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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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Reminder! The REC is committed to providing constant ABA programming, all year-round.  As many of our REC families know, this means support during school vacation weeks and some minor holidays. Due to the high demand, space for the vacation and holiday programming is limited and 
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One of the things that we think about a lot when creating programs for our kiddos is generalization. What is generalization? It’s when a person applies something learned under a specific condition to another condition. What would this look like? Generalization across settings: Generalization across 
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What is behavior? Behavior is defined as anything a living organism does that results in a measurable change in at least one aspect of the environment.  In other words, if a dead man can do it, it’s not behavior (Cooper, Heron, and Heward, 2007).  The 
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