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Externship Opportunities For Masters students In Speech Language Pathology (SLP)

If you are pursuing your degree in SLP, externships will likely be on your checklist.  Supervision gained working in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs will provide you with real-world where you can apply the academic knowledge you’ve learned.  Students are often encouraged to obtain well-rounded experience working with clients of different demographics and a variety…

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What Is Planned Ignoring ABA? Examples Of Extinction Behavior In Kids

The procedure of planned ignoring involves deliberate parental inattention to the occurrence of target child behaviors. In other words, parents identify behaviors that function as a means of getting their attention and selectively ignore them. One example of planned ignoring might be with the child who engages in tantrum behavior whenever his mother is on…

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What does my therapist mean when they say, “Verbal Operants”?

Many children diagnosed with Autism who are receiving ABA Therapy have programs that focus on the treatment of language delays. Programming developed as part of the treatment is commonly based on the analysis of Verbal Behavior. These programs focus on the development of “verbal” language skills that allow communication between an individual who is being…

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Toilet Training Autism – A Major Developmental Milestone

Developing independent toileting skills is an important milestone for children and families to overcome. Graduating from diapers to the use of toilet is seen as a critical step in the development of young children and helps to promote positive social experiences, successful interactions in the home and to boost confidence in the child. Often times,…