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Anton Shcherbakov, Psy.D, BCBA

Free Resource: 50 First Words Tracker

It’s important to have good resources for facilitating effective ABA instruction. This week, we have a free language tracker resource. This document includes 50 first nouns that can be used with early learners with Autism. We include columns for receptive ID, expressive ID, and feature/function/class instruction. Also perfect to be used for tracking progress on the VB-MAPP.

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Anton Shcherbakov, Psy.D, BCBA

Research Update: Does Stability Ball Seating Help Children With Autism?

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.

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Anton Shcherbakov, Psy.D, BCBA

How to Find Reinforcers for Students (Part 1)

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.

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Anton Shcherbakov, Psy.D, BCBA

Early Signs of Autism in Babies, Infants, and Toddlers

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.

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Anton Shcherbakov, Psy.D, BCBA

The VB-MAPP – Level 2 (Part 4 of 8)

Once you have completed Level 1 of the VB-MAPP assessment, it is time to move on to Level 2. This article will help to identify milestones that can be assessed through observation and those that will need direct testing. It will also provide tips and suggestions for proceeding to level 3 assessment.

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Anton Shcherbakov, Psy.D, BCBA

The VB-MAPP – Level 1 (Part 3 of 8)

Once you have acquired all of the relevant materials, it is time to begin administering level 1 of the VB-MAPP assessment protocol! Guidance and strategy follows.

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Anton Shcherbakov, Psy.D, BCBA

VB-MAPP Terminlogy (Part 2 of 8)

Prior to administering the VB-MAPP , it’s important to learn the language of the assessment. Mands, Tacts, Intraverbals, and Listener Responding. All explained!

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Anton Shcherbakov, Psy.D, BCBA

Intro to VB-MAPP (Part 1 of 8)

Introduction to the Verbal Behavior Milestones and Placement Program (VB-MAPP). A guide for professionals or parents to begin understanding the purpose of the VB-MAPP and how to administer it to children with Autism.

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