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The A-Word, Part 21: Requesting and Reinforcement


Jack Riley is now requesting what he wants which is now beginning to prove difficult for his parents, since they are suppose to reinforce each request.

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The A-Word, Autism Part 20: Transitioning is a Life Skill

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Transitioning from one activity to the next is difficult for Jack Riley, partially because of inflexibility, and which requires the family to plan ahead. By planning ahead, Jack Riley’s family help him transition to different activities by anticipating .rax_tsmdwc_main { float:right; background: ; border: ; padding: 10px; margin:0px 10px 10px 10px; margin-right:0px; } .rax_tsmswc_inner { [...]

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The A-Word, Part 19:

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Part 19 of the series following Jack Riley in his journey through ABA Therapy. In this episode, Jack learns three new programs: actions, categories, and body parts.

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The A-Word, Part 18: Language Comprehension

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Jack Riley’s language comprehension is developing constantly, and today he demonstrates a language skill he hasn’t done before.

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The A-Word Part 17: Don’t Give Up

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This is the second half of the interview with Jack Riley’s parents, Cheryl and Mike. In this half, they define what ABA therapy is and describe what it is like from the perspective of a family experiencing it first hand, jargon free.

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The A-Word Part 16: Today Versus Yesterday

After three months of ABA therapy with Jack Riley I sit down with his parents, Cheryl and Mike, to discuss how therapy has impacted their lives and their perception of autism.

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The A-word Part 15: I and Eye Contact

Love and humor is the glue that binds Mike, Cheryl and Jack Riley. In part 15 we see their unique family dynamic as well as Jack Riley making spontaneous eye contact with his therapist Jessica.

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The A-Word Part 13:The Importance of Language

Last week we saw Jack Riley begin to tackle self feeding. In part 13 we see him feed himself with no trouble. Each new skill acquired is a victory, but there are still many more to learn. Language to express oneself is especially important, and in this episode we see why.

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The A- word Part 12: Learning How to Self Feed

Jack Riley has been in ABA therapy for the last ten weeks and they are finally tackling one of his biggest behavioral issues, feeding. Jack RIley doesn’t feed himself food and eats a very limited variety. RIght now his diet consists primarily of pancakes, applesauce, and yogurt. In part 12 we see how his therapists and parents begin to work on this skill with Jack RIley.

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The A-Word Part 10: Learning, Dad Included

Jack Riley has been doing ABA therapy now for 8 weeks. He isn’t the only one learning though during these sessions. Today we see Jack Riley’s Senior therapist Jessica, give Dad a few pointers to get his son to be more verbal.

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