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.
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.
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.
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.
Believe me or not, but some people enjoy chores… yes I said that right, enjoy them! I find myself enjoying some chores and some, not so much. You know who tends to like them? Kids! Yes, that’s right… kids tend to like chores and you can use this to your benefit and sanity!
In the “What is ABA Anyway?” post, I mentioned that ABA is a broad term…an umbrella, if you will. ABA is comprised of many different treatments, and I would like to introduce you to three that are frequently utilized:
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?
We have all heard that being outside in the fresh air has amazing health benefits. We have also heard that planting flowers can be therapeutic. But did you know that gardening has amazing developmental benefits for kids?
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 …
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 …