Data Collection for Social Skills Groups

It is often our goal to get our students away from needing 1:1 support for learning to being able to learn in a group setting. When students are ready for a social skills group (check When is a Child Ready for a Social Skills Group?), it can be challenging to figure out how to put Read more about Data Collection for Social Skills Groups[…]

Resources for Children with Autism During COVID-19

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, parents need to be armed with the right tools to not only manage, but educate their children at home. We are going to be creating and collecting an ongoing list of resources of technology sites and apps that parents can use at home with their children. This list is by Read more about Resources for Children with Autism During COVID-19[…]

Sensory Behavior

What is Sensory Behaviour? Sensory behaviour, (i.e., “stims”) is usually a form of automatic reinforcement, meaning that it’s done because it just feels good. Cooper, Heron & Heward, describe automatic reinforcement as a “behaviour that creates a favorable outcome without involving another person”, (2007). I have a necklace that I wear all the time, and Read more about Sensory Behavior[…]

Discrimination Training

What is Discrimination Training and Why Do We Teach It? In ABA, we often refer to different operants of language – the mand, the tact, the intraverbal, etc. When discussing receptive language, we are referring to the student’s ability to take in and understand language. Can the student follow basic instructions? Does the student know Read more about Discrimination Training[…]

Behavioural Skills Training (BST) with ABA Therapists

So you are finally a BCBA, you have went through all the fun steps of credentialing to licensing (depending on your state), and you are now ready to start supervising staff (insert big feelings of imposter syndrome here). I have spoken to many people who said one of their biggest fears was when it came Read more about Behavioural Skills Training (BST) with ABA Therapists[…]

Following Through with Instruction

Often children with ASD demonstrate high rates of non-compliance. Following through with instructions is an important skill that we really want our kiddos to learn. Not because we want them to listen to everything we say or do, or not make decisions for themselves, we love it when our kiddos make decisions for themselves, but Read more about Following Through with Instruction[…]