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What is a Tact? behavior bytes vocabulary May 23, 2024

A tact simply is a label for something.

A tact (a word derived from “contact” with the environment) occurs when you see, smell, taste, hear, or touch something in your environment, and...

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Nurturing Growth Together: The Power of Collaboration parenting with aba May 21, 2024

 Parenting a toddler or preschooler with autism can be both immensely rewarding and uniquely challenging. Every child on the autism spectrum is wonderfully unique, and so are their needs. As...

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What is a Mand? behavior bytes vocabulary May 16, 2024

The easiest way to remember what a mand is is to think of it as a comMAND from the learner. Its is essentially a request from the child. A learner will mand for an item, activity or information...

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Empower Your Child's Independence During Mealtime independence parenting with aba May 13, 2024

If your kids are home with you right now, you know that kids eat way more often than the three mealtimes during the day. Your kids’ food schedule might actually look like this:

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What is the Premack Principle? behavior bytes vocabulary May 09, 2024

The Premack Principle is an incredibly useful tool to keep in your ABA toolbox! The premack principle is otherwise known as “Grandma’s Law”. The term Grandma’s Law comes...

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Strategies for Improving Behavior During Community Outings challenging behavior parenting with aba May 07, 2024

Introduction:

Community outings can present unique challenges for parents of children with autism. However, with the right strategies, these outings can become enjoyable and enriching experiences...

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What is a Token Economy? behavior bytes vocabulary May 02, 2024

Token Economies are used as a contingency for positive reinforcement with a learner. They are a system for providing positive reinforcement to a learn by giving them tokens for completing tasks or...

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How to Teach Play & Leisure Skills learning through play parenting with aba Apr 30, 2024

How can you develop your child's play skills? First, a quick review of “typical” play development.

Within “typical” development, there are certain phases...

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What is a Preference Assessment? behavior bytes vocabulary Apr 25, 2024

Preference assessments are assessments used to find potential reinforcers for a learner. These assessments are structured methods that are utilized to help find highly preferred items or...

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How To Simplify Your Morning Routine independence parenting with aba Apr 23, 2024

Mornings can be hectic for any parent, but for those with toddlers or preschoolers on the autism spectrum, they often come with unique challenges. Establishing a smooth morning routine can set a...

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What is a BIP behavior bytes vocabulary Apr 18, 2024

A BIP is a Behavior Intervention Plan. A BIP typically comes after an FBA. It will have all of the individual's target behaviors listed and defined. It should have preventative strategies...

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Using ABA Strategies to Support Your Child During Transitions challenging behavior parenting with aba Apr 16, 2024

Let's explore why transitions can be particularly challenging for children with autism, and how we can use ABA principles to help them navigate these moments more smoothly.

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