In the field of ABA we often talk about using “evidence-based practices” in teaching skill. What does this mean? It means that when we are choosing a teaching strategy, we refer to the literature in determining if it has been
We recently met with a client who was referred to us for her young son with ASD who was not yet talking. In the process of getting the program started, she raised a concern – “My son doesn’t have many
There are a lot of tools in the Kid Mechanix’s box that I use regularly to help shape positive behaviour. A behaviour contract is one of my go-tos for learners who are able to wait for delayed reinforcement. When implementing, it’s
Trying to teach Julie some of the targets we dished about in How To Foster Independence Skills and How To Teach Your Young Child Self Care Skills with not much success? No sweat! The solution to the struggle: Task analysis and chaining.
We all daydream about what we’d like our kids to do and have in adulthood. Perhaps you imagine Bonnie as an esteemed marine biologist who writes books and owns estates around the world. Or maybe your goal for Brad, who
Stuck on what to give your sweetie this holiday season? Consider wrapping up presents that improve your sweetie’s mood and skills, create memories and promote independence. When Kevin can learn to brush his teeth like a pro or walk home