Self-care skills such as brushing teeth, washing hands, and dressing are important for children to learn as they affect their everyday lives. For children diagnosed with Autism, they often experience delays in learning these skills and may need a different way of teaching to acquire them. Using some behavior analytic techniques, these skills can be […]
About Nathaniel Lachica
Nathaniel Lachica is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with experience and passion for working with the pediatric population. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Health and a minor in Education from the University of California, Berkeley. While working as a behavior technician, Nathaniel experienced the positive impact and effectiveness of behavior analysis with his clients and pursued higher education. Nathaniel earned his Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. There he conducted research for his thesis using a behavior skills training to teach specific listening behaviors to adults in romantic relationships. He spent three years serving children with autism at STE Consultants in Berkeley, California. There he treated children who presented with Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental delays, receptive and expressive language deficits, and social, play, and self-help deficits. He has experience servicing children and adults with developmental disabilities in school settings, adult day programs, adult community integrated living arrangements (CILAs), and home-based programs in the Chicagoland area. Nathaniel is passionate about exploring the different avenues that behavior analysis can be utilized, and using behavior analytic principles to make meaningful changes in the lives of his clients. Nathaniel is a professional member of Applied Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). Nathaniel’s research interests include approaches to increasing treatment integrity in the workplace; improving staff training effectiveness; and Organizational Behavior Management (OBM).
When your child takes the crayons out of the closet and draws on the living room walls, a common reaction would be to put him or her in time-out. After the time-out, your child goes back and draws on the walls again. What is happening? Sometimes, time-outs aren’t the best way to show your child […]