ABA Therapy

ABA Tutor

Hire the Ideal ABA Tutor – Eliminate Barriers to Success

Is your child getting what they need from their ABA therapy?  Do you find yourself with a new tutor every couple of months? Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is the science of human behavior.  ABA is...
Reinforcement

On Your Marks, Get Set, Reinforce!!!

I talk about reinforcement in virtually every article I write. I figured it was time then that I write a posting devoted to reinforcement: what it is, why it’s important, how to do it. What...

5 Things You Should Be Doing to Enhance Your ABA Program

Recently I had lunch with my friend Jess. It was good to see her, as always. Jess and I have known each other for years. We worked together at a clinical center that specialized...

Back to School! ABA-Based Tips for Success

Ah, September. The lovely, relaxing days of summer come to an end, and we go back to the hustle and bustle of the school year. The pace of September can be stressful for kids...
self-injurious behavior

Please, Please, Please, Stop Hurting Yourself! Using ABA to Address Self Injurious Behavior (SIB)

Tyler picks his nails until they bleed. Grace has a big bald spot on the top of her head from pulling out her hair. Giorgio bangs his head on the floor or ground so hard that...

7 Practical Tips for an Effective ABA Program

Setting up a home-based ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapy program is no easy task. Even if your home-based program is smaller-scale—say, something you’re putting in place just to supplement what your child is learning...

Change is Good! Token Economy Systems Bring Positive Rewards

Change is good? Well, in the case of what’s known as a token economy system, change is great! This is a system of behavior modification through positive reinforcement. Basically, in order to achieve the...

Occupational Therapy and ABA Teamwork: A Great Fit!

The American Occupational Therapy Assn (AOTA) conference has just concluded in Indianapolis, Indiana and as is always the case, I feel such enthusiasm and camaraderie after interacting with a focused group of my colleagues. Joining...