Category: Behavior Therapy

Behavioral therapy is an ever-changing field. Improved therapy methods and other industry news are always being released. These blogs and articles are an excellent resource that will keep you up to date and informed on everything related to behavioral therapy.

Sensory Rooms: Why They’re Needed & How to Build One

Multi-sensory rooms are areas that are established to help students calm down or refocus during the school day. These rooms contain various items that help relieve anxiety or overstimulation that may have occurred in the classroom. The goal of sensory room items is to allow children a break and have a pleasurable experience through special implements that relate to textures, lights, sounds, and smells. 

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ABA Therapy for Autism – How ABA Therapy Helps Autistic Students

When a child is diagnosed with autism, it can leave parents feeling overwhelmed. They initially need to learn what this means for their own child. After this, they must share the news with family and friends. At the same time, many will begin to advocate for their child's needs. For many parents, this is a confusing time that can make them feel overwhelmed. Depending on the age of their child, they may not know where to go for assistance.

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How to Help a Child with Anxiety in the Classroom

It is very common for young children to experience fears and sadness. However, when a child does not outgrow common fears or their worries start to interfere with school and daily life, they may be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Many children can often feel anxious about starting a new school, a new sports team, or participating in activities with other children. These children may experience symptoms of panic disorder, anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or have a phobia of a certain event or object.

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How Schools Are Improving Children’s Working Memory and Classroom Performance

Working memory is a key factor in learning and retaining information. It can be defined as stored information that is managed for a short period of time. We essentially hold on to specific information until we need to use it. The concept of working memory was discovered over 50 years ago. Serving as a key to learning, working memory contributes to tasks such as reading, problem-solving and navigation. Working memory is the part of the brain that monitors, coordinates, inputs, and decides what pieces of information to focus on. Researchers have found that when problem-solving and thinking, the prefrontal cortex increases inactivation. Working memory is certainly crucial in a school environment, as it is utilized by students on a daily basis. From figuring the meaning of a new word when reading a book to choosing which formula to apply to a math problem, working memory is certainly a necessary skill for academic success.

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Helping Students with ADHD

Students who have attention troubles are nothing new in schools across the country. The fact that some children have difficulty in school has always been a part of the educational world. What's new is an increased number of students who have an official ADHD diagnosis. While some families may not share this information with teachers and their district, many choose to put 504 Plans into action and seek additional supports that may be needed in the classroom.

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