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ABA Therapy Solutions is committed to providing content useful to visitors to our website. Each week we will scan different online resources in search of articles and videos that may be of interest to the ABA community in our ABA Blog.

ABA Therapy Solutions began in 2012 by Linda Peirce, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who has worked in schools, homes, and community settings. Her educational background includes a degree in Psychology, a Master’s in Educational Psychology, and all but her dissertation in Exceptional Student Education.

Our team of Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), Behavior Assistants, and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) have years of experience working with individuals diagnosed with autism and related disabilities. Whether we are providing services in your home, in the community, or schools, our priority is your child. Our mission at ABA Therapy Solutions is to teach your child socially significant behaviors with a family-centered approach.

ABA Tips for Parents-Fading Prompts

ABA Tips for Parents-Fading Prompts

Written by Alana George, BS Clinical Psychology, RBT Student Analyst “Prompts help behavior occurs so that the teacher can provide reinforcement.”-Cooper, Heron, & Heward, 1987 What is prompting? Prompting in ABA therapy refers to providing assistance or cues to encourage your child to use specific ...
ABA Tips for Parents -Teaching Alternative Behaviors

ABA Tips for Parents -Teaching Alternative Behaviors

Written by Alana George, BS Clinical Psychology, RBT Student Analyst “To change any behavior, we have to slow down and act intentionally rather than from habit and impulse.” – Henna Inam, Wired for Authenticity: Seven Practices to Inspire, Adapt, & Lead How to teach Alternative ...
ABA Tips for Parents-Functional Play Skills

ABA Tips for Parents-Functional Play Skills

Written by Alana George, BS Clinical Psychology, RBT Student Analyst “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning.” -Fred Rogers Functional Play Skills in ABA The main intended goal throughout your child’s ...
ABA Tips for Parents-Picture Exchange Communication

ABA Tips for Parents-Picture Exchange Communication

Written by Alana George, BS Clinical Psychology, RBT Student Analyst What is Picture Exchange Communication? In early intervention services, Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS) is a functional form of communication taught and used by children with little to no communication abilities. PECS is taught to ...
ABA Tips for Parents Alternative Behavior Strategies

ABA Tips for Parents Alternative Behavior Strategies

Written by Alana George, BS Clinical Psychology, RBT Student Analyst What are alternative behavior strategies? In applied behavioral analysis treatment, your child will receive many evidence-based interventions to increase their independence and ability to function in their environment meaningfully. The intervention of teaching alternative behaviors ...
ABA Tips for Parents Four Functions of Behavior

ABA Tips for Parents Four Functions of Behavior

Written by Alana George, BS Clinical Psychology, RBT Student Analyst In order to significantly implement appliedbehavioral analysis, it is most important toidentify the purpose of the displayedbehavior your child engages in. Identifyingthe function of their behavior helps us toprevent problem behavior and teach betterways to ...
ABA Tips for Parents Generalization

ABA Tips for Parents Generalization

Written by Alana George, BS Clinical Psychology, RBT Student Analyst What is generalization? The term Generalization in ABA is the process of taking a skill learned in one setting (e.g., home) and applying it in other settings (e.g., daycare/school). It may also be used to ...
ABA Tips for Parents Negative Reinforcement

ABA Tips for Parents Negative Reinforcement

Written by Alana George, BS Clinical Psychology, RBT Student Analyst What is Negative Reinforcement? Last month we discussed positive reinforcement.  We understand that the use of reinforcement is significant in increasing a target behavior. Negative reinforcement is a method in which something uncomfortable or otherwise ...
ABA Tips for Parents  Positive Reinforcement

ABA Tips for Parents Positive Reinforcement

Written by Alana George What is Positive Reinforcement? At ABA Therapy Solutions we take pride in focusing on your child’s individual strengths and positive behaviors. Positive reinforcement is a strategy in which reinforcement is given immediately following a behavior. In simplest terms, when the child ...
Mom of Autistic Boy Writes ‘Thank You’ Blog to Little Girl Classmate Who ‘Likes Him Just the Way He Is’

Mom of Autistic Boy Writes ‘Thank You’ Blog to Little Girl Classmate Who ‘Likes Him Just the Way He Is’

Kate, a stay-at-home mom who lives in Colorado with her kids and husband, Steve, is continually inspired by their three children, all of whom have special needs. Having struggled with judgment from others toward her differently-abled kids, Kate was touched when a little girl at her son ...
White House intern with autism changes laws and opens hearts

White House intern with autism changes laws and opens hearts

Xavier DeGroat, a Michigan college student, just completed a landmark internship at the White House, adding to an already impressive list of accomplishments for someone who was once counted out because of his disability.  DeGroat, a dedicated autism advocate, interned for President Trump for the last three months in perhaps his boldest ...
Teen Fixes Tattered American Flags

Teen Fixes Tattered American Flags

One Florida teen went out of his way to ensure American flags are hung properly and proudly for local businesses. He actually made it his personal mission to ensure every American flag is raised up on a flagpole after being fixed. Matthew Amatulli, who is ...
How Our Autism-Inclusive Theatre Company Is Adapting to the Pandemic

How Our Autism-Inclusive Theatre Company Is Adapting to the Pandemic

The final day of the Next Stage Transitions Workshop at the Center for Applied Drama and Autism (CADA) is known as “The Sharing.” Sharing our work with friends and family can be a little less scary than performing for an invited audience; we make it a no-pressure ...
Occupational Therapy-5 Brain-Based Reasons to Teach Handwriting in School

Occupational Therapy-5 Brain-Based Reasons to Teach Handwriting in School

Teaching handwriting in elementary school is getting huge support from research in cognitive psychology and neuroscience. Some state legislatures are paying attention and mandating that handwriting be put back in the elementary school curriculum. That’s smart: Handwriting helps support children’s literacy and academic development. Here’s what the ...
Students with special needs,  ADHD and autism are suffering in this new school environment

Students with special needs, ADHD and autism are suffering in this new school environment

As a developmental and behavioral pediatrician who works primarily with students with special needs, such as autism, global developmental delays, ADHD, and a myriad other conditions that affect a child’s ability to learn and interact with others, I fret because I know it is these ...
ABA Careers in South Florida!

ABA Careers in South Florida!

ABA Therapy Solutions is hiring people looking for ABA careers! Are you looking for a career in ABA? ABA Therapy Solutions is looking for positive and upbeat individuals interested in full or part-time positions in the behavioral analysis field to join our growing team of ...

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