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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in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by Carol Tatom, RBT

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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in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by Carol Tatom, RBT

As a parent of a child with autism, you are likely to have heard the term Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. You are also likely to be aware that there are many controversies surrounding ABA therapy – and these are well worth exploring.  The aim of this article is to provide parents with the latest

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in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by Karla Pretorius, M. Psych

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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in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by Autism Parenting Articles

You want your child to make their bed in the morning and brush their teeth before bedtime. You want them to be attentive and fidget less. How do you go about it? You could remind them every day and turn into a “yelly monster,” ground them or take away their privileges. But all that is

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If you are involved with a child with autism one term I am sure you are familiar with through your knowledge, skill, and experience is ABA Therapy. Unfortunately this term comes with a large order of questions. What is ABA Therapy? Do you need to take your child into a specialist center for this type

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in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by Kristina Walsh, BHR

I’m a parent of a child with autism. What should I look for in an ABA organization? Being a parent of a child on the autism spectrum has been a unique journey, and one I wouldn’t trade for anything. Even so, I remember watching my son as a toddler and thinking, “Wow, all of my

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in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by Carla Gross, MA, LPEC

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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in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by Autism Parenting Articles

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a popular therapy model used for changing disruptive behaviors. However, it’s been shown to be particularly effective in the treatment and care of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ABA therapy is, at its core, a method of helping children with autism learn rudimentary skills so that they can lead

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in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by Autism Parenting Articles

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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in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by Karla Pretorius, M. Psych

Are you confused about ABA? Applied behavior analysis, also known as ABA, is a type of therapy that is commonly used in children with autism to improve behaviors on a spectrum of different socially significant skills. ABA therapy can be applied to decrease individual behavioral concerns that could be negatively impacting social interactions among peers,

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in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by Carol Tatom, RBT

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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in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by Braden Josephson, PhD, BCBA-D

ABA Therapy has become a hot topic in the autism community. In this special guide, we discuss everything you to need to know. How does ABA therapy work? Following the idea that behavior can be taught or modified by using rewards and consequences, ABA therapy usually starts with the behavior analyst observing your child and

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in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by Kim Barloso, AB

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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in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by Megan Cicolello, MS BCBA

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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in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by Maria Rohan, RN, BSN

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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in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by William Killion, PhD, BCBA

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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in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by Meghan Cave, MEd, BCBA, LBA

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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in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by Vanessa Beibide-Zanetich, BCBA, MEd

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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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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in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by Caryl Anne Crowne

Due to its effectiveness, Pivotal response training is definitely something to consider for parents. In this guide we discuss everything you need to know about the subject. What is Pivotal Response Training? Pivotal Response Training (PRT), also known as Pivotal Response Treatment, is an evidence-based intervention developed by Dr. Robert Koegel, Ph.D. and Dr. Lynn

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in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by Katherine G. Hobbs, AA

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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in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by Meme Hieneman, PhD, BCBA

He began to flap as the speech therapist cleaned the room dry of anything that would distract the little boy. Then she began her session, today’s lesson: pronouns.  She began to struggle.  She showed him stick figures pointing to themselves and pointing to other people. “My redshirt,” she repeated to him. He stared at her,

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in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by Maria Rohan, RN, BSN

I am a broken record when it comes to talking about learned helplessness! I think it is one of the most dangerous and damaging traps that kids or parents can fall into. Learned helplessness may be a term unfamiliar to you as well, so let me give you the basics and 10 practical ways to

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in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by Debra Moore, PhD

Recently Autism Parenting Magazine received a question about an 8-year-old boy with autism who engaged in challenging behavior in a school.  Specifically, a grandparent was worried about the child’s meltdowns which included kicking, hitting and saying some bad words. The person had concerns regarding the effectiveness of what was being done by a Behavior Therapist

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in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by Sarah Kupferschmidt, MA, BCBA

Dr. Stephen Shore once said “If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.”  As many of you know, the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there are now 1 in 68 children living with autism in the United States.  What this means for each child and his/her family

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in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by Sarah Kupferschmidt, MA, BCBA

 Help! I am going to be starting Applied Behavior Analysis for my son who has autism. Can you tell me things to ask and what to look for in an ABA provider? — Jane I am so glad you asked this. Within the autism community there are mixed feelings about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  But,

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in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by Angelina M., MS, BCBA, LMFT

How do you handle high anxiety of a child on the spectrum? My son is 12 years old and where we live there is a hurricane coming soon. Everyone is talking about it and he is terrified. He gets upset when it rains and he cries because he’s scared. With others he appears angry and

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in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by Angelina M., MS, BCBA, LMFT

A grandfather from Singapore asks… My eldest grandson (age 5) is autistic. His parents work full-time so I am his caretaker.  He is very picky about his food, does not talk, is hyperactive, walks on his toes, has difficulty concentrating, wakes up in the middle of the night, is not potty-trained, and fiddles with his

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in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by Angelina M., MS, BCBA, LMFT

Hi, I am the parent of a 13-year-old boy with Asperger’s syndrome.  He was unable to cope with school so he now has a tutor come to the house each day for one hour.  He is very withdrawn and this is worse when his tutor comes.  How do I get him to engage with the

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in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by Angelina M., MS, BCBA, LMFT

Interview with Dr. Maria Wynne Leslie Burby: Hi, thanks for joining me, I’m Leslie Burby, editor-in-chief of Autism Parenting Magazine and today we are here with Dr. Maria Wynne of Wynne Solutions and today we are going to talk about Tele-health. Thanks for joining me today doctor. Dr. Maria Wynne: Thanks for having me. Leslie

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