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Early Signs of Autism

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A very general sign of autism is that individuals are often unresponsive and withdrawn or "in their own world."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.

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5 Misconceptions About ABA

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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.

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  • LD
    LD says #
    Kisha- I cannot speak for the ESDM program, but I am recently enrolled in graduate school pursuing my masters to become a board c
  • Amanda N. Kelly
    Amanda N. Kelly says #
    Thank you for this post. Behaviorbabe.com also has 15 Common Misconceptions about applied behavior analysis: http://www.behaviorb
  • Audrey Borges
    Audrey Borges says #
    You're very welcome. I enjoyed writing it, and I'll definitely check out your website.
  • Amanda N. Kelly
    Amanda N. Kelly says #
    I update the site monthly. Let me know if there's something you would like to suggest I add. I will add a link to your post on m
  • Kisha Wilson
    Kisha Wilson says #
    Hi, I wanted to know why insurance companies feel that intensive behavioral therapy/applied behavioral analysis (ABA) including Ea
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Obama VS Romney: Who will rise for Autism?

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Children are our future. 1 in 88 has an autism spectrum disorder. It was 1 in 150 only 10 years ago. Clearly, the numbers are rising.

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What is an Autism Aide, or Shadow?

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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.

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    helena says #
    Hi carlos, i liked reading your post, it was very informative and concise! I am currently working with children diagnosed with aut
  • williams Don E.
    williams Don E. says #
    Carlos, I enjoyed your blog. Nice job/
  • Audrey
    Audrey says #
    Carlos, thank you for a great post on shadowing! I enjoyed it!
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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.

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Science and/or Practice: Is it Important?

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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?

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  • Angela Bishop, BCBA
    Angela Bishop, BCBA says #
    Great post, it makes me realize how hard we have to work to make sure that we are taking a scientific approach in all aspects of o
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    Dr. Randall, BCBA-D says #
    Don, I cannot express how much I appreciate this post. I am a scientist practitioner, thats what UNT trained me to be! I will not
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What is Asperger's Syndrome?

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There's a 12-year-old girl named Jane standing near a group of girls who appear to be around the same age. She looks like she wants to join in their conversation, but she seems a little anxious. Jane has an extensive knowledge of history that she enjoys sharing sometimes at random and inappropriate times such as when she decides to join the girls' conversation.

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What is Autism?

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The sound of children laughing and playing in the sunshine with their friends as they slide down a slide or hang from monkey bars on a playground is priceless. They have not a care in the world. Unfortunately, for the parents of many children, this beautiful picture is just a dream.

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What is ABA?

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Do you like to reward yourself? I know I do. A hot, foamy latte sounds good right now, but first, I have to tell you about ABA. Perhaps I can enjoy one afterward because it would be very reinforcing to me.

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  • Vancouver psychologist
    Vancouver psychologist says #
    First of all thanks Audrey for sharing with us such valuable information.You write so well keep it up.
  • Audrey Borges
    Audrey Borges says #
    Thank you for all the support! I look forward to writing more.
  • Don Williams
    Don Williams says #
    Audrey does a great job and a real service in writing her blog. She hits the nail on the head.
  • Dr. Dom
    Dr. Dom says #
    I always bring parents and staff back to the basic building blocks of the ABC's of ABA! If they truly grasp the power of being abl
  • Amy Veenendaal
    Amy Veenendaal says #
    Audrey, I love the personality and information you brought to this entry! Great work! I look forward to reading more of your posts
  • Diana Melgar
    Diana Melgar says #
    Great Job Audrey!! Very informative! Keep it up
  • Jack Cravy
    Jack Cravy says #
    She's doing a fantastic job! Go Audrey!
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