ABA Study
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ABA Study

New research disputes a previous study involving the efficacy of EIBI/ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) and investigates whether it actually produces adverse effects and can even be harmful. A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics involving 9,038 young autistic children has confirmed what we have known for decades. The research disputes the “study” from the ‘80s that had…

Parent Power – Rewards and Consequences
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Parent Power – Rewards and Consequences

How to Provide Your Child with Effective Feedback by Bob Doman Rewards and consequences are the tools we have as parents, or, for that matter, as a society, to provide feedback, guidance, encouragement, and instruction, and to maintain order. Lack of consistent quality feedback leads to ambiguity, confusion, poor outcomes, and potentially chaos. We need…

Taxis, Busses & Rocketships: Harnessing Responsibilities to Build the Brain
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Taxis, Busses & Rocketships: Harnessing Responsibilities to Build the Brain

by Lyn Waldeck Recently I ran across a study from 2006 that presented what was labeled as “new” and exciting findings. Let me start by explaining why I placed the word “new” in quotations. I began as a parent on program and quickly moved into being a volunteer and then on to being a staff…

The Most Important Meal of the Day is Not Breakfast, It’s the Meal(s) the Family Has Together
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The Most Important Meal of the Day is Not Breakfast, It’s the Meal(s) the Family Has Together

by Bob Doman “All great change in America starts at the dinner table.”  — Ronald Reagan   If your children are infants, toddlers, of school age, or adults, or somewhere in between, family meals can be incredibly important. Whether our motivation is teaching a skill (such as eating or participating in meal preparation) or fostering…