The Importance of Messy Play

The Importance of Messy Play

So what’s the deal with messy play? You may hear your child’s Occupational Therapist talk about the importance of messy play, but why? Messy play is crucial to your child’s cognitive and creative development, helping their learning process and promoting engagement with the senses!    Messy play helps develop the following skills: Physical Development: Development […]

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Shaping Behavior

Shaping Behavior

What is “shaping behavior”?  In ABA, shaping refers to the process of reinforcing approximations of behavior until the individual can demonstrate the desired behavior. In other words, rewarding the small changes or gradual steps of the behavior, in the right direction.  Shaping can be used for both skill acquisition and targeting more challenging behaviors.  For […]

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Introducing Clinic-based Psych Assessments!

Introducing Clinic-based Psych Assessments!

Project Play is so excited about our new service! Dr. Lyn McRainey and Vanessa Adams have joined Project Play Therapy’s clinic team to provide comprehensive psychoeducational and psychological assessments for children, adolescents, and young adults.   About Psych Assessments: All assessment plans are individualized to the client/child; however, a comprehensive evaluation typically includes assessment in […]

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Core Vocabulary

Core Vocabulary

Core Vocabulary Core vocabulary is a small set of words that are often used in day-to-day communication. The same 400 or so core words make up around 80% of what people say in a typical day. Core words are usually pronouns (I, we, she), verbs (is, go, see) or modifiers (all, some, more). These small […]

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The ABC’s of Behavior

The ABC’s of Behavior

Let’s talk about the ABCs. The ABCs of behavior that is. The ABCs of behavior stand for Antecedent, Behavior, and Consequence. Antecedent  What occurred right before the behavior  What was the setting event? Behavior  The behavior What did it look like?  Consequence  What occurred right after the behavior A consequence can increase the likelihood of […]

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