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Once Upon a Social Story

Sad girl feeling excluded from the group of playing kids

Many children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder often have deficits related to critical social communication skills. Critical social communication skills include joint attention, social reciprocity, social cognition, language and related cognitive skills, as well as behavior and emotional regulation.   According to American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: Deficits related to joint attention include: -Impaired monitoring of social…

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Contingency Contract

Woman and young girl putting a star on a reward chart

Recently I wrote an article, “How to Use a Token Economy at Home.” A token economy is a behavior management strategy used to increase target behavior and decrease unwanted behaviors. Typically, at the clinic we use token boards with our younger children. One behavior management strategy used to increase target behavior and decrease unwanted behaviors…

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