Author:Ilana Hernandez

Your Options with Unlocking the Spectrum

Unlocking The Spectrum is often contacted by families who are in need of ABA therapy for their child, but for any number of reasons, are unable to receive services—perhaps their health insurance policy through their employer does not cover ABA therapy or, perhaps they are...

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The Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Although there are many concerns about labeling a young child with an ASD, the earlier the diagnosis of ASD is made, the earlier needed interventions can begin. Evidence over the last 15 years indicates that intensive early intervention in optimal educational settings for at least...

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The Effectiveness of a Reinforcer

I’m sure many of you know what a reinforcer is, but to make sure we are all on the same page I am going to start out by giving you the behavioral definition.  “A reinforcer is any event that follows a behavior and increases the...

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