We all know that the holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year. With shopping, parties, baking, and decorating, there are so many ways to get ready for the season's celebrations. The season can be an overwhelming time for everyone, let alone children with autism ...
For most families, Halloween is a fun and exciting experience. However, for children on the autism spectrum, the excitement, sensory stimulation, and “scary” atmosphere can feel overwhelming. We’re here to tell you that anyone can enjoy the festivities—as long as you prepare.
Once your baby has mastered stationary positions such as lying on their belly, sitting, and standing, it is important to promote movement in and out of these positions. Initially, children have to be placed in these positions in order to practice and become independent, which ...
Taking the Big Exam is something that I have feared since entering into graduate school and learning more about Applied Behavior Analysis. As someone who is not a great test taker, and as someone who struggles with test anxiety, it was this big dark cloud that was just ...
You have sat through 2+ years of coursework, an extensive amount of clinical hours, and have heard from the BACB that you are ready to schedule your exam. Now what? When I first received my confirmation email from the BACB, my initial reaction was complete panic. Out the ...
Are you seeking fun indoor activities during this cold winter season for your child? Here are three ideas for an indoor snow day from an occupational therapy (OT) perspective:
Toe walking is actually fairly common, and in most cases a part of typical development, especially when children are first learning to walk. Most children begin to walk with a “heel first” pattern after 2 years old. However, sometimes kids seem to be constantly on their tippy ...
Generalization is defined as the ability for a child to display a skill or behavior in the presence of a variety of people, across various settings/contexts, and over increasing lengths of time. At the Sunshine Center, we use Natural Environment Teaching (NET) to ensure that ...
Apple, box, table. If you were asked to take these three nouns and create a sentence using ONLY these nouns, it would be impossible. Although nouns are an important part of our vocabulary that results in greater understanding and use of language in our environment, teaching ...
When it comes to behavior, both positive behaviors that we are trying to increase, and problem behaviors that we are trying to decrease, there is always a reason behind why the behavior is occurring. This is referred to as the function of the behavior. Every behavior has a ...

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