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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4th of July Social Story

4th of July Social Story

Happy 4th 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 has worked […]

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Tips from ABA: Potty Training

Tips from ABA: Potty Training

Potty Training Tips Potty training is an exciting developmental milestone for kids, but can also be a challenging and daunting time for parents and caregivers. Every child has unique needs and motivation, so traditional methods may not work for all kids. Here are some tips from our ABA team to hopefully help to with potty […]

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Bilateral Coordination: what is it and why is it important?

Bilateral Coordination: what is it and why is it important?

Bilateral Coordination What is it? Bilateral coordination refers to moving both sides of the body together, in intentional and accurate ways. It is a good indicator that both sides of the brain are communicating and charing information effectively. Bilateral coordination can be: Symmetrical: coordinating both sides of the body to do the same movement (such as […]

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Teaching Kids to Hop

Teaching Kids to Hop

Hopping Skills Hopping can be a very tricky task for kids to figure out. It takes a combination of leg strength, balance, and coordination of the upper and lower body to gain enough momentum for foot clearance. Click here to watch the video from our physical therapist sharing these hopping games. Here are some fun […]

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