• Negative reinforcement and Positive Punishment: What this means.

    In the field of ABA, you might see the words “reinforcement” and “punishment” being used quite a bit. With both of these terms, they can be further broken down into “positive” and “negative.” You might be thinking, “Wait, negative reinforcement and positive punishment…those sound pretty contradicting!” Well, let’s go into these terms in a little […]

  • Buddy’s Tips & Bits

    Take a breath and speak softly.For example: When your child’s upset or having a difficult time, speak softly to ease the situation. It helps them settle down and listen. More importantly, it will help you to remain calm and get through anything.

  • Watson’s Word of The Day

    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 […]

  • Holiday Chefs

    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 […]

  • Our Frisco Hive!

    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.

  • How to Teach Your Child with Autism to Express Themselves Appropriately

    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 […]

  • Buddy’s Tips & Bits

    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 Movement

    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 […]

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