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What is ASD? 10 things you should know about ASD

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that characterizes individuals who have difficulties with communication and social interactions, and who have repetitive behaviors or interests. With ASD being represented in TV shows such as “The Good Doctor,” “Atypical,” “Parenthood,” and other media, it can be easy to come away with a misconception of ASD.…

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How parents can facilitate ABA therapy

Parents- you know your kids best and you can be their best teachers! When parents and ABA professionals work together, the results for the children can exceed expectations. With any behavioral intervention, consistency is crucial. If parents follow through even when the ABA therapist isn’t around, the child will learn new skills quickly and so…

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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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Q and A with Verbal Beginnings Columbia Therapy Company

For parents of children with autism, Verbal Beginnings Center offers hope. Created in 2016 the program offers Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy in a center-based environment. ABA Therapy is a successful method of helping children diagnosed with autism to overcome many of their challenges and is particularly successful when you begin providing services to children…

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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…