1. Measurements are a wonderful tool in ABA.

      The great thing about Applied Behavioral Analyses (ABA) therapy, is that unlike other therapies where progress is measured with 6 month testing (which is often unreliable as the child might not be in the mood that day), ABA measures by charting and data. Data is collected on behavior improvement or increase, to know when changes to the programme need to be made, or when to tweak a goal. When data is collected, it can be put onto graphs to show how quickly the behavior is improving. Or any patterns in regression and where we can expect the child’s behavior to be in the future. These ar…Read More

  2. If Your Child Has Aggression Along with Autism, Then Here Are Some Reasons to Why.

    Aggression in Autistic children is common, but it can be an embarrassing thing to deal with – even for the child. Aggression interferes with so much; from school, to play dates and sadly sibling relationships. There are many reasons a child with Autism might act out by pinching, biting, shoving or hitting. They may feel stressed; if their routine is off, or they are in a place that triggers sensory issues Aggression could be the only way they have to communicate right now They could be trying to get out of a situation with an adult or child, or avoiding something they don’t want to do They…Read More

  3. 10 Facts You Must Know About Applied Behavioral Analyses

    Applied Behavioral Analyses therapy (ABA) is a fantastic therapy for Autistic children, to help them keep up with peers, learn life skills and develop into happier adults. Here are ten remarkable facts you might not know about ABA. ABA continues to be researched and practiced, for more than 35 years. The original name of the therapy was Behavioral Modification, which goes back even further to the early 1900’s. ABA therapy is supported by the Association for Science in Autism Research, the Surgeon General and the National Institute of Health. This therapy can be performed at any age, but work…Read More

  4. The Benefits of Getting Your Autistic Child ABA Services Before the Age of Three.

    If you’re a parent of a child who has recently received a diagnosis of Autism under the age of 2, you will consider what therapies can help them. After all, they may not be verbal right now, they may have little comprehension of the world around them – you may wonder how on earth anyone could teach them socialization and if therapy is even worth it. I know I had many of those thoughts myself; especially since many parents spend countless hours trying to teach my Autistic sons skills with little progress. One of the first therapies you will likely hear about is Applied Behavioral Analyses (…Read More

  5. Why New Skills Using ABA Are Taught in Different Scenarios

    When a child has Autism they often have difficulty generalizing behaviors. This means they can act a certain way in a certain situation, but not in others. This could mean that if a routine is not followed the child cannot demonstrate a specific skill, which is not helpful in real-life situations that are often random. Most children with Autism cannot learn a skill and automatically generalize; this is normal and should not concern you right away. That is why new skills in Applied Behavioral Analyses therapy are taught in many situations, with varied tones of voice, and multiple materials, as …Read More

  6. How Do You Know If Your Autistic Child No Longer Needs ABA Therapy?

    Applied Behavior Analyses (ABA) is a wonderful therapy for your Autistic child; it works on their negative behaviors, social skills, speech, educational skills and more. But how do you know if your Autistic child no longer needs ABA therapy? What stage of functioning is ‘good enough’? How Do You Think Your Child is Doing? The first step to determine this is the observation from you and the therapist. Interaction with peers, and how other children are behaving and performing around them, will work well as a sounding board. If they appear to work well in classrooms and other environments, it…Read More

  7. Applied Behavioral Analyses (ABA) Helps a Child to Catch Up!

    Children with Autism often lose years of learning, other times an Autistic child stays on the same level of learning, so it seems as if they will never gain new skills. This can cause parents a lot of anxieties about what exactly is going to happen when school comes. We may wonder things such as, ‘if our child is struggling to even speak, how will they have basic knowledge in shapes, numbers and letters?’ Applied Behavioral Analyses (ABA) helps a child to catch up. It may seem without ABA they struggled to progress at all, but with it, learning will take off like a rocket. ABA teaches rapi…Read More

  8. Using Data to Determine the Best Course of Action

    When it comes to your Autistic child and applied behavioral analyses (ABA), it’s important that all sorts of factors are measured. This means your therapist will be using charts, data and numbers to determine the best course of action. But why would they do this? One reason is a prediction. When a child needs to reduce problematic behavior it’s measured rather clinically so the therapist can work towards a realistic goal. Some measurements to achieve this are; when a behavior happens, where, with whom, and how often. Measurements can also be a great help for the parent as we see changes we…Read More

  9. Will A Child Only Respond To The Way It’s Taught?

    There is a question that is often asked about Applied Behavioral Analyses (ABA) and it is ‘will my child become a robot?’ When a parent see’s a child taught the same thing over and over it’s a natural conclusion. “My child only responds this way because he is told to.” Truly, we are all taught how to react to certain situations by our experiences – in fact, it is a perfectly human thing to do. We say please and thank you because our parents kindly taught us manners and reminded us again and again to use them. We are scared of clowns because we learned they were menacing through e…Read More

  10. Qualifications for a Good ABA Therapist

    Choosing the right therapist for Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is important. Finding one that not only works well with your child but can talk you through what you can do is an important part of the process. But what sort of qualifications and personality traits makes for a good therapist for your child? Desired Qualifications for your ABA Therapist Your therapist should have at least a bachelor’s degree in childcare, psychology, child development, behavioral analysis or related field. (They will need a doctorate to run a private practice.) It is also required they have a state license. …Read More