Stereotypies are repetitive vocal or motor behavior commonly observed in children with autism. Not all stereotypies warrant intervention. Learn more!
Working with Children with Autism
Engaging parents in treatment leads to improved program implementation at home. This leads to more effective generalization at home with less intervention from professionals. Let’s look at 5 ways you can get parents more involved!
The field of Applied Behavior Analysis offers an abundance of evidence-based teaching strategies, each with its own unique advantages and disadvantages. Which strategy you choose may directly impact your need to plan for generalization of skills taught.
Checking a box that a child masters a skill is not enough. Help the child use that skill in a variety of different settings and in different ways. This is the path to true success for that child. When creating a plan for generalization in the community, it’s important to carefully consider a variety of different components. Let’s dive in to what you need to know.
Generalization in school requires getting the teacher on board unless the child spontaneously demonstrates the skill in the untrained setting. Teachers may resist an outsider offering advice or intruding on the classroom. This makes it difficult to ensure that skills generalize from settings outside of school to the classroom. Here we offer 5 ways to make this process easier.
As professionals, we must be aware of the debate over ABA strategies. We can then teach children in a way that honors who they are.