How to Use Do Language

How to Use Do Language

How to Use Do Language: alternatives to “no” “stop” “don’t” In ABA therapy, we like to teach children replacement behaviors. This means teaching children what to do instead of what not to do. This can be taught through language as well, which is where “do” language comes in. These are phrases that specifically tell the […]

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First 5 Signs

First 5 Signs

First Five Signs to Teach Your Child Communication begins long before the first words, and signs are a helpful way to teach early effective communication skills. Signs can reduce the frustration of the parent when attempting to guess what their child needs.   Where should I start? In order to introduce these signs to a […]

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Sensory Diet 101

Sensory Diet 101

The Basics of a Sensory Diet So what exactly is a sensory diet? It isn’t just certain foods someone should or should not eat. A sensory diet is a group of physical and sensory activities, that are specifically curated and scheduled into a child’s day in order to improve attention, arousal level, and adaptive responses. […]

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Life Skills in ABA

Life Skills in ABA

Life Skills in ABA Life skills are meant to be practical and useful in a variety of real world situations. They are typically necessary for daily living and can greatly improve quality of life. There are a wide range of functional skills that we help with, some include:  Communication skills: using and understanding verbal and […]

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What is Working Memory?

What is Working Memory?

What is Working Memory? Working memory refers to the retention, recall, and utilization of information to perform tasks. It is particularly important when learning academics, performing chores/self care activities, and socializing. During these activities, we may be required to remember and use a lot of information. It may look like: Drawing a picture of something […]

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Trick-or-Treat Communication Cards

Trick-or-Treat Communication Cards

Trick-or-Treat Communication Cards Hearing children shout, “trick or treat!” on your doorstep on Halloween is always a fond and fun surprise. But for kids with complex communication needs, this childhood experience can often be daunting or even avoided. Complex communication needs refers to any individual who has a significant difficulty communicating in a typical manner. […]

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Wash Your Hands Song

Wash Your Hands Song

“Wash Your Hands” Song Happy fall! Time for colorful leaves, pretty pumpkins, cozy sweaters, and – OH NO! Germs! As we approach flu season, it is important to encourage healthy habits at home and at school – like hand washing!  Click HERE for a hand washing song written by our music therapist, to the tune […]

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