UNO for kids with autism: A Game Adaptation. Are you working with students who are struggling to engage in play-based activities with friends? This can be so very isolating for our students. It can also be isolating for our students in the home environment, as they may have very limited activities that they enjoy sharing with their parents and siblings. So how are we to help them increase these very vital and socially significant behaviors? Modifying leisure so that it can be fun for all is a great first step
In this guest post Dr. Kris Robinson explains what an autism diagnosis is, how to get one, and how changes in the diagnostic criteria have shaped the diagnosis process to this day.
Rob has a 20 minute presentation on how Radical Candor can be utilized in behavioral health settings, and how our science intersects with that model specifically.
We have been awarded the “Top 50 Autism Blog” in 2018 by FeedSpot, a content reader with more than 1.7 millions readers!
"Life with all his might" is an encouraging story about a mom and dad, who have made so many sacrifices to receive pediatric behavioral health services. We were encouraged by this story and know that you'll be encouraged as well. Autism awareness is not about a single month, so please view, share, and reflect on "Life with all his might."
The Best ABA Therapy provider BHCOE accreditation was our validation, and we’re honored to have been recognized as a BHCOE provider that scored in the TOP 5% when compared to other BHCOE providers. In this post, I’ll share more regarding the professional experience in working with the BHCOE, and what it means to the Cultivators and the incredible clients that we serve.
Autism Awareness Day is today. It’s a day where we all rally and support the individuals that we know, that have been affected by autism in one way or another. It’s 2018, so most everyone should know what autism is, and this post is certainly not about autism characteristics or history or anything like that.
Generalization in ABA therapy, most simply and most practically, is the ability to utilize new skills in other settings and with other people. Generalization is an area that quality practitioners need to emphasize. Like we’ve said since the beginning, this is particularly challenging when a behavior analyst is only providing services in the center.
At Cultivate, we're proud that we get to engage and employ the best BCBAs in a given market. As of this week, we officially employ 9 incredibly skilled BCBAs. That said, we thought it would be helpful to share a high-level overview of our hiring practices when it comes to the BCBA role specifically, and share a bit about BCBAs along the way.
Cultivate Behavioral Health & Education is an ABA therapy provider and sponsor of the 2017 Autism Speaks Austin Walk.
Cultivate Behavioral Health & Education is an ABA therapy provider in the San Antonio Autism Speaks Walk 2017.
Cultivate Behavioral Health & Education is expanding it’s FAN-TAS-TIC ABA therapy coverage area to the beautiful city of San Antonio, TX!
Do you ever wonder if what you're doing matters much? If you're an RBT or a BCBA, you likely know how important it is to ensure that your programming is relevant and socially valid, especially when you're serving kiddos with autism who really need strategic plans in place. According to Montrose Wolf (1978), social validity in behavior analysis can be evaluated in 3 ways.
Autism is a word that has become familiar to many parents as 1 in 68 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with the disorder every year. Despite its prevalence, the range in severity and symptoms of autism has contributed to its perception of being a puzzle, and many parents remain confused about what it is and what to do. Knowing the facts and connecting with appropriate resources will help ease this sense of complexity for families.
To the whole Cultivate Team, the hustle is apparent. We grind on all cylinders, and because that's the case, we've made significant progress TOGETHER. You should be proud.
Check out the videos below as Rob explains the difference between SATIATION and DEPRIVATION given how it's applied in ABA. Both concepts are important and critical in your work within the ABA program. Effectively utilizing these behavior-analytic strategies is critical in serving your kiddos with autism (and your typically developing learners as well)
At Cultivate, we like to celebrate differences. And if one thing is certain, it’s that everyone has a unique approach to coloring. Some stay neatly within the black lines, while others may even stray off the page completely! All summer, we’ll be adding new coloring pages that you and your sweet kiddos can enjoy TOGETHER!
Selecting the right skills is critical. Without intentional and calculated goals, you could end up spending your kiddo's most valuable resource (time) on unimportant skills that do not matter as much as they should. As a clinician, this is so important. As a parent, it's even more important, especially that you're discerning and can wade through what's valuable versus what's not.
Teaching Interactions (TIs) can be invaluable. Listen in as Rob explains what TIs are and how he's utilized TIs in his own home with his kiddos. TEACHING is hard, why not give yourself an opportunity that will make learning more likely by watching how TIs can unfold in your work with kids, whether as a parent or practitioner.
The lectures included in the post address the concepts discussed in your text, yet with different perspectives and sources. Please view in order (top to bottom).