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5 3720 April, 2019
Fun Dollar Store Activities!
Looking for some fun on a budget? LOOK NO FURTHER! Keep reading for activities with items you can find at the dollar store!
Easter eggs… Not just for egg hunts (but those are fun too). Let the kids mix and match them to create their own eggs or maybe decorate with stickers. Looking for something different? Fill eggs with puzzle pieces and send the kids looking for all the eggs. They’ll know they’ve found them all when the puzzle is complete! If your kids are a bit older, fill the eggs with different objects and have them hypothesize whether it will sink or float in a tub of water! For more great ideas please click the link in our BIO!! #behaviorplace#dollarstoreideas#dollarstore#blog#ABA#appliedbehavioranalysis#behaviorscience#parentingwithscience#behavioranalysis#autism#asd#autismspectrumdisorder
Pivotal Response Training, or PRT, is a child initiated, play-based therapy used for autism. PRT is used to help with the development of communication, language skills, and to increase positive social behaviors. This treatment targets pivotal areas of a child’s development, such as motivation, response to multiple cues, self-management, and initiation of social interactions instead of individual behaviors. Targeting these areas helps to produce improvements across other areas of communication, behavior, learning, and social skills.
For example, a child makes an attempt at requesting a toy, the reward would be the toy, not some other unrelated reward. Children are rewarded for making an attempt even when it is not perfect.
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Mastering motivation, for me, is breaking down the steps into something that’s doable. You create that difficult something as “easy” so that you’re excited and inspired by doing them. And then it just becomes like you to take on hard challenges by breaking it up and knocking them down one step at a time.
How cool is this? @paradigmbehavior is an active @ratt_aba member and consistently votes on her favorite weekly abstract. Our specific R.A.T.T. Algorithm is so advanced that it predicted the EXACT article that Christina pulled for herself (pictured in this photo). This system works!! Sign up today to stay current in behavior analytic research and lower the response effort. #appliedbehavioranalysis#research
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Are there any social skills that you need to work on? Me- Talking too much when I’m nervous 🤪! Or just talking too much anytime 😝. #appliedbehavioranalysis#research
I am so proud of Charlie & his owners! ✨ They've been working hard to show Charlie more appropriate ways to express his happiness & get attention, and it shows! Charlie was offering LOTS of voluntary "down" to get my attention, food & play. 🐾
Joint attention is vital to language development and early word learning. It refers to the shared attention between two people and a third object or event. The attention shifts between the object and the other person, and both persons are aware that attention to the third object is shared. Joint attention is shown through alternating gaze between the object and another person, eye contact, and sometimes accompanied with gestures (such as pointing), speech, sign language, or PECS (picture exchange system). An example of joint attention is story time at school, when children sit down in a circle to listen to the story being read, looking at the teacher as she reads, then looking at the pictures in the book as they are shown to the class, and back to the teacher as she continues to read the story.
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Akhtar, N., & Gernsbacher, M. A. (2007). Joint Attention and Vocabulary Development: A Critical Look. Language and linguistics compass, 1(3), 195–207. doi:10.1111/j.1749-818X.2007.00014.x