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An Important Step: Building Writing Skills in ABA Therapy

These days, when it seems like handwriting is largely eclipsed by high-tech communication methods, it is easy to discount the profound impact learning to write has on a child’s physical and intellectual development. Writing is a core skill that develops motor control, language competence and emotional perspective. Learning to write furthers many common goals for…

Reinforcement and Why It Is Important for ABA Therapy

Reinforcement is one of the foundations of applied behavioral analysis. In short, it is the primary method by which therapists turn observations of behavior into patterns of improvement. Why Does Reinforcement Matter? For children with autism, reinforcement – and ABA in general, have been shown to correlate with major goals, such as improving or establishing…

What Are ABA Techniques?

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy is a leading treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders. It takes significant analysis and insight to develop a treatment plan — and significant support to implement one — but the techniques themselves are often surprisingly simple. What Are ABA Techniques? ABA techniques improve and change as new research emerges.…

Parenting with ABA Therapy

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy in any format could improve your child’s ability to cope with autism spectrum disorders. However, you might have the opportunity to get more directly involved. Whether you would benefit from taking a central role in your child’s behavioral therapy depends on several factors, such as your family’s goals and your…

What is ABA Therapy?

Applied behavioral analysis therapy is one of the most widely respected treatments for children with autism spectrum disorders. ABA is based on familiar therapeutic techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, but – there are some significant departures in practice that make it uniquely suited to improve learning and behavior goals for ASDs. If you are considering…