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Fighting the Summer Slide

The last few weeks of the school year are often the most challenging. In addition to student behaviors, spring fever, and end of year exhaustion, many teachers also face the concern of the impending summer slide. It is difficult to look at a group of students who showed so much growth over the past nine […]

Using Music to Build Relationships with Students and Clients

By Hannah Village, MT-BC & RBT, Music Therapist, ABS Dayton As a music therapist working for New Story at Applied Behavioral Services in Dayton, Ohio, I support children with autism spectrum disorder (autism) who face behavioral, communicative, social, and emotional challenges. I use tailored sessions to suit the needs of each client by using music […]

The ABCs of ABA

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific approach to understanding and improving behavior. It is based on the principles of behaviorism, which emphasize the relationship between behavior and its environmental factors. ABA is widely used in various fields, including psychology, education, and healthcare, to bring about positive behavioral changes in individuals. The seven dimensions of […]

Autism Myths and Truths

It can be very challenging for someone without autism to understand what it’s like to be on the spectrum. This can lead to incorrect (even if well-meaning) beliefs and stereotypes about what autism spectrum disorder (autism) truly is. These misconceptions can be stigmatizing, harmful, and even cruel to those on the spectrum. It’s important to […]

Preparing Your Student for Post-High School Life

Graduating high school is a huge accomplishment often associated with pride, excitement, and endless possibilities for what the future could hold. For students with disabilities and their families, thoughts of graduating high school can often be accompanied by fear, anxiety, and unknowns. Whether your child is on the path towards supported employment, competitive employment, post-secondary […]

Tackling Transition: A Focus on Your Teen’s Upcoming Years

Applied Behavioral Services is proud to offer transition services that prepare students for post-high school life. The Transitions Program focuses on transition skills needed to increase the student’s independence beyond high school, focusing on Section 5 of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Goals of the program include increasing the student’s ability to gain employment and […]