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Why Is Applied Behavior Analysis the Best Therapy for Children with Autism?

If you are the parent of a child who has autism, you may have wondered why applied behavior analysis is considered the top treatment option. While there are no cures for autism, this kind of intervention is capable of lessening the symptoms of autism. In some cases, it makes a massive difference for the child…

Essential Things to Understand About Applied Behavior Analysis

When parents find out that their child has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, it can lead to all sorts of questions. One of the most common is “what do we do now?” and the best answer to that question is applied behavior analysis, which is also called ABA. This is a type of…

Techniques Often Used in Applied Behavior Analysis

One of the most common therapeutic techniques used for behavior modification is applied behavior analysis (ABA). It is best known for its effectiveness in those who have been diagnosed with autism or other developmental disorders. An ABA treatment plan for children is based on making changes to an environment to create positive actions and prevent…

Reasons to Consider Home-Based ABA Therapy

When you have a young child with autism, finding a therapist that your child can be comfortable around can be a challenge. This problem can be exacerbated when your child needs to leave a safe space, such as their home, to receive ongoing ABA treatment in Miami. Thankfully, that is not always the case, since…

The Function of Behavior in ABA

One of the challenges parents often face is attempting to figure out why their child is engaging in problem behaviors. Being able to recognize the function of a behavior is essential for teaching a child how to get what they want in an appropriate manner without strengthening problem behaviors. Why do problem behaviors occur? (S.E.A.T)…

Daily Life Skills Series (Part 3) Crossing the Street

So far, we have focused on indoor skills and so I wanted to make a change this entry and work on an important outdoor activity for all parents, therapists, and caregivers. Today, we will be going over the steps for crossing the street. Crossing the street can be a very stressful and distracting activity and…

GUEST POST: Benefits to Using An ABA Therapist at School

If you’re the parent of a child with autism, you’ve likely heard of applied behavior analysis, or ABA. Depending on where you are with regards to your child’s treatment options, you may not be fully familiar with the benefits that can come from working with an ABA professional. ABA therapists, sometimes called school behavior analysts,…

Daily Life Skills Series (Part 2) Washing Hands

Last week we focused on helping to raise independence in the bathroom during the brushing teeth activity, this week we move to a step by step instruction on how to teach your child hand washing instructions. All of these routines are crucial to living a healthy hygienic life for your child and allow them the…

Daily Life Skill Series (Part 1) Brushing Teeth

Introducing a new series by Progressive therapist, Alexis Martinez, taking you in 8 parts through teaching each of your child’s most common daily routines. First, brushing teeth! During the course of work in the field, we have seen a growing need for a reference guide or “jumping off point” for training daily skills for many…

What I Learned at the Autism Speaks Walk

This last weekend, the Special Needs community in South Florida came out to the 2017 Autism Speaks Walk. As always, the Progressive team came out in full force to get together and basically celebrate our shared commitment to working with our families, many of whom we had the honor of seeing. We spend far too…

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