Behavior

3 02, 2023

Understanding Autism Self-Injury Behavior

2023-02-02T08:44:12-08:00February 3, 2023|Education|0 Comments

Self-injury isn’t a defining characteristic of autism spectrum disorder. Though many people with ASD engage in some form of self-injury behavior as a co-morbidity of the condition. Being able to identify the underlying disorder(s) contributing to the risk for self-injury behavior is a critical step in treatment and prevention. This often includes helping the individual to learn better communication and coping skills. What Is Self-Injury Behavior? There are actually many [...]

2 02, 2023

Pivotal Response Training Treatment for ABA Therapy

2023-05-15T08:50:52-07:00February 2, 2023|Education|0 Comments

Applied behavior analysis uses a data-driven approach to help individuals adjust their behavior away from negative outcomes to new positive behaviors. One of the most effective tools used by ABA therapists is called “Pivotal Response Training (PRT). What is Pivotal Response Therapy? This approach is designed to encourage children with autism, and others to monitor their behaviors and change them over time. PRT therapy often uses play to help the [...]

27 08, 2022
  • Autism Different In Boys vs Girls

Is Autism Different In Boys vs Girls

2022-08-26T08:11:14-07:00August 27, 2022|Behavior Therapists|0 Comments

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) manifests as a variety of symptoms that can vary in severity from one child to the next. This often includes include difficulties with social skills and communication skills. The complications of ASD can also make it hard for children to make friendships and maintain positive relationships. It’s also worth bearing in mind that ASD can often occur with other comorbidities and conditions like ADHD, and digestive [...]

5 04, 2022

What Is Operant Conditioning

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, [...]