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What is Verbal Behavior Therapy

Lighthouse Autism Center uses the Verbal Behavioral branch of Applied Behavioral Analysis. Verbal Behavior (VB) is derived from the same philosophy of behaviorism, employs the basic scientific methodology and is concerned with the development of an individual’s socially and educationally significant behaviors.

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Its examination stresses the use of language in the environmental context within a verbal community. Continue reading

ABA for Autism: Sign the Petition Now

Autism Live is an interactive web show that provides support, information, resources, facts, entertainment and inspiration to parents, practitioners and teachers that work with children on the Autism Spectrum.

They have started a petition, petitioning the Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The point of the petition is to make sure that Applied Behavior Analysis is kept for individuals with Autism. The Affordable Care Act could actually result in individuals with ASD getting less coverage.

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How to Make the Most of Meal Time

The involvement of the family has always been a critical component of Applied Behavioral Analysis for treatment of autism. Parents often ask how they can be more involved, how they can take what their child is learning during therapy and apply it at home.

Mealtime is an excellent time for the family to be more involved and help your child with autism apply their new skills into everyday life.

 

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