Reinforcement vs Punishment

Did you know we use reinforcement and punishment all of the time, not just in ABA therapy? Reinforcement and punishment are used everywhere to shape our own behaviors. In ABA therapy sessions with autistic clients, reinforcement is used more so than punishment because behavior analysts and RBTs (Registered Behavior Technicians) are focused on strengthening behaviorsContinue reading “Reinforcement vs Punishment”

Interview with Marissa Davila as a BCBA in ABA telehealth

Did you know there are ABA therapy companies who mainly use telehealth? Meet my first guest in the new year: Marissa Davila is a behavior analyst and founder of Blanton Behavioral Services LLC. She is not like most behavior analysts who run their own ABA therapy company because she mainly provides telehealth for clients onContinue reading “Interview with Marissa Davila as a BCBA in ABA telehealth”

Providing choices/Choice making

Did you know when you provide autistic people with choices that it teaches them various skills? During ABA therapy sessions, behavior analysts and RBTs should allow autistic client to choose which programs they want to work on. It allows autistic clients to lead their learning while behavior analysts and RBTs are getting goals accomplished fromContinue reading “Providing choices/Choice making”

Seven dimensions of behavior in ABA

The seven dimensions of behavior help behavior analysts impact their clients through effective and research-supported interventions. Baer et al. (1968) shares the seven dimensions of behavior: generality, effective, technological, applied, conceptually systematic, analytic, and behavioral. Generality refers to generalization of behaviors and skills. A behavior analyst helps clients generalize their new behaviors/skills through multiple people,Continue reading “Seven dimensions of behavior in ABA”

ABA services in Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)

Many families request ABA services at school for their child, not just at home. How do you add ABA services into your child’s individualized education plan (IEP)? Here are the steps to take: Keep in mind that if your child is already receiving ABA therapy services outside of school, make sure your insurance company canContinue reading “ABA services in Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)”

Interview with Dr. Jennifer Bellotti as a BCBA-D and executive president of FSBA

I am so excited to announce I reached 40 guests in my podcast series on, “The World of Autism”! Over a year now, I had 40 guests featured in my podcast series for the “The World of Autism”. I brought on autistic self-advocates, therapists, teachers, parents, siblings, professionals, etc., come on to share their experiencesContinue reading “Interview with Dr. Jennifer Bellotti as a BCBA-D and executive president of FSBA”