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This month’s ASAT feature comes to us from Carl Sundberg, PhD, BCBA-D Behavior Analysis Center for Autism and David Celiberti, PhD, BCBA-D Association for Science in Autism Treatment. To learn more about ASAT, please visit their website at www.asatonline.org. You can also sign up for ASAT’s free new…
4 days ago · From Different Roads to Learning
Imagine telling your students to sit down at the table for math. You finally get 4 students seated, but then you turn your back for two seconds to grab the materials for your lesson, and in the meantime, two kids pop up and run back to their preferred activities. Scenarios like these make me want t…
11 days ago · From Different Roads to Learning
A parent writes:  “Dear Behavior BFF, My son likes to talk about the Octonauts (Cartoon). If I hear one more thing about Kwazii the cat, I may stab myself in the ear. Help!” I think so many parents can make this exact statement, just change out Octonauts for whatever your kid is into right now: S…
31.01.2020 · From Different Roads to Learning
Take A Deep Breath This advice seems so absolutely silly and obvious. I used to hate when people would tell me to take a deep breath. “Got it. I’m breathing. I’m not going to suffocate myself. Chill.” But then I realized that sometimes in a crisis I jump in split-second too early. Yes, when ther…
24.01.2020 · From Different Roads to Learning
One of my favorite textbooks about ABA is Focus on Behavior Analysis in Education: Achievements, Challenges, and Opportunities. And one of my favorite chapters in that book is called “Building Behaviors versus Suppressing Behaviors,” which focuses on school-wide positive behavior change This is…
17.01.2020 · From Different Roads to Learning
This month’s ASAT feature comes to us from Karen Parenti, MS, PsyD. 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 am a parent of a young man wi…
10.01.2020 · From Different Roads to Learning
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09.01.2020 · From Different Roads to Learning
I’ve written several posts about the importance of reinforcement, but now I want to turn my attention to another important concept: replacement behaviors. It can be very easy to slip into the habit of telling kids what NOT to do. “Don’t touch that! Don’t pick your nose! Don’t run!” However, if we ca…
20.12.2019 · From Different Roads to Learning
Differential Reinforcement of High Rates of Behavior (DRH) is “reinforcing only after several responses occur at or above a pre-established rate” (Mayer, Sulzer-Azaroff, & Wallace, 2013). There are times when a behavior is already in a student’s repertoire, but you may want to increase the …
13.12.2019 · From Different Roads to Learning
This month’s ASAT feature comes to us from Heyde Ramirez, MA, BCBA, LBA and Maria Pantelides, MA, 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! You can re…
22.11.2019 · From Different Roads to Learning