Lights, Camera ... Autism

Lights, Camera ... Autism

It is estimated that almost three million individuals in the United States have autism spectrum disorder. With this all-time high prevalence rate,...

10 Mar 2015

Finding the Balance

Finding the Balance

There’s a saying “Behind every great kid is a mom who’s pretty sure she is screwing it up.” As a mom of two great kids, I...

10 Mar 2015

Professional Titles: LMHC

Professional Titles: LMHC

AAPC authors are qualified professionals in various disciplines, certified in their respective fields. But what do these certifications mean? The...

10 Mar 2015

3 Mar 2015

Support Grows for Bullying Victim

Support Grows for Bullying Victim

On the morning of February 19, Blake Kitchen, a 12-year-old student with autism spectrum disorder, was a victim of a violent bullying incident in the cafeteria of his Liberty, MO, middle school. The boy suffered a broken jaw, a fractured skull, and damage to his ear. The beating started because he asked his attacker to let him sit in his usual spot at the lunch table.

3 Mar 2015

Professional Titles: BCBA

Professional Titles: BCBA

AAPC authors are qualified professionals in various disciplines, certified in their respective fields. But what do these certifications mean? The term “BCBA” as a part of somebody’s professional title means that he or she is a board-certified behavior analyst. BCBAs have a firm understanding of behavior and why certain behaviors occur. They provide training to both families and staff, conduct assessments, create behavior plans, and monitor progress to remedy undesirable behaviors and ultimately promote positive social development. Using comprehensive principles of learning, BCBAs accommodate specific behavioral needs of children and adults in a variety of settings, including the home, school, and work, and center-based environments (Cherry, n.d.). 

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