Distance Learning?! There’s A Social Story For That!

Let's be honest, we all need a little help getting through life right now! We are all currently experiencing a total disruption to our daily routines and our typical activities. I'll be the first one to admit that I have needed help adjusting. Our special education kiddos may need a little extra help during this … Continue reading Distance Learning?! There’s A Social Story For That!

What’s In Your Prize Box?

Fellow teachers, therapists, and moms ... THIS ONE'S FOR YOU! If you're anything like me, you probably like to provide your kiddos with some novel motivation. Whether it is something that can be earned every day or only earned for above and beyond behavior, you more than likely have your very own PRIZE BOX handy! … Continue reading What’s In Your Prize Box?

A Social Story FOuRth you!

Holidays, parties, and celebrations can be difficult for kiddos with autism and other special needs. Routine changes, loud noises, and crowds, OH MY! Now, I don't know it all, but something I do know is that planning ahead can be a life savor. For me, I like to utilize social stories to help my clients … Continue reading A Social Story FOuRth you!

Incorporate MORE Into Your Activity Schedules

Visuals, visuals, visuals! I cannot say enough about how much I love visual supports and utilizing them with my kiddos during sessions. Others in the field or similar fields can probably attest to the fact that you really can't go a day without them! One of my favorite visual supports to create and use is … Continue reading Incorporate MORE Into Your Activity Schedules

Making Interdependent Group Contingencies Work in the Classroom

A big part of my job is working as a consultant in different school districts. More times than none, I will observe in a classroom filled with students who could use a little extra motivation to do the "right" thing. Here's an easy fix for that, based off the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis! According … Continue reading Making Interdependent Group Contingencies Work in the Classroom

Setting Up Your Token Boards for Success

If you or your friends are in the field of behavior analysis or related fields, you have most likely heard the term token economies [or token boards]. It is something often used to motivate behavior change in an individual, which is what the field is all about! According to Cooper, Heron, & Heward (2007), "In … Continue reading Setting Up Your Token Boards for Success