• Buddy’s Tips & Tidbits

    Praise your child more than you correct them. If you catch yourself constantly correcting or redirecting them to a more appropriate behavior, balance it out with praise. For example: Our rule of thumb is 4 words of praise and reinforcement for every 1 correction.

  • 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!

  • 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 […]

  • Tips for Preventing Wandering to Keep Your Child Safe

    As parents of children with autism spectrum disorders well know, kids with ASD often have a tendency to wander. This is extremely stressful for families because it’s so dangerous for their children. If this is a problem for your family, it’s important to develop a multifaceted plan to prevent wandering.   First, make sure your home is secure. Deadbolts that […]

  • How to Keep Your Child Safe In and Around Water

    Water safety is important for every child, but for children with autism spectrum disorders, it’s imperative. Many individuals with ASD are drawn to water and that, combined with a tendency to wander, can be a tragic combination. In fact, drowning is the leading cause of death for people with ASD who tend to wander. How can […]

  • Cutting Down on Discipline Disagreements with Parent Training

    Disciplining a child with autism can be tough. When parents disagree about the discipline system, it’s even more challenging. You can keep your relationship strong and maintain harmony in the family home with parent training sessions at The Behavior Exchange. Our ABA therapists only use evidence-based techniques. When you and your partner learn about the […]

  • Ideas for Introducing New Games to Your Child

    All children love to play and have fun. However, children with autism are often resistant to new things because of the change in routine. Some kids with autism may need some extra help to learn how to engage in appropriate play behaviors. If your child is having trouble with social skills and play behaviors, it’s time […]

  • What can parents do to support healthy friendships for their children?

    All children deserve to experience the joy of friendship. However, some children have more trouble than others making and keeping friends. In particular, kids with autism may be unsure of how to communicate and interact with their peers. If your child has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or another developmental difference, one of the most […]

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