Today’s word is: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) ASD is a developmental disorder that affects a child’s communication and behavior. “Spectrum” means there’s a wide range of types and severity of symptoms. In general, symptoms are either deficits (a lack of behaviors), or excesses where behaviors are repetitive and non-functional. All individuals with ASD are unique […]
A new family tradition. With the winter holidays coming right around the corner, you may have some extra time with your children at home. And what better way to make holiday memories and build traditions than to bring the family into the kitchen and bake some sweet homemade treats. Not only is it about making […]
Explore our bee-utiful Frisco Hive from the comfort of your home! Can you spot the squirrels in the trees? Take a look a look at this 360 video of our Frisco Hive.
Functional Communication Training Communication is a fundamental skill that enables us to express our wants and needs effectively. Children with autism and other developmental concerns often have difficulty expressing themselves in appropriate ways. They tend to replace language, such as “I need help,” “Play with me,” “Too loud,” and even shaking their head “no,” with […]
Work on a fun project together to practice skills like taking turns, requesting and giving items from others, and following instructions. We call it cooperative play. For example: Put together a train track by taking turns with each piece or use Legos to build a tower that can be knocked down.
Today’s word is: Music and MovementMusic and Movement is one of our program categories. It involves fun activities set to songs designed to get the whole body moving. Focus is on listening, coordination, and gross motor skills. Music and Movement is an important part our school readiness service known as the Behavior Exchange Early Start […]
Dear Families, Your support this year has meant so much to us here at The Behavior Exchange. Your trust and confidence in our mission gives us the strength to overcome any challenge. Please know, that as we sit down to Thanksgiving dinner with our families, we’ll be giving thanks for YOU and wishing you and […]
A Quick Guide for Parents Like other sciences, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has unique terminology that becomes second nature for […] professionals in the field. But for everyone.
Avoid being a broken record. Give your child an instruction instead of a choice. When they need to complete a task, avoid phrasing it as a […] question. For example: Say, “Time to brush your teeth,” instead of, “Do you want to brush your teeth?”
Behavior Therapists are the caring professionals who work with our clients on a daily basis. They’re responsible for implementing a […] child’s individual […] treatment plan and accurately recording data that our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) use to ensure children are reaching their goals.