From October 25th, 2010

SKILLS™

FREE ACCESS TO SKILLS™ BEGINS NOVEMBER 15th! Using a free passcode, you will be able to access Skills™ interactive program through January 1st, 2011. (If you are in need of a passcode, please contact us at (877) 975-4559). Access CARD eLearning Now! The CARD eLearning website is now available free of charge and acts as a great companion to the Skills™ program, providing essential information about ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) in the treatment of autism. If you have any questions, please contact us at (877) 975-4559, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time. We look…

Preference Assessments and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

By: Marlena N. Smith A recent study conducted by CARD researchers Dr. Amy Kenzer and Dr. Michele Bishop demonstrated that the amount of preferred stimuli identified for use in behavioral interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may be increased by incorporating high preference as well as low preference and novel stimuli in preference assessments. Delivery of preferred stimuli is an important element of behavioral interventions. Furthermore, possessing a wide variety of preferred stimuli may reduce the possibility of over exposure to and boredom with a particular item or activity. Low preference stimuli and novel stimuli are generally not…