The magic of praise!!!

Praise is one of the most powerful tools a therapist can use to teach their children positive skills. Recognizing and praising developing and positive behaviour helps to increase that behaviour and decrease negative behaviour. Children with autism and SEN tend to have very unconstructive academic self-concepts, and our praise can make all the difference. 🙂 […]

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Top Tips for Developing a Love of Reading in Children

Reading different books helps develop an imagination and allows you to escape into the world of a good book.  Children need to be exposed to books of different genres to allow them to imagine different worlds. Some ways you can develop a love for reading in children are: Read to your child every day, let […]

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Teaching Theory of Mind and Social Cognition

Teaching Theory of Mind (ToM) Skills is both a challenging and very important part of the work ABA Therapists do. These higher-order thinking skills equip us with the ability to be socially competent and to understand the world and the people around us. ToM or Social Cognition allows people to understand how others’ might be […]

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Pivotal Response Training (PRT)

Pivotal Response Training (PRT) is one of the best studied and validated treatments for ASD; derived from Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), it is PLAY BASED and CHILD INITIATED. This treatment is used to teach language, decrease disruptive/self-stimulatory behaviors and increase social, communication and academic skills. In addition it focuses on the “pivotal” areas of a […]

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Tips for Being Natural while Teaching Your Child

Incidental teaching and Natural Environment Training (NET) is utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to teach in the “real world.” Instructions are both driven by the individual’s motivation and carried out in the environments that closely resemble natural environments, with the structure being provided in regards to the individual’s access to reinforcement. NET […]

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Tips for Successful Autism Management

10 Tips for parents who have recently discovered that their children are affected with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Start Early. Don’t waste time waiting for miracles, if you have any doubts about your child’s development, behaviors or language progress, consult with a specialist ASAP. Accept and have faith. Do not blame your self or anyone else […]

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10 Tips for Managing Kids’ Tech Time

The average child age 8 and under in the United States uses more than three personal tech devices—such as a tablet, smartphone, or video game console—at home, according to a new poll of parents conducted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). With even the youngest kids now “connected” via such technology, it is important to […]

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