ABA for Everyone

Why do Students with Autism Have Such a Difficult Time with Transitions?

Why do Students with Autism Have Such a Difficult Time with Transitions?

Imagine you are at the beach on a beautiful sunny day having a cold drink and reading a great book. On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the most reinforcing activity, you would probably rate being at the beach on this day to be a 10. Without warning, I abruptly come up to you and say “all done…


The Verbal Behavior Approach is now available in several languages

One of the most exciting things that has happened since publishing my book (The Verbal Behavior Approach) in 2007, is the interest in translating my book into different languages. With more than 30,000 copies sold, The Verbal Behavior Approach is now available in several languages including…


Chicken Camp: What it is, Why I Went, and What I Learned!

In 2012 I went to Seattle and, while I was in beautiful State of Washington, I went to Chicken Camp. Since posting a few pictures on Facebook of me holding a chicken, I’ve been getting tons of questions. This blog will cover the answers to three main questions: What it is, Why I Went, and What I…


Getting ABA/VB Services Started in Your Child’s School

Getting ABA/VB Services Started in Your Child’s School

There are lots of ways to try to educate school staff on the principles of ABA/Verbal Behavior and get this type of programming in place within educational settings. Bringing in a knowledgeable speaker on the topic of ABA/VB is probably the most common way to begin. This can often “jump-start”…


The Big Three Skills for Individuals with Autism

I’ve been consulting with children and a few adults with autism for seven years now and I had a revelation about two years ago soon after I published my book. I now believe that there are three main skills every child and adult with autism needs to be successful. These skills, I believe, are the…


Programming for Happiness in Clients with Autism

Programming for Happiness in Clients with Autism

Several years ago, I attended a Keynote presentation where Dennis Reid, PhD, BCBA spoke about the importance of programming for (and measuring) happiness in clients with autism. During one of the activities, the participants spent 3 minutes writing down every choice we made that morning prior to…


How Positive Are You?

How Positive Are You?

I have been doing a Keynote presentation for the past several years called “Lessons Learned on my Autism Journey.” One of the lessons, which I’ve discussed a few times in the past month, is perhaps the most important general lesson. The best part of this lesson is that you will most likely benefit…