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What is ABA Therapy?

What is ABA Therapy?

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy is a treatment plan for Autism Spectrum Disorder which has proven success in mainstreaming many autistic children into the public

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Intelligence Testing

Intelligence Testing

Educational institutions have been using intelligence quotient (IQ) testing, in order to gauge an individual’s overall mental capacity. Through the years,

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Careers In Special Education

Careers in Special Education

Careers in Special Education A career in special education promises a profession that is both challenging and rewarding. Rewarding in the sense that you will be making a difference in someone’s life, assisting them in coping in the real world, making the children as well as their families happy and...

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Causes of Autism

Causes of Autism

There are many theories regarding the cause of Autism Spectrum Disorder, but currently none that have been proven to be the sole cause to promote abnormalities in brain development

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Direct Observation

Direct Observation

Autism is a multi-faceted, complex disorder that involves evident developmental delays in a child. There are many available assessment tools and treatments all aiming to assess,

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The Importance Of Support Groups

The Importance of Support Groups

Living with autism can be very daunting for families with all the difficulties and challenges that it entails. Many parents feel very isolated and that nobody really understands

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Being an RBT for me was extremely fun because where were you going to find a place where you can be completely silly without having to worry what people thought about you? This was the only job that made me feel like I could make a dramatic difference while being myself. I also liked to be surrounded by people that had the same goals of wanting to help kids and the teamwork made the job much easier and more enjoyable.

Change and progress was the ultimate goal for our kiddos. The early intervention program was seriously only a miracle because I saw changes in the kiddos that from day one, you wouldn’t even recognize who they were. Changes from being able to utter 3-4 words where they can only make a syllable from when they started, the behavior decreases in which kiddo that used to engage in 30-40 0 self-harm to only half, learning how to wait during games, table work where they use to swipe and drop to the floor if they had to. My favorite was when the parents would tell us what amazing progress they were making at home. I used to tear up and felt for these parents so much because it was already difficult for them and now, they can trust and rely on ABA and the therapists knowing their goal was ours.

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