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Why teaching a child /youth with autism to follow instructions is a good thing
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Why teaching a child /youth with autism to follow instructions is a good thing

I have been working with children with autism and their families since 1999 implementing a treatment that is based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis or ABA.  ABA is something that I am very passionate about and I have seen first hand the power th...
What is behaviour anyway and why does it matter?
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What is behaviour anyway and why does it matter?

I have been working with children with autism and their families since 1999 implementing a treatment that is based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis or ABA.  ABA is something that I am very passionate about and I have seen first hand the powe...
Applied Behavioural Therapy (ABA) – teaching new skills
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Applied Behavioural Therapy (ABA) – teaching new skills

I have been working with children with autism and their families since 1999 implementing a treatment that is based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis or ABA.  ABA is something that I am very passionate about and I have seen first hand the power th...
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and Challenging Behaviour
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Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and Challenging Behaviour

I remember sitting in a principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) class while pursuing my Master’s and hearing my professor speak about a 27 year old woman who was living very independently in a group home for adults with developmental disabilities.  He d...
Autism and Wandering: How Applied Behaviour Analysis can Help Keep Kids Safe
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Autism and Wandering: How Applied Behaviour Analysis can Help Keep Kids Safe

In October 2013, a 14-year-old boy by the name of Avonte Oquendo wandered away from his class and out of his school. The security cameras outside of his school captured him darting across the street until he was no longer visible. This is the last footage ever...