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Ethical Advocate for Accurate Application & Dissemination of Behavior Analysis

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Ethical Advocate for Accurate Application & Dissemination of Behavior Analysis

Early Intervention

Mila and Mommy High-5

In this video, Mila’s mother asks her for a high-5. Notice that first the mother calls her name and waits for her to turn towards her. She then gives the instruction “give me a high-5” and holds her hand up as a model, which could be considered a prompt —or it could be considered the sD (discriminative stimulus). Either way, notice how Mila’s mother holds her hand still and Mila is the one to reach out to give the high-5. After the high-5, Mila’s mother offers praise (and I imagine a smile). Mila coos at the end, seemingly approving of their interaction.

Dr. Mary Barbera "fell" into the autism world in 1999 when her first-born son, Lucas, was diagnosed with autism one day before his third birthday. Over the past 2 decades, Mary has gone from knowing almost nothing about autism to becoming a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, writing a best-selling book, The Verbal Behavior Approach (which is now translated in over 10 languages), and earning a PhD with a thorough understanding of some of the best autism ABA strategies. In 2015, Mary started her first autism online course which has already been purchased from parents and professionals from over 45 countries and now sells 3 online courses. With over 2 decades in the autism world, both as a parent and professional, Mary is in a unique position to help YOU, especially if you live or work with a child with autism who also has language delays or disorders. Her mission is to turn things around for 2 million children with autism (or signs of autism) by 2020 through online training and advocacy!

Dr. Mary Barbera - Turn Autism Around