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A Simple Guide To Reinforcement

Culture is defined as the way of life of a particular society or group of people, including patterns of thoughts, beliefs, behavior, customs, traditions, rituals, dress, language and arts, music and literature

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What Does Mandated Reporter Mean?

What does Mandated Reporter Mean? 3 Things to Know

What Does Mandated Reporter Mean? 3 Things To Know Why Report? All children have a basic human right to health, safety, and well-being. However, 1 in 7 children have experienced child abuse and/or neglect. This statistic is likely an underestimate as many instances of abuse and neglect are unreported, meaning..

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ABA Therapy in the Home

ABA Therapy in the Home

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a well-recommended approach that you may use for your child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Not only is it the most used and preferred by parents, providers and ABA therapists,

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Is ABA therapy only or is it a teaching method too?

Is ABA therapy only or is it a teaching method too?

Teaching is an overwhelming job. If you teach children with Autism and other special needs, the job becomes much times harder. This is true whether you are in the U.S. or like me, in the Dominican Republic. With all the skills and

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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.

By Emma Rogers, BA, RBT

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