Verbal Operants

What are verbal operants? Verbal operants are kinds of verbal behaviors people demonstrate. These verbal behaviors in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) help promote language development. They aim to help children develop communication and language skills by understanding ways words are used and the importance of communication. Here are the six verbal operants/behaviors that help withContinue reading “Verbal Operants”

Task Analysis

What is task analysis? A task analysis is an approach for teaching complex skills by breaking them down into manageable steps. Here is an example of a task analysis for the skill of putting on a t-shirt: Shirts in the dresser drawer → pick a shirt from the drawer Shirt in hand → Put shirtContinue reading “Task Analysis”

Interview with Ron Sandison about being an author, speaker, and founder of Spectrum Inclusion

Do you know any autistic authors or read books about autism? Today, more autistic people are becoming authors by sharing their own life journeys on the autism spectrum through published books. Many published books by autistic authors have been providing the world a better education about autism as a spectrum full of abilities and challenges.Continue reading “Interview with Ron Sandison about being an author, speaker, and founder of Spectrum Inclusion”

Breaking myths about ABA

As you may know, I was diagnosed with autism at the age of two. I received early interventions, including ABA, until the age of 8. Now as a college student through Purdue University Global, who is pursing a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), I want to provide aContinue reading “Breaking myths about ABA”

New year, New start!

Can’t you believe it is 2022? The picture I posted demonstrates a new chapter in life. My family and I are beginning the new year in our new home, here in Florida! We are only a couple months away from being one year since living in Florida, after growing up in New Jersey for twentyContinue reading “New year, New start!”

My reflection of 2021

How was 2021 for you? For me, I’ve experienced so much more this year than I’ve had before. I went through a really big change with my family. My family and I moved from New Jersey after growing up there for twenty years to Florida. It was hard saying goodbye to so many memories inContinue reading “My reflection of 2021”

Holiday Tips 2021

Do you enjoy the holiday season? The holidays can be a great time for families. Although, it can be stressful for individuals on the autism spectrum. Here are some tips to help an individual with ASD get through the holidays: When traveling for the holidays, always be prepared with favorite things. It can be favoriteContinue reading “Holiday Tips 2021”

Interview with Kay King about work as a BCBA

What is a BCBA? A BCBA is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who works in various settings and applies principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). BCBAs provide services and interventions to help shape and modify an individual’s behavior. Now that we learned about a BCBA, let me tell you about this guest in the guestContinue reading “Interview with Kay King about work as a BCBA”

Interview with Maribeth Edmunds about parenting an autistic adult, work as a principal, and Eden Autism

Are you a parent who has a child with autism and/or disabilities? Parents learn that it takes a community to impact a child with autism and/or disabilities. Sometimes, they have days that they face a lot of challenges raising their child. Through all of the challenges, parents love their child for who they are andContinue reading “Interview with Maribeth Edmunds about parenting an autistic adult, work as a principal, and Eden Autism”