: ”But he doesn’t NEED a motivational system” and “He isn’t READY for tokens.” My response is typically, “Why do you go to work?” Do you work for free?”…

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