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November 2, 2020

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Shaping

Nicole Gorden, MS, BCBA, LBA-NY What is shaping? Shaping is a process used to teach a skill or train a new behavior by gradually reinforcing successive approximations of the target behavior. In other words, it is rewarding steps or portions of an expected response as the child gets closer to the response you want.  Thus, […]

October 29, 2020

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Does your child need a shadow at school?

One goal of ABA is making a child socially appropriate in all settings, especially at school.  Many functional and social goals can be achieved in a classroom setting, such as following instructions, increasing academic skills, communication with others, and social skills. For a child with autism, these goals may be difficult to achieve on their […]

October 15, 2020

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Reinforcement

What are the types of reinforcement? There are two types of reinforcement. Positive reinforcement occurs when a behavior is followed by the presentation of a stimulus and, as a result, the behavior is more likely to occur in the future. An example of positive reinforcement includes a child getting a treat for cleaning their room, […]

September 4, 2020

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ABA Therapy | Resources for Parents

When the diagnosis of autism is made by a physician, it can be devastating to parents. Where do they turn, who can help, what will happen? Parents can be overwhelmed and may feel that they, somehow, are at fault. The impact of autism on the child can be serious, particularly if speech and language do […]

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