Making a Case for Communication

When a Learner Comes into Therapy saying “More” what do we do about it in ABA? As a therapist that wants extended and specific vocabulary, “more” is not the way to go.  Why?  Because when neurotypicals say “more”…the environment wants to ask “more what?”   There is a whole line of factual research that supports teaching…

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Let’s move away from these words.

#BeDifferent #EmpowerFamilies Here is a news flash.  Words matter. A few weeks ago, I was at the healthclub using the childcare to take care of some paperwork.  I overheard two women discussing autism.  My first thought…this word is either increasing in social significance for everyone OR it’s following me. Well more people joined the conversation,…

Being The Hype Man(Woman) While Teaching Learners with Autism

Or the importance of sweating while working A BCBA I once worked with often stated while training “If you are not sweating; you are not working hard enough.”  It’s a phrase I carry with me and use often when observing behavior technicians in treatment programs.  I now train the trainers with this mindset so that…