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Safety Tips For A Not-So-Spooky Halloween

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ABA Services
Our staff utilize evidence-based methodologies when working with children.  This means that we ground our work in procedures that have already been proven time and time again.  We document and show a child's growth through data, but most importantly through daily evidence of their increased engagement, communication and participation.  

Did you know that we can teach your child lifelong safety skills using the principles of ABA?  Let me give you an example:

In 2004, Bridget Taylor and her colleagues demonstrated that they could teach three teenagers with autism to seek assistance when lost using ABA principles.  The teenagers were taught to respond to a pager by finding an adult and giving them a communication card with their name, a statement of being lost and instructions to call the parent or teacher.  This skill was taught using modeling, prompting and reinforcement in a teaching setting to practice how to respond when the pager went off.  Once the students learned how to respond in the teaching setting, a generalization plan included practice in the natural setting.  Prompts to execute this skill were faded until the students consistently demonstrated how to respond.  The teaching teams then helped the parents follow through in the community with successful results.  Prompting, prompt fading, modeling, and reinforcement are some of the basic foundations of ABA.

Other safety tips on Halloween:

  • If your child is nonverbal, put an ID bracelet on them as a precautionary step
  • Practice and wear glow bracelets or necklaces
  • Put reflective tape on costumes, bags or props
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