• 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 […]

  • Buddy’s Tips & Bits #22

    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?”

  • Today’s word is: Behavior Therapists.

    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. #Autism #ASD #AppliedBehaviorAnalysis #ABAtherapy #earlyintervention #thebehaviorexchange #PlanoTexas #FriscoTexas #DFW #Dallas #autismawareness #autismacceptance […]

  • 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!

  • The Science of Autism: Why Early Intervention Matters

    What causes autism is still a mystery. Scientists have theories and speculate. Some say there’s evidence it’s genetic and passed from parents to children. Others say external factors are at work. The truth may lie somewhere in between. We do know, however, that early intensive intervention using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), like One-on-One Therapy, benefits […]

  • How ABA Can Help Your Child Build Better Social Skills

    Children with autism often have difficulty with social situations, such as meeting new friends or managing the nuances of conversations. These challenges can become increasingly difficult to cope with as the child grows older and enters school. But there is hope. Children who receive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy can acquire the social skills they’ll need to succeed, both in […]

  • Examining Age-Specific Indicators of Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism is a common disorder that can have a major impact on a family. Kids with autism often need extra help to master academic skills, social skills, and desired behaviors. The sooner a child with autism begins receiving Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, the better the outcome is likely to be. Ideally, intervention should begin before […]

  • Teaching a Child to Wait: How ABA Can Help

    Waiting is an essential life skill, and also one of the most difficult to learn successfully. Any child may have trouble waiting. For a child with autism, in particular, the abstract concept of time can be difficult to grasp. This is why undesirable behaviors sometimes occur when a child is told to wait a few more minutes before he or she […]

  • What Is HOH Prompting?

    Autism therapy experts who use Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) have a number of tools and techniques that they can use to help children reach their full potential. One example is prompting. A prompt is a stimulus that encourages a desired response. Sometimes, hand over hand (HOH) prompting may be appropriate. As the name suggests, HOH prompting involves […]

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