Knowing When to Ask is Key to Our Success - Pt .1

In my practice as a behavior analyst, I like to focus on helping the children I work with to increase desirable behaviors. In order to achieve this increase in behaviors, I use reinforcement and discrimination training techniques. When working with...

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What's the "Right" Amount of Discipline?

As I posted in my previous blog, I'm not a big fan of "disciplining" children. By "discipline," I mean the use of various  rewards & punishments to get our kids to increase or decrease certain behaviors. For most folks, I...

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Recognizing the Early Signs of Autism in Infants and Toddlers

Autism is a complex neurological disorder affecting approximately 1 in 88 children in the US (CDC, 2013). Up until a decade or so ago, parents often had to wait until their child was at least 3, and sometimes until they...

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Investing in Our Relationships With Our Children

Being a parent can be so rewarding. At times, we can achieve transcendence. Remember those first smiles, those first words? That big hug to greet you when you get home from work after a long day? Building a sandcastle at...

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