Functional Communication

For all of human kind, communication is vital! Whether it is in a classroom, a personal relationship, on a professional sports team, or a working environment, the key to success will always be communicating effectively. For some people, functional communication comes...

The Year at a Glance

I cannot believe that there is just over a month of school left! I am so very proud of each and every student in my class. My class has had its ups and downs, like any other class, and I will talk about what has worked for my classroom and students. Classroom Set Up...

Get up and Get out! Taking Learning Outside.

When it comes to learning, the content of what we learn is usually emphasized. However, how and where we learn is equally important. As a teacher, I’m constantly looking for new ways to motivate my students to learn whether it’s including more hands-on activities,...

Non-contingent Reinforcement

When starting a new behaviour protocol for their child, autism parents have always been told to withhold any reinforcer until their child does what they want them to do. While the long-term effects of this protocol will be worth it, having to follow it can lead to a...