What Is Gestalt Language Processing?

What Is Gestalt Language Processing?

What is gestalt language processing?   Children who use echolalia are ‘gestalt language processors,’ meaning they process early language in ‘whole’ strings of sounds, or ‘chunks’, rather than processing single words. Gestalt language processors are not limited to...

Tips For Families With Multiple Insurance Policies

Tips For Families With Multiple Insurance Policies

  Many of you have changed insurance plans. Some of you have the same plans, but your benefits have changed with the new year. We are excited because we’ve done most of our benefit checks, and we can move forward!   Here are a few things we need to let you...

Occupational Therapy’s Role in the Transition to Adulthood

Occupational Therapy’s Role in the Transition to Adulthood

Going from the teenage years to adulthood is a huge transition in a person’s life. During this time, we work to develop our sense of identity, figure out plans for the future, and become more independent. This period can be difficult and scary for most of us, and our...

How To Get Your Special Needs Kids Back On Schedule

How To Get Your Special Needs Kids Back On Schedule

  Our kids have all been heading back to school. If yours have not started back yet, this is your friendly reminder to get them back on schedule, quickly! Start gradually pushing their bedtime up to the point at which they will need to go to bed during the school...

December Tips For Parents With Special Needs Kids

December Tips For Parents With Special Needs Kids

Holiday time is a great time! We love the time off work and school. We love the freedom to sit around in our pajamas all day! We are at different locations than we are used to, and we are not following the same schedule we usually do. For many of us, this is exciting!...

Understanding your Insurance Coverage

Understanding your Insurance Coverage

You call your insurance and ask them if a service is covered, and they will answer with a yes. You think, “great!” But, there’s more to it than that. We are going to tell you what they will not tell you. We do our best to get an accurate representation of your...

Following your Child’s Motivations

Following your Child’s Motivations

Motivating operations (MO) are determined by how valuable the reinforcer is. Essentially the MO is what controls the behavior, and the motivation can always change from moment to moment. What is valuable to you in the morning can change in the afternoon.  ...

Punishment vs Reinforcement

Punishment vs Reinforcement

When it comes to the words reinforcement and punishment, most people share similar ideas about what these terms mean. For instance, most think reinforcement might entail someone getting a toy for making an A in math. On the contrary, punishment might involve someone...

Identifying and Understanding Reinforcement in The Home

Identifying and Understanding Reinforcement in The Home

What is Reinforcement?   One of the primary foundations of applied behavior analysis is the concept of reinforcement. Many of us have an idea of what reinforcement is or what it looks like but from an ABA perspective, reinforcement is anything that increases a...

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