Echoic-to-Mand Transfer

Mom says “cookie,” toddler repeats “cookie!” When Grandpa signs “ball,” grandchild also uses sign language to sign “ball.” While enjoying a summer day at the beach, you turn to your friend and exclaim “I want ice cream.” A child demands “cartoons!” when they walk into the living room. After studying all day, the student puts Read more about Echoic-to-Mand Transfer[…]

Multidisciplinary Collaboration

“Teamwork makes the dream work!” or “group projects are the worst”. When it comes to multidisciplinary collaboration, it should be the first of these two statements. Imagine it is the summertime and you are riding the subway, when suddenly you faint. Could this be due to the heat, dehydration, drop in blood pressure, vasovagal syncope, Read more about Multidisciplinary Collaboration[…]

Following 1-Step Instructions

Follow Instructions? You love working on arts & crafts projects and are currently working on a card for the holidays, “Pass me the scissors!” you state to your partner sitting across the table from you. A furnace needs some cleaning and maintenance before the season changes – “Can you give me the screwdriver?” the HVAC Read more about Following 1-Step Instructions[…]

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 Behavior? Sensory behavior, (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 “behavior 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[…]