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Social stories- stories with a function!

Social stories- stories with a function!

Hello everyone! We are here wrapping up Autism Awareness Month with a little intervention strategy you can use at home with your youngsters! We decided to scale back the blog posts to monthly, so here we are again in April. Let’s get down to it! Social stories are stories that can be used to give some information to your child…

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A personal testimony: working for STEPS

A personal testimony: working for STEPS

Happy Friday, everyone! This week, I (Jessica Coury, the one whose name you see every week) will be telling you about my time at STEPS, why I love being a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), and what the field has brought to me as I move forward in my schooling. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I have…

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Autism Signs and Symptoms

Autism Signs and Symptoms

Since we work with kids and young adults on the autism spectrum, it’s only appropriate for us to write a signs and symptoms post! In this post, we will be discussing the hallmark symptoms to look for if you suspect your child could have autism. Let’s dive in! It’s important to know exactly when parents can start to notice signs…

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Communication: Not just speaking

Communication: Not just speaking

Oftentimes, parents are left wondering how they can help their non-verbal child communicate his/her wants and needs. There is a wide variety of ways to help non-verbal children communicate, from sign language to use of an iPad software. In today’s post, we will be discussing Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), an alternative to speaking. The term AAC is broad and…

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Special guest star…

Special guest star…

Linked below is a blog written by special guest writer, Beth Land Hecht, LCSW-C! Beth talks about vacations away from your children with varying abilities. Hope is near, vacation will come! Check it out below: http://www.jcsbaltimore.org/2019/parent-talk/moms-and-dads-with-kids-of-varying-abilities-vacation-is-in-your-future-2/

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How to become a BCBA!

How to become a BCBA!

Since we have started this blog, we have given many suggestions for how to handle certain behaviors, ways that other professions help, and other general information about the ABA field. Today, we are going to outline the process of becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) for anyone interested in the process! It’s a very worthwhile certification to get if…

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Verbal Behavior on Reinforcement

Verbal Behavior on Reinforcement

Wishing everyone a very happy Friday as we present another post in the Verbal Behavior series! You can read our introductory post here. Today we are going to focus on the Verbal Behavior approach to reinforcement. We recently discussed reinforcement in a previous post, so today’s post is going to go more in depth about effective reinforcers and how to…

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