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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.

Episode 060: ABA Speech with Rose Griffin

Rose Griffin is the founder of ABA Speech and the host of the Autism Outreach Podcast. She’s dual-certified as a speech language pathologist (SLP) and a BCBA. Rose shares stories from her career journey, information about her available coursework, and why collaboration between SLPs and BCBAs is so important.

Episode 055: RBT and Autistic Advocate with Michelle Vinokurov

Michelle Vinokurov is a paraprofessional and RBT autistic advocate who was diagnosed with autism at the age of two. Through her parents’ early intervention and going through her own therapy, Michelle was inspired to start working in the field. We talk about how much has changed in ABA over the years, how things have improved, clarifying the importance of ABA for parents, and advice for a new practitioner.

Episode 053: Picture-Based AAC System for Children with Autism

Ling and Jane join us on the show today and 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.

Autism and Sleep Challenges with Emily Varon

Episode 052: Autism and Sleep Challenges with Emily Varon

Emily Varon is a BCBA and a sleep expert who offers CEUs to companies and ABA professionals. We discuss the importance of using non-extinction behaviors when addressing sleep issues. We also talk about co-sleeping, blue light exposure, and tips for ABA practitioners working through sleep problems with clients.