Month: December 2021

#11 The ABCs of ABA

Antecedent  Behavior analysts try to identify what triggers a behavior and what consequences keep a behavior going.  An antecedent is what happens before a specific behavior.  Analysts view the immediate environment as the major cause of behavior.  This includes the setting, people, objects, events and so much more that is going on around us all …

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#10 What else is “on the spectrum”? 

So often we hear Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) generalized as autism, but what else is on the spectrum?  ASD is considered a spectrum disorder because there is such an array of symptoms that can be demonstrated in several different ways with varying severity.    The American Psychiatric Association’s DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) for mental health disorders was …

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#9 Holiday Tips for Autism

The holiday time is already stressful and overwhelming; add a special needs child into the mix, and you’re at a whole other level.  We’ve collected our favorite holiday tips to help you through the season.  Remember each child is different, so what works for one child may not work for another, but definitely try as many as you can!   Take …

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