Entries by Melissa Poe

Let’s Learn ABA: Tacts

Hi BTL Fam! To continue with our Verbal Operants overview, we are going to review what a Tact is. You may frequently hear this term when developing language for your child. Put simply, a tact is when we label or “name” an object, person, place, thing, action, or event. A more descriptive definition may be:  a vocally emitted […]

How to Holiday: Labor Day

Hi BTL Fam! Whether you’re planning a camping trip, one last pool party, or just relaxing and BBQing, the upcoming Labor Day weekend is a treat! However, holiday weekends may also mean increased anxiety, a change in schedules,  and some difficult moments for your loved ones with ASD. Try utilizing some of these tips to […]

Let’s Learn ABA: Mands

Hi BTL Fam! Let’s learn some ABA! Specifically, let’s jump into what a mand is. If you are familiar with ABA, you probably have heard the term mand and if not, you most likely have no idea what a mand is. A mand may also be referred to as a request. This can including asking for […]

Summer Social Story

Hi There! Summer is always full of changes, new adventures, and sometimes a new schedule! The transition into new daily routines can often lead to an increase in undesirable behaviors for your child as they settle into their “new normal”. Children with autism may not understand the immediate change with their day to day activities. […]

Let’s Learn ABA: Verbal Operants

Hi BTL Fam! You may have heard the terms “mand”, “tact”, “intraverbal” etc. from your ABA provider a time or two. These terms are often used during ABA sessions to identify different Verbal Operants. What does that mean? We’re here to explain it a little more! Before we go any further, it is important to understand […]

In-Home ABA

Hi BTL Fam! Here at Beyond The Label, we have the opportunity to intertwine our therapy sessions into several aspects of our patients’ lives! BTL offers in-home, community, and clinic based services to meet the unique needs of each individual we encounter. Each approach has its own benefits depending upon our patient’s needs and skill […]

Let’s Learn ABA: AAC

Hi BTL Fam! You may have heard of  the acronym “AAC”. However, do you know what it is? What AAC stands for? AAC is often a confusing and unknown topic which can be concerning to parents and caregivers! AAC stands for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. In simpler terms, it is a way of communicating that […]

New Year: New Opportunities

Hi BTL Fam! What a couple of months it has been! We survived the holidays, celebrated the new year, and are ready to hit the ground running for 2021. Last year taught us so much about how to be more innovative, challenge ourselves, and learn a new way to live our everyday lives. We’re taking […]

How to Holiday: 2020 edition

Hi BTL Fam! If you are like us, you’re probably wondering how we are only a few days away from Thanksgiving! This year has not only been one for the record books, it’s also been one of the fastest years yet! Maybe it has been the anticipation of the 2020 election, the strain of COVID-19, […]

Let’s Learn to Pair!

Hi BTL Fam! At the beginning of every new program, intake meeting, and each session, we like to start off with a process called pairing. If you are familiar with ABA sessions, you may notice that the beginning of each day looks a lot like playing. But to our BTL staff, it’s much more than […]