…and why behavior science practice requires more I recently took my daughter out on a coveted target trip...while an errand for me, it was a big deal for her. She was searching for a new doll. And being a toy aficionado, I know that the best dolls, may not be found at Target. But this … Continue reading The Shiny New Toy
Lessons from Life's Last Dance from my coach, Robert H. Seals It's no secret that most of the coaching I have ever found to be beneficial for my sustenance as a clinical leader has been outside the world of therapy. I have had my mother who spent year's as a Chicago Public School teacher, I … Continue reading Why Coaching Matters in Leadership
Whew Girl! It's been quite a ride over here in these parts. And lovely at the same time. Is it Charles Dickens who wrote 'It was the best of times and the worst of times'. I probably edge toward the middle most days. I appreciate homeschooling and remember a time that I committed to this … Continue reading Do What You Can!
Why Getting in the Trenches Doesn't Work in Leadership Picture This. I'm at Target and the lines are long. I am in self-checkout realizing that I wish I would have stood in the staffed check-out line…because who wants to work and check themselves out. Center to the self-check out line is a woman looking at … Continue reading Dirty Hands Don’t Shake Hands
How Listening to People Complain About Your Competitors and Colleagues Promotes Gossip In Your Workplace. I recently reviewed the RBT Code of Ethics for a project and thought that this area under Responsible Conduct stood out. 1.03 RBTs are truthful and honest and create an environment that promotes truthful and honest behavior in others. They … Continue reading Gossip? Gossip.
Why Being WHO YOU ARE is important in reaching clients and colleagues or Why Parents and Mentees need YOU not your list of certifications - podcast episode 2 There is no magic pill. It is simply called being you. The real you. This being me is the reason why wearing a white SLP jacket is … Continue reading What’s the Magic Pill in Reaching People.
Expecting More in ABA and Why This Should Matter to Parents It is frustrating when vocational programs for learners with autism that focus a majority of their goals and time on laundry and cooking. I'm just guessing, but there are a more than a handful of people in this world who do not know how … Continue reading What’s Laundry Got To Do With It
My Decision to Move Forward and Enter A Brilliant Expanded -New Path I can often be heard reciting a poem I heard at church in my childhood to my son. I give him a modified version that gives the consistent ending "You can be anything you want to be. You can go anywhere you want … Continue reading THE WORLD IS YOURS
FOCUSING ON CONNECTIONS AND ORAL NARRATIVES Narratives. Stories. We all tell them. We learn from them. We teach with them. We listen to them . For young learners, narrative demands begin with a simple question, "How was your day?" No matter your child's ability, language level, speech intelligibility, and cognition; we want this simple question to … Continue reading EVERYONE HAS A STORY TO TELL
How We Set Up Children With Autism and Behavior Challenges to Fail Today I watched a child answer questions accurately, give great answers, generate a story all the while his shoes were off, he was jumping out of his seat every three seconds, and making silly faces. Focusing and marveling at his ability to multi-task … Continue reading The Burden of Challenging Behavior for Children with Autism