Back-to-School Tips for Children with Autism: Effective Morning Routines
Kind Behavioral Health Blog
by Elle Ingarra
1d ago
With the last few days of summer approaching, many of your are getting your kiddos ready for a new morning routine when the school year begins. Mornings can be hectic for any family or individual due to the number of tasks that need to be completed in a short amount of time. For children with ASD, it can be especially challenging to stay focused or complete multiple tasks without prompting or guidance throughout. One way to help your child have a successful day at school is to create a consistent and achievable morning routine. The first thing you want to do is make a list of the tasks that ..read more
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Back-to-School Tips for Children with Autism: Navigating School Transitions Using Social Stories
Kind Behavioral Health Blog
by Elle Ingarra
2w ago
The transition from summertime with relaxed schedules, fun activities, and different routines to early wake-up calls, sitting in a classroom, and new teachers and peers can be overwhelming and challenging to adapt to, especially for children diagnosed with ASD. There are several strategies that families can use to help their children prepare for the upcoming school year. Social Stories is a research-based method used in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). Social Stories was developed by Carol Gray (Gray & Garand, 1993) as a strategy that uses visual components to address deficits in socia ..read more
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2024 NCABA Posters
Carolina Center for ABA and Autism Blog
by Derick Hamilton
5M ago
Our team THINKS BIG! The Annual North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis (NCABA) Conference kicks off this week, and we’re thrilled to showcase the insightful posters our dedicated Kind Behavioral Health team members have prepared. As per the NCABA website guidelines, posters serve as tangible representations of empirical research findings. Submissions must demonstrate scientific rigor and substantial progress. Preference is given to data-based posters, complete with graphs or charts. Both applied and basic research posters require accompanying data attachments. During the poster se ..read more
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ABA Gift Guide
Carolina Center for ABA and Autism Blog
by Clinical Team
5M ago
Looking for a few last-minute gift ideas for your learner? Luckily, our team members are experts in reinforcing toys that will help your kiddos have fun and build their skills at the same time!  A Little SPOT of Emotion Book Box Set “It helps children identity a large range of emotions and feelings in a very easy to understand way. I’ve used these books with clients and it helps “big feelings” feel validated and shares that we all have them sometimes! The books also explain self management skills in fun and engaging ways for when big feelings are present. The books help develop co ..read more
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Supporting Our Employees: The Buddy Program at CCABA
Carolina Center for ABA and Autism Blog
by TyLiyaha Frasier and Mary Hurst
5M ago
At CCABA, we take pride in our commitment to nurturing a supportive and inclusive work environment. One of the key initiatives that underscores our dedication to this cause is the Buddy Program. Designed to welcome and empower new team members, this program has proven to be an asset in helping newcomers acclimate to their roles more effectively and efficiently. What is the Buddy Program?  Our Buddy Program is a meticulously structured 6-week onboarding initiative aimed at empowering new team members. Its primary objectives include enhancing role clarity, providing personalized support ..read more
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Accessible Activities For Families In The Triad, NC
Carolina Center for ABA and Autism Blog
by Daryl Williams
5M ago
Please see links below for sports, arts, socialization, activities and movie options geared towards families and kiddos with Autism in the Triad, NC area — including Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point: Sports Dance: In Motion Dance Center’s Leaps Without Bounds Gymnastics: Ultimate Kids’ Happy Bees Cheerleading: Greensboro All-Stars Exceptional Athletes Sapphire Cheerleading Soccer: NC Fusion TOPSoccer Baseball: The Little League Challenger Program Tennis: ACEing Autism Taekwondo: Tigereye Taekwondo APP Program Greensboro Adaptive Sports Special Olympics   Arts: SECCA Second S ..read more
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Talk the Talk: Don’t Just Sit There…Do Something! Replacement Behaviors
Carolina Center for ABA and Autism Blog
by Lauren Chase and Breanna Jump
5M ago
Hey crew, happy to have you back as we continue to explore the ABA terminology! Today we’ll be discussing replacement behaviors.  Replacement Behavior: A response that is taught to replace or substitute another behavior in a learner’s repertoire. Usually taught as a safer, more appropriate, or more effective alternative the learner can engage in to achieve the same or similar consequence.  It may make a bit more sense if we see how this actually plays out in real life, so let’s take a look at some examples.    SCENARIO #1 Julian loves to play video games. When his dad tel ..read more
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Coaches’ Corner: Preparing for the BCBA Exam — Tips from a BCBA
Carolina Center for ABA and Autism Blog
by Lauren Broadwell
5M ago
The process of becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) can be time-consuming. On top of going to school and collecting fieldwork hours, the final piece to becoming a BCBA is to pass the BCBA exam. Passing the BCBA exam can be intimidating. An applicant to the exam has often spent several months to years waiting for this moment, which all rides on answering enough questions correctly. Often, an applicant may not know where to start in terms of prepping for the exam. Applicants who are currently in this spot may consider the following: 1. Begin studying for your exam sooner rather t ..read more
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ABA Insights: It’s Not Always Behavioral! Ruling Out Medical Causes to Challenging Behavior
Carolina Center for ABA and Autism Blog
by Lauren Broadwell
5M ago
When working as a BCBA (board certified behavior analyst) with individuals diagnosed with autism/autistic individuals, clients often present with challenging behavior. Data show that children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, such as autism, present with an increased risk of engaging in challenging behavior. The risk of an individual engaging in challenging behavior often increases if a child presents with an intellectual disability and/or decreased communication and other adaptive skills (Kennedy and Richman, 2019). Common challenging behaviors a BCBA may encounter include tantrums, ag ..read more
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Talk the Talk: What’s the Function? Tangible/Access and Sensory/Automatic Functions of Behavior
Carolina Center for ABA and Autism Blog
by Lauren Chase and Breanna Jump
5M ago
Hello friends! Welcome back to Talk the Talk, where we break down some of those tricky ABA concepts and provide real-life examples. As you remember from last month, we are working through the four functions of behavior. In our last post (which you can find here) we discussed escape and attention functions. Today we will cover the final two functions, access to tangibles and sensory/automatic. Remember, every behavior an organism engages in occurs for one of four reasons (See Right) A quick and easy way to remember the four functions is to remember that Everybody E.A.T.S. (Escape, Attenti ..read more
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