Special Learning Store The revised version of the ABLLS ® includes many new task items that were not included in the previous edition. There are numerous changes in the descriptions and criterion for individual task items, as well as in the sequencing of many task items. The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills- Revised (The ABLLS ®-R) is an assessment, curriculum guide, and skills tracking system for children with language delays. Task Analysis & Chaining - Kansas City Behavior Analysts Sometimes entire task presentation is overwhelming. Think of preparing a 5 course meal for a crowd of 200, building a car engine or completing a physics problem. Yikes! Parent Resources Resources for Parents I LOVE Model Me Kids videos and so do my students! I highly recommend this resource!
Resources for Starting and Running an ABA Program ß indicates a good first choice. Some other good places to buy books and videotapes, software, and teaching materials. welcome to behaviorguy.com! What is Applied Behavior Analysis? Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a branch of psychology that effects socially significant behavior change; that is to say that behavior analysts deal with behaviors that are of concern to the individual or his community. Applied Behavior Analysis is a science, and utilizes data collection and scientific analysis to determine treatment design and efficacy.
Cutting Practice - 5 More Scissor Activities for Kids Cutting practice – 5 more fun and easy materials to help kids develop their scissor skills! I’m not sure what it is about scissors that toddlers find so fascinating. Is it the cutting action? That unmistakeable “snip-snip-snip? The paper clippings fluttering to the floor? Whatever it is, kids just love cutting.
Free Resources ABA Links/Resources Online Resources for Starting/Running Home ABA programs: Ten Common Roadblocks to running Home Based ABA Programs: Richard Saffran's Page "ABA Resources for Recovery from Autism/PDD/Hyperlexia" "Teaching Children with Autsim" "Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies" follow the links for ABA and autism. Guidelines for choosing an ABA provider (PDF File) "A Home Based ABA Program Model": A very well put together program with the most amazing resources of sample programs and a mother's experience with running a home based program. Lots of great links too! The Race School www.theraceschool.org This website offers guidance to starting home programs and a list of resources including a downloads section.
Using Behavioral Science Insights to Better Serve the American People A growing body of evidence demonstrates that behavioral science insights -- research findings from fields such as behavioral economics and psychology about how people make decisions and act on them -- can be used to design government policies to better serve the American people. Where Federal policies have been designed to reflect behavioral science insights, they have substantially improved outcomes for the individuals, families, communities, and businesses those policies serve. For example, automatic enrollment and automatic escalation in retirement savings plans have made it easier to save for the future, and have helped Americans accumulate billions of dollars in additional retirement savings. Similarly, streamlining the application process for Federal financial aid has made college more financially accessible for millions of students. NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, I hereby direct the following:
Hidden Shapes in the Salt TrayLearning 4 Kids What shapes can you find in the salt tray? They are hidden under the salt; use your paint brush to sift through the salt to see if you can find them…. Hiding black paper shapes in our homemade Rainbow Salt Tray and searching for them is a fun, engaging and motivating activity for kids to learn about their shapes. What you will need? For this activity we have re-used our Rainbow Salt Tray from a previous activity and added black paper cut out shapes. Firstly I removed all the salt from the tray and sticky taped 6 main shapes we have been learning onto the rainbow paper.
The Wrightslaw Way — to Special Education Law and Advocacy One of the most controversial posts we’ve published on the Wrightslaw Way Blog was “Do You Know Who is Providing Your Child’s Speech-Language Therapy?” (Part 1) If you thought we questioned SLPAs, their abilities, and qualifications, not so. Kids Get Control Over Bedtime With The Bedtime Pass When I first heard about the New York Times bestseller called Go The F— to Sleep, my only wish was that I had written it, because I sure thought it a thousand times when my kids were little. And clearly, so have millions of other parents who face that time of day with equal parts dread and exhaustion: bedtime. But there is hope — and it comes in the form of a solution that is so simple, and thus far so successful, you will be smacking your forehead wondering, "Why didn't I think of that?" (Sort of like me and that book.) It's called "the bedtime pass," and it works like this: Every night, parents give their child a five-by-seven card that is the bedtime pass. They explain to their child that the pass is good for one excused departure from the bedroom per night, whether that's to use the bathroom, get one more hug, report a scary dream, whatever.
scissor skills exercises for kids - developing cutting skills in toddlers 5 fun cutting activities to help toddlers and preschoolers develop their scissor skills. A couple of questions that I often hear from parents with young children are: “how can I help my child improve her scissor skills“, and “when should my child start using scissors“. Read on to see how I introduce the hooligans, at a young age, to using scissors with a variety of fun and simple materials for cutting. We don’t have an end result in mind when we’re using these materials. These activities are experimenting, having fun, and the excitement that the little ones express whey they have success. I’ve put these cutting exercises in order ranging from easiest to most advanced.
VB-Mapp for the iPad For what ages can the VB-MAPP be used? The VB-MAPP can be helpful for an individual of any age whose language skills are not commensurate with those of a 4-yearold typically developing child. Keep in mind that typically developing 4-year-old children have fairly sophisticated language skills – they have a speaking vocabulary of over 1200 words, say over 15,000 words a day, use complete sentences, tell stories, and their vocabulary grows everyday without formal language instruction. The Barriers Assessment and the Transition Assessment components in the VB-MAPP may reveal problems that affect individuals of any age, such as prompt dependency, difficulty adapting to change, when demands weaken the learners motivation, as well as behavior problems and difficulties with instructional control. Can the VB-MAPP be used for individuals with other developmental disabilities? The VB-MAPP can be helpful for any individual who demonstrates language delays, regardless of the disability.