News and Updates

What a year we have had! In 2018, we continued to grow our services and help serve more of the local community. From bringing in more clients at our Chelmsford Center to officially opening Especially Sweet Needs to help provide jobs skills training for young 
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With the holiday break right around the corner, sometimes it can be difficult on parents to keep their children occupied when they are not on their normal school schedule. The REC wants to help take some pressure off parents! Check out these creative holiday activities 
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Many of our kiddos have a couple days off next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday! If you are looking for activities to do during the break look no further! We have compiled a list of Sensory Friendly events in the area happening during the 
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Halloween is just around the corner and definitely can be a kiddos favorite holiday!  With mounds of candy to eat, staying up late, dressing up as a character whom you admire and knocking on strangers doors, it is pretty much the one day of the 
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As behavior analysts we graph a lot of data!  One of the things that we graph are the skills that we are teaching. Why do we do all of this crazy graphing?  The trends in the data tell us how our student is learning. For 
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REINFORCEMENT   Specific reinforcement is directly related to what the speaker wants when teaching mands and a child asks for water they are given water. Under similar conditions this will increase the likelihood of the child asking for water in the future.     Nonspecific 
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If you live in Chelmsford or any of the surrounding towns, you may have heard of a new shop that popped up in the center this past spring called Especially Sweet Needs!  It is currently open Friday’s and Saturday’s and serves up some of the 
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Extinction is a procedure in which previously reinforced behavior is no longer being reinforced resulting in a decrease in behavior.  This procedure does not prevent the occurrence of the behavior, however by changing the environment to remove reinforcement, the behavior no longer has a function 
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A BCBA constantly examines behaviors from multiple angles to determine the function of these behaviors as well as the events and situations in which these behaviors are more likely to occur.  One of the first things a behavior analyst does after identifying a target behavior 
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The world of Applied Behavior Analysis is filled with amazing empirically proven interventions. An intervention or methodology which is founded within the realm of ABA and is repeatedly shown effective through applied research becomes what is known as a “technology.” These technologies are the foundation 
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REC Hosted Events
Mommy’s Night Out

Mommy’s Night Out is an evening for busy moms who could use a break. Come join us for a fun, relaxing evening mingling with other moms. Various vendors will onsite displaying and talking about their wonderful products. Some include jewelry, accessories, skincare products and more! Wine and appetizers will be served.

Date Night

Date Night is a chance for you and your significant other to treat yourselves to some alone time. Drop your children off at the REC where they will be greeted by our experienced staff for an evening of planned activities and fun.

Parent Workshops

Various workshops will be held regularly that touch upon relevant special education topics. Guest speakers and other industry professionals will lead the workshops and finish with a Q&A. Feel free to contact us with topics you would like to see added to the agenda. Contact us for more information.