ABA Therapy Activities https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/aba-therapy-activities-guide/
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

ABA Therapy Activities To Do At Home

Imagine hearing there is a huge waitlist for your child to be enrolled at an ABA center?  As a parent, you feel defeated and helpless. This article is going to cover ABA therapy activities that parents can easily do at home to help their child with autism. Today, ABA therapy is one of the most

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Is ABA Therapy Harmful? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/does-aba-therapy-good-choice/
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Is ABA Therapy Harmful?

There is a heated debate within the autism community about Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy, its benefits versus negative effects with some people questioning, “Is ABA therapy harmful?” To start, it is important to know what ABA therapy is and what it looks like. ABA therapy helps people understand the behaviors associated with the autistic

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Conceptually Systematic: a Dimension of ABA https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/aba-systematic-dimensions/
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Conceptually Systematic: a Dimension of ABA

There are seven dimensions of Applied Behavior Analysis; conceptually systematic may be one that needs a little more explanation… Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a controversial and unfortunately divisive topic in the autism treatment sphere. From parents who believe the behavioral techniques have helped their kids on the spectrum thrive, to autistic adults who feel

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Naturalistic Teaching: Does it Support Autistic Children? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/naturalistic-teaching-support-children/
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Naturalistic Teaching: Does it Support Autistic Children?

Naturalistic teaching is a branch of applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy that takes on a more natural approach than the more commonly known discrete trial training. In this article we will discuss what naturalistic teaching is, the different naturalistic procedures and if it supports children with autism.  What is naturalistic teaching? In the early days,

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Q&A: Answering ABA Queries from Parents
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Q&A: Answering ABA Queries from Parents

An ABA therapist answers parents’ most pressing questions about ABA therapy. Q. How is a child’s progress measured/monitored in ABA? A. Data collection is critical in ABA therapy, enabling therapists to access behaviors and develop goals and a treatment plan while consistently monitoring progress. A child’s progress is measured and monitored through constant data collection.

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What You May Not Already Know about ABA Therapy
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

What You May Not Already Know about ABA Therapy

JC Ellinger speaks with an autism mom and a behavior therapy provider to offer readers an inside perspective into ABA therapy. “At three and a half my son was barely talking. His speech and social-emotional delays qualified him for developmental preschool with our local school district. E was hypersensitive to noises.  He stimmed a lot

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Survey Results: One Third of Autism Caregivers Use ABA Therapy https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/survey-results-caregivers-use-aba/
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Autism News

Survey Results: One Third of Autism Caregivers Use ABA Therapy

Autism Parenting Magazine has revealed more than a third of autism caregivers use an ABA therapy provider to support a child on the spectrum. In a survey sent out by Autism Parenting Magazine (APM) to more than 160,000 email subscribers, over a third of responders confirmed they are using an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy

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What Does ABA Contribute to the Autism Community?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

What Does ABA Contribute to the Autism Community?

Two academics analyze the nuts and bolts of ABA therapy in the autism community. Behavior analysis incorporates a field, philosophy, and science (Morris, Altus, & Smith, 2013). Experimental analysis of behavior is the science of behaviorism. Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the application of that science to human behavior. The early practitioners of ABA described

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Noncontingent Reinforcement for Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/understanding-noncontingent-reinforcement/
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Understanding Noncontingent Reinforcement for Autism

Reinforcement is often used to encourage the desired behavior in children on the autism spectrum. Different types are used in different situations, but what is noncontingent reinforcement, and how can it help your child on the spectrum? Noncontingent reinforcement, also known as NCR, means getting a reward without doing something specific. Research supports the claim

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A Day in the Life of a Behavior Technician
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

A Day in the Life of a Behavior Technician

Have you ever wondered what life is like for a Behavior Technician? Read on to find out.  Getting to work hands-on in the local autism community as a behavior technician is a rewarding experience for me while working towards finishing my Bachelor’s degree in Human Services with a concentration in Child and Family Services. It

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What is Trigger Analysis in ABA?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

What is Trigger Analysis in ABA?

Trigger analysis in ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) provides a way for negative or challenging behaviors to be identified and observed.  Trigger analysis can be used by parents with a child, by teachers with a student, or by anyone who wants to monitor challenging behaviors with the goal of intervention to help an individual alter his/her

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Adapting Behavior Through Antecedent Interventions
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Adapting Behavior Through Antecedent Interventions

If you’ve heard of ABA, or applied behavioral analysis therapy, then you might have heard of the concept “antecedent interventions”. But what does it mean? Well, the aim of ABA therapy itself is to help individuals with autism spectrum disorder learn to communicate better, increase self and situational awareness, improve self regulation, and alter atypical

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ABA Therapy Near Me
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

ABA Therapy Near Me: Finding a Provider for Your Child

Where can I find ABA therapy near me for my child with autism? If you’re a parent of a child with autism who is demonstrating challenging behavior, or who is in need of some support, you might be considering ABA Therapy (Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy). Many experts believe early intervention is important for helping children

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What is Differential Reinforcement in ABA? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/differential-reinforcement/
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

What is Differential Reinforcement in ABA?

Getting your child to develop good habits like making their bed and brushing their teeth can be a bit tricky. Instead of constantly reminding or resorting to punishments, you might want to try a method called differential reinforcement, one of the most popular techniques used in ABA. This approach means rewarding the behaviors you want

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ABA Therapy at Home: All You Need to Know https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/parents-aba-therapy-home/
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

ABA Therapy at Home: All You Need to Know

If you’re navigating the world of autism with a child, you’re likely familiar with ABA Therapy. One common question that arises is whether it’s possible to conduct ABA therapy at home. The good news is, yes, it can. ABA, rooted in Operant Conditioning, emphasizes Positive and Negative Reinforcement. Understanding Operant Conditioning makes ABA accessible even

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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

How Much Does ABA Therapy for Autism Cost?

If you’re the parent of a child who has recently been diagnosed with autism, ensuring he/she receives the best support is likely to be at the top of your agenda. ABA therapy, otherwise known as Applied Behavior Analysis therapy, monitors behavioral changes to identify whether a child’s social development and communication skills are progressing while

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ABA Training for Parents: All You Need to Know https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/aba-therapy-training-benefits/
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

ABA Training for Parents: All You Need to Know

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has been shown to be effective in the treatment and care of children with autism and their disruptive behaviors. While it’s typically facilitated by therapists, parents often play an active role in the strategies presented. Fortunately, there are many programs and online courses that provide ABA training for parents.  Certification allows

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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

What are The Main ABA Techniques and Adaptations?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a type of therapy utilized for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). There are controversial thoughts surrounding this type of therapy, but it has been researched as an evidence-based practice by The American Psychological Association and various studies. There are many forms of therapy that offer more holistic approaches and

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The 7 Dimensions & Core Principles of ABA https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/aba-principles/
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

The 7 Dimensions & Core Principles of ABA

As an autism parent, you’ve probably heard of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). It’s the most commonly used therapy for children on the spectrum. If you’re confused about this approach – don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many autism parents wonder what the basic ABA principles are. Applied behavior analysis has seven dimensions supported by scientific-based research

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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Summer Skill Building Tips at Home for Families

When school is out for summer, many parents appreciate that their children’s days are no longer consumed with reading, writing, and arithmetic. But for children on the autism spectrum, the changes to their daily routines and structures brought on by summer vacation often present challenges and sometimes even setbacks. Families should certainly take some much-needed

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Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy for Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/aba-therapy-for-autism/
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

ABA Therapy for Autism

Parents are always researching the best therapies and supports for their children on the autism spectrum. In doing so, one of the first options that comes up is likely to be ABA therapy. This approach is designed to help children build life and social skills while adapting challenging behaviors. However, ABA therapy for autism has

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How Can I Best Prepare for an ABA Therapist in My Home? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-prepare-for-aba-therapist/
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

How Can I Best Prepare for an ABA Therapist in My Home?

After receiving your child’s diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), you probably felt a flurry of emotions. Perhaps you were shocked, thinking to yourself on the drive home, “but my kid talks.” Perhaps you were relieved, finally having confirmation that your sneaking suspicions about your child’s delays were valid. Whatever you felt, you took the

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How to Teach ABA Without Making Your Child a Robot https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/teach-without-making-child-robot/
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

How to Teach ABA Without Making Your Child a Robot

His life was a routine. His life was a schedule. His life stepped. His day-to-day life was chronological. We evolve into the militant enforcers of a strict routine, a strict schedule, the strict followers of chronological order, and we do not delve from that line. Yet, in the physics of constant movement, in the physics

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Top Advice On Operant Conditioning In Individuals With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/advice-operant-conditioning-individuals-autism/
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Top Advice On Operant Conditioning In Individuals With Autism

People like to be rewarded for a job well done. Rewards can be as simple as a parent praising a child for picking up toys or as significant as getting a promotion after years of dedication and hard work. This reinforcement, known as a part of operant conditioning, helps an individual make an association between

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10 Behavior Analytic Steps to Forgiveness You Need to Know https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/behavior-analytic-forgiveness-to-know/
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

10 Behavior Analytic Steps to Forgiveness You Need to Know

What constitutes forgiveness and the best pathway to achieving it is one of the most debated topics around. Some argue that in order to forgive, one must forget past transgressions and “take the high road” or “be the bigger person.” Others claim that forgiveness sets you free. What does all this mean and which philosophy

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Which Is Best for My Child - ABA Therapy in the Home or Clinical Setting? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-child-therapy-home-clinical/
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Which Is Best for My Child – ABA Therapy in the Home or Clinical Setting?

When not fully understood, applied behavior analysis (ABA) may seem like an overwhelming treatment option for children diagnosed with autism. Many people are unsure what ABA is, what it can do and why it is used. Simply put, ABA is a science that uses reinforcement strategies to increase or decrease socially significant behavior. Based on

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Ways ABA Therapy Can Help Improve Skills For Life https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-aba-therapy-improve-skills/
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Ways ABA Therapy Can Help Improve Skills For Life

Learning that your child has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be very difficult for family members. One of the most important things to remember is that your child is still the same child that he/she was prior to the diagnosis.  As you learn about ASD and begin to use resources and find

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5 Great Tips for First Time ABA Therapy https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/first-time-aba-therapy-tips/
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

5 Great Tips for First Time ABA Therapy

As parents, we are usually the first to discover if our child has autism, a behavioral problem, or a learning disability. We do our very best to help our child overcome whatever he/she is going through but sometimes we just need help. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is a great resource that could help kids

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Pivotal Response Training: A Naturalistic Approach to Applied Behavioral Analysis https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/what-is-pivotal-response-training/
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Pivotal Response Training: A Naturalistic Approach to Applied Behavioral Analysis

Behavioral interventions such as applied behavior analysis (ABA) have often been criticized for their methods of changing behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) based on the belief that there’s a ”right” way to behave according to society’s expectations.  Although the debate is ongoing, the work of behavioral therapists still remains functional, and many parents

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Simple Ways to Use ABA Intervention in Family Routines https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/aba-intervention-family-routines/
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Simple Ways to Use ABA Intervention in Family Routines

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) interventions have been proven to be extremely effective for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), increasing their skills and reducing problem behavior (National Autism Center, 2015). There are a variety of ways ABA can be provided, but the way it is often delivered, through intensive 1:1 therapy, has come to be

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