Resources

101 Reinforcement Ideas for Students with Autism

It can be difficult to motivate those students that don’t seem to have that drive for learning on their own. This article provides 101 reinforcement ideas for students with autism. We include a variety of ideas from categories including food, activities, sensory, attention, electronics, and toys.

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Research

Research Update: Social Stories Improve Toothbrushing Skills

Social stories are short stories that can help explain life and social skills to individuals with autism. This study demonstrates that a social story can help children with and without autism to learn the skill of toothbrushing and improve dental hygiene.

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Task Analysis for Getting Dressed and Hygiene

Task analysis is an ABA strategy for teaching children complex tasks such as brushing teeth and washing hands. We include examples for these and other important hygiene and getting dressed tasks. This strategy is perfect for special education classrooms and for parents working with kids in the home.

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How To Guides

How to Find Reinforcers for Students (Part 2)

Reinforcement is the backbone of any effective ABA teaching program for kids with Autism. In this article, we talk about formal preference assessment strategies to identify new reinforcers to use during instruction. These include single stimulus, paired choice, and multiple stimulus strategies. Data sheets are provided to help complete these assessments.

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