4 Functions of Behavior

When looking to decrease a problem behavior such as screaming, flopping to the floor, crying, or other behaviors that are interfering with your child’s ability to be successful in their daily life, a BCBA will first look at the function of the behavior.

Protect Your Ears For Better Hearing & Speech Month

As honored by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, let’s take a moment to recognize, Better Hearing & Speech Month! Each May, our speech therapists work hard to raise awareness about communication disorders and the importance of hearing.

What is Verbal Behavior?: Another Type of ABA

In the “The ABA Umbrella: Different Types of ABA” post, I referred to three types of ABA that are frequently utilized—Discrete Trial Training (DTT), Natural Environment Training (NET)/Incidental Teaching (IT) and Verbal Behavior (VB). We have talked about DTT, and NET/IT in detail, so I would like to introduce you to the third, VB.

6 Ways To Take Learning Outside This Summer

What do you think of when you hear “the perfect summer day”? For me, sunshine, a long hike, and a warm campfire come to mind. With the school year ending and summer quickly approaching, everyone wants to spend time outside. There are several ways we can make interactions with nature beneficial for our children’s language development.

8 Amazing Ways To Use Plastic Eggs for Learning

The groundhog didn’t see his shadow this year, which means that spring is coming early (or so legend says)! Although spring may be on its way, we are still in the midst of the cold days, which keeps kids inside. Are you looking for something new to interest your child?

LVST: An Effective Tool for Treating Voice Difficulty in Parkinson’s Patients

As anyone living with Parkinson’s Disease can tell you, PD is a progressive illness that affects movement and muscle stiffness. Although less discussed, issues affecting voice are just as prevalent and debilitating. Due to a decline in volume, the person living with PD may feel they are shouting when their loved ones barely hear what they are saying. Many patients …

Five Awesome Resources for Incorporating Speech Practice Into Everyday Routines

If your child is normal, eventually they will show resistance to sitting down and doing homework type practice with flash cards or worksheets for speech practice, reading practice, or vocabulary expansion. In addition to recommending targeted practice for families that will help their kiddo progress with therapy, I also recommend ways to incorporate practice into every day routines. By practicing …