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Special Learning Autism Early Screening Checklist

is a FREE tool developed by Special Learning to either detect or rule out the possibility of an ASD condition at the first indication of outward signs. This tool, which incorporates DSM-IV criteria, is a very simple 37-question checklist developed by a clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience diagnosing children with Autism, developmental disabilities and other mental health disorders. Use this tool as a first step to reduce any uncertainty you might be experiencing.

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Instructions for Using a Token Economy System

This guide provides you with instructions on how to use reinforcement using a token economy system and adhering to the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.

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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

Special Learning’s Free Hotline

This is an independent SL Hotline that is part of our VCAT service. This hotline has no connection with any other association or membership group.

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