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Infants develop at a rapid pace. Their brains and motor movements, their behaviors, are all being influenced by the learning experiences they have as well as by the genetics they are born with. Here are 5 behavior-based strategies to support infant development. Give your baby a variety of learning opportunities related... read more ❯

Young infants sleep a lot but they certainly don't usually sleep on their parents' sleep schedule. As babies grow they need less sleep but still may not always sleep at the times that are most ideal for the family. To help a baby sleep better, to help them adjust to... read more ❯

This is Lesson 7 in the free online training series here on the Reflections on Applied Behavior Analysis blog known as ‘Effective Parenting Tips for Raising a Child with ASD.’ The articles found within this online training for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder provide evidence based interventions and recommendations... read more ❯

Kids naturally behave in ways that adults don't like sometimes. Although this is "normal" in the sense that all kids will misbehave once in awhile, the job of parents is to help kids learn to behave well, to behave appropriately. Kids crave attention from their parents and from other important adults... read more ❯

What is Applied Behavior Analysis? If you've asked yourself, 'What is applied behavior analysis?' or 'What is ABA?' or if someone has asked you one of these questions, this article can help give you an answer. What is ABA? Applied behavior analysis is also known as ABA. ABA is a science. It can... read more ❯

Ethics are important and necessary for any human service field. Ethics help to ensure quality services as well as that people are treated fairly and appropriately when receiving services. Behavior analysts, credentialed by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, must comply with the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts. This document... read more ❯

Communication happens both verbally and nonverbally. Although most people think of communication as being spoken words from one person to another, communication is actually more often nonverbal than it is verbal interactions. 93 percent of all human communication is nonverbal (Boone, 2018). People can learn a great deal from each other by... read more ❯

ABA-based parent training can be provided in a variety of formats. The different ways that parent training can be provided include: Individual, one-on-one, sessions This is when the parent trainer meets with just the parent Family sessions This is when the parent trainer meets with the parent as well as... read more ❯

Panic disorder is a self-perpetuating condition. It usually begins with one panic attack and then the memory of this one attack tends to cause subsequent fear and panic attacks; thus, feeding upon itself. Once you develop the panic response you begin to fear having another one. This leads to panic disorder. Many... read more ❯

There are many coping skills which are helpful for managing anxiety. Brain Dumping is  a step above a coping skill. It is a technique. It involves removing the "over thinking" thoughts from your mind and placing them somewhere else. This can help you live more freely throughout each day as... read more ❯

I have come to realize this is a thing. It recently occurred to me that there are some people we encounter and may even have long term relationships with, that are completely elusive individuals. By that I mean, you just can’t seem to “have” them. They are somewhat there, acting like... read more ❯

People have the hardest time breaking up with narcissists because they are very addictive. They tend to be charming and seemingly authentic in their ways. Because of the initial idealization phase, where the narcissist showers you with love and attention, you get "hooked," and then over time  the positive attention... read more ❯

Teenagers are notorious for their extreme emotional responses. The contrast between “I love you” and “I hate you,” which sometimes can happen within a few minutes, is enough to drive most parents crazy. To cope, many parents end up ignoring their own emotions in an attempt to manage their teen.... read more ❯

While it may not seem like it, often times a parent is capable of creating or fostering negative emotions like anger in their children. A child who was once cooperative and reasonable may develop a habitual pattern of angry behavior, and this is not always something that a parent can... read more ❯

From the moment she walked into work Tess was immediately annoyed with the presence of her manager and she couldn’t understand why. Normally she got along with a wide range of personalities, had no issue with authority, and considered herself generally well-liked by most. But for some reason, every time... read more ❯
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Last updated: 23 Sep 2019
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 23 Sep 2019
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