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Exploring Characteristics of Autism: Breaking Stereotypes and Building Support 

Introduction Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide. It is essential to gain a comprehensive understanding of ASD, dispel misconceptions, and learn how to support those living with it. In this blog post, we will explore what ASD is, its common characteristics and behaviors, address stereotypes, and provide guidance on better understanding…

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What is Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT): A Comprehensive Guide for Parents and Registered Behavior Technicians

Introduction:  Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT) is a structured and effective teaching method widely used in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to help individuals with developmental challenges, particularly children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), acquire new skills and behaviors. Whether you’re a parent seeking to better understand how to support your child’s growth or a registered behavior technician (RBT)…

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Implementing Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT) within the Home Setting

Introduction As parents and registered behavior technicians (RBTs), one of the most impactful ways to support children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is by implementing evidence-based interventions within the comfort of their own home. Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT) is a structured teaching method widely used in applied behavior analysis (ABA) to foster skill development in children with ASD. In this…

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What is NET

Natural Environment Training, also known as NET, is an evidence-based instruction in Applied Behavior Therapy (ABA) utilized to enhance learning in everyday settings. NET is often used to teach socialization, communication, and generalization. Teaching is incorporated into play activities using familiar toys, games, and materials to maximize the learner’s motivation to continue the activity. NET is a less structured teaching…

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What is Occupational Therapy (OT)

Does your child have difficulty with day-to-day activities at home, school, or in the community? Is your child easily distracted or do they have trouble attending to tasks? Is it difficult for them to copy shapes or letters? Do they have difficulty getting dressed? Are meal times a hassle? Would you consider them a picky eater? Are they overly sensitive…

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Meet The Founder

STEPS Behavioral Health is a company that specializes in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). “STEPS applies ABA behavioral interventions for individuals with Autism and Developmental Disabilities, in order to guide and facilitate learning.” STEPS focuses on assisting families and individuals with Autism and Developmental Disabilities to achieve their goals with tailored therapy.…

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What is Autism

Did you know that the composer Amadeus Mozart, the physicist Albert Einstein, and Sir Isaac Newton all were on the spectrum? This just goes to show the level of variance that exists across the autism spectrum disorder. This blog presents a general breakdown of Autism from multiple professional perspectives. The video attached provides perspectives from a seasoned Board certified behavior…

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What is Speech Therapy

Did you know that speech is one of the most refined and intricate acts that the motor system carries out? Our voice box is similar to the hundreds of muscles in our chest, neck, jaw, and tongue. In that, the components that facilitate speech must function completely and cohesively. Even the slightest inaccuracy in movement can present challenges in the…

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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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