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Your Child and ABA

Parent Involvement and Self-Care

By Juan Carlos Lopez, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBS When offering services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), parents and caregivers play a unique role in their child’s development. It is also important to remember that for the adults, it is […]

Strategies to Reduce Problem Behaviors

By: Adriana Neumann, BCBA, ABA Clinical Supervisor We know why the problem behavior is occurring… But now what? Believe it or not, identifying why a problem behavior is occurring actually directs you to effective strategies to use in order to […]

Why Behavior Happens

By Keven M. Schock, BCBA, Lead Clinical Director and Kelly Rose, BCBA, Clinical Director Why doesn’t my child engage in the behaviors I would like him/her to? Parents often ask this question, and parents of children that are neuro-atypical have […]

Finding Hope for J.P.

“In the beginning, we didn’t want to say autism. We just said J.P. was developmentally delayed. We never said autism. Not to our friends. Not to our family. Not even to ourselves.” J.P.’s parents struggled to accept their son’s autism […]

Help Me Help You: A Parent-BCBA Partnership

By Melissa Fenske, M.S., BCBA, LBS “I need help! My child is out of control, and I don’t know what to do!” These words are all too familiar when we first speak to parents who are seeking home, school, and […]

Making Mealtime a Positive Experience

By Abby Dalton Lee Lum, M.A., BCBA, LBS Let’s face it, mealtime with children can be a challenging time for all parents. Gone are the days when moms and dads could spend hours preparing a delicious and healthy meal attractive […]

Community Outings

By Heather Moore, M.S., BCBA One hallmark symptom of Autism Spectrum Disorders is what is called rigidity or a difficulty in adapting to changing environments. Parents who have children with autism who have trouble with changing environments often find it challenging […]

Incorporating Learning into Play

By April Cooke, M.S.W., BCBA, LBA Research has shown time and time again the importance of play to a child’s overall development, both for typically developing individuals as well as those who maintain a developmental disability. Spending time playing with your child […]

Motivating Attention

By Heather L. Paul, M.Ed., BCBA, BSL In today’s world with so many distractions, it seems almost impossible to get someone’s attention, especially our kids’. We are competing with cell phones, other handheld devices, social media – you name it. I […]

ABA Therapy: Care that Brings Hope

By Kathleen Stengel, M.S., BCBA, LBA About eight years ago, I got a call from a mom whose two-year-old son had just been diagnosed with autism. I’ll never forget her first words: “No one will help me.” Doctors had told […]