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How to get started with ABA & DTT

Today I want to break down how to get started with ABA and DTT in the classroom. It's easier than you think, research based, and super effective. Adding it to your classroom routine isn't nearly as scary as it sounds. With a few simple steps you can have...

How to Write Great IEP Goals

Great teaching, useful data, and student progress start with the IEP goals. But when we sit down to write an IEP we often forget that. The special ed world is drowning in paperwork and when you open up what feels like IEP 300 of the year you just want to...

Sensory Processing: The Tactile System

Today we are going to explore the tactile system, which is actually the largest sensory system! I will summarize and highlight information here in this post, but there is so much more to learn and explore when it comes to any of the sensory systems. Check...

How to Determine Reinforcers

Reinforcers.Teachers in the ABA world are likely familiar with the word 'reinforcer'. A reinforcer is something that increases the likelihood that a specific behavior or response will occur. Most of the time in ABA we deal with positive reinforcement...

Free Feature Worksheets

The last 3 weeks I shared about the different books in my Feature Adapted book series.  To finish off my feature unit I created some worksheets you can use with your students.  These worksheets are set up just like the Function Worksheets I shared with you...

5 Techniques to Help Support Students with Autism

My house has been a revolving door of Board Certified Behavior Analysts, and Behavior Therapists over the past seven years. Both of my boys have autism, and beginning at two years of age, both had an intensive therapy schedule. The bulk of our therapy was (and still...

Data Collection in Job Settings

Once you have finally completed the planning and preparation for a job for your students in a school or community setting, the last thing that you may be thinking about is data collection. This is such an important and necessary aspect of the whole...

What is the Feature? adapted book

“What is the Feature?” is the last and most challenging book in my feature adapted book series.  For this book the student has to identify which feature the pictured item has.  The different feature words are only written and do not have that added visual...

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