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Meghan Cave

Meghan Cave, MEd, BCBA, LBA, Justyna Balzar, MEd, BCBA, LBA, and Keri Spielmann, MA, BCBA, LBA are three board certified behavior analysts with unique backgrounds, who seek to use the principles of applied behavior analysis to affect meaningful behavior change within the education system and among professionals responsible for advocating for students with special needs and their families. By objectively defining goals, referencing real-life examples from their practices, and workshopping solutions rooted in applied behavior analysis, they seek to develop evidence-based task analyses that will unify advocates, lawyers, families, school districts, and related service providers, thus creating an evidence-based forum in which socially significant progress is achieved through collaboration, trust, and science. For more info visit abaadvocacyproject.weebly.com

10 Behavior Analytic Steps to Forgiveness You Need to Know

10 Behavior Analytic Steps to Forgiveness You Need to Know https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/behavior-analytic-forgiveness-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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The Value of Living By Numbers and Not Opinions With a Special Needs Child

The Value of Living By Numbers and Not Opinions With a Special Needs Child https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/value-of-living-by-numbers/

“I feel…” “I think…” “In my opinion…” Listen closely at your next Planning and Placement Team (PPT) meeting and make note of the number of times these phrases are used throughout the discussion. Now, consider the number of graphs presented. If these two figures don’t match, subjectivity may be inadvertently guiding decision-making. In navigating the […]

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How to Use An ABA Approach to Advocate For Your Special Needs Child

How to Use An ABA Approach to Advocate For Your Special Needs Child https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/aba-approach-for-your-special-needs/

The Planning and Placement Team (PPT) room…it’s an intimidating scene for any parent to enter, stuffy with professionals defined by their never-ending acronyms: OT, PT, BCBA, SLP. Someone hands you your procedural safeguards, a maze of words defining your rights as a parent of a child with special needs.  On the table lies a stack […]

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