• Word of the day. Oct 15, 2020

    LTM PromptingLTM stands for Least-to-Most. It refers to the method of assisting a child in completing a task or activity. An ABA therapist will start with no assistance and gradually provide prompting if needed. The idea is to give children the opportunity to complete tasks on their own. Patience is the key!

  • Buddy’s Tips & Bits

    Break down tasks into smaller ones that are easier to accomplish. For example: Washing your hands involves a lot of small steps. Turning on the water can be the first step your child can do by themselves. And be sure to praise them at each step!

  • Buddy’s Tips & Bits. #18

    Purposely encourage your child’s independence. For Example: Instead of dressing them in the morning,give them time to do it themselves. Only help when it’s needed, and praise them when they need less help. #Autism #ASD #AppliedBehaviorAnalysis #ABAtherapy #earlyintervention #thebehaviorexchange #PlanoTexas #FriscoTexas #DFW #Dallas #autismawareness #autismacceptance #Boulder #BoulderColorado #Denver #Denverarea #autismmom #specialneeds #autismspeaks #autismfamily #aspergers #autismsupport […]

  • Word of the Day: Adaptive Behaviors

    Adaptive behaviors Adaptive behaviors are age-appropriate everyday living skills that enable children to learn, interact with others, and become more independent. Listening, sharing, following directions, and daily self-care (e.g., brushing teeth, washing hands, etc…) are all examples of adaptive behaviors. One-to-one therapy at The Behavior Exchange can help teach children a variety of adaptive skills […]

  • Today’s word is: ANTECEDENT.

    ANTECEDENT means something that comes before. In ABA Therapy terms, it’s an event or setting that comes before a specific behavior. If the behavior is unwanted, we’ll change or modify the ANTECEDENT to prevent the unwanted behavior from happening again. You can too. Try it at home!

  • Spring Break Fun!

    Make the week one to remember. The sun is shining brighter, the days are getting longer, and that means Spring break is just around the corner. For many families, Spring break is an opportunity for travel and exciting new experiences. When you have a child with special needs, doing a little extra planning before your […]

  • Bedtime Can Be a Breeze

    Just a few simple and easy things to do when bedtime comes around. Just like clockwork, these days at the stroke of 10 PM I start to yawn. Being the night-owl that I am by nature, this still amazes me! And it is all due to a strict bedtime routine that I adopted when I […]

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