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ABA (applied behavioral analysis) therapy programs in the home, school, community clinic settings
ABA is used to help individuals acquire many different skills, such as language skills, self-help skills, and play skills. At Sandbox ABA, we work to help you build ABA programs individually tailored to your child or student.
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Thank you everybody who attended the ABA in Schools seminar this past Saturday! A follow-up seminar about IEP planning is scheduled for August 13th. Details to follow.
Another successful feeding week! Congrats to our family and kiddo! It's great when a family can enjoy a meal together : )
It's our last day at Autism Partnership and we are so grateful for the opportunity to learn from the best! A very big thank you to all the staff for being so welcoming and helpful. We've learned so much!
Working with a kiddo that, at 5 years old, has not received services. But, in 3 months of ABA, kiddo is now manding (without scrolling!) and starting basic tacting!!!! Attention to play activities are moving from baseline of 5 seconds to 3.5 minutes!!!! Teaching kids with autism is just the best job ever!!!!!
Learning to learn is always the first step!
ABAI 2015 in San Antonio: What are Evidence Based Practices? "One of the hallmark characteristics of Applied Behavior Analysis is its reliance on scientifically-validated treatments. In addition, there are a number of scientific values that permeate the application of ABA intervention for individuals with autism. There is a focus on empiricism, on demonstrating the effectiveness of procedures and on the identification of functional relationships between treatments and effects. Furthermore, ABA focuses on changing socially significant behaviors with procedures that are clearly defined and replicable. Unlike other interventions for individuals with autism, much data exist that supports the effectiveness of ABA in the treatment of individuals with autism. It is important to note that these studies have been published over the course of several decades, by hundreds of researchers worldwide, and many of them have been published in peer reviewed journals. The quality of research available regarding the effectiveness of ABA is vastly superior to that available for any other treatment approach. Studies are rigorous, have controlled for extraneous variables, have been replicated and have demonstrated effects that have generalized and been maintained over time. Many claims are made regarding treatments that are supposedly effective, but only ABA has been scientifically verified as effective to date. Mary Jane Weiss, PhD, BCBA-D, Rutgers University
ABAI in San Antonio: Sandberg presented on the implications of mediated (pre-current) responses in a person's ability to respond to a discriminative stimulus. The example given was: I get off a plane and look at the board to determine what gate I need to get to to board my next flight (e.g.: B25). I repeat in my head B25 many times while I get on a transport, walk through the terminal, loads of visual and auditory distractions. Finally I arrive (I know because I see the posting of B25) and mentally 'tact' "B25!" and heave a sigh of relief (automatic R+). The repetitive covert self-chat is inextricably linked to the covert tact which is linked to the R+. We discuss the implications of this covert model
ABAI 2015 in San Antonio: Leaf et al presented today on the amazing work being done on social skills training for younger kiddos. One big lesson: the importance of the learning environment specifically tailored to the individual needs of each child, and support and training being given to each child in the way they need to learn. Food for thought on the most effective and efficient way to work with kids: when the environment is fully accounted for? or when the environment can only be manipulated with respect to the individual but not the group?
ABAI 2015 in San Antonio: Jon Bailey et al. here to gently remind all BCBAs that we are to interact with our colleagues, clients and caregivers ethically. The topic was Behaviorists Behaving Beautifully. What does that mean? It means acting with integrity in our practice and our relationships with clients. More particularly, it means relying on the science of behavior to guide our decisions and recommendations with respect to our practices and our clients.
Sandbox ABA teamed up with ABA Today (Austin, TX) and Blossom Center for Children (San Antonio, TX) to present to fellow BCBAs. Workshop work is intense but gratifying. Thanks to all attendees for participation and input!
ABAI this week! Can't wait to hear new news from across our disciple!
ABA in Panama!! See our latest post on Wordpress. Short story: It takes a team who believes all is possible, all is workable, and who strive to find solutions that are practicable. Here is to all the dedicated teachers who are in our kids' corners. Loads of love to you all. We can't climb mountains without you.
Everyone deserves an opportunity to be who they want to be.
Our job is to help them get there.
ABA is used to help individuals acquire many different skills, such as language skills, self-help skills, and play skills.
Click here to learn more about the science and application of ABA for your child.
At Sandbox ABA, we work to help you build programs individually tailored to your child or student.
Find out more about how we can help you.
Assessments are critical tools for determining where an individual is currently functioning.
They also help determine the rate of progress a child is making over a period of time.
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We provide ABA services in the setting most appropriate to the needs and functioning of the student.
Many beginning programs begin in the home, and later move to working throughout the student's environment, including school and community locations.
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Appropriate training is a necessary component in the provision of appropriate and effective interventions.
We offer trainings to parents, teachers, caregivers and therapists.
Training opportunities are tailored to the needs of the service provider.
Please contact us to let us know your training needs.
Sometimes advice is not enough to help a student in crisis.
We provide intensive intervention services to help a child or teen to acquire adaptive skills and reduce problem behaviors.
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