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Halloween is a magical time for many children. It's the one night where they have an opportunity to pretend to be anyone (or anything) they want to be! However, for young children, or children with social, behavioral, or communication challenges, Halloween can also be a stressful night. They are faced with a change in routine, clothing, food, and even bedtime, which can be hard for many children.
Check out this brief tip sheet to help make your Halloween night a SUCCESS!
Do you need more Halloween specific visual supports? Grab my new visual and behavioral support download. It contains 10 different resources ranging from a first/then board to reward tags and everything in between!
Check out the link in the comments for more information! ... See MoreSee Less
Being a parent is hard work! YOU are responsible for keeping your little humans alive, in addition to continually trying to figure out what is BEST for your child. Do you breastfeed or formula feed? Do you co-sleep or sleep train? Do you send your child to public or private school? Then, you find out that your child has some differences, which are going to make each of those decisions even harder.
As a therapist, I have worked with parents who are in this exact position. I have sat among educational team members while we each take our turn, hoping that we eloquently speak to your child's successes and challenges. To stay true to each of our professions, we toss around jargon that relates directly to our field of study. Yet here you are, the parent, listening intently and hoping that you grasp the essentials, in an attempt to help your child.
When I started BIAS, I decided that I wanted to make a difference to these parents. I wanted them to have all the information necessary, so they could hear what these professionals are actually saying, without needing to research the content following each meeting.
I recently created this visual to help parents (and educators) understand the difference between two of those abbreviations - FBA and BIP.
Want to learn more? Head on over to my website and check out the blog post I wrote on this topic. ... See MoreSee Less
Last week I posted an infographic about behavioral momentum. Behavioral momentum is a great way to increase motivation and give high rates of positive reinforcement.
I have found that the hardest part about training people to use behavioral momentum is teaching them how to come up with a series of easy (high-probability) requests on the spot. It doesn’t always come naturally to people, so I had an idea. I took 9 basic skill topics and turned them into a set of cue cards for parents, therapists and other professionals. Behavioral Momentum Cue Cards are sized to fit on a lanyard or keychain, and pair nicely with my Visual Rule Cue Cards. Each set of 4 cards relate to a specific basic skills topic, and are differentiated for a variety of different learners. These
Want to learn more about Behavioral Momentum? Check out the infographic for a visual explanation! ... See MoreSee Less
Have you gotten your tickets to The North Shore Baby Bash yet? These Create-Your-Own Monster Kits are one of many things you will find in your expo gift bag!
This would also make a great Halloween party favor. Would anyone be interested me turning this into a free download with a supply list so you could assemble your own? ... See MoreSee Less