ABA Therapy Part Two: How does ABA Therapy Work?

In our previous blog post, we asked the question: “What is ABA Therapy.” The short answer goes like this: “Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA Therapy) is a widely recognized method for reducing harmful behavior and teaching new skills.” ABA Therapy is research-based, individualized, and goal-oriented. These three factors set ABA Therapy apart as an effective therapy. […]

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ABA Therapy Part One: What is ABA Therapy?

Applied Behavior Analysis is a field of study that focuses on understanding and improving human behavior. By focusing on an individual and their environment, Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs, who practice ABA Therapy) are able to identify behaviors that are harmful, as well as skills that need to be acquired. From the assessment stage, BCBAs […]

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Job Readiness: Three Things Everyone Needs To Learn

I have spent the last several years working with a wide range of clients and teaching them the basic Job Readiness skills. We teach out clients a number of things at the Star Center, but three of the most important things we focus on are communication, appearance and self- confidence. Communication The first question we […]

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Birthday Cake

Every month, one afternoon gets a little better.  My calendar dings at me, and in surprise I look down to see what meeting I’ve totally forgotten about.  Instead of a meeting, I see that it’s time for birthday cake.  I love cake. For the last several years, Jennifer has baked cake every month to celebrate […]

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How Can Occupational Therapy Remove Barriers?

I’ve learned over the years that very few people know what an Occupational Therapist is. So before you start to think that Occupational Therapists find jobs for people, let me take a minute to explain their role in the habilitation and rehabilitation processes.  Habilitation refers to a process aimed at helping individuals who are born with […]

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