I Want Bad Behavior?

First blog of the year, and I start with this? No it’s not a typo, and I haven’t fallen off my rocker just yet. We’ll get to the subject quickly, but here are some behaviors that little kids are able to perform: Why behavior may not be the worst thing. First blog of the year, …

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Social Stories: How they can help, and ways to create and implement them!

What is a Social Story? A Social Story describes a situation, skill, or concept in terms of relevant social cues, perspectives, and common responses in a specifically defined style and format. The goal of a Social Story is to share accurate social information in a patient and reassuring manner that is easily understood by its …

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ABA Basics, Part 2: Negative Reinforcement

In our last blog installment, we explored positive reinforcement, which is when something is given or added as a consequence in order to increase a response. Today we’re going to take a look at negative reinforcement occupational therapy activities. Negative reinforcement has the same effect that positive reinforcement does – it increases a certain behavior (reinforcement, whether …

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