A Top Mistake Caregivers and Professionals Make When Caring for a Child with Special Needs.

By Eric R. Shuey, M.S, BCBA, LBA As a parent myself I have made many mistakes raising my two daughters. No one is perfect and no one has all the answers. Anyone who tells you they do, are ignorant or oblivious to their surroundings. The fortunate thing is most mistakes we make are small and [...]

A Top Mistake Caregivers and Professionals Make When Caring for a Child with Special Needs.2018-07-11T22:31:19-04:00

Living The Dream

By Samantha Zitzelberger, M. Ed., BCBA I look back to what my answers were when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up; I would have never guessed I would end up in the field of Applied Behavioral Analysis, known as ABA Therapy. My interest in becoming a marine biologist was fleeting, my voice [...]

Living The Dream2018-05-03T22:24:06-04:00

School Refusal

By Suzyn Jacobson, LCSW Clinical Director, Family Priority, LLC School refusal presents challenges for parents, students and schools. There are many reasons why children refuse to attend school. As a parent, it is important to recognize the function of this behavior in order to determine the particular reinforcement systems that support school refusal. Children may [...]

School Refusal2017-06-16T11:35:47-04:00

Strategies to Help with Repetitive Behaviors

Strategies to Help with Repetitive Behaviors M. Ashley Lynch M.Ed., BCBA, LBA Repetitive behaviors. This can be a tough one to treat because children and adults often engage in these behaviors to get internal feedback (like biting your fingernails when you’re nervous). When you can’t control the feedback that someone is receiving, it can be [...]

Strategies to Help with Repetitive Behaviors2017-06-16T11:35:47-04:00

Why Children and Adolescents Need Structure

By Suzyn Jacobson, Clinical Director Children need predictable rules and routines to make them feel loved and safe. Families sometimes struggle with creating this sense of predictable and reliable routine and structure because they are overwhelmed by the pressing needs of everyday life. Family Priority counselors and therapists assist families in creating consistent [...]

Why Children and Adolescents Need Structure2017-06-16T11:35:48-04:00

How to Parent With Grace

By Lavinia Michael-Bollinger In our field, it is not uncommon for practitioners to gain accolades from others for the work we do.  We are praised for being kind, dedicated, and having big hearts for working with our children with special needs and their families.  I do not diminish the work that my colleagues and I [...]

How to Parent With Grace2017-06-16T11:35:48-04:00

No Means No

By Eric Shuey M.S., BCBA, LBA We all can improve upon our parenting strategies. This may or may not apply to you, but my hope is you find this blog a little helpful. I’m a parent myself and have made many mistakes in raising my two girls. No one’s perfect and no one has all the [...]

No Means No2018-08-09T22:23:24-04:00
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