Object Functions: Activity Page

Object Functions: Activity Page

Object Functions: what are they, why are they important, and activity page Working on object functions is a great way to help children enhance both their receptive and expressive vocabulary skills. While children may be able to name or label several nouns and objects in their environment, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they understand what […]

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Fourth of July Social Story

Fourth of July Social Story

It’s Almost the Fourth of July! For many American’s, The Fourth of July is a fun holiday to spend with friends and family at picnics, parades, and firework shows. For kids with autism or sensory sensitivities, The Fourth of July can sometimes be over-stimulating or challenging for them for a variety of reasons. Our team […]

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Musical Animal Walks

Musical Animal Walks

Musical Animal Walks Summer is here and school is out! The summer heat can make it difficult to stay active, and irregular summer schedules can impact kids’ (and adults’!) sensory regulation. Pair music with animal walks for fun, structured indoor movement breaks during these long summer days. Structured movement to music can help to support […]

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Mindfully Responding to Challenging Behavior

Mindfully Responding to Challenging Behavior

Taking a Beat Mindfully Responding to Challenging Behavior When children have communication deficits, often you’ll see them engage in other behaviors to get their needs met.  These behaviors can be unsafe or not appropriate, and often referred to as “challenging behaviors” or “problem behaviors.” When thinking about how to respond to these challenging behaviors, we […]

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Negative Reinforcement vs. Punishment

Negative Reinforcement vs. Punishment

Negative Reinforcement vs. Punishment The difference between negative reinforcement and punishment is often confused. When looking at reinforcement versus punishment, it’s important to understand the stimulus change and the effect on the behavior. In behavior analysis, positive and negative are used to describe the stimulus change and not the effect. In other words, positive means […]

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