High-Probability Request Sequence & Behavioural Momentum

No matter how many times, or how many ways you ask, they just will NOT comply! You keep asking your kids to clean up their bedrooms (which almost always looks like a hurricane went through it), and they do not do it. Have you noticed that as a teacher, having students complete more challenging tasks Read more about High-Probability Request Sequence & Behavioural Momentum[…]

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[…]

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[…]