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How ABA Principles Can Help Your Marriage

The last few weeks, I've covered some book that have made a positive impact on my life, and this week, I'd like to talk about another book, "What Shamu Taught Me About Life, Love, and Marriage" by Amy Sutherland.


Do you think like a Behavior Analyst?

The last two weeks, I talked about two different books by Dr. Glenn Latham. This week, continuing on talking about books that have made a positive impact on my life, I’d like to tell you about a book called “How to Think like a Behavior Analyst,” by Dr. Jon Bailey and Mary Burch. This book was…


Behind the Schoolhouse Door: When My 5th Grader Got Detention, I Sent His Teacher This Book

In last week’s video blog I talked about Dr. Glenn Latham and his awesome book positive parenting written in 1990 which has helped me an other parents with both kids with and without special needs. This week I want to tell you about another book by Dr. Glenn Latham called Behind the Schoolhouse…


Do You Ever Feel Like a Crappy Parent?

I became a BCBA in 2003 as my two sons entered early elementary school. Until then I was pretty much just winging it as a parent. As you probably know if you have been listening to my video blogs for a few months, my oldest son Lucas has moderate to severe autism so I started learning about ABA…


2 Decades in the Autism World and Not Many Positive Changes to Report

A few months ago I did a keynote presentation in Australia where I had the privilege of presenting the lessons I’ve learned on my personal and professional journey with autism.  At the end of day I also participated in a panel presentation where I was asked a question something like this: "After…


My Verbal Behavior Approach Book is 10 Years Old: 5 Things I Learned

I never had a goal to write a book.  It happened mostly by accident.  As you may know I fell into the autism world in 1999 when my first-born son, Lucas was diagnosed with autism one day before his third birthday.  I then became a Behavior Analyst in 2003 and started focusing most of my work on…


Two Steps in Tackling Any Problem Behavior

I did a survey a few years ago as I was creating my first online course and 300 autism professionals and parents responded within a week. They told me that their #1 challenge by far, hands down, was handling problem behavior. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the doctoral level, I have…


Should We Use Non-Verbal or Non-Vocal?

It’s been almost 2 decades since my first-born son, Lucas starting showing signs of autism at the age of 21 months and that’s when my husband, Charles (who is a Emergency Medicine physician) first mentioned the possibility of autism. I was horrified at the thought of an autism diagnosis and in…


Should We Use Non-Verbal or Non-Vocal?

It’s been almost 2 decades since my first-born son, Lucas starting showing signs of autism at the age of 21 months and that’s when my husband, Charles (who is a Emergency Medicine physician) first mentioned the possibility of autism. I was horrified at the thought of an autism diagnosis and in…


Can You Predict How a 2-year-old with Autism Will Do at Age 8 or 18?

My husband (who is a physician) and I were not surprised when Lucas got the diagnosis of autism one day before his 3rd birthday in 1999 but what was shocking to both of us was that the doctor diagnosed him as having moderate to severe autism. We both thought that since Lucas had some language,…