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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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Antecedent interventions are strategies we develop to manipulate an environment prior to the occurrence of a behavior.  These strategies are utilized to increase the likelihood of the desired behavior to occur and to decrease the occurrence of maladaptive behavior one might exhibit.   Antecedent Intervention 
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Sensory friendly may mean different things for different venues or events.  At movie theaters it means the lights are on throughout the movie and the sound is turned down lower than usual.  Getting out of one’s seat to stand up, talk, sing, or move and 
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Skinner (1957) identified six elementary verbal operants of mand, tact, echoic, intraverbal, textual, and transcription. Verbal behavior is a behavioral approach to language the describes how language is shaped by the consequences, what happens as a result of speaking, in the environment. This means acquiring, 
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