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?
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!
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
Meet Casey Hello lattes & laminating lovers! My name is Casey and I am a speech-language pathologist assistant (SLP-A) working with preschool kiddos on the autism spectrum. I have been a licensed SLP-A for about 6 months now, but have worked in the field of speech for almost 3 years. Additionally, I have been working … Continue reading A Fun Approach to Speech and Sound Acquisition
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
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
When you wake up and start your day, you most likely check your weather app or look out the window to see what the world is like outside. It probably takes you little to no time at all and being aware of this helps you know what to throw on before you head out! For … Continue reading How To Teach “Dressing for the Weather”