Tag: ABA

Bridge the Gap Featuring Ryan Shindler

When I first started working with kids with Autism in 2008, adults with Autism would have been born before 1990. Back then only 1 out of every 10,000 people had Autism. There was no community of adults with Autism. Nobody really knew for sure if adults with Autism could go to work or to school or to college. There were…

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What are the verbal operants and why do they matter?

Verbal behavior seems like the newest buzz word in the world of Autism. Parents ask me almost every day what it is and how it is different from applied behavior analysis (ABA). Truthfully, it is usually used interchangeably. Technically speaking though, it is the part of ABA that teaches children how to use language to communicate. Verbal behavior was developed…

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An interesting "spin" on Reinforcement.

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the most well researched and scientifically validated methods for teaching children with Autism new skills.  It is based upon the behavior principle that what happens before a behavior and what happens after a behavior will determine if it happens again. If a person engages in a behavior and they do not get what they want,…

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Why you MUST Teach Your Child with Autism in a variety of Locations!

Teaching your child with Autism is a variety of locations is critical to his success. Here is why! Disclaimer: This video is intended for information purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition. The text, graphics, images, flash movies, and audio segments are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or…

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Why does my child listen to his teachers BUT not to me?

Let me ask you a question. Do you sometimes look at how well your child works with his therapists or read your teacher’s reports of what a great job he is doing in school and wonder why he’s not doing the same for you? If you are watching this video, you have probably already tried several things that haven’t worked.…

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