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Trying to Figure Out the Function for Problem Behaviors? Ask the Child!

When addressing problem behaviors in individuals with ASD, the first step is to determine the function the behavior serves.  The main reason why we need to determine the function for problem behavior is so that we can teach the child

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Embedding an ABA Intervention During Read Aloud

In school settings, it is important to plan ways to embed ABA interventions into as many different instructional and non-instructional activities as possible (as opposed to implementing the intervention in isolation).  I will give you an example for how an

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Please Step Away From the Child! The Misuse of Paraprofessionals in Inclusive Classrooms.

I may upset a few parents with this post, but just know that I what I am about to say is the best interest of your children.  Many, many, many (did I say many?) parents insist that their children with

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Inclusion Essentials for Students with ASD

My book, Bringing ABA into Your Inclusive Classroom, provides educators with a framework for designing ABA interventions that can be implemented in general education classrooms to meet the unique needs of students with ASD.  However, I view the ABA interventions

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Positively ABA: The Relationship Between Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and Applied Behavior Analysis

Over the last two decades, research on positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) has exploded. Schools across the nation are implementing school-wide PBIS programs, and the results indicate a drastic decrease in problem behaviors in students with and without disabilities

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Bring ABA into Inclusive Classrooms Instead of Sending Students with ASD to ABA Schools and Programs

One of my main priorities in my career is to help educators and caregivers learn how to design meaningful ABA interventions that can be implemented within everyday home, school, and community routines.  More and more special schools (segregated settings) for

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ABA 101: An Overview of Applied Behavior Analysis

The science of behavior analysis studies how the environment can be manipulated to change behaviors (Cooper, Heron, & Heward, 2007).  The theories of applied behavior analysis (ABA) were developed to improve human behavior through directly implementing the principles of behaviorism

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