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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What the heck are “Modalities of ABA?’”

What does Modalities of ABA mean?

What does an ABA Agency, Clinic, or Provider mean when it says, “We use multiple modalities of ABA?” When you’re new to Applied Behavior Analysis, it sounds great to have all the “bells and whistles”. You might not know what “multiple modalities” are, but it sure does sound important to have them. Let’s talk about […]

Drowning Prevention

Prevent Safety Accidents for people with Autism

Summer is here… which means water, water EVERYWHERE! Today’s post is a little sobering, but we don’t feel we’re doing anyone a service if we beat around the bush.  So many individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders are attracted to water.   Summer means open pools, and lakes, rivers, and streams that are running and appealing.  […]

Happy Mother’s Day to Moms of People with Autism

Dear Moms, We wanted to pause for Mother’s Day and say not just thank you, but “wow!”  As the people providing your ABA and Speech Therapy, we are so focused on your child that we might forget to look at the whole picture and say, “You’re amazing!” Disability Scoop reports that “Autism Moms have stress […]

Community Safety Skills for Learners with Autism – New Jersey ABA

Safety Skills for Autism Spectrum Disorder

ABA providers often focus on in-home therapy with a focus on filling in academic and language gaps. At ABLG, we believe those skills are important, and also believe in designing programs that address a wide range of skills. We include domains like safety and using technology to make sure our clients are getting everything they […]