Praising Effectively

How to provide your child with behavior specific praise that will reinforce the behaviors you want to see. Behavior Specific Praise is a positive statement intended to reinforce the desired behavior of an individual that acknowledges the individual by name (or in a manner in which he/she knows they are being praised), specifically describes/identifies the individual’s behavior, and incorporates a term of praise. Identify the specific behavior to praise.Decide if the behavior qualifies for praise.If so, acknowledge the individual by...

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Self-Management

What is Self-Management?  Self-Management is an evidenced-based practice based on behavior analytic principles. It is the preparation and implementation of behavior change procedures that produces desired changes in target behaviors. Self-management includes self-monitoring and self-evaluation. Self-Monitoring is the process of observing and collecting data on your own behavior. The last step is to self-evaluate or monitor and determine how effectively the procedures you implemented changed the target behavior (i.e., decrease or increase contingent on the behavior). Why Choose to Engage...

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Breaking the Myths – Part 1

When it comes to Applied Behavior Analysis, there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding what ABA is, what it is used for, etc. We want to help spread awareness and break these myths! The first myth we will be discussing is that ABA is only used for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This is false! ABA has been successfully applied to various populations such as the following: *Health and fitness *Organizational behavior Management *Criminal Justice *Education *And much more......

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