Tag: ABA

  • Maximizing the potential for infants at-risk for autism spectrum disorder through a parent-mediated verbal behaviour intervention

    Amy Tanner & Katerina Dounavi The human brain undergoes the most transformative development period in all post-natal life from birth to 36 months, going from simple connections to complex connections responsible for social behaviour, communication and cognition (Courchesne & Pierce, 2005). Over the past five years, an increase in pre-diagnostic intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder…

  • Burnout among professionals working in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis

    Working in an educational setting brings a great deal of satisfaction and feelings of accomplishments to passionate professionals. In the sector of special needs, behaviour analysts have the opportunity to produce meaningful changes in their students lives and observe how they become more independent, included in the society and ultimately happier. Apart from satisfaction with…

  • Feeding Disorders: Treatment of Selective and Inadequate Food Intake in Children

    The purpose of this article is to offer a practical guide for professionals and parents who implement behavioural interventions to treat feeding disorders in children. Feeding problems appear more frequently among children with developmental disorders (33-88%) but are also common in typically developing children, 2% to 35% of whom also exhibit them (percentages vary depending…

  • What is a β€œBoard Certified Behavior AnalystΒ�-BCBAΒ�”

    Numerous studies have shown that Behaviour Analysis is the scientific basis for the most effective interventions for individuals with Autism and other developmental disorders. Because Behaviour Analysis is a science, the quality and integrity of the intervention that is designed based on the discipline greatly depends on the training background of the expert who designs…

  • Towards true multidisciplinarity

    Read our article published by the Centre for Education Research and Practice entitled “Towards true multidisciplinarity: How behaviour analysis can feed multidisciplinary work.”

  • Teach me how to talk: 10 Tips for teaching language to children with Autism

    1. Motivation: Identify reinforcers, i.e., the student’s preferences, and make sure these vary as often as possible. 2. Create opportunities for the students to ask for access to things or activities they like, make comments, respond to other people’s questions. 3. Use a variety of antecedent stimuli (e.g., pictures, objects, questions) so that the acquired…

  • Evidence-based therapy for Autism

    In the last years, due to the significant increase in the number of children who receive a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (recent estimates in the USA point to a prevalence of Autism of 1 in every 68 children), a high number of therapies have been developed promising improvement in the symptoms of the disorder,…

  • Early Intensive ABA Intervention

    ABA forms the scientific basis for an effective intervention for children with Autism and may prove useful for children with other disabilities as well. Research on effective interventions for children with Autism has shown that the onset of the intervention should be before the age of 4, it should be based on ABA, it should…