Looking for ideas to get older students with autism talking? Telehealth and distance learning can be challenging, especially for our older students with autism. When it comes to communication, the challenge is even greater. Don’t let the planning overwhelm you! ABA has some no prep, easy to use lessons to incorporate today, along with a…

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Providing speech therapy services in an ABA ( applied behavior analysis) setting can be a challenge. I have worked in an ABA type setting for over 15 years and get asked many questions about bringing the two fields together to help students. If you are new to this type of setting, watch this free webinar…

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Taking data is so very vital to student success. According to Cooper, Heron and Heward ( 2007 ) Data can be defined as the results of measurement, usually in quantifiable form. Data collection and analysis are vital practices for special education providers. Data not only inform teaching, but also determine effectiveness of intervention . It…

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Verbal behavior introduction and training materials.

Welcome to my training tips and tools for introducing the verbal operants. In this blog post you will find a description of the operants mand, tact, echoic, intraverbal. At the bottom of the post, you will find a video that you can use with staff to “test” their understanding of these operants in a super…

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If you are new here, welcome! Let me introduce myself. My name is Rosemarie Griffin. I am a speech language pathologist and a board certified behavior analyst. I work in both a public school and a private school for students with autism and other complex communication disorders. Being able to use my background in both…

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Many students with autism work with a team of professionals on a regular basis. Those teams might include a speech-language pathologist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, intervention specialist, job coach, parent and behavior analyst. SLPs and behavior analysts share several areas of expertise, so they might find handling this overlap to be a challenge! When SLPs…

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Labeling is a very important skill for a variety of students that we may encounter in our practice. But what to label is the question. How do we choose what targets we should choose for our students with more intensive needs? I wanted to give you a snapshot into the process I use when choosing…

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