Tip of the week:- Social Story

Social stories are simple descriptions of an everyday social situation, written from a child’s perspective. Social stories can be used for any type of situation and can be perfectly tailored to your child. The idea is that, with the help of an adult, the child rehearses the story ahead of time. When the situation actually [...]

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Effectiveness of Applied Behavior Analysis

There has been some debate regarding the benefits and drawbacks of Applied Behavior Analysis. In this section we will discuss the studies done with autistic individuals using this program. 1. Lovaas’ (1987) study of children diagnosed with autism at the Young Autistic Project led him to conclude that these children can learn most effectively using [...]

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Misconceptions About ABA (Myth Vs Reality)

Misconceptions About ABA Applied Behavior Analysis has seen enormous growth over the past 15 years due to its successes in the areas of autism and developmental disabilities.  ABA is unique in that it’s analytical goals are the prediction and influence of behavior. Despite the acceptance of the scientific community, Applied Behavior Analysis is still entangled [...]

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What is Verbal Behavior?

Verbal Behavior Therapy teaches communication using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis . Verbal Behavior is an evidence based applied procedure that motivates a child, adolescent or adult to learn language by connecting words with their purposes. Unlike traditional speech interventions Verbal Behavior avoids focusing on words as mere labels (cat, car, etc.) Rather, the [...]

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Bad News: Artificial Intelligence Is Racist, Too

  When Microsoft released an artificially intelligent chatbot named Tay on Twitter last March, things took a predictably disastrous turn. Within 24 hours, the bot was spewing racist, neo-Nazi rants, much of which it picked up by incorporating the language of Twitter users who interacted with it. Unfortunately, new research finds that Twitter trolls aren't [...]

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Social Skill Training Classes

Learning Skill academy (www.learningskillsacademy.net) is very soon starting a research based Social Skill Training classes for children falling in age group of about 3-8 and 9 to 13 years old. The program is practiced to enhance child’s social thinking and cognition. This will help child to behave socially appropriate in school, home and in public [...]

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Let’s know ABC of ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis)

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a systemic application of behavioural principles to address deficits in socially significant behaviour, verbal skills and reasoning skills. The key aspects of ABA include observing the frequency of occurrence of behaviours as well as the antecedents to the behaviours and the consequences that follow the behaviours; breaking down desired skills [...]

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Artificial Intelligence and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Reinforcement learning is considered one of the most powerful application in the area of Artificial Intelligence. ( we have driver-less cars coming on the principle of reinforcement learning). The model works fundamentally to resolve a problem by finding suitable actions in a given situation in order to maximize a reward. This is exactly a model [...]

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Magic of reinforcement

Reinforcement is a consequence that strengthen behavior. To strengthen a behavior means to increase the likelihood that it will occur again in the future. You are hungry, and you said "give me cookie" and mother delivers you a cookie, so mother delivering you a cookie is a consequence to you saying "give me cookie". And [...]

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