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Introducing the acoustical support for autism

Introducing the acoustical support for autism   Article by Martha Gabler (www.autismchaostocalm.com)  The purpose of this article is to introduce you to a new type of support for children with autism: the acoustical support. Most people are familiar with adaptive equipment for children with physical disabilities such as wheel chairs, braces, and work platforms. In […]

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Strategies for Teaching Students with ASD

At Autism Partnership we have found the development and implementation of individualized token economy systems to be a powerful tool in accelerating progress for our students. Token economies have been shown to be an extremely effective contingency management system for a variety of populations. Initially, Ted Allyon used token economies to provide consequences to hospitalized […]

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Strategies for Rewarding Good Behavior

The information presented on this page was adapted from the Autism Partnership Program:  Parents and Educators Partnering to Improve Outcomes for Children and Youth with Autism (APP).  To request a complete copy of this curriculum, please visit:  http://www.autismstudy.pdx.edu/resources/parent/     Praise and social rewards may not be very valuable to a child with autism, and […]

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Reinforcement for Children with ADD

Praise Reinforcement is defined as anything that increases the strength of a behavior. If your child does something that pleases you and you praise her for it, she does it again. The more powerful the reinforcer, the more likely the behavior will occur again. People respond to different types of reinforcers; for example, some of […]

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The Effects of a Token Economy System Specifically Targeting Academic Performance for Students with Severe Behavior Disorders

Joseph P. Traywick, Edward Langford, Candace A. McGarry, Patricia Rivera, Ph.D., and Matthew L. Israel, Ph.D.   Judge Rotenberg Educational Center240 Turnpike St.Canton, MA 02021(781) 828-2202   Based on a poster presented at Association for Behavior Analysis Conference, May 2005, Chicago, IL   1) Introduction  The Judge Rotenberg Educational Center (JRC) operates day and residential […]

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