Erin Tracy

Reinforcement Isn’t Bribery

I don’t know if you’ve ever heard anyone suggest that you’re bribing your child by providing reinforcement.  I’ve had a few parents over the years, reluctant to provide reinforcers because “he should be able to do this without a reward” or “it’s bribery”. I understand that sometimes the thought of giving your child what you …

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How to Make a Sensory Bottle

I have listed the ingredients and instructions for making the sensory bottle below, as well as a list of skills and examples of how to work them into the activity. As you can see, there are many ways to incorporate learning into creative activities. Have fun! Ingredients: 330ml Voss Plastic Water Bottle (any water bottle …

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What Science Has to Say About ABA for ASD

With so many treatments out there claiming to be effective in helping children with autism, it can be difficult to know what to believe and what to try.  When it comes to helping your child, it’s important to focus on evidence-based treatments, rooted in solid science.  Behavior interventions using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) are supported …

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4 Ways to a Fresh Start for Your Child’s Autism Therapy in the New Year

A fresh start to the new year doesn’t just have to mean new diet and exercise routines.  Taking new action with regards to your child’s autism therapy can give you a different perspective on your child’s diagnosis and potentially some renewed energy. Some ways to start fresh in the new year: Familiarize yourself with your …

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What To Do While Waiting on ABA

You’ve received an autism diagnosis for your child and maybe even know that you would like to begin ABA services.  Unfortunately, it can be a long road to getting there.  Quality agencies often have a waiting list and an assessment process that takes some time.  I’m sure you are anxious to jump in to get …

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