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The Power of Positive Reinforcement in ABA Therapy

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is a widely recognized and effective approach for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. At the core of ABA therapy lies the principle of reinforcement, and more specifically, positive reinforcement. In this blog, we will explore the significant role that positive reinforcement plays in ABA therapy and how it […]

Empowering Progress: How Parents Can Play a Key Role in In-Home ABA Therapy

In-home ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapy is an invaluable resource for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. While ABA therapists play a crucial role in delivering structured interventions, the active involvement of parents can significantly enhance the therapy’s effectiveness. This blog will explore how parents can empower progress and become essential partners in their […]

ABA Therapy Myths Debunked: Separating Fact from Fiction

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy has gained recognition as a highly effective and evidence-based treatment for individuals with autism and other developmental disorders. However, like any other field, ABA therapy has not been immune to myths and misconceptions. In this blog, we aim to debunk some common ABA therapy myths and provide a clearer understanding […]

How Your Child with Developmental Disabilities’ Needs Will Change Over Time

Raising a child with developmental disabilities is a unique journey that presents its own set of challenges and rewards. As parents, caregivers, or family members, it’s crucial to understand that the needs of these children evolve over time. The ongoing support and appropriate adjustments made along the way play a pivotal role in promoting their […]

The Pros of Early Intervention: Unlocking Potential with ABA Therapy and Childhood

Childhood Development at Alora Behavioral Health:  As parents, we want to give our children the best start in life, especially when it comes to their development and well-being. Early intervention plays a vital role in setting a strong foundation for children, particularly those with developmental challenges. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, offered by Alora Behavioral […]

How to Advocate for Your Child’s Needs

As a parent, one of the most important roles you play is being an advocate for your child. When your child has unique needs, such as developmental disabilities, it becomes crucial to navigate the systems, services, and resources available to ensure they receive the support they require. Advocacy empowers you to speak up, make informed […]

A Comprehensive Guide to Potty Training for Neurodiverse Children with Autism

By: Dr. Yannick Espinoza, Psy.D., BCBA, LBA Potty training is a self-help skill frequently addressed during ABA therapy. It involves teaching multiple component skills that can be tough for neurodiverse children with autism to learn. In most cases, about 98% of children in the US learn to use the restroom by age 3, however, this […]

What are the signs of Autism?

Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects individuals in different ways. One of the most noticeable symptoms of autism is difficulty with social interactions. This can manifest itself in a number of ways, such as problems making eye contact, body language that appears awkward or uncomfortable, and difficulty understanding the feelings of others. There […]

What is ABA?

ABA, or applied behavior analysis, is a scientific approach to understanding and modifying human behavior. ABA encompasses a wide range of techniques and procedures that are used to promote socially significant behaviors, such as communication, academic skills, and self-care. ABA has been shown to be an effective treatment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and […]