How to Use a Countdown for Transitions

I enjoy the evening hours because there are less demands on my time and attention. They are quiet, and I can finally spend time engaging in preferred activities. Being the opposite of a morning person, it is easy for me to lose track of time and stay up past the point of being a functioning Read more about How to Use a Countdown for Transitions[…]

What is Behavioral Skills Training (BST)

Doing new things is hard. We work with learners all day teaching them new skills, so when we attempt to learn new things we can appreciate the amount of effort our learners put in. No matter how much experience we may have, or how many skill areas we are familiar with, we should always be Read more about What is Behavioral Skills Training (BST)[…]

Tips for Getting your Child with ASD Through Halloween

Halloween has always been one of my most favorite holidays, the weather is just getting cooler, and getting to watch all the kiddos running around having a great time, is just the icing on the cake.  Halloween can also be a very challenging time for our friends with ASD. So here are some tips that Read more about Tips for Getting your Child with ASD Through Halloween[…]

How to Prepare a Child with ASD for the Summer

I love the summer.  I love the change in seasons, the break from the monotonous everyday routine, the relaxing vacations, and the long days.  However, for many of the kids we work with, the changes that come along with summer can be very overwhelming. By the end of the school year, many children are just Read more about How to Prepare a Child with ASD for the Summer[…]

How to Promote Parent Involvement in an ABA Program

With most students that you encounter in ABA, you’re likely going to have to deal with parents.  If you’re lucky, you’ll have rock-star parents who are on-board with everything you do and follow-through like champs.  Other parents may seem less interested in the goings-on of the ABA sessions and use the time to get their Read more about How to Promote Parent Involvement in an ABA Program[…]

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6 ABA Strategies I Use in My Home (And Why a Reinforcement System Isn’t One of Them!)

Balancing My Roles of “BCBA” and “Mom” The two roles of “BCBA” and “Mom” can sometimes be difficult to merge.  On the one hand, knowing so much about the principles of behaviour, I should have all the tools I need to manage behaviour in my home.  You would think that my home is full of Read more about 6 ABA Strategies I Use in My Home (And Why a Reinforcement System Isn’t One of Them!)[…]

What is a BCBA?

…And Why Do I Need One? I’ve been noticing lately that there are many practitioners who claim to “practice ABA” or “use the principles of ABA” that aren’t actually Board Certified Behaviour Analysts.    Often, when searching for solutions for children, parents are unaware of what qualifications they should be looking for.  If someone is able Read more about What is a BCBA?[…]

My Child Needs ABA – Now What?!?

What to Expect When Setting Up an ABA Therapy Program Finding out that your child is not developing as they should be can be very overwhelming.  Maybe you’ve just received a diagnosis of ASD and you’re not sure how to accept it or what to do next.  Maybe it’s something that you’ve known all along Read more about My Child Needs ABA – Now What?!?[…]

Late Talker or Autism?

Should I be concerned that my toddler isn’t talking? As parents, we know that our children go through phases and it’s often not worth worrying too much about it.  When they’re learning to walk, we let them fall – it’s part of the process.  They’ll experience heartbreak, boredom, and disappointment – all par for the Read more about Late Talker or Autism?[…]