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Antecedent Intervention

Antecedent interventions are strategies we develop to manipulate an environment prior to the occurrence of…

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Topic Tuesday: What is a Sensory Friendly Event?

Sensory friendly may mean different things for different venues or events.  At movie theaters it…

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Verbal Behavior

Skinner (1957) identified six elementary verbal operants of mand, tact, echoic, intraverbal, textual, and transcription.…

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Introducing the CREATE Program

Here at The REC we are always looking to expand our services and teach new…

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Topic Tuesday: Functional Communication Training (FCT)

What is FCT ? FCT is a procedure for teaching functional language as a replacement…

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Topic Tuesday: Functions of Behavior

Last Tuesday you read about ABC data. We use ABC data to help us figure…

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Topic Tuesday: ABC Data Collection

Antecedent – Behavior – Consequence (ABC) data collection / is a direct observation tool. It…

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What to Expect From Your BCBA (What's a BCBA?)

If you have heard the term BCBA, raise your "virtual" hand! What is a BCBA…

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Topic Tuesday: Preference Assessment

What is a preference assessment? A preference assessment is a tool to help determine the…

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Topic Tuesday: What is ABA?

Back to Basics Most people have a misconception that ABA is just a child sitting…

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Activities fo School Vacation

Activities for February School Vacation

Can you believe it's already time for February school vacation? 2018 is flying by.  If…

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Topic Tuesday: Reinforcement

Welcome to another installment of Topic Tuesday! Today's topic we are going to tackle is…

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staff spotlight

Staff Spotlight: Kate Simkevich

It's time to showcase another one of our great staff members! Kate Simkevich has been…

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2017 Year in Review

The REC Year In Review

2017 has been quite a year for The REC! From continuously taking in new clients…

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staff spotlight

Staff Spotlight: Meet Reagan!

It's time to shine a light on one of our staff members! Reagan Cassidy has…

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Snow Policy

Reminder About The REC's Snow Policy & Holiday Closures

With the cold weather upon us, and the possible threat of snow in the future…

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Chelmsford REC

Update on our New Chelmsford Location

We know many of you have been waiting patiently on the opening of our new…

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Especially Sweet Needs

The REC Halloween Party Wrap Up

This past Sunday the REC hosted their annual Sensory Friendly Halloween Party at their Peabody…

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Making Halloween Fun For Your Child with ASD

Halloween can sometimes be considered to many kids, as one of the favored holidays of…

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Intensive Early Learner Program

Why is Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention Important?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children ages 18 – 24 months have…

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