Two Habits of Highly Effective Time Managers

Two Habits of Highly Effective Time Managers

One of the challenges I face in my practice is time management, a usually self-taught skill that is not in textbooks or college classes. We have busy schedules! We might start our day responding to emails and text messages and putting together the puzzle of providers and students being absent or late. Break Down Your […]

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Good Teachers, Revisited

Over the course of my practice, I have had the privilege of visiting many classrooms and meeting many excellent teachers. I want to take some time to explore the the special traits I have encountered that good teachers all have. I started analyzing this subject in a blog we published in 2016 (here), and in continuing […]

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Guest Post: Toddler Imitation Games

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This guest post by Jacklin Pfaff originally appeared on TrombettaTales. Jacklin is a Physical Therapist and is a Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist with a specialization in Early Intervention. Jacklin has been a PT for almost 10 years and has worked in a variety of settings with adults and children during that time. She currently […]

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Back To School!

Is it back-to-school time already? Where did the summer go! We have some tips and recommendations for getting your family and kids ready for the new school year. Children in general, but especially those with special needs, often have trouble with transitions. It stems from difficulty in shifting attention from one activity to the next […]

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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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