1. Terms that can be useful during ABA therapy

    As a parent Applied Behavioral Analyses (ABA) uses a lot of jargon words that leave us confused and wondering what the heck the therapist just told us! Arming yourself with the professional language of ABA will help you understand what the analyst or therapist may be saying when discussing your child with you (or even each other). ABA – Applied Behavioral Analyses. ABC – A three step behavior process that stands for, antecedent, behavior and consequence. ASD – Autism spectrum disorder Abscissa – The horizontal line graph that measures the time a behavior occurs. Active Behavior – A b…Read More

  2. Asking questions about your therapist being too hard or too soft on your child can be a learning experience

    Applied Behavioral Analyses (ABA) therapy is about teaching your child life skills, academics, and positive behaviors in a fun environment. Sometimes that means your therapist may do something you don’t always understand. It’s always best to ask why, often, as once you understand you too can apply it at home. One common question parents often ask is why the therapist is, or isn’t placing demands on a child, especially if the parent has done something entirely different regarding a behavior. Is the Therapist being too hard? Sometimes when a therapists places lot of demands, a child with A…Read More

  3. Verbal Behavioral Therapy Works and Just Because A Child Is Non-Verbal Doesn’t Mean There Is No Hope.

    Verbal Behavior (VB) therapy is a branch of Applied Behavioral Analyses therapy (ABA); it helps non-verbal children to become vocal and use words with meaning. Having a child who is non-verbal is scary, for both the child and the parents involved, but there is hope even if your child is severely delayed. Recently a study showed that children, who cannot speak by the age of four, can learn how to speak – something that was deemed unlikely. The study can be found here. B.F. Skinner was a famous psychologist who wrote a book on verbal behavior and developed many of the theories that ABA is bas…Read More

  4. Analytical Behavioral Therapy Applied by Parents Over Therapist

    Analytical behavioral therapy (ABA) is a great therapy for Autistic children and studies have shown that parents who do this at home get better results. There are several online courses to help us learn how to do this, but we can also ask our therapist what they would recommend we do at home. Having said this, there will be times where we as parents won’t get the same fast results that a therapist would. For example, one of my children couldn’t use sign language no matter how many hours of effort I put in. Along came a therapist, and he signed within the week. It’s upsetting when a thera…Read More

  5. A Combination of ABA Therapy and ABLLS-R

    Applied Behavioral Analyses (AB A) therapy can help children of all ages and if you think your child would benefit from this therapy your therapist can perform certain tests to find out more. The assessment of basic language and learning skills (ABLLS-R pronounced a-bulls) is the center piece to most Verbal Behavioral programs. Before a therapist can go through ABA with your child they need to first understand what level of learning your child is at. This test isn’t meant to demean but can be upsetting for a parent to see their child is developmentally behind in any way. But remember, once t…Read More

  6. ABA Therapy can lower self injury in children with autism

    Self-injury in children is devastating. Watching your child so frustrated, or in so much pain that the only outlet they feel appropriate is self-injury, can break a parent’s heart. It can be distressing when your child is biting, hitting or otherwise hurting themselves and we understand this. Unfortunately, with autism this is a common trait. In some cases it leads to biting and hurting other children, which can embarrass and scare both the child and the parent. One way to help rectify this issue is with applied behavioral analyses. It is a widely accepted therapy that 32 out of 50 states in…Read More

  7. Our Autism Treatment in Los Angeles is Available on Saturdays

    As the parent of an autistic child, your interaction with them may only be during the mornings and evenings of a standard school and work week. However, you spend a considerable amount of time with them on the weekends, and we know that you want your interactions with them to be positive and encouraging. As a provider of autism treatment in Los Angeles, Building Block Resolutions wants to be there when you need us, and that includes the weekends. Our office is open every Saturday from 9:00am until 7:00pm, so if a situation arises, or you just need to talk to us about an upcoming session, we'll…Read More

  8. Effective Treatment and Care for Your Child

    As the parent of an autistic child, you want the very best for your little one. This is true for any parent, but with the added challenges of interaction and socialization that are present with autistic children, you might be concerned about how well they'll do in a classroom setting. At Building Block Resolutions, our autism treatment in Los Angeles is designed to provide effective behavioral therapy for your child, helping them to adjust to social situations, and also to thrive in those settings. Our behavioral analysts will work with you, your child, and your child's teacher to develop the…Read More