• Prompt Fading Helps Children with Autism Become Independent

    Prompts are a part of everyday life. They provide clues or assistance on how to respond in a particular situation. The ding when you receive a new text message is a prompt to pick up your phone. The green light when you’re waiting at an intersection is a prompt to go. The instructions that come […]

  • ABA Therapy and Behavior Functions

    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 else, it can sound like a foreign language. So, for all the wonderful parents out there who are new to ABA therapy or just want a refresher, this […]

  • Holiday Season: ‘Tis Family Road Trip Time.

    As the holiday season approaches, many families are planning road trips to avoid crowded airports. Between the lack of a predictable routine and being stuck sitting for long periods of time, road trips can be a source of stress for all children particularly those with Autism Spectrum Disorder. There are some things you can do […]

  • Avoiding Bumps in the Road:

    Five Tips for Keeping Children with Autism Safely Seated in the Car. Parents who have a child with autism understand what a challenge it can be to keep them seated and secure when riding in the car. If your child is like mine, a short trip to the grocery store can quickly turn into a […]

  • Inside ABA Therapy Insurance: Top Tips for Parents

    Insurance can be a bear to navigate when it comes to the life-changing treatment of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. It wasn’t until last year that all 50 states finally had statutes on the books, requiring insurers to cover some level of treatment for autism spectrum disorders. Still, there are many differences in coverage from […]

  • 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 […]

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