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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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On Target for Success: A Description of School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

Positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) is a proactive way to teach desired behaviors while systematically eliminating targeted problem behaviors through positive reinforcement and positive redirection. It is not uncommon for educators to use a more reactive approach to discipline,

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5 Tips for Successful Play Dates

Play dates are a “normal” part of childhood for most children. However, it can difficult to plan play dates if your child has ASD or other disabilities. Parents of children with disabilities may shy away from the idea of hosting

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Dealing With Severe Non-Compliance with Students with ASD

I am often asked to help teachers figure out what to do when a student with ASD is displaying extreme non-compliance behaviors.  The situations are typically described like this: Whenever the student is asked to engage in any schoolwork, the

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