Lily Lacsa
we are a military family, we will be moving to Bremerton, WA in May and would like no delay on our child’s therapy. we are hoping for a smooth transition. I am reaching out early to give both parties enough time to establish therapies. we are currently in receiving ABA four days a week 2 hour sessions, also 1 hour of speech and 1 hour of OT. Will not be available to contact on the phone until Friday after 1 PM. It would be best to be contacted email if needed a fast reply. thank you for your time.
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Magnolia Behavior Therapy
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23 06, 2022

Autism Sensory Overload Symptoms & Management

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A lot of children with autism spectrum disorder experience some degrees of sensory overload. This is when one or more of the body's senses is hyper-stimulated to a level that exceeds their coping mechanisms. While sensory overload is commonly associated with ASD it can also be applied to other conditions such as anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and even obsessive-compulsive disorder. A lot of people with autism spectrum disorder [...]

22 06, 2022

What is Sensory Processing Disorder?

By |2022-06-21T07:53:34-07:00June 22, 2022|Behavior Therapists, Education|0 Comments

Sensory processing disorder is a condition in which the individual in question doesn’t respond in a normal manner when they are exposed to certain sounds, smells, textures, or other external stimuli. This might include hypersensitivity to music or hyposensitivity to strong stimuli that should evoke a response. Also known as SPD, the Sensory Processing Disorder concept evolved out of an older concept known as “Sensory Integration Dysfunction. It is more [...]

22 06, 2022
  • Assistive Technology Device

Using AAC Devices To Enhance Communication with ABA Therapy

By |2022-06-21T07:48:17-07:00June 22, 2022|Behavior Therapists, Education|0 Comments

Tablets, smartphones, and other digital devices are everywhere. They have even become an effective tool for ABA therapists to better enhance the communication skills of patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Known in the industry as “Assistive Technology Devices” they can be used strategically in all areas of life. How To Use Assistive Technology Device for Communication? There are many helpful apps that focus on developing language. A lot of families [...]

21 06, 2022

What is Task Analysis For ABA Therapy

By |2022-06-21T07:42:12-07:00June 21, 2022|Behavior Therapists, Education|0 Comments

The American Psychiatric Foundation defines Autism Spectrum Disorder as “A complex developmental condition that involves persistent challenges in social interaction, speech and nonverbal communication, and restricted/repetitive behaviors.” Since it is a spectrum of symptoms and challenges, the effects and severity of ASD vary uniquely from one person to the next. It’s also worth noting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that ASD is present in approximately 1 [...]

21 06, 2022

Autism & Picky Eating Habits Such As Food Refusal

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A lot of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder have problems with eating which can make it hard to feed them nutritious meals. At the same time, it can cause a great deal of conflict at mealtimes, which makes it hard to present the food in the most appealing possible way. It often helps to take a methodical approach to deal with picky eating habits. Understanding the unique details of your [...]

18 05, 2022

Difference Between ADD vs ADHD?

By |2022-05-16T08:34:20-07:00May 18, 2022|Education|0 Comments

Terms like ADD and ADHD sometimes get used interchangeably to describe a child who has potential attention span issues. Though terminology has changed in recent years to identify ADD as a subtype of ADHD. Behavioral psychologists then use this information to develop slightly different treatment strategies to address each condition. ADD, is an acronym for “Attention Deficit Disorder” whereas ADHD stands for “Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.” While modern psychologists are adept [...]

16 05, 2022

Costs Of ABA Therapy for Autism

By |2022-05-16T08:29:58-07:00May 16, 2022|Education|0 Comments

If you’ve recently found out that your child has autism spectrum disorder, you probably have a lot of questions. Not the least of which is what therapeutic options and resources are available to help them live their best life. The good news is that today there are more resources for children with ASD and proven therapy techniques than ever before. Of them, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is recognized as the [...]

16 05, 2022

Autism & Sleep Issues. Helping Autistic Children Get A Good Night’s Sleep

By |2022-05-16T08:14:58-07:00May 16, 2022|Education|0 Comments

Everybody needs a good night’s sleep, though for some children with Autism Spectrum Disorder falling asleep and staying asleep can be challenging. Compounding this is that some features of ASD like repetitive behaviors can make quality sleep even more difficult. This type of disruptive feedback loop makes sleep problems increasingly prevalent in children with ASD and a priority concern for the families that support them grappling with autism. Yet it [...]

28 04, 2022
  • How Negative Punishment Works

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While much of ABA therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Operant Conditioning focus on positive reinforcement to adjust the outcomes of specific behaviors, there are times when negative behaviors have an appropriate place. Even the ground-breaking psychologist B.F. Skinner noted that an animal or a person’s behavior can be increased or decreased by adding or removing appropriate stimuli. Though this required practiced application and consistency, without any degree of emotional transference. [...]

28 04, 2022
  • Early Signs of Autism

Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Every parent basks in the joy of watching their child reach greater and greater milestones. Though sometimes delays in these milestones can be a sign of something else going on. Early childhood is also a time when autism spectrum disorder starts to show signs. Early detection plays a critical role in optimizing therapeutic results. As a parent cultivating an awareness of the early signs of autism spectrum disorder can help [...]

27 04, 2022
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy (ABA)

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By |2022-04-27T07:07:08-07:00April 27, 2022|Education|0 Comments

Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy (ABA) often used positive reinforcement to better help clients to comprehend the direct connection between a common situation, their behavior, and how the situation responds to their recurring behavior. This might be responding with a triggered emotion or a physical outburst. Positive reinforcement can come in several forms. Though it can be as simple as offering a person a reward for completing a requested task or [...]

6 04, 2022

What is Graduated Exposure?

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Many of the children who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder experience an array of issues that can include communication, and social skill problems, as well as behavioral issues. In some, this can lead to overstated responses to certain environments and conditions. This might manifest as a child who demonstrates aggressive behavior when they are exposed to cold or heat. One of the ways ABA therapists help autistic children with [...]

5 04, 2022

What Is Operant Conditioning

By |2022-04-01T09:16:19-07:00April 5, 2022|Behavior Therapists, Education|0 Comments

Operant conditioning was originally developed by the pioneering behaviorist psychologist B.F. Skinner. Also known as “Instrumental Conditioning” It employs associative learning principles that specifically focus on the strength of behavior as well as how it can be modified through either positive or negative. Reinforcement. In the modern landscape of psychology, operant conditioning’s principles can be applied to adults as well as children. It can even be used to train pets, [...]

3 04, 2022

What is Non-Verbal Autism?

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2 04, 2022

Exposure Therapy For Children to Overcome Anxiety

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The philosopher Aristotle once noted that nature outfits human beings with emotions for a reason and that all emotions serve a purpose. In this light anxiety is a normal, adaptive emotion. In a healthy context, it serves to motivate us to prepare for future threats. Yet for some individuals, and children in particular, anxiety occurs too frequently, and sometimes too intensely for the given situation. In these instances, anxiety can [...]

1 03, 2022

ABA Therapy Techniques

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1 03, 2022
  • What Is Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Therapy for Autism?

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By |2022-03-01T17:16:48-08:00March 1, 2022|Behavior Therapists, Education|0 Comments

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  • What Is A Registered Behavior Technician

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24 10, 2021

Autism: Symptoms and Treatment

By |2022-03-01T17:16:40-08:00October 24, 2021|Education|0 Comments

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