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What Is SPD? Can ABA Be Used For SPD?

Can ABA be used for SPD?

Sensory processing is how the brain takes in sensation from the world. When an individual’s sensory processing is not working efficiently, this causes the brain to become disorganized, which affects one’s ability to stay
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Increasing Behavior – Reinforcers

Increasing Behavior – Reinforcers

Increasing Behavior – Reinforcers What Are Reinforcers? Reinforcers are tangible and intangible objects or actions that are used to increase the occurrence of certain behavior. Reinforcers are critical to the success of an ABA therapy program because they are instrumental in getting and shaping the right behaviors in a child diagnosed with ASD. Candy, small […]
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Floortime Autism


Floortime is a social approach towards the treatment of autism. This therapy involves engaging an autistic child in exercises interesting to the child.
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Extinction In ABA

Extinction in ABA

Extinction refers to a procedure used in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) in which reinforcement that is provided for problem behavior (often unintentionally) is discontinued
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Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the most effective way to teach a child diagnosed with autism. ABA “interventions” as they are called, employ a step-by-step teaching method that emphasizes the use of behavioral reinforcement – basically, teaching your child what behaviors are appropriate to display with specific inputs, whether they are from […]
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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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