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by Dana Reinecke, PhD, BCBA-D Sharing and cooperative play are among the most difficult skills for children to learn, whether or not they have a diagnosed disability. Why is sharing so hard? Because it necessarily involves giving something up, and usually it’s something highly preferred that is…
4 days ago · From Different Roads to Learning
Punishment procedures are, with reason, very controversial. Today, I’d like to clear up a few concerns and issues about punishment procedures, especially in regards to the ethical obligations of behavior analysts. First, it’s important to define the terms we’re discussing. In behavior analysis, when…
12 days ago · From Different Roads to Learning
This article originally appeared at www.bsci21.org.  Nearly six months had gone by since we began Lily’s home-based ABA program, and she had not mastered a single target of a single program. Not one. I stared blankly at my own furrowed reflection through the graph on my computer screen. Wh…
02.02.2018 · From Different Roads to Learning
Happy New Year!  Many people are inspired by the start of the new year to set goals for themselves.  This is also an ideal time for parents to think about their goals for their children.  In setting goals for a child with a disability, there are a few important considerations that wil…
26.01.2018 · From Different Roads to Learning
This piece originally appeared on bsci21.org. “We recently hired a behavior analyst to work with our 4 year old son. She seems like a robot! Are all BCBAs so ‘professional’ and focused on data? Should I find someone else who can be more relaxed and friendly? Does this person exist? What’s the d…
19.01.2018 · From Different Roads to Learning
This month’s ASAT feature comes to us from Melissa Taylor, BCaBA. To learn more about ASAT, please visit their website at www.asatonline.org. You can also sign up for ASAT’s free newsletter, Science in Autism Treatment, and like them on Facebook! I recently accepted my first teaching …
12.01.2018 · From Different Roads to Learning
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10.01.2018 · From Different Roads to Learning
Sometimes our learners don’t comply with instructions simply because they don’t fully understand what we are asking of them. At times, I find myself making the error of using too many words when I give directions, especially if I’m in a rush during a transition. For instance, I might say “Grab your …
05.01.2018 · From Different Roads to Learning
This month’s ASAT feature comes to us from Dr. Frank Cicero, Ph.D., BCBA, LBA. To learn more about ASAT, please visit their website at www.asatonline.org. You can also sign up for ASAT’s free newsletter, Science in Autism Treatment, and like them on Facebook! Here is the good new…
29.12.2017 · From Different Roads to Learning
This week’s blog comes to us from Rosemarie Griffin, MA, CCC/SLP BCBA, creator of the Action Builder Cards! Head to our site to check out some of Rosemarie’s favorite supports for language instruction!    Helping students with autism and other communication disorders increase their …
22.12.2017 · From Different Roads to Learning