Monmouth County Council for Young Children – April 2016 Meetings

Monmouth CCYC

Above and Beyond Learning Group has recently connected with the Monmouth County Council for Young Children!  The CCYC makes it possible for parents and community partners to come together to help make a better community for our children.  Meetings are currently being held to determine the needs of the community – families are encouraged to […]

IEP vs. 504: Which one is right for your child?

IEP vs 504

ABLG often speaks to parents who are concerned with their child’s school performance.  They think their child may benefit from additional supports, but it can be difficult to decide what to do.  One of the most common questions is what’s the difference between a 504 plan and an IEP (Individualized Education Plan).   First, let’s […]

7 Things to Know About ABA

7 Things to Know About ABA

Myths and rumors about Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA, can stop a lot of parents from seeking this effective form of therapy! Here’s a few myth busters from ABLG! 1. Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA, is a slice of of a much larger field of study. Behavior analysis is the scientific study of behavior. This […]

Autism, High School, and ABA, Oh My!

        The transition to high school is exciting and terrifying all in the same.  Some students – with or without Autism – may be overwhelmed by new peers, teachers and the school itself.  Peer pressure becomes a more significant aspect of daily life. High school is a time for teenagers to gain new freedoms […]

Online Journal Club for BCBAs and BCaBAs

Just like teachers want to see their students continue to learn and grow, long after those students graduate from their classes; many professional organizations also want to ensure their certified practitioners are up to date with the most recent information in their field. Let’s talk about a fun option for continuing education for BCBAs! Behavior […]

ABLG TV interviews President of National Autism Association on Safety

We had the great fortune to sit down with Wendy Fournier, President and one of the Founding Board Members of the National Autism Association. She is also parent of an individual with Autism.  We got to talk about wandering and elopement, and we learned some fresh perspectives on taking a “multi-layered approach” to addresses these behaviors. […]

Symptoms of Autism: Joint Attention

symptoms of Autism_Joint Attention

Have you heard about “joint attention?” It’s important to get to know it. Failure to develop joint attention is a key symptom of Autism! Joint attention is also a critical Social Skill. Joint attention occurs when two people engage in:verbalizations, gestures, and/or eye contact between each other and a common object. There are two sides of […]

Special Needs Vendor Fair – Sewell, NJ

The Everything Special Needs Radio show presents: A Special Needs Vendor Fair WHEN: July 27th 7-8PM EST (during the radio show) TO TUNE IN: 1360 AM WNJC or online www.wnjcradio.com TO JOIN IN PERSON AND MEET THE VENDORS: 123 Egg Harbor Road, Suite 302, Sewell, NJ Join ABLG Clinical Manager Christen Russell on the radio […]

ABA Therapy in Middle School

ABA Therapy Beyond elementary school

Author: Christen Russell, MS, BCBA, ABLG Clinical Manager Many people have the misperception that Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is only for young children with Autism or those with challenging, problem behavior. ABA can be used across the lifespan with many different populations of people. ABA programs can apply to birth through adulthood. As children age, their […]

Household Safety for Children with Autism

Now that kids are home from school… it’s time to do a household safety check! Have you downloaded our FREE ebook, QuickStart Safety Guide for Individuals with Autism? It covers: Wandering and Elopement, Household Safety, and Community Safety. We’ve broken down these overwhelming areas for you.. just take one step at a time to create […]