Becoming a Better Professional IV

Becoming a Better Professional IV

As we move forward with our discussion around becoming a better professional, today I’ll be focusing on one distinctive feature of our practice: Measurement of Behaviors. One of the best ways I’ve found to improve professional skills is going back to the introductory texts to refresh important concepts. For example: “Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) adds […]

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Travel Tips for Kids with Special Needs

The travel season is upon us, jam-packed with memories and great experiences with family! However, traveling can also occasionally be filled with stressful moments. For a child with autism, developmental delay, or other impairments, the stress can be magnified tremendously. Preparing your child for any upcoming trips will go a long way. To make the […]

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Becoming a Better Professional, Part III

Continuing this series about becoming better professionals, today I would like to discuss some challenges that we have faced in our practice. One of those challenges is the fact that our behavioral plans are often at odds with how people understand and approach human behavior. “Common explanations are often based on myths or misguided beliefs […]

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Becoming a Better Professional, Part II

In this series of blogs about becoming a better professional, I am sharing some important concepts to consider about the challenge of managing our own behaviors from “25 Essential Skills for the Behavior Analyst,” by Bailey & Burch. In my previous blog, I wrote about business etiquette and understanding the “marketing” aspect of our jobs. […]

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Becoming a Better Professional, Part I

Another school year is over – time to take a breather! But summer is also a great time to learn, read up, and work on becoming a better professional next year. Reading “25 Essential Skills for the Behavior Analyst,” by Bailey & Burch, I came across some interesting concepts that will help me, and hopefully you, […]

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Mess-Free Finger Painting!

Do you want a fun activity without the mess?  Try our Mess-Free Finger Painting for a fun activity with your kids!   Materials Paper Towel Plastic Wrap Canvas Board Acrylic Paint (Copper, White, and Three Different Types of Blue)   Start by selecting the colors of acrylic paint you want to use.  I chose Copper, […]

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2 Strategies for Reducing Behaviors

As I often write in these blogs, we are “behavior teachers” – we teach functional behaviors with the goal of improving our clients’ and students’ quality of life. A child with frequent outbursts, aggression, or disruptive behaviors is exposed to a recurrent state of punishment in the form of anger and frustration from caregivers, avoidance […]

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Meaningful Instruction for Student with Special Needs

Visiting classrooms daily, I have the privilege of observing different teachers in action. It’s great to see the effective ones who really understand what works with these students. They know that sometimes, school is the only stable space in a struggling student’s life and so, what happens in the classroom can be a life-changing experience. […]

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Loving Someone with Autism Door Sign

Our Michigan clinic regional director created this custom Loving Someone with Autism door sign. Create one for your office or home today! Materials Scrap Piece of Wood (reused from wood pallet) Acrylic Paint (Red, Blue, Green, Yellow) White Wooden Letters Index Card Scissors Pen Wood Glue Velcro Command Strips I used a scrap piece of […]

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TES Ohio News – Open House!

TES Ohio is moving – and expanding! We’re proud to share that we will be moving into a beautiful new campus at 3428 West Market Street in Fairlawn. This space will be home to our office and clinic, as well as our new academic program, TES Academy! On June 22nd, from 4:00-6:30pm, we will be […]

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