What to Expect From ABA Therapy

What to Expect From ABA Therapy

By: Julie Bates, MA, BCBA, NYS LBA Your child has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and is starting ABA therapy. Perhaps you are wondering what that entails? What is ABA exactly? What is the process to begin ABA therapy? What happens during an ABA therapy...

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What Do We Do in ABA Therapy and Why?

What Do We Do in ABA Therapy and Why?

By: Jacob Papazian MS, BCBA – Regional Clinical Director, Michigan Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has become an incredibly popular treatment for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Disabilities (Foxx, 2008). ABA is a loaded acronym...

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What Does a Behavior Analyst Do?

What Does a Behavior Analyst Do?

By: J M Coimbra, MS, BCBA, LBA Scrolling through a list of occupations on an electronic document, I don’t see my title – behavior analyst. I’m forced to choose the closest option, but what is it? I’m left contemplating, "What does a behavior analyst do?" The short,...

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Better Understanding the Principles of ABA

Better Understanding the Principles of ABA

By: Frank Kou, MSEd, BCBA, NYS LBA What Are the Principles of ABA? In order to learn and understand them, one must know what ABA is. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the science in which tactics derived from the principles of behavior are applied to improve socially...

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What Jobs Can You Get With a Behavioral Analysis Degree?

What Jobs Can You Get With a Behavioral Analysis Degree?

By: Jacob Papazian MS, BCBA - Regional Clinical Director, Michigan Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is most commonly associated with intensive intervention for developmental disabilities. A quick search on Indeed.com in the Southeast Michigan area brought up 12...

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What Does it Mean to be an Advocate?

What Does it Mean to be an Advocate?

By Heyde Ramirez, MA, BCBA, NYS LBA and Maria Pantelides, MA, BCBA, LBA (CT, MA, MD, NY) The definition of the word advocate is to speak, plead or argue in favor of. When you have a child with special needs, one of the biggest roles you will ever undertake is that of...

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Early Autism Detection and Prevention

Early Autism Detection and Prevention

By: Frank Kou MSed, BCBA, NYS LBA In an ideal world, every child would grow up to be strong, healthy, and well adjusted. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one out of every 59 children has been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Research has...

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“What Next?” – When Your Treatment Plan Doesn’t Work

“What Next?” – When Your Treatment Plan Doesn’t Work

By: Jonelle Lupero, MsEd, BCBA, LBA (NY) Note: The following is a fictional vignette created for the purposes of demonstrating common situations encountered by professionals in this field. Every week, I meet with a fellow Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®),...

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ABAI and What to Expect

ABAI and What to Expect

Photo Credit: ABAI International   By: Nahoma Presberg, MS BCBA and Gabrielle Galto, BCBA, NYS LBA What is ABAI? ABAI stands for the Association for Behavior Analysis International, and they hold an annual convention that brings together behavior analysts and...

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My Child Was Just Diagnosed…Now What?

My Child Was Just Diagnosed…Now What?

It can be difficult when your child gets an autism diagnosis. It is normal to have a conflict of feelings – relief at the clarity and direction the diagnosis gives you, mourning over the loss of the dreams of typical development you may have had for your child, denial...

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Why ABA Therapy is the Right Way to Go

Why ABA Therapy is the Right Way to Go

By: Heyde A Ramirez, MA, BCBA, NYS LBA Perhaps you had concerns for a while or maybe this is all brand new to you. Either way, here you are, now faced with the reality that your child has an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis. What happens now? What do you do?...

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When Your Child Won’t Stop Acting Out

When Your Child Won’t Stop Acting Out

By: Catherine Tsiris, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA You’re Not Alone Every parent of a child with autism knows about challenging behavior. Whether it is perseveration on a preferred topic, inflexible adherence to routines, difficulty with transitions, challenges with new people,...

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Your Child Has Autism: How to Handle the News

Your Child Has Autism: How to Handle the News

By: Nahoma Presberg, MS BCBA When I was asked to write to parents about having a child with autism and how it can be a blessing, I was excited. This initially sounded like an easy task. Of course it can be a blessing. Children are always a blessing. Why would a child...

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Our ASAT Partnership

Our ASAT Partnership

By: J. M. Coimbra, MS, BCBA, LBA The Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT) is a not-for-profit organization aimed to improve the lives of people with autism by providing a reliable source of easily-digestible, empirical and science-based information on...

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The Importance of Caregivers in ABA Therapy

The Importance of Caregivers in ABA Therapy

By: Paige Sands BS, ABA Graduate Student, and Maria Pantelides, MA, BCBA, LBA (CT, MA, MD, NY) Caregivers have one of the hardest jobs in the world. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or other form of primary caregiver, you know how big of a...

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Why I Love Working at Attentive Behavior Care

Why I Love Working at Attentive Behavior Care

By: Jessica Basir, M.S., BCBA, LBA (NY, CT) If you are reading this post, chances are you are pursuing an ABA therapy job. You may have a lot of experience working in the field, or you even have your BCBA®. Maybe you are just beginning your journey in this field and...

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Q & A With Miriam Newmark, Our Clinical Director

Q & A With Miriam Newmark, Our Clinical Director

This interview first appeared in the Voice of Lakewood on November 22, 2018. Q: Tell us About Attentive Behavior Care. A: We provide ABA therapy for individuals on the autism spectrum; we work with children aged 18 months and up and adults. ABA is a science-based...

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How to Obtain Your LBA in New York State

How to Obtain Your LBA in New York State

By: Nahoma Presberg, MS BCBA If you are interested in practicing behavior analysis in New York State, you might have started to look at what credentials are required to practice in different environments. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®) is the...

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An Interview With Trish Rollins of Autism Speaks

An Interview With Trish Rollins of Autism Speaks

Patricia Rollins (left) and Kaitlin Causin (right) About Trish Patricia "Trish" Rollins is the NYC Field Development Manager for Autism Speaks. Trish originally got involved with Autism Speaks in 2007 as a volunteer. She has a brother on the spectrum, and wanted to do...

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Attentive Behavior Care Earns 2-Year BHCOE Reaccreditation

Attentive Behavior Care Earns 2-Year BHCOE Reaccreditation

BHCOE Accreditation is the only ABA-specific accreditation. It provides feedback regarding clinical best practices, staff satisfaction and turnover, and consumer protection. Acting as a third-party, BHCOE systematically measures and reports on existing quality...

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Autism: Debunking the Myths

Autism: Debunking the Myths

By: Jonelle Lupero, BCBA, LBA (NY) Unfortunately, some commonly held beliefs about Autism, which we know to be untrue, still continue. This lack of understanding can make it difficult for people on the autism spectrum to have their condition recognized and to access...

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Does My Child Have Autism?

Does My Child Have Autism?

Do you sometimes wonder if your child falls on the autism spectrum? Is your child developing at a different rate than his peers or does he have unusual ways of keeping himself occupied? There are a number of indicators that a child may be on the autism spectrum,...

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So, You Want to be a BCBA?

So, You Want to be a BCBA?

By: Gabrielle Galto, BCBA, NYS LBA Imagine that you are a recent graduate in psychology, you achieved your Bachelor’s degree and start looking for jobs but notice there is not much for an entry level position working in the field. You always intended to get your...

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Confronting the Challenges of ASD

Confronting the Challenges of ASD

By: Catherine Tsiris Let's Get Personal I got into this field to help people. I wanted to make a difference, to help make a positive impact on people's lives. And a day doesn't go by that I am not reminded in some way that I made the right decision. When a mom calls...

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How to Land a Job as a Behavior Analyst

How to Land a Job as a Behavior Analyst

By: J. M. Coimbra, MS, BCBA, LBA If you’re looking for an ABA therapy job or how to become an ABA therapist, then you’re in the right place. Beyond dressing to impress and having the right credentials, there’s a lot more to acing your interview. What’s involved? Here...

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How to Become a Great Behavior Analyst in 2019

How to Become a Great Behavior Analyst in 2019

By: J. M. Coimbra, MS, BCBA, LBA Great behavior analysts make socially significant behavior change by altering environments. It might sound easy, but doing it isn’t so simple. Do you think you have what it takes to become a great behavior analyst in 2019? Here's a...

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