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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.

Understanding...

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What is an FBA? behavior bytes vocabulary Apr 11, 2024

An FBA is a Functional Behavior Assessment. A FBA is an assessment that may be completed by the BCBA. An FBA has several parts. Identifying and defining the target behavior. Identifying...

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What is Direct Instruction? behavior bytes vocabulary Apr 04, 2024

Direct Instruction (DI) is a curriculum based, instructional methodology used for teaching children with autism. The DI method involves scripted teaching to ensure that children receive efficient...

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Fostering Imaginative Play in Toddlers and Preschoolers with Autism Using ABA Strategies learning through play parenting with aba Apr 02, 2024

For toddlers and preschoolers with autism, imaginative play can be an essential tool for socialization, communication, and emotional expression. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) offers valuable...

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What is DTT? behavior bytes vocabulary Mar 28, 2024

Discrete Trial Training (DTT) is one of several types of teaching strategies that fall under the umbrella of ABA. DTT is a very structured ABA technique that is used to teach skills broken down...

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Teaching Self-Care Skills to Toddlers and Preschoolers independence parenting with aba Mar 26, 2024

As parents, we often strive to foster independence in our children from an early age. Teaching self-care skills not only empowers toddlers and preschoolers but also lays the foundation for their...

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What is NET? behavior bytes vocabulary Mar 21, 2024

Incidental Teaching, also known as Natural Environment Teaching is an evidence-based practice of teaching we often use in ABA Therapy. This type of teaching is naturalistic in the fact that we use...

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Understanding and Preventing Challenging Behaviors in Toddlers and Preschoolers with Autism challenging behavior communication parenting with aba Mar 19, 2024

Today we’re going to be talking about the four functions of behavior. I’m going to provide you with strategies to quickly identify the function of challenging behaviors you may be...

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Encouraging Positive Behavior: Teaching Preschoolers with Autism to Remain Seated independence parenting with aba Mar 05, 2024

For parents and teachers of preschoolers with autism, mealtime and instructional periods can sometimes be challenging. Many children with autism struggle with remaining seated, which can disrupt...

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What is Positive and Negative Punishment? behavior bytes vocabulary Feb 29, 2024

The term punishment in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis literally means for a behavior to decrease. Remember in ABA behavior is defined as anything one says or does (or anything that can be...

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Shaping Success: A Guide to Teaching New Behaviors to Young Children independence learning through play parenting with aba Feb 27, 2024

Teaching new behaviors to young children involves a strategic and supportive approach known as shaping. In this blog post, we will explore the concept of shaping, detailing the steps that parents...

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What is Negative Reinforcement? behavior bytes vocabulary Feb 22, 2024

Within Applied Behavior Analysis there are two types of reinforcement: positive and negative. Reinforcement is used to help increase the probability that a specific behavior will occur in the...

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