News and Updates

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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We are just a few days away from one of the biggest summer celebrations of the year: 4th of July. It is a day full of fun, food and fireworks! However, to some who struggle with special needs, this can be a very difficult day 
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School’s out for the summer!  Now it’s time to PLAY!   
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Last week Kristin gave some insight into what applied behavior analysis means.   One of the various techniques used in the science of applied behavior analysis is natural environment teaching (NET).   What is NET?      NET is when teaching and learning occurs in the natural 
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Today’s Topic Tuesday comes from the Owner and Executive Director of the Recreational Education Center, Tricia Woolard. Today Tricia is tackling (say that 3 times fast!) Pairing and how our staff uses it with our clients.  The process of building rapport with a client What 
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Verbal Behavior Part 2 Ashley Horton In the last Topic Tuesday I explained the six elementary verbal operants of verbal behavior. This one will go over some more complex verbal behaviors and the autoclitic. Complex verbal behavior includes tact extensions, automatic reinforcement, and private events. 
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  Trial Based Preference assessments are used to identify a student’s favorite items or activities. These items or activities can then be used as rewards or potential reinforcers for appropriate behaviors. There are 3 different types of trial-based preference assessments. 1.       Single Item Presentation – 
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What is an Activity Schedule? An activity schedule is a sequence of pictures or words that cue someone to engage in a sequence of activities.  The pictures or words used can be detailed or vague depending on the learner.  They can also include tasks such 
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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.