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 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 every skill ...
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 ...
Fall is my favorite season for many reasons: The weather starts to get cooler, the holidays are approaching, and there are so many speech and language skills that can be incorporated into Fall activities. Many times, parents will ask me, “What are some games that I can buy to ...
Now more than ever, children need structure throughout their day. Establishing a daily routine can help your child increase independence and provide consistency during the day. Here are a few tips that might help establish a routine with your child.
As an occupational therapist we are taught to analyze every task to its smallest components and to get creative in order to target a variety of skills with the simplest of tools! Therefore, when planning (especially for virtual therapy sessions) and looking for some new ...

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