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  • We Are Hiring! Behavior Technicians (Training Provided):

    by Heather Logan | Jun 11, 2018
    On-site interviews for Behavior Technicians: Immediate hire for candidates in San Jose, Milpitas, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Los Gatos, Palo Alto, Saratoga, Morgen Hill, Gilroy.
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  • The Holiday Season is Here! Can You Taste It?

    by Heather Logan | Nov 21, 2017
    It's finally time to relax and recover from a long year of hard work. For many, the holidays are a reason to celebrate relationships, exchange heartfelt gifts and eat delicious foods...lots and lots of delicious homemade foods!
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  • Welcome to Holland

    by Heather Logan | Nov 08, 2017
    We all want to be loved and cared for. Gaining knowledge and understanding what is Autism, what is ABA are one of many components to living a functional life. Having access to emotional, physical and social support are crucial.
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  • Am I normal? Am I typical? The 3 “A’s, is a free gift”

    by Heather Logan | Oct 24, 2017
    We all want to be loved and cared for. Gaining knowledge and understanding what is Autism, what is ABA are one of many components to living a functional life. Having access to emotional, physical and social support are crucial.
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  • What If The Hokey-Pokey is What it's All About?

    by Heather Logan | Oct 10, 2017
    I cannot precisely remember where I first read the thought, “What if the hokey-pokey is what it’s all about?”. But this thought returned as I considered how to convey the importance of providing experiences that include all the senses, that are fun, involve play and movement, and are socially engaging for yourself, your children, and your family.
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  • What is Special Education?

    by Heather Logan | Sep 19, 2017
    Special education stems from the Individual with Disability Education Act (IDEA) that guarantees all children with disabilities receive free and appropriate public education. Children who qualify for special education will receive an individualized education plan (IEP) that takes into account of their unique learning needs, which outlines specific goals and teaching strategies to ensure their academic gains
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  • Tips for the New School Season

    by Heather Logan | Sep 05, 2017
    Some great tips to make it easier for your child (and you!) to transition to a school schedule.
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  • We Are Hiring!

    by Heather Logan | Aug 10, 2017
    We’re always looking for talented and professional therapists to help fulfill a great need. Enjoy flexible hours, a fun and energetic work environment and the reward of making a difference in someone's life.
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  • Tantrums: The Escalation Trap

    by Heather Logan | Jul 13, 2017
    If you are a parent or caregiver and you are concerned because your child is engaging in frequent tantrums, then this article is for you.
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  • Coaching Caregivers Through Extinction Bursts

    by Heather Logan | Jun 07, 2017
    One of the challenges that every clinician faces when providing services to families is preparing them for extinction bursts. How do we prepare them? Before I get into the how, allow me to explain what an extinction burst is.
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  • An FAQ About Reinforcement

    by Heather Logan | May 11, 2017
    In my time and experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, there have been a few common questions and concerns that I have come across on multiple occasions. These valid questions often come from parents but I have also encountered them with Technicians, Senior Technician, and Supervisors.
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  • A Thank You Letter To Our Parents

    by Heather Logan | Apr 12, 2017
    Whatever stage(s) you and your love ones maybe in, whether it’s denial, anger, depression, grief, shame, or acceptance, remember your ABA team is here for you and also your community.
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  • Breaking Blue News: Bring Awareness to Autism

    by Heather Logan | Apr 03, 2017
    April is Autism Awareness Month - Here are 10 ways to get involved.
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  • A is for Apple, Inc Receives 2016 Best Businesses of San Jose Award

    by Heather Logan | Mar 03, 2017
    A is for Apple, Inc has been selected for the 2016 Best Businesses of San Jose Award in the Occupational Therapy category by the Best Businesses of San Jose Award Program. This is the second time since 2014 that A is for Apple, Inc has been selected for this award.
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  • Why Won’t You Just Do What I Say?

    by Heather Logan | Mar 02, 2017
    Every parent knows just what it means to ask their child this question. How do I give my child directions they will follow? Giving effective directions to your child, and getting them to follow them after, can sometimes seem like a monumental undertaking, and one most parents often dread.
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  • The Best Lesson Plans For Children Who Fall On The Autism Spectrum

    by Heather Logan | Feb 08, 2017
    For children on the autism spectrum, learning is a very different process than it is for other kids. It’s important to have engaging activities that focus on the special needs of the individual child rather than a general lesson plan, but they’re not always easy to find
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  • Transitioning Back to School and Into Your Week Day Routine

    by Heather Logan | Jan 03, 2017
    The stresses of going back to school after the long weekend or an extended break may seem daunting for some parents. But with these tips and tricks the transition back to the weekday routine will be a breeze.
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  • October 22 is International Stuttering Awareness Day

    by Chris Williams | Oct 20, 2015
    October 22nd is International Stuttering Awareness Day. Join us in celebrating the millions who stutter, with online conferences & support groups.
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  • April is Autism Awareness Month!

    by Chris Williams | Apr 17, 2015
    Join us in celebrating Autism Awareness Month. Attend a regional event, donate to the Autism Society, and talk with fellow supporters on social media.
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  • Improving Your Child's Expressive Communication

    by Chris Williams | Mar 27, 2015
    Depending on your child's age and progress, they may not be able to repeat words you speak. Improving this skill takes time--and you can help them, with these techniques.
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