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Using Ecological Assessments to Set Meaningful Goals for ABA Interventions

When professionals develop ABA intervention programs for students with ASD and other disabilities, they use many different approaches when selecting goals.  Some use criterion-referenced assessment tools such as the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills- Revised (The ABLLS-R) or

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Teaching Independent Employment Skills Using Modified Social Stories and Video Self Modeling

Jennifer Rodecki recently conducted an action research study using video self-modeling with three middle school students with moderate-severe autism to teach them to perform new skills independently.  She used a tiered intervention approach in which she first used a modified

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Dear Kids with Autism, Prompt Dependency is Not Your Fault

I can’t even count how many times I’ve heard teachers say, “This child is so prompt-dependent!”  They say it as if to imply it is the child’s fault, and it is a nuisance to have to deal with a child who

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“Let’s Go Potty!” A Three-Phase Teaching Procedure for the Initial Stages of Toilet Training

Caregivers and teachers of children with ASD and other disabilities are always looking for helpful hints on toilet training. Truthfully, there are multiple skills that must be taught to fully toilet train a child. This reading will provide a description

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