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Tag: Special Education

3 Super Quick Tips for Homeschooling (Videos Included)

By now, many parents have been homeschooling their kids for over a month.  For some, it has gotten easier but for some it is just a big, huge, epic disaster.  It may seem like your child is never going to listen to you.  I have good news and bad news. The bad news…. A lot of schools may not reopen…

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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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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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What is Echolalia: Why does my child with Autism repeat what I say?

Are you frustrated your child with Autism is repeating you instead of telling you what they want? Children with Autism Spectrum disorder who have language delay often struggle with echolalia. Here is how you can use ABA, Applied Behavior Analysis to understand how to help your Autistic child learn to talk. Disclaimer: This video is intended for information purposes only.…

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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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ABA Techniques Explained: Planned Ignoring/Extinction

In this week’s video Jessica explains how to use the extinction procedure planned ignoring and what it means to ignore a behavior not a child! 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…

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What is Symbolic Play? Why is it Important for Kids with Autism?

Symbolic Play is an Important Skill For Children With Autism. In this Short Video, Jessica Leichtweisz Will Explain What it is and Explain Why it is an Important Skill for Children with Autism to Learn! 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…

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