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Reinforcement: another series!

Reinforcement is such a hugely important part of behavior therapy that we can’t just get it down to one post! In today’s post, we are going to outline the different types of reinforcement and how they can be used in your home, whether or not your child has Autism. In future posts, we will provide you with specific tools and…

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Okay mommy! Music to our ears

Okay mommy! Music to our ears

Ever have trouble getting your little ones to follow directions? We have developed a way to help alleviate the stress and help your children understand that positive things follow when they obey their parents. Our “Okay mommy!” system has already been effective for children on AND off the autism spectrum. In today’s post, we will explain the system and provide…

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Working hard to work hard

Once children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) grow up, a lot of parents aren’t necessarily sure what route to take. They can have their children live at home or live in a group home. Many parents believe that these children will not be able to make livings for themselves, but this is not the case! With the correct type of…

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Leisure Time is important too!

A lot of what we’ve talked about in past posts has been about children’s academic and behavioral progress. These are vital for children’s development, but oftentimes, people miss one other important aspect in children’s lives: leisure time. Many children on the Autism spectrum don’t play with toys other children their age would play with. Or, while they do have those…

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ABA in schools

By now, you’ve heard us talk about the fact that ABA therapy can be utilized in a variety of settings. Whether your child is in therapy with the RBT/BCBA, at home with you, or out in the community, there are always opportunities to help your child’s progress. One of the most important places the ABA therapy plan needs to be…

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Verbal Behavior: A Series

This week is the start of a new blog series about the specific approach of behavior therapy we use: Verbal Behavior. There is a lot to break down when we talk about Verbal Behavior, so we will be doing several posts about what it is and how to effectively use it in therapy. The first thing we want to talk…

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Functional Behavior Assessment: The first STEPS!

In a recent post, we talked about the meaning of a Functional Behavior Assessment, or FBA. As we said in the post, it’s the beginning of the behavior therapy process. The FBA is a comprehensive assessment that helps determine the function of the child’s behavior. It was founded on the principle that behavior serves a function, meaning that there is…

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