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What is Fading?

Fading is the process of subtly reducing prompts over time in order to make the child transition from being prompted to having no need for one. For example, an analyst might start teaching a task by demonstration, then fade to guiding, later to pointing and eventually to a verbal cue.
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What is Task Analysis?

Task Analysis is a process in which tasks are broken down into segments so that the parts can be taught in any sequence. Task analysis allows analysts to focus on those portions of a task that require greater emphasis and aids in developing general cognitive skills.
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What is a reinforcer?

A reinforcer could be anything from a special treat to a chance to play with a favorite toy, or even just a smile and a hug from the requestor that serves as a motivator to your child.
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What is the \”Sit in Chair\” activity in ABA therapy?

A common starting point in ABA therapy is the ‘Sit In Chair” activity. Sit opposite your child and ask him to sit facing you. Give clear directions and give praises when he accomplished your requests. Remember to incorporate some fun by tickling and laughing with him. Making your child sit…
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What is Transactional Support in regards to SCERTS?

Transactional Support refers to the development and application of support to assist partners in responding to the child’s requirements and interests. Transactional Support also denotes modifying and adjusting to the environment, and providing tools to improve learning such as picture communication, etc.
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Parent Waitlist Program


November 02, 2023 | 12pm-1pm PDT

Journey to Independence

Community-based program designed to support families on waitlist

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

Mother Child
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