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It’s the first week of Summer at The REC and we are all about gardening this week! Check out some of the things we have been doing at the center to go along with our How Does Your Garden Grow theme: Sensory Friendly Garden Bin 
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Generalization Generalization is one of the 7 dimensions of ABA. Let’s dig a little deeper into different forms of Generalization. Stimulus Generalization An antecedent stimulus has a history of evoking a response that was reinforced such as flipping a light switch and the lights turn 
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An introduction to Generalization   Definition of Generalization in Applied Behavior Analysis: behavior lasts over time, across different environments, people and different behaviors. All of the skills we are teaching need to be generalized and maintained over time by the natural environment.  What’s the point 
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  What are the 7 Dimensions of ABA? And what do they mean for programming at the REC?   What does this mean? How do we do this at the REC? Generality Results are lasting and able to be replicated in multiple environments, with different 
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  Professionals who work in ABA can have different types of certifications from the Behavior  Analyst Certification Board. What do they stand for and what do they all mean? We have them listed here! Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) A paraprofessional who is certified by the 
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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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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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