Innovative Behavior Options Staff Spotlight: Meet Bryce
Behavior Options Blog
by Behavior Options
3M ago
When you choose an applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy provider for your child with autism, the staff matters. The board certified behavior analysts (BCBAs) and registered behavior technicians (RBTs) will spend hours with your child, carefully observing, designing a plan, and helping your kiddo learn and modify behaviors. Choosing an ABA therapy provider with great therapists is important. At Innovative Behavior Options, we have some of the best staff in the business, and we like to spotlight them here on our blog to give you a chance to get to know the team. Today, we’d like to introduce ..read more
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Indoor Play Places Near Our Roswell ABA Therapy Center
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by Behavior Options
4M ago
We’re getting closer to Spring and warm days perfect for running around outside. But we’re not there quite yet, and our kiddos still need an opportunity to expend some energy and play. Regardless of whether your child has an autism diagnosis, as parents of young children we’re always looking for ways to keep our kids happy and active, no matter the season. At Innovative Behavior Options, we provide applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy aimed at enhancing skills and abilities and promoting independence. We also recognize the value of play in promoting social interaction, sensory exploration ..read more
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Daily Affirmations for Parents and Kids
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by Behavior Options
5M ago
Whether four or 104 years old, we all benefit from encouragement. On a daily basis, our emotions can range from disappointed to proud to hurt to excited to overwhelmed. And there’s so much in between. Wherever you are on the great big spectrum of emotions today, we want to offer you some encouragement and remind you just how great of a job you really are doing. Affirmations are phrases you can repeat to yourself to help overcome stress or negative thoughts on a tough day or even to pat yourself on the back when you’ve accomplished a major milestone. Affirmations are all about the power of posi ..read more
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Innovative Behavior Options Staff Spotlight: Meet Amanda
Behavior Options Blog
by Behavior Options
7M ago
At Innovative Behavior Options, we love to celebrate accomplishments and big moments with both our clients and our staff. Whether it’s a client saying a new word or a family accomplishing a tantrum-free errand, we’re here applauding you. This month, we want to say a big congratulations and thank you to a dedicated, hard working registered behavior technician (RBT), Amanda, as we celebrate her 10 great years with us at IBO. Get to Know Amanda – Roswell ABA Therapy Center Staff Spotlight Can you tell us a little about yourself? Hi! My name is Amanda, and I have been with IBO for 10 years now. Pr ..read more
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Sensory-Friendly Gift Ideas
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by Behavior Options
7M ago
As the holiday season approaches, many of us are doing some shopping for some of our favorite people. If your list includes a child with autism or other special needs, you may consider choosing a sensory friendly gift. At Innovative Behavior Options, we’d love to help you select just the right presents for the children on your list – gifts that can be fun, comforting, or even therapeutic. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite sensory friendly gift ideas to help you get started. Happy shopping! What Makes a Toy Sensory Friendly Many children with autism crave a particular sensory in ..read more
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Kid Friendly Kitchen Tasks
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by Behavior Options
8M ago
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, many of us will soon be spending a little extra time in the kitchen. Preparing a meal together is a great way for kids to build new skills and to make the holiday their own. Working in the kitchen can teach valuable life skills, as well as strengthen and practice fine motor skills. Cooking together is a great opportunity to connect as a family, and it can be a motivator for your child, too. Trying a new food is often less scary and more exciting if your child has participated in preparing it themself. Kitchen Safety Before beginning to cook together ..read more
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Innovative Behavior Options Staff Spotlight: Meet Eric
Behavior Options Blog
by Behavior Options
9M ago
When you choose an applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy provider for your child with autism, the staff matters. The registered behavior technicians (RBTs) and board certified behavior analysts (BCBAs) will spend hours with your child, carefully observing, designing a plan, and helping your kiddo learn and modify behaviors. Choosing an ABA therapy provider with great therapists is important. At Innovative Behavior Options, we like to spotlight some our outstanding staff here on our blog to give you a chance to get to know the team. Today, we’d like to introduce you to Eric, a rockstar RBT wh ..read more
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Making It Through the Meltdowns
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by Behavior Options
10M ago
Meltdowns are tough and emotionally draining for parents and for children. Even the most seasoned special needs parents can feel overwhelmed at an oncoming meltdown. From our ABA therapists, here are a few strategies to help both parents and their children with autism make it through the next meltdown. Meltdown vs. Tantrum: What’s the Difference? Meltdowns and tantrums may look similar—screaming, crying, hitting or kicking—but their causes and goals are completely different. A child may throw a tantrum when they can’t express themselves or don’t get what they want. A tantrum needs an audience ..read more
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What is “Chaining” in ABA Therapy?
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by Behavior Options
11M ago
At Innovative Behavior Options, we like to use our blog to offer helpful tips, encourage parents, and share some insights on how and why applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy works for children and adults with autism. Today, we’re focusing on that last part and talking about an ABA therapy-specific concept: Chaining. ABA therapy is often considered the gold-standard for helping individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, and behavior issues to master new skills and decrease problem behaviors. It works from the concept that behavior is acquired through interactions with the environme ..read more
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Innovative Behavior Options Staff Spotlight: Meet Alanna
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by Behavior Options
1y ago
Choosing an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy provider is an important, personal decision. You and your child will spend many hours with your ABA therapist, so you’ll want to choose a provider with the skills and expertise that your child needs. You’ll probably want to ask questions like: “What is the center’s approach to ABA therapy?” “What are the therapists’ qualifications?” “How much are parents involved?” At Innovative Behavior Options, we’re here to answer your questions and help your family thrive! We work with some of the best ABA therapists in the field, and to help you get to k ..read more
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