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Tag: Applied behaviour Analysis

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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How to teach a child with Autism to blow his nose!

Teaching a child to blow their nose can be really frustrating especially when they have Autism. Children with Autism often have sensory needs that make it more aversive for them to allow an adult to touch their nose to teach them to blow it. Great news! With these strategies, you don’t have to! These simple techniques can make it a…

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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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ABA Terms Defined: Reinforcer

Did you know that the more informed you are as a parent, the more likely your child is to benefit from ABA? That’s because you will be able to have more productive conversations with your therapists as well as carryout out the procedures they are using at home. This video is part of a special series called ABA Terms Defined.…

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Who Would Benefit From Applied Behavior Analysis?

Last week, a parent asked me if ABA was only for children who are aggressive. I promptly answered her with a Facebook Live. Later that day, in a meeting I was asked if ABA was only for younger kids who can’t talk. After being in the field of Autism and using ABA as my main modality of practice, I often…

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