Social Connections Learning Center- Katy, LLC.

Social Connections Learning Center- Katy, LLC. The Social Connections Learning Center- Katy, LLC provides 1:1 ABA services. Utilizing evidence best practice and principles derived from Applied Behavior Analysis to implement systematic strategies that are individualized according to the learner.
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Discrete Trial Training (Lovaas Method), Natural Environment Training (NET), Pivotal Response Training (PRT), with a great emphasis on decreasing inappropriate socially significant behavior and working towards increasing appropriate replacement behaviors and adaptive skills. The main focus of Early Intervention ABA is to decrease problematic behavior and focus on the “Learning to Learn" skills in

Discrete Trial Training (Lovaas Method), Natural Environment Training (NET), Pivotal Response Training (PRT), with a great emphasis on decreasing inappropriate socially significant behavior and working towards increasing appropriate replacement behaviors and adaptive skills. The main focus of Early Intervention ABA is to decrease problematic behavior and focus on the “Learning to Learn" skills in

03/30/2020
7 Steps of Instructional Control EXAMPLE - ETHICAL ALTERNATIVES WEBINAR

For parents who are having to teach from home or apply therapy from home, below are some resources for establishing instructional control with your child:

Please click on the links below to see video examples related to implementation of the 7 Steps of Instructional Control.

Example of Implementing the 7 Steps:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BO8RSVyqaE

Example of Pairing and Interspersing Demands: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xtHt-t8ORw

Non-Example of Pairing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLVTtQ-UW7s

Example of Traditional Escape Extinction:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70LRX6AO7Ro

Example of Traditional Escape Extinction and Reinforcing Challenging Behavior:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVNBc_fli5s

This video example is property of Dr. Megan Miller. For more information about the 7 Steps of instructional control or alternatives to traditional escape ext...

CDC: Autism Rate Climbs Again
03/27/2020
CDC: Autism Rate Climbs Again

CDC: Autism Rate Climbs Again

The number of American children diagnosed with autism is on the rise yet again, according to new government data.

03/25/2020
Autism Partnership - A Work in Progress Video Series

Autism Partnership Video Resources
Parent/Guardian Video Resources for at home application during COVID-19

Autism Partnership Video Resources
About the Videos: https://youtu.be/6n88E_QRQmg
Website: https://www.autismpartnership.com/

Communication Temptations

https://youtu.be/ORG00_Y_-Lo
https://youtu.be/3oXcxh9oi94

Expanding Language

Expanding Language Programs
https://youtu.be/PBQ0_odcAhc
https://youtu.be/MzxP0qAdwR8
https://youtu.be/dO75nrnx8pg
https://youtu.be/cpAW5tBOZ1A

Routine
https://youtu.be/mk0Aq4Df7fU

Play

Playing with Play-doh
https://youtu.be/-Z9c9IomxN4
Playing with Legos
https://youtu.be/AJ8w98dgRUQ
Game- Chase the Tail
https://youtu.be/ZoQOM_WcgRo
Creative Reinforcement/Reinforcer Development
https://youtu.be/rgW4qR2PbdI

Social

Social Games
https://youtu.be/sTXa20OR7ag
Rainbow Leader Game
https://youtu.be/9lb5Tz_F-Zk
Social Skills
https://youtu.be/dEPGBowUsxs
Social Relatedness
https://youtu.be/aVpo7z2xSC8

Learning to Learn

Waiting
https://youtu.be/-XUcc706EA4

Waiting with Visual
https://youtu.be/CV2Y1dY5VYk

Learning to Learn
https://youtu.be/AgXtzz_b-v4

Learning to Learn (correction/etc)
https://youtu.be/5TxrnAbJ30A

Attending

Staying on Task
https://youtu.be/9lb5Tz_F-Zk
Eye Contact
https://youtu.be/oLlMnv7qCx8

Discrimination Programs

Cool Vs. Not Cool
https://youtu.be/_3HNpTxaogE

Back-up Reinforcers

How to make a token board
https://youtu.be/Z61mXb9S8DE

Token Economies
https://youtu.be/NffV6mUe2K4

Eye contact token
https://youtu.be/GwFG0SbPvYk

Teaching Token Economy
https://youtu.be/E_q5RiDteOM

Teaching Interactions

Teasing
https://youtu.be/gIdUogEMm8c

A Work in Progress Video Series - 1 book + 10 DVDs on ABA Programs Now available online for purchase! http://www.autismpartnership.com.hk/en/resources-knowle...

Please remember to evaluate evidence before implementing or promoting  interventions. Treatment time is critical and sho...
03/24/2020
ERIC - EJ1060650 - What Is the Proof? A Methodological Review of Studies That Have Utilized Social Stories, Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2015-Jun

Please remember to evaluate evidence before implementing or promoting interventions. Treatment time is critical and should be used to provide effective treatment strategies. Social Stories are not an effective way to teach Social Skills. At Social Connections we utilize Teaching Interactions. Teaching Interactions promote generalization and perspective taking for novel situations. Discrimination Training is a critical component for transfering skills that are learned in Social Skills Groups to the natural environment and across contexts. Social Connections networks with leaders in the field of Social Skills Training. Understanding nonverbal, and verbal social cues are critical for behavior change to generalize to other environments. This is why social skills should be intensively taught through teaching interactions, and discrimination training procedures. #meaningfulprogress

Social stories are a commonly empirically evaluated and implemented procedure to increase pro-social behaviors and decrease aberrant behaviors for individuals diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Despite their widespread use there have been questions raised to the soundness of the research me...

03/13/2020

SCLC will continue to monitor the COVID-19 precautiousions. This appears to change from day to day. In the event that things escalate potential closures may occur. In the meantime sanitary measures are put in place and the following travel policy has been instated:
Parents/Guardians,

Any client who requested removal from therapy for traveling purposes will not be allowed to resume therapy for 14 days post returning to Katy Texas unless documentation can be provided showing that travel was cancelled.
This includes:
-Airline cancellations
-Hotel cancellations

If you can provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 test, we can evaluate returning earlier than the 14-day recommendation by the CDC.
If you are unable to provide this documentation, we understand your frustrations, but we cannot risk the safety and protection of our most vulnerable clients and staff.

Thank you for understanding!

-SCLC Staff

03/08/2020
dshs.texas.gov

PSA: COVID-19 in Texas – March 7, 2020

The Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting three additional travel-related cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, bringing the state total to eight. These cases are among the same group that traveled overseas together and were being monitored by public health because of a possible exposure to COVID-19.
DSHS will update the state case count each day by 10 a.m. Central Time.

https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

Some important tips to help keep coronavirus at bay: regularly washing hands, staying home if you feel sick and covering your mouth and nose when you sneeze. The virus is spread in large droplets by coughing and sneezing. This means that the air will not infect you! BUT all the surfaces where these droplets land are infectious for about a week on average - everything that is associated with infected people will be contaminated and potentially infectious. The virus is on surfaces and you will not be infected unless your unprotected face is directly coughed or sneezed upon.

This virus only has cell receptors for lung cells (it only infects your lungs) The only way for the virus to infect you is through your nose or mouth via your hands or an infected cough or sneeze onto or into your nose or mouth.

While this is a serious public health threat, county residents should go about their daily lives but take certain precautions:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your coughs and sneezes. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands. Remember to wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe

If you feel you are experiencing coronavirus symptoms (fever 100.4) cough and shortness of breath) please contact your local health department.

Harris County
‪(713)-439-6000‬
http://publichealth.harriscountytx.gov/Resources/2019-Novel-Coronavirus

Fort Bend County
‪(281) 342-6414‬
https://www.fbchealth.org/ncov/

Brazoria County
‪(800) 511-1632‬
https://www.brazoriacountytx.gov/departments/health-department

Texas Department of State Health Services
‪(877) 570-9779‬
https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

CDC
‪(800) 232-4636‬
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.htm

01/19/2020
J McEachin, PhD: Social Communication Skills

J McEachin, PhD: Social Communication Skills

The Finer Side of ABA: Teaching Social Communication Skills Presented by John McEachin, PhD, BCBA-D at the Fall 2012 Autism Research Institute Conference App...

5 Tips to Help You ‘Get Your VB On’ During Morning Circle/Meeting
11/26/2019
5 Tips to Help You ‘Get Your VB On’ During Morning Circle/Meeting

5 Tips to Help You ‘Get Your VB On’ During Morning Circle/Meeting

By Jennifer Fisahn, M.Ed, BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer The daily Morning Circle, a.k.a. Morning Meeting, is a staple lesson in general education and special education classrooms throughout the world. Standard activities usually include greeting or... #aba #appliedbehavioranalysis #circletime

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1526 Katy Gap Rd. STE 101 & 102
Katy, TX
77494

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Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

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+12817991744

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