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Alfred J. Amado, PhD

Experienced President with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry. Strong business development professional skilled in for Profit Organizations, Program Evaluation, Clinical Supervision, and Psychological Assessment.

Alfred J. Amado, PhD

Is Your Child Receiving An FBA? What Is That?

An FBA is a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA). An FBA helps to identify challenging behaviors and then determine what replacement behaviors can be taught that are socially appropriate. Parents, therapists, other service providers, and teachers can request an FBA. A Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) conducts the FBA. The BCBA will typically work to conduct the …

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What is Building Rapport?

When first starting Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) sessions, or if there are any changes in service providers, you should hear your Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Registered Behavior Technician (RBT- aka. your behavior therapist) talk about “building rapport”. Building rapport is also referred to as pairing. This is important for BCBA’s, RBT’s, and parents to …

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Using High-Probability Requests to Gain Compliance for Non-Preferred Activities

As parents, instructors and service providers, we have all faced instances of working with someone who is engaging in undesired/non-compliant behavior and despite how much we push, the individual does not follow through with the task demand. One approach to address this pattern of behavior it to use a high-probability request sequence. A high-probability (high-p) …

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Using Reinforcement Effectively to help keep children motivated during virtual learning

A new school year has begun and with it comes a slew of changes that are many of us are still trying to adapt to the changes we know and the possible ones that may be coming. This shift to virtual learning can put both a physical and mental strain on children so keeping them …

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Three Routines for Morning, Afternoon, and Night – Ages 1-6 

Let’s face it! Things are not going back to normal anytime soon. With the COVID-19 pandemic still on the rise and the talk of virtual learning for students in the fall, it’s pretty clear that parents will need to reestablish some simple routines within the house for morning, afternoon and night. Below are three specific …

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