What the heck are they saying??? A Glossary of ABA Terms

The science of Applied Behavior Analysis utilizes its own language often referred to as “Behavior Speak.” Many times, you will hear professionals in the field of Autism and ABA reference these terms and will wonder what they are saying and what does it mean. ABLG has provided you with a simple Glossary of Terms to […]

Are you productive at work?

Productivity in the workplace

Which type of worker are you? Which principles may be influencing your behavior at work? How can you increase your productivity? “I need coffee and some time to warm up before I tackle the tough stuff.” Does this sound like you? Do you find yourself knocking out easier, faster, more enjoyable tasks first thing in […]

Positive Reinforcement within the Work Environment

reinforcement at work

Keeping employees continuously motivated and excited about their jobs can be a difficult task.  Just as we use positive reinforcement with our learners, it is beneficial to use positive reinforcement within the workplace.  Employers may first ask what can be used as reinforcers.  But a more important question may be how to most effectively reinforce.   […]

Taking Steps Toward Acceptance

Autism Acceptance

April is known around the globe as Autism Awareness Month.  Countless individuals sport the color blue, puzzle pieces, and ribbons to represent autism.  Parents and professionals gather to hear experts in the field speak about treatments, education, and stories of accomplishments and success.  Reporters share statistics and, for a moment, we take the time to […]

Ocean County Council for Young Children

Ocean CCYC April

Above and Beyond Learning Group has recently connected with the Ocean 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 […]

Monmouth County Council for Young Children

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 […]