1. 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

  2. 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

  3. ABA Therapy at Home V.S. The Therapist’s Office

    Applied behavioral analysis (ABA) is a therapy that teaches your Autistic child how to learn with positive re-enforcement. They are taught in a thrilling, gentle way, which opens up new paths for them. But should your child be doing their ABA therapy at home? Or in the therapist’s office? ABA in the Therapists Office When ABA is performed in this structured way it simulates similar learning environments your child will encounter over the years in schools, colleges and universities. Performing ABA therapy with your child in such an environment may help them focus when at school, due to a fami…Read More

  4. Questions to Ask When Finding the Right Therapist

    Before your child starts Applied Behavioral Analyses (ABA) therapy there may be many things you need to know about ABA and your therapist. ABA therapy can increase your child’s learning abilities which helps in all areas of their life, so it’s important to find the right therapist. But what questions can parents ask to get the right results? What are your qualifications? A good response would be – somebody with a BA in fields pertaining to psychology and child care, and a certificate in ABA. What experience do you have? Can you refer me to other parents you have worked with? A good thera…Read More

  5. Effective ABA Outcomes When Parents Are Involved

    Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is a fantastic therapy for an Autistic child, as it helps to achieve something called generalization. This is when a child is able to perform actions in all areas of their lives. If you’ve ever seen your child use certain words, or perform certain tasks at school but not at home (or the opposite) ABA therapy can help! But to do this we as parents need to be heavily involved. Research has shown that parents who are involved with their child’s ABA therapy are more likely to succeed. ABA therapy is labor intensive and takes a whole team, a parent who has a bi…Read More

  6. Introducing Incidental Teaching to ABA Therapy

    Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy is a fun activity that teaches your child how to engage in the world, learn basic and complex language, skills and behavior.  There are many types of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), the Lovaas Method is one type and we have discussed Discrete Trial Training (DTT) that the Lovaas method uses. But another type of play for your child during ABA is called Incidental teaching. Incidental teaching is when an environment is created for the child that motivates them to learn about the world around them. This means putting objects out of reach but still in…Read More

  7. Take A Chance On Proven Applied Behavioral Analysis Results with Building Block Resolutions

    The number one form of therapy showing the most improvement for children with autism is applied behavioral analyses therapy (ABA). It is sometimes referred to as Lovaas treatment, which is one brand of ABA. Success was first recorded in 1967 but became wide spread in 1993. This is a thoroughly tested therapy with a lot of proven success stories behind it. When ABA therapy is done right many parents see it’s similar to one-on-one tutoring that any child of a young age goes through. Sometimes a child with autism needs an extra bit of love and care ABA provides. What is ABA? ABA is simply an in…Read More

  8. 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

  9. Someone To Turn To For Help

    When life presents challenges, it's always helpful to have someone to turn to that can offer guidance and advice. At Building Block Resolutions, we understand the challenges that a family with an autistic child can face, as well the challenges the child themselves face on a daily basis. As a provider of autism therapy in Los Angeles, we've worked with numerous families and educators on creating a more positive and reinforcing environment for the child to learn and grow. There are certain signs to look for in a young child, if you think that they may have autism. If your child exhibits any sig…Read More

  10. 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