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Linggo: A Picture-Based AAC System for Children with Autism

Episode 090: Linggo: A Picture-Based AAC System for Children with Autism

We are rebroadcasting this episode where Ling and Jane join us to explain their AAC platform, Linggo. Communication is a complex concept and requires an interdisciplinary approach while keeping the needs of the child front and center. Linggo is much different than traditional AACs and the company also provides training for both parents and practitioners, which helps with adoption and adherence. For more information on our upcoming CEU event with Ling and Jane, head to our website.

Emotional Regulation in Autism

A lot of the students that we work with often have trouble with emotional regulation. So what are the best ways that we can help them learn this really important life skill? Today’s topic is all about emotional regulation in autism.

How to Get Picky Eaters to Eat More Food with Valori Neiger

Episode 084: How to Get Picky Eaters to Eat More Food with Valori Neiger

Valori Neiger is an autism feeding specialist who started a blog as a way to help families and providers serving the population. We chat with Valori about how feeding falls under ABA, the biggest challenges to feeding when working with kids with autism, and suggestions on how to work on feeding flexibility. We’re also hosting a webinar with Valori on Friday, February 24th at 12pm EST – head to our website for more details.

Episode 079: From Parent to BCBA with Flor De Amelia (Lizette) Hoffman

Flor De Amelia (Lizette) Hoffman is a mom of two and a BCBA and we met at ABAI. She was inspired to get into the field because of her daughter who suffers from seizures and was diagnosed with autism at 18 months. We discuss how depression, anger, and denial affect parents on this journey, what’s next on Lizette’s career journey, and advice for practitioners working with parents and families.

Negative Reinforcement vs Punishment

Negative reinforcement vs punishment can be confusing terms in ABA. Do you know the difference? These are some of those terms that people mix up all the time. But today, we’re going to talk a little bit more about what those terms really mean and how they should be used.

How to Use Replacement Behaviors

Did you know that every time we want to decrease a challenging behavior, we should replace it with something? Today’s topic is all about replacement behaviors.

Episode 073: Grow Your Happy with Brenda Eaton

Brenda Eaton is a BCBA, mom, and creator of Grow Your Happy. Brenda shares suggestions on improvements needed within the field and the importance of emotional regulation and a healthy mindset.

teaching kids to identify emotions

Teaching Kids to Identify Their Emotions

We expect the kids we work with to regulate their emotions. But how do we get them to really understand what emotions are? Today’s topic is all about teaching kids to identify their emotions. Because, by definition, emotions are internal.

How to Develop a Bedtime Routine

Independent activity schedules, often referred to as IAS, are common in many ABA programs and classrooms. Today we will address why independent activity schedules are useful.

Reducing Problem Behaviors in Children with ASD

Episode 068: Reducing Problem Behaviors in Kids with ASD

As ABA professionals, a big part of our job is to reduce problem behaviors in our clients. Problem behaviors are always telling us something, and it’s our job to get to the root cause. Here, we dive into how to collect data to define problematic behaviors, how adjusting our own behavior can make an impact and strategies for dealing with problematic behaviors in the moment.