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Behavior Matters

Welcome to “Behavior Matters” where our team of experts share educational insights related to behavioral health concerns to support, guide, and provide hope to patients and their families.

The content included in this blog is for informational purposes and is not intended as a substitute for individualized medical or therapeutic consultation, diagnosis or treatment. Please contact your physician with specific questions or concerns related to your healthcare.

Nov 15 | Putting Theory Into Practice

Nov 15 | Putting Theory Into Practice

Meeting Kids Where They Are: Putting Theory Into Practice November 15th, 2022 6:00 - 7:30 PM The field of Applied Behavior Analysis ...

Oct 25 | Beyond ABA: Incorporating Medical Approaches for Children w Autism

Oct 25 | Beyond ABA: Incorporating Medical Approaches for Children w Autism

BEYOND ABA: Incorporating Medical Diagnostics and Treatment for Children with Autism October 25th, 2022 5:00 - 6:00 PM Individuals ...

ABA Summer Camp 2022

ABA Summer Camp 2022

August 01-26 |2 Locations in NJ & PA | Freehold | NE Philly | Half Day Schedules The NeurAbilities ABA Program is now enrolling ...

Child Development Information and Resources

Child Development Information and Resources

Your free guide to: tracking your child’s developmental milestones, answers to frequently asked questions provided by expert doctors, ...

10 Tips for Mental Health Awareness Month

10 Tips for Mental Health Awareness Month

By Lisa Alberts, DNP, APRN-BC, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric & Primary Care Nurse Practitioner May is Mental Health Awareness month and ...

Tantrum in the Grocery Store! What Can I Do?

Tantrum in the Grocery Store! What Can I Do?

By: Kaori Nepo, Ph.D., BCBA-D | Vice President, ABA Clinical Operation Parents often have to deal with challenging behaviors from ...

Moments That Matter #4

Moments That Matter #4

It’s the final Friday of Autism Acceptance Month. Thanks to our employees who shared their “moments that matter” in autism ...

Moments That Matter #3

Moments That Matter #3

It’s the third Friday of Autism Acceptance Month. Thanks to our employees who shared their “moments that matter” in autism ...

Apr 28 | Autism: Navigating The Journey

Apr 28 | Autism: Navigating The Journey

Autism is a spectrum disorder, presenting differently in each person and requiring an interdisciplinary approach to diagnosis and ...

Newsletter Spring Edition 2022

Newsletter Spring Edition 2022

Can you believe it’s spring? People seem as if they are awakening from hibernation after a long winter. As the days now are getting ...

Moments That Matter #2

Moments That Matter #2

It’s the second Friday of Autism Acceptance Month. Thanks to our employees who shared their “moments that matter” in autism ...

Moments That Matter #1

Moments That Matter #1

It’s Autism Acceptance Month! In recognition of this special month, we asked members of our team about the moments that matter in ...

Chicken Nuggets Again?! When Your Child with Autism Refuses to Try New Foods

Chicken Nuggets Again?! When Your Child with Autism Refuses to Try New Foods

by Lauren Sivelle, MSEd, BCBA Lauren Sivelle is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst providing care and ABA treatment in our Freehold, ...

Medication Treatments: Making the Decision

Medication Treatments: Making the Decision

By Romaine Schubert, M.D., Pediatric Neurologist  If you are reading this, then most likely you are considering treating your child ...

BHCOE Accreditation Awarded To NeurAbilities

BHCOE Accreditation Awarded To NeurAbilities

We are excited to announce that NeurAbilities Healthcare has proudly earned a 3-Year Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) ...

Is Co-Sleeping Becoming A Pain In Your Neck?

Is Co-Sleeping Becoming A Pain In Your Neck?

Presenter: Erin O'Brien, BCBA Board Certified Behavior Analyst, NeurAbilities Healthcare Many parents will (initially) find some ...

Whining, Crying and Screaming, Oh My!

Whining, Crying and Screaming, Oh My!

Many children quickly learn that whining, crying and screaming can be very effective in getting what they want. Unfortunately, this ...

Transitioning From ABA to School Services

Transitioning From ABA to School Services

Presenter: Erin O'Brien, BCBA Board Certified Behavior Analyst, NeurAbilities Healthcare When should a child transition from ABA ...

What Does A Diagnosis Mean To Us?

What Does A Diagnosis Mean To Us?

As part of Child Neurology Foundation's "What A Diagnosis Means To Me" campaign, here's what some of our patients have to say. At ...

HOPE Talks for Parents

HOPE Talks for Parents

Spreading the Love: Dividing Time Among Siblings Thursday, September 30th, 2021 | 12:30 - 1:00pm | WEBINARWhen there are children with ...

Shaping Behavior 101

Shaping Behavior 101

Kaori Nepo, PhD, BCBA-D, Director of Behavior Services, provides two tips on how to help support your child throughout their ...

Podcast: Overlapping Opportunity Between Behavior Analysts & Psychologists

Podcast: Overlapping Opportunity Between Behavior Analysts & Psychologists

Episode Description: Between Behavior Analysts and Psychologists there’s an overlapping opportunity to help people with a ...

10 Commandments of De-escalation

10 Commandments of De-escalation

I Personal Space- Two arms-length from patient- Unobstructed path from room II Minimize Triggers- Stay calm- "Open" body language- ...

Teaching Mobile Device Leisure to Adults With Autism and Intellectual Disability

Teaching Mobile Device Leisure to Adults With Autism and Intellectual Disability

The use of mobile devices has become a major medium of leisure engagement for the general population. However, individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) experience disparities...

Promoting Self-Management 101

Promoting Self-Management 101

Given the uncertain situations brought to us with COVID, teaching children how to become more responsible and independent has...

Video Modeling: Video Prompting & Using Self as a Model

Video Modeling: Video Prompting & Using Self as a Model

Courtesy of:Kathleen Stengel, BCBA,LBACEO of NeurAbilities Kaori Nepo, PhD, BCBA-DDirector of Behavior Services PA Region At ...

Selecting and Reinforcing Appropriate Alternate Behaviors

Selecting and Reinforcing Appropriate Alternate Behaviors

Thank you to the India Autism Center for hosting this webinar... Presenters: Kathleen Stengel, BCBA, CEO of NeurAbilities ...

Video Modeling and Other Strategies for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Video Modeling and Other Strategies for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Thank you to the India Autism Center for hosting this webinar... Presenters: Kathleen Stengel, BCBA, CEO of NeurAbilities ...

ABA Autism Services Expanding to Additional Counties in Pennsylvania

ABA Autism Services Expanding to Additional Counties in Pennsylvania

ABA therapy home-based services are now available in three additional Pennsylvania Counties: Philadelphia, Northampton, and Lehigh. These services are provided with strict COVID-19 safety protocols...

Child Development Information and Resources

Child Development Information and Resources

Your free guide to: tracking your child’s developmental milestones, answers to frequently asked questions provided by expert doctors, ...

How To Avoid Arguments With Your Children

How To Avoid Arguments With Your Children

Having trouble getting your child to follow directions? Azlen Theobald, PsyD, Neuropsychology Post-Doctoral Fellow at NeurAbilities, ...

Positive Behavior Changes At Home

Positive Behavior Changes At Home

Have you just become a teacher overnight? Are you struggling to maintain behavior and motivation while they’re at home? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered!

Don’t Give Up On Your New Year’s Resolutions!

Don’t Give Up On Your New Year’s Resolutions!

It’s that time of year again when many of us make New Year’s resolutions. While we all start out with good intentions, these New ...

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