It’s important to have good resources for facilitating effective ABA instruction. This week, we have a free task analysis data sheet. We also provide instructions for utilizing this invaluable resource. If you are not using the task analysis strategy to teach children with Autism complex skills such as brushing teeth, getting dressed, or tying shoes, you are likely seeing sub-optimal progress.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based treatment for individuals with Autism. This study demonstrate that students who receive comprehensive ABA services that incorporate “post-Skinner” ideas of language development experience greater increases in IQ than those who receive more traditional ABA.
Once you have completed levels 1 and 2 of the VB-MAPP assessment, it is time to move on to Level 3. This article will help to identify milestones that can be assessed through observation and those that will need direct testing. It will also provides a materials list and suggestions for completing the assessment.
Stability ball seating has been shown to be an effective intervention for increasing focus in students with ADHD. This study expands these findings and demonstrates that stability ball seating can increase on-task and in-seat behavior for students with Autism. Implications and limitations are discussed.
Reinforcement is the backbone of any effective ABA teaching program for kids with Autism. In this article, we talk about informal strategies to identify new reinforcers to use during instruction. These include asking, watching, and giving choices.
Early signs of autism include poor eye contact, lack of gestures for communication, and delayed language development. We provide a comprehensive list of symptoms and links for additional resources if you believe that your child may have Autism Spectrum Disorder.