Behavior Chain in ABA

Now that the weather is getting warmer, my motivation to be outside has increased! On the surface, getting ready to go outside sounds pretty simple: get dressed and go! But when we take a closer look, this activity is fairly complex and takes many small steps before enjoying the sun. For some of our learners Read more about Behavior Chain in ABA[…]

Functional Communication Training (FCT) and Replacement Behavior

We have all heard the textbook examples of the toddler having a tantrum in the grocery store check-out for access to candies and chocolate bars. We may have even seen it happen in person. As we put on our behaviour analytic hat we could possibly identify the ABC’s (antecedent, behaviour, consequence) at play and determine Read more about Functional Communication Training (FCT) and Replacement Behavior[…]

Error Correction Procedure and Transfer Trial

As much as the Type A perfectionist in me dislikes making errors, they are a natural part of life and an essential part of learning. While very cautiously trying to learn a new language, I have been making all types of errors. The part of this scary new learning project that has made it more Read more about Error Correction Procedure and Transfer Trial[…]

How to Use Video Modeling to Teach Social Skills

I am the type of person who likes to be prepared. In the pre-Covid era, when I went somewhere new, I liked to do my research: I checked out the website, looked at venue photos, found videos of the place, looked it up on maps and scrolled through street view. I found it calming to Read more about How to Use Video Modeling to Teach Social Skills[…]

Intermediate Requesting

When I want something, I have a whole dictionary of words to rely on to get my needs met. I can use verbs and nouns, as well as core and fringe words. Instead of just asking for “more”, I can ask for “more cheese” on my pasta, or “more mozzarella” (or parmesan). I like my Read more about Intermediate Requesting[…]

ABA Binder & ABA Programs

I am guilty. I love Pinterest. I can easily spend hours at a time scrolling through so many pins, from home renos to education, or literature and film fanfics, and of course my favourite *organization*. I am one of those people who can sit down for 5 minutes to take a break and look at Read more about ABA Binder & ABA Programs[…]