Autism and Pain: Teaching Children to Indicate When They Are in Pain

My video blog last week was on ruling out medical issues before treating problem behaviors in children with autism. So please watch last week’s blog first before this video blog on autism and pain if you haven’t done so already. This week I’m going to answer a question I get often: “How do you…

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Teaching Children with Autism to Greet Others

Teaching Greetings to Children with Autism

In the past, I evaluated a 4-year-old boy named Bobby. When I said Hi Bobby, he replied Hi Bobby. My son, Lucas, had similar issues when he was younger, so I learned strategies to help him overcome this problem well before I became a Behavior Analyst. As a BCBA, I now run into greeting problems…

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Programming for Happiness in Clients with Autism

A Quick Assessment for an Intermediate Learner with Autism

The term “Intermediate Learner” is very subjective and in the ABA/VB field, this usually indicates that the manding, tacting and intraverbal areas on the ABLLS or VB-MAPP are not well developed. While the intermediate learner can mand for basic items and some actions, he or she is usually weak at…

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Mia’s Journey with the Verbal Behavior Approach

Mia’s Journey with the Verbal Behavior Approach

I have series of YouTube clips that may make getting started with the Verbal Behavior Approach a little easier for both parents and professionals! There are three short (6-8 minute) YouTube clips on the assessment and beginning ABA/VB intervention for Mia, a 2 year old girl I diagnosed with…

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