I think it's safe to say that every parent wants what is best for their child especially when it comes to obtaining necessary treatment for a special needs child. Children of all ages can benefit greatly from the structured learning environment that day treatment provides.
Autism and Behavioral Blog
No...... well not yet. As parents we all want our children in school in a mainstream class learning alongside their peers. While this is the ultimate goal there are many steps that are necessary to reach this goal.
Social skills are an essential part of life even beyond the obvious implication that with good social skills a person can form meaningful relationships.
Hello and Happy New Year, friends! Let's make 2013 rock! This year my resolution is to continue educating myself and you about anything and everything autism and special needs related so be sure and look for my blog post every week.
Verbal Behavior (VB) is one of the many branches under the family of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Just like ABA, VB is also derived from the philosophy of behaviorism, utilizes the basic scientific methodology for research, and is concerned with the improvement of an individual's educationally and socially significant behaviors.
A very general sign of autism is that individuals are often unresponsive and withdrawn or "in their own world." Some characteristics of autism are easily recognized in older kids who frequently cover their ears or flap their hands.
What are your thoughts about ABA? There are an abundance of misconceptions about applied behavior analysis (ABA), and of course there are also the facts. No worries; I'm going to tell you about both.
When a child with autism or any other special needs has acquired, to some degree, a certain set of skills in the areas of socialization and play, language, attending, group academic skills and maintains appropriate behaviors, this is a good time to start thinking about shadowing.
Hello again! Today I'm going to talk about cerebral palsy, but first I would like to dedicate this blog to a former client of mine who grew on me so much. I miss this person and I wish him all the best as he grows and progresses to the best of his ability.
What is reinforcing to you? Almost everyone has things that they treat themselves with like chocolate, a new shirt, an iTunes song and so on. You already know I have my coffee right here, so make sure you have your treat handy because I would like you to have it after you learn a few important things about special needs children.
The title of this obviously is not a question that we hear in medicine or engineering. So why is that question ever heard in practice settings of psychologists, teachers, or behavior analysts?