Have you ever crushed it at your job, earned that promotion, and then were suddenly left with the feeling that you don’t know what you are doing?! Being in your previous job was comfortable, you had been doing it for years, knew the expectations, and could do what was asked of you without difficulty. Now Read more about School Readiness[…]
We know that an ABA program has been successful when we put ourselves out of a job. As difficult as it is to say good-bye to clients and parents that we’ve been working with for so many years, we know that we served them well if the child has successfully transitioned to school and doesn’t Read more about Teaching School-Readiness Skills[…]
What is a teacher to do when she is given a student that is difficult to manage or has learning challenges? It seems like the go-to solution for some schools has been to recommend that the student have a shadow in the classroom. Sometimes, this is referred as an Educational Assistant or a Special Needs Read more about The Shadow’s Role in the Classroom[…]
Parents often hesitate to remove their child from preschool or daycare in order for the child to receive 1:1 ABA. Understandably, parents want their children around typical peers and for them to learn in a natural classroom environment, and sometimes that is appropriate. So why would we recommend for a child to receive 1:1 ABA Read more about 6 Skills a Child Needs to Be Ready to Learn in a Group[…]
The beginning of a new school year can be an exciting time. For others, it evokes more fear and worry than glee. For our children and students with ASD, A new school year can mean difficult transitions, loud noises, intimidating social situations, and unrealistic classroom demands. We want to set our little ones up for Read more about Prepare Your Child or Student with ASD for School[…]
Too often, my sons come home complaining that they lost their recess time because classmates were behaving badly. This is one of my pet peeves as a parent, former teacher and BCBA. Recess is non-contingent reinforcement and I believe it should NOT be earned or lost. Generally, removing outdoor time does not improve behaviour – kids Read more about Classroom Reinforcement Systems That Work[…]
When I was a classroom teacher, I didn’t always have the tools or knowledge to effectively deal with learning or behavioural challenges. It was frustrating! Soon after I graduated with a Masters in Education, I was given a group of 4-year-old preschool children; and, despite my years of studying, I was unprepared. There was one Read more about 5 ABA Principles I Wish I Knew When I Was a Teacher[…]
Check out these classroom tips! Just in time for back to school! Read about using ABA to manage challenging classroom behaviour here!