Tricks for Halloween

Halloween is scarily close! We all know kiddos who adore dressing up and can’t wait to scream out their best “TRICK OR TREAT!”. However, for others, the allure of breaking their usual routine isn’t as exciting. Here are some tricks to help ensure this year’s Halloween is a treat! Keep it simple! Create a route […]

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.   […]

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. […]

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 […]