Reducing Behavior Technician Burn Out
BCI ABA Blog
by LEARN Behavioral
2w ago
Melissa Furman, a Clinical Director for Total Spectrum- Michigan West joins us to discuss the importance of staff retention in the field of ABA and to share her recent research that is looking to improve staff satisfaction and reduce turnover. We explore the importance of consistency for families utilizing services as well as the factors leading to burnout in the field. Melissa shared how her recent work is helping both these goals, “Implementing an incentive plan to increase positive descriptive feedback during field supervision creates a happier environment, fuels good work, and provides a s ..read more
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Moms Roundtable: Autism, Wellness, and Motherhood
BCI ABA Blog
by LEARN Behavioral
3w ago
In this episode we are joined by three dynamic women who share their perspectives on how to best care for yourself and your family while raising a child with autism.  Arfa Alam, a first generation Muslim American with neurodiverse family returns to share her wisdom and passion with us. Heather Link is a clinical Director who shares her experiences of both providing services and receiving services for her own family. Liza Hellenbrand is the mother of a thriving, 21 year old son with autism who also hosts the Empowered Caregiver podcast. Join this powerful women’s circle as they share from ..read more
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Nashua Learning Center Grand Opening
BCI ABA Blog
by LEARN Behavioral
1M ago
Our new Nashua, NH Learning Center had a successful grand opening! We are so excited to offer ABA services in a clinic-based setting at our new center in Nashua. LEARN MORE The post Nashua Learning Center Grand Opening appeared first on Behavioral Concepts (BCI ..read more
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Autism: Symptoms and Signs
BCI ABA Blog
by LEARN Behavioral
1M ago
Dr. Genevieve Marshall, BCBA, breaks down myths about autism, the early signs of autism, and what you can do to keep yourself informed on best practices. To learn more about ABA therapy and services available to you, visit https://learnbehavioral.com/services/find-a-location The post Autism: Symptoms and Signs appeared first on Behavioral Concepts (BCI ..read more
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The Silent Battle: Caregiver Mental Health in the Realm of Autism
BCI ABA Blog
by LEARN Behavioral
1M ago
In the quiet corners of countless homes, a silent battle is being waged every single day. It’s not fought with weapons or on a battlefield. It’s fought within the hearts and minds of caregivers for those with profound autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD). The mental health challenges these caregivers face are often overlooked. However, some studies say they’re as intense and real as those that war veterans or caregivers for terminally ill children face. The Unexpected Battlefield Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms are increasingly common for mothers of chi ..read more
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Navigating Mental Health in Today’s Workforce: A LEARN Behavioral Perspective
BCI ABA Blog
by LEARN Behavioral
1M ago
In our rapidly evolving world, the nature of work has transformed dramatically. In the past few years, prioritizing mental health and destigmatizing conversations around support have brought about progress. This shift has brought to light the critical issue of mental health in the workplace, particularly for those in high-stress professions like ours at LEARN Behavioral. As Chief Human Resources Officer at LEARN, I’ve seen firsthand the emotional and physical toll this noble profession can take on our staff, including behavioral analysts, clinicians, behavior technicians, and our invaluable st ..read more
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Why Early Diagnosis of Autism Matters: A Deeper Dive
BCI ABA Blog
by LEARN Behavioral
2M ago
By Jocelyn Thompson, LCSW, BCBA, vice president of clinical services at LEARN Behavioral Many misunderstandings exist about autism. However, science confirms that early diagnosis is essential. Studies show that kids diagnosed with autism from age 2 to 4 often have slow speech development, lack age-appropriate play and social skills, and avoid eye contact. With early and intensive behavioral intervention, they can improve in all skill areas. Research suggests that children diagnosed in early childhood and participate in early intervention have optimal outcomes. What we know already is that earl ..read more
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Advocating for Your Family and Good, Contemporary ABA With Arfa Alam
BCI ABA Blog
by LEARN Behavioral
2M ago
Arfa Alam is a senior manager at the Partnership for Public Service, a non-profit that envisions a dynamic and innovative federal government that effectively serves our diverse nation. Prior to joining the Partnership, Arfa performed labor human rights and social responsibility work in more than 40 countries in both the public and private sectors. Arfa joins us to share her experience and deep conviction for the appropriate care, and rights for all. She is the proud mother, wife, and sister of disabled and differently-abled individuals, including her two autistic sons, her husb ..read more
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Recognizing Autism Symptoms: How to Spot Early Signs
BCI ABA Blog
by LEARN Behavioral
3M ago
By Sabrina Daneshvar, Ph.D., BCBA-D, senior vice president of clinical services at LEARN Behavioral Recognizing Autism Symptoms: How to Spot Early Signs Autism isn’t always easy to spot. It’s a complex neurological and developmental disorder. It often shows up in early childhood and affects how a person interacts with others, communicates, and learns. Since symptoms of autism vary so widely from person to person, it can be challenging to diagnose. Recognizing early signs can be vital to getting help. If you suspect your child may be on the autism spectrum, talk to your pediatrician. A medical ..read more
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What Causes Autism? Understanding the Latest Research
BCI ABA Blog
by LEARN Behavioral
3M ago
Hanna Rue, Ph.D., BCBA-D, chief clinical officer What does science say about what causes autism? The latest research indicates that a combination of genetic and environmental factors likely causes it. There’s no simple answer, and scientists are still trying to develop better ones. “What caused my child’s autism? Was I to blame?” As David G. Amaral, Ph.D., a psychiatry and behavioral sciences professor at the University of California Davis wrote in 2017 in the journal Cerebrum, “Autism research has made tremendous progress over the last 20 years, but yet we still can’t provide definitive answe ..read more
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