Interview with Kevin Askew and Maribeth Edmunds about safety in schools and technology

Do you think schools are as safe as they used to be? As we know, there has been an increase in regards to in school bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, and suicide rates. Many factors are considered, such as our world’s experience with COVID for a couple of years now. Students with disabilities are the most vulnerableContinue reading “Interview with Kevin Askew and Maribeth Edmunds about safety in schools and technology”

Dating and relationships

Since yesterday was Valentine’s Day, let’s talk about dating and relationships. This topic can be hard for people to discuss about, but I thought it was time to discuss this topic. In the world of dating and relationships, here are things people should know when their boyfriend/girlfriend is autistic: Do not be shocked about usContinue reading “Dating and relationships”

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”

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”

Thanksgiving 2021

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Many people love thanksgiving for all of the fun activities with family and eating lots of great food, such as turkey and gravy. As for me, I always enjoyed being with my family and cousins. Although, this holiday can be challenging for individuals on the autism spectrum. Here areContinue reading “Thanksgiving 2021”

Differential Reinforcement

This past week for my Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) part one course in college, I learned about differential reinforcement. Also, I learned differential reinforcement procedures applied in ABA therapy. So, what is differential reinforcement? Differential reinforcement means reinforcing specific social behaviors/responses in a particular situation or event while withholding reinforcement for other target behaviors/responses. DifferentialContinue reading “Differential Reinforcement”