We all know children respond best to routine and schedules, but it is also very important to teach your child to be flexible with change. Throughout a child’s life they will be placed in new situations and they will frequently find themselves having to change their routine and schedules, there is no avoiding it! There […]
About Stephanie Orman
Stephanie Orman, M.S., BCBA is a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) who earned her master’s degree from Northeastern University. Prior to living in Chicago, Stephanie attended The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in criminology. During her undergraduate studies, Stephanie earned a specialization certificate in Developmental Disabilities and partook in two internships focusing on children diagnosed with Autism. Stephanie has experience working as a pediatric behavior analyst in Early Intervention and in school settings with children of all ages. She is strongly committed to helping children build confidence and achieve their maximum potential.
It is very common for kids to have a difficult time transitioning to new places. Many kids will act out because they are uncomfortable or simply because they only want to do what they want to do. Luckily, there are many ways to maintain you child’s behavior in public places. If your child suffers from […]
Teaching a new skill to a child with autism requires a different approach than that used with a typically developing child. Why is this? Children with Autism Learn Differently Children diagnosed with autism often need teaching techniques to be tailored specifically to their learning style. Otherwise, a child may learn incorrect responses or become frustrated. A structured […]
A common difference between children with autism and typically-developing children is their motivation for social feedback and other natural consequences that occur for learning to take place. Typically, developing children have an easier time learning because they are motivated by social feedback from their parents and teachers. But with a child with autism, it is not always […]
Teaching new skills to children with autism can be very difficult. It is important to first understand the fundamentals of behavior. Behavior is an important part of teaching because in order to learn a new skill, a child must understand what response is desired and when. A child learns when a response is desired by experiencing […]
Many parents don’t realize that setting rules and boundaries for their child is just the beginning of teaching appropriate behavior. Children aren’t born with the ability to understand rules – it’s a learned behavior. Just because rules and boundaries are established does not mean children will be receptive towards following them. More often then not, […]