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.… Read More »Functional Communication Training (FCT) and Replacement Behavior
I once worked with a client who was doing really well with his programs, developing skills, and accomplishing goals. However, he had a “behaviour” that… Read More »When is Behaviour Worth Targeting for Reduction?
Something I often discuss with teachers is the concept of intrinsic vs. extrinsic reinforcement. At what point can we expect the tangible and outside reinforcement… Read More »Using Antecedent Teaching to Manage Challenging Behaviour
Looking back on my years as a teacher, I can now say that ABA was the missing piece in my classroom (see: 5 ABA Principles… Read More »How to Use ABA to Manage Challenging Behaviour in the Classroom
A child’s life is full of transitions. They go from their bed to the car to school to the playground, etc… For some children, this… Read More »Transitions: 4 Tips to Prevent Meltdowns
There are a lot of tools in my BCBA tool box that I use regularly to help shape positive behaviour. A behaviour contract is one… Read More »How To Effectively Write A Behaviour Contract