Why Teach Motor Imitation?

Imitation involves an individual’s ability to attend to others and imitate actions with objects, gross motor movements as well as speech. Imitation is an essential skill to have in an …

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Teaching Children to Play

The importance of teaching a child to enjoy “play” is essential. The beginning steps of play should be fun and silly. You will want to commence by building up anticipation. …

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Setting up your Therapy Session

A great session involves planning and set up. Planning helps to create a fluent session where a Learner and therapist can move from one activity to another with ease. An …

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Setting up an ABA Clinic: Top eight mistakes to avoid

1. Not having a plan. A business plan is a key and often overlooked component of any business. Not only can this document help you secure financing, but it will …

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Communication Training

One of my favorite topics to talk about is communication. Communication seems so simple right? It sure is complex and takes many forms! Communication training is a procedure that focuses …

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Importance of Establishing a Willing Learner

The moment a Learner walks through our doors on their first day is the moment we begin to develop a rapport between the Learner and the individuals in his/her environment. …

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Finding a great RBT for your child

My eldest daughter, Helena was 2.5 years old when we opened our first ABA Centre. I would often bring her and her six-month-old sister to the center. Sure enough one …

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ABA Case Study – Portia Curriculum: Echoics

When it comes time to recording the behavioral progress of an individual on the autism spectrum, a therapist will often incorporate Applied Behavior Analysis into their study. In fact, Applied …

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5 ways going paperless makes treatment more effective

Over the past few years we’ve been noticing a growing trend: our clients are more engaged and getting better results faster than ever. Our staff are just as talented now …

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Creating Mutually Beneficial Partnerships: A case study in building relationships between public and private ABA Clinics

Supporting the intellectual and practical development of students in the field of applied behavior analysis has always been an important part of our culture at The Portia Learning Centre Inc, …

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Setting up a new ABA clinic: Our experience

At last month’s New York ABA Conference we were asked to share our story of our clinics with three separate parties. This seems to happen at all of the conferences …

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Protecting learners’ privacy: HIPAA compliancy in the digital world

The power of digital Portia modernizes ABA clinic practices by giving you the flexibility to work digitally whether you’re in the office or meeting a client remotely. With only an …

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Embrace HIPAA compliancy – Processes, procedures, policies in today’s marketplace – Device Management

HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. It is a U.S. law that: Provides the ability to transfer and continue health insurance coverage for millions of American workers …

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The key to a happier learning environment

“Would you recommend the field of applied behavior analysis to a friend?” A few years ago, we conducted a fact-finding session at our clinic. Involved in the session was one …

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