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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Kid-Friendly Relaxation Playlist

Kid-Friendly Relaxation Playlist

Kid-Friendly Relaxation Playlists The end of the school year is quickly approaching, which means lots of tests, final projects, and changes in routine and schedules. This time of year can cause high-stress levels, and it can be difficult to find effective ways of coping with this stress. Music is a wonderful tool for helping to […]

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Kids and Compliments

Kids and Compliments

Kids & Compliments Praise is a powerful tool! Effective praise improves a child’s self-confidence and willingness to try hard things before asking for help or giving up. When we compliment and encourage, we are actually modeling words for a child’s own future positive thinking and self-talk!   For a child, the most meaningful compliment is: Immediate, […]

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Spring Cleaning with Kids

Spring Cleaning with Kids

Spring Cleaning with Kids Looking to delegate some spring cleaning to your kids this year? Children of all ages can participate in household chores, but where should you start? Task analysis! What is Task Analysis? Task analysis is a teaching process that simplifies complex tasks (like chores) into smaller steps that are easier for children […]

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Articulation Activity: /th/

Articulation Activity: /th/

Find, Say, Color Articulation page: /th/ Happy spring! Celebrate the warm and beautiful spring weather with our free Find, Say, Color Articulation Page here. This is a fun way to supplement a student’s hard work in speech therapy at home. Many children experience difficulty producing the /th/ sound correctly. There are two distinct productions of this […]

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Autism Acceptance Month: Community Resources

Autism Acceptance Month: Community Resources

Autism Acceptance Month 2022 In honor of April being Autism acceptance month, we have created a guide to sensory-friendly family fun in Nashville and surrounding cities. Check it out! Sensory Friendly Guide SafeSplash Swim School – Nashville & Franklin They provide private swimming lessons to kids with various needs, including Autism and sensory sensitivities. They […]

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