Reacting VS Intervening

In this short video our Co-Founder and BCBA-D Dr. Tomaino describes the difference between reacting and intervening and how that can change the entire situation when you’re in a challenging behavior. Should you have any questions about this video or would like more information, please reach out to our Co-Principals.

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Managing Challenging Behaviors (Part Two)

64-93% of individuals with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) exhibit one or more challenging behaviors (McTiernan et al., 2011; Murphy et al., 2009) Severe challenging behaviors include: Physical Aggression Property Destruction Self-Injurious Behavior Such behaviors negatively impact the functioning level and quality of life of these individuals. Some of the treatments used to decrease these challenging…

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Managing Challenging Behaviors (Part One)

  As a part of a series with Supporting Inclusive Practices our Co-Founders and Principals presented information on managing challenging behaviors. This part 1 of the series gives some basic information to consider when managing any challenging behavior. Be sure to follow the series as we progress! First, the definition of a crisis: when a…

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The 5 Functions of Behavior

Dr. Melaura Tomaino, BCBA-D shares about the five functions of behavior.⁠ ⁠ In order to intervene effectively and appropriately we must first understand the function of the behavior.⁠ ⁠ Did you know that sometimes it is not just one function? Watch the quick video full of insight from a Psychologist and Doctorate level Board Certified…

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Behavior Supports: Getting Ahead of Challenging Behaviors

This month our Co-Principals, Dr. Edward Miguel and Dr. Melaura Tomaino presented “Behavior Supports: A Guide for Getting Ahead of Challenging Behavior” on behalf of Supporting Inclusive Practices (SIP) and their series called Paraprofessional Professional Learning: Building an Inclusive Community of Support. An effective inclusion program requires all staff to be highly trained in supporting students’…

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