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Ready, Set, Potty Time!

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Toilet training is considered a pivotal skill for young children to master. Toilet training based on positive reinforcement can be an enjoyable experience for children with autism. This milestone allows individuals to participate in community activities and decreases a number of negative consequences that may occur (i.e. diminished personal hygiene, stigmatism, physical discomfort) (Cicero,, 2002). Thus, it is an important skill to teach.
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ABA Treatment: One for All and All for One

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The experience of starting ABA treatment with all it entails brings a world of new opportunities both for the family seeking treatment as well as the BCBA providing services. A new patient brings the BCBA the opportunity to build rapport with the patient as well as their family, the excitement of having the opportunity to learn what makes that individual tick and the potential to experience the gratification of all the small successes that will lead the patient to increased independence and growth.
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Basic Steps for Mand Training

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The number of children diagnosed with some type of childhood disorder is in the millions. Along with other delays, communication is an area that has a significant impact on children with autism. Because of these deficits some children fail to acquire age appropriate speech skills, some are unable to speak at all and others can manage a few words or develop a 'jargon' of their own that cannot be understood by people around them aside from their immediate family.
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To Train or Not To Train? That is the Question!

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All parents reach a point in time where they are sooo ready to ditch the diapers! This will come at different ages for every family. Whether you've reached this point or not, here are some tips for how to proceed.

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  • DMH
    DMH says #
    What to about bed wetting at night? Its been 3 years since our son has been potty trained and out of diapers. He's just turned 7.
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Behavior Analysis and Data

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Behavior analysis is a scientific approach to studying and changing behavior. Data collection is the foundation of science.

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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
  • Dr. Randall, BCBA-D
    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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