Parent Tips

Metro West Learning Center Earns 1-Year BHCOE Accreditation Receiving National Recognition for Commitment to Quality Improvement

Posted on June 15th, 2019 · Posted in Parent Tips, Uncategorized

Clive, IA – BHCOE Accreditation has recognized Metro West Learning Center with a 1-Year Accreditation, acknowledging the organization as a behavioral service provider dedicated to continuous improvement in Applied Behavior.. read more

10 Tricks to Make Halloween a Treat For Your Child with Autism

Posted on October 2nd, 2018 · Posted in Parent Tips

Create a social story or photo book of seasonal changes and events coming up Map out a trick or treating route Create a visual schedule for the day and evening.. read more

Appropriate Use of Reinforcement with Combination of Planned Ignoring

Posted on September 27th, 2018 · Posted in Parent Tips

Using reinforcement in conjunction with planned ignoring will increase the behaviors you want to see and decrease the behaviors you don’t want to see. Reinforcement used correctly increases the likelihood.. read more

Five Things to Know About Your Insurance Plan Before Your Child Starts ABA

Posted on August 1st, 2018 · Posted in Parent Tips

Providers can see hundreds of different insurance policies in a year, all with their own unique requirements and benefits. As a provider, they cannot guarantee insurance coverage. Knowing this, it.. read more

5 Tips for Effective Limit Setting

Posted on February 26th, 2018 · Posted in Parent Tips

5 Tips for Effective Limit Setting The purpose of setting limits is to teach, not to punish You cannot force someone to behave in a specific way Be clear, think.. read more

 Self-Regulation and Occupational Therapy

Posted on January 9th, 2018 · Posted in Parent Tips

The ability to regulate sensation, emotions, and behavior is known as self-regulation (National Research Council & Institute of Medicine, 2000). Four components identified by Kuypers (2013) include sensory processing (e.g.,.. read more

How to Use and Fade Prompts

Posted on October 9th, 2017 · Posted in Parent Tips

Visual Prompt A visual prompt includes some type of cue to the student how to respond (in addition to natural cues) such as pictures, text, photos, or videos. Visual schedules.. read more

Use of First-Then Schedules to Increase Compliance

Posted on August 16th, 2017 · Posted in Parent Tips

First-then schedules are some of the simplest types of schedules that can be used with children who have autism and other developmental disabilities. Rather than just asking your child to.. read more

Understanding the Basics of Your Insurance Policy

Posted on July 7th, 2017 · Posted in Parent Tips

Most insurance policies include something called cost-sharing. It keeps premiums down and ensures members receive necessary, appropriate, and cost-effective healthcare. After your family’s premiums are paid each month, there is.. read more

Reinforcement vs. Bribery

Posted on February 10th, 2017 · Posted in Parent Tips

Reinforcement and bribery are one of the most confused topics by parents, teachers, and those new to ABA therapy. And bribery is a go-to tactic for many parents when dealing.. read more