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Positive Parenting Defined: Coaching Your Child For Resiliency And Happiness

By: Dr. Cat Baker, PhD, BCBA-D Parenting isn’t easy by any means, and for a multitude of reasons. You want to prepare your child as best you can for success as an adult. You also want them to enjoy these years. So, how can you raise your child for optimal success as an adult? How…

8 Teaching Strategies for Children Who Learn Differently

By: Dr. Cat Baker, PhD, BCBA-D Does your child learn differently? If you’re a teacher, do you ever have difficulty getting concepts to click for your students? Do you feel like your child just doesn’t “fit” in the typical school box? Are you unsure of how to address their unique learning needs? This can be…

Choosing the Best Setting for Your Child’s ABA Therapy

By: Alexa Toevs M.Ed., BCBA As a parent, your schedule can be pretty tight. Between work, getting the kids to and from school, and participating in extra-curricular activities, it can feel overwhelming to find time to add another pick up/drop off spot to your agenda: your child’s therapy. When starting Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy,…

What is ABA? Myths, Facts, And Who Can Benefit

By Dr. Cat Baker, PhD, BCBA-D There is quite a bit of misunderstanding about what Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is all about. Similarly, there are a lot of misconceptions about who it can benefit. If you’re familiar with the ideas behind positive reinforcement, then you know just a very small bit about this work, but…

Brain Breaks for Parenting Self-Care

By Dr. Cat Baker, PhD, BCBA-D I know we talk about brain breaks with our kiddo clients all the time, but brain breaks are not just for the benefit of your kids- they give you those same perks! Implementing these breaks throughout the day will decrease stress, promote patience, and greatly improve your mood. This…

Impulsivity in Children with ADHD

 By Kissel Goldman, PhD, BCBA-D and Dr. Cat Baker, PhD, BCBA-D  Impulsivity is one of many diagnostic criteria for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Impulsivity is when a person engages in behaviors to get small, immediate rewards instead of behaviors that result in larger, more delayed rewards. For example, a person who chooses to eat…

Talking to Your Child About Difficult Situations

By: Lisa Maddox, MS, RMHCI Kids are not afraid to ask difficult questions.  Who could blame them? There are a lot of difficult questions to be asked these days! Our children are experiencing the same world events that we are, they just don’t have the framework to understand them. So, what do you do as…

Behavioral Treatment for Tics: First-Line Intervention

By: Kissel Goldman, PhD Tics are movements, twitches, words, or noises that seem to happen for no reason. A person may not even know that they are “ticcing”. Treatments for tics usually involve medication and/or behavioral therapy. About a year ago, the American Academy of Neurology published a research paper and press release in which…
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