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October 17, 2017

Jack’s Story

Jack was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. It was a sad and devastating time for us, because we knew nothing about this disorder or Jack’s prognosis. It was months before I learned that each case of autism is different, as each child diagnosed suffers varying degrees of the disorder. Some eventually find... Read More

June 9, 2015

Why is continuing education important for behavior analysts?

As the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) conference has ended and professionals in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis have returned from San Antonio, I feel it’s a good time to discuss the importance of the conference and getting continuing education hours. According to the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts, all... Read More

May 18, 2015

Why is Certification Important?

As Jessyi mentioned in her previous post, there are several ways to find certified professionals to provide services to your child. Specifically, the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) provides a way to look up and contact Board Certified Behavior Analysts in your area. But it’s important to review why you should seek out a Board... Read More

May 12, 2015

What is ABA?

ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. ABA seeks to apply the principles of behavioral science to change specific behaviors of individuals in a socially significant and acceptable way. Behavior Analysts (practitioners of ABA) focus on environmental contributions to behavior in order to change them. Baer, Wolf, and Risley (1968), three prominent, early practitioners of ABA,... Read More

April 30, 2015

How do I find a qualified ABA service provider?

My child has autism. Now what do I do? This is one of the most common questions parents of children with autism ask themselves. This is also a question we hear all the time. Finding a service provider qualified to provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services can be a daunting task, especially when you live... Read More

April 22, 2015

Is it Autism? How to find out

Parents love to talk about their kids. They like to tell you about that cute, annoying, creative, rebellious, or down right mean thing their kid did just minutes ago. “Let me tell you what Johnny did last week…” “Suzie is at it again, this time…” We all know and love them. However, there is that... Read More