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Acorn Health of Virginia Acorn Health of Virginia is an ABA therapy practice serving Virginia that focuses on improving the lives of individuals with disabilities. Acorn Health is a standard-setting family of ABA treatment providers Our behavior analytic professionals develop, apply, and share the latest advances in the science of ABA, always focused on data and outcomes.

Acorn Health providers combine proven best practices with pioneering, evidence-based next practices, engaging whole families.

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Choose objective goals for your 2021 resolutions and achieve them using ABA self-management techniques!#progresswithaba ...
09/01/2021

Choose objective goals for your 2021 resolutions and achieve them using ABA self-management techniques!

#progresswithaba #newyearresolution #acornhealthofva #appliedbehavioranalysis

Acorn Health
31/12/2020

Acorn Health

From our family to yours, wishing you a happy and safe New Year!

Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas from Acorn Health of Virginia! 🎅Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season 🎊#merrychristmas🎄 #...
25/12/2020

Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas from Acorn Health of Virginia! 🎅
Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season 🎊
#merrychristmas🎄 #happyholidays #acornhealthofva

Simple, easy and individualized token board to earn minutes playing Xbox (backup reinforcer). You set rules to follow to...
18/12/2020

Simple, easy and individualized token board to earn minutes playing Xbox (backup reinforcer). You set rules to follow to earn points/minutes/tokens and check in on some schedule to give them the tokens . For example, stay in the area with calm voice to earn your tokens to play Xbox. Then the person can exchange tokens for the backup reinforcer.
#progresswithaba #acornhealthofva #tokeneconomy #appliedbehavioranalysis

You are invited to a virtual dinner with Acorn Health! Please join us on December 17th evening to learn about Acorn Heal...
16/12/2020

You are invited to a virtual dinner with Acorn Health! Please join us on December 17th evening to learn about Acorn Health!
#acornhealthofva #abatherapy #appliedbehavioranalysis #virtual2020 #dinner

Many parents are concerned about their children's stimming behavior and want to eliminate it. However, we don't want to ...
14/12/2020

Many parents are concerned about their children's stimming behavior and want to eliminate it. However, we don't want to do that because it serves a purpose for the individual. The only time we want to shape a stimming behavior is if it's interrupting learning or causing harm. Make sure to find and teach a replacement behavior that serves the same function for the individual if there is a need eliminate the stimming behavior.
#behavioranalysis #aba #acornhealthofva #stimming #autism

Mary Barbera
13/12/2020

Mary Barbera

Do you have a child with a high or low functioning autism diagnosis? You should treat them both just as seriously. Want to know why?

In Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) we use operational definitions to define behavior. An operational definition describe...
05/12/2020

In Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) we use operational definitions to define behavior. An operational definition describes behavior so that it is observable and measurable. It is written so that anyone who reads the definition will easily be able to identify if the behavior is occurring or not. It’s clear and offers both examples and non examples.
#abatherapy #appliedbehavioranalysis #acornhealthofva #progresswithaba

Worked on social skills, sharing, & building with a Super Mario fan!  #supermario  #acornhealthofva #socialskills #lego ...
25/11/2020

Worked on social skills, sharing, & building with a Super Mario fan! #supermario #acornhealthofva #socialskills #lego #abatherapy

Here is an example of a visual list of goals or to do list individualized for one adult client. As you can see it includ...
23/11/2020

Here is an example of a visual list of goals or to do list individualized for one adult client. As you can see it includes adaptive skills, social skills, flexibility training, community goals, daily living skills, individual work and leisure activities. The individual will make his daily schedule by himself choosing goals from the list. We want our clients to be independent and involved in making decisions in their programs!
#acornhealthofva #progresswithaba #abatherapy #appliedbehavioranalysis #visualschedule #independentskills

20/11/2020

Reading goal Level 3 on the VB-MAPP: Matching words to corresponding pictures in an array of 3.
#reading #abatherapy #behavioranalysis #vbmapp #acornhealthofva #progresswithaba

Happy Halloween from Acorn Health of Virginia! 🎃Check out our staff's Halloween costumes from Alexandria office! Which o...
31/10/2020

Happy Halloween from Acorn Health of Virginia! 🎃
Check out our staff's Halloween costumes from Alexandria office!
Which one is your favorite? 👻
#acornhealthofva #happyhalloween🎃
#aba #fun

WE ARE HIRING! 📍Ashburn,📍 Alexandria, 📍Charlottesville,📍Virginia Beach, 📍Winchester! We are looking for extraordinary BC...
16/10/2020

WE ARE HIRING! 📍Ashburn,📍 Alexandria, 📍Charlottesville,📍Virginia Beach, 📍Winchester!

We are looking for extraordinary BCBAs to join our multidisciplinary team at Acorn Health!
Our hiring bar is set high, we seek clinicians that want to deliver the best in class ABA treatment. We look for clinicians that genuinely connect with our children and families, and have a commitment to personal and professional growth too.

Acorn Health is an exciting and expanding organization with providing ABA services in Virginia.

We provide an unparalleled opportunity for BCBA’s to make an impact with our clients, to learn, grow and prepare to become the future leaders of our company!

-We offer Excellent resources and opportunities to participate in ongoing research efforts lead by Board of Director Gregory Hanley, Ph.D, BCBA-D.

-Employee and leadership development opportunities.

-An environment in which our behavior analytic professionals develop, apply and share the latest advances in the science of ABA, always focused on data and outcomes.

-Competitive Salary, Health Care and Time Away from Work benefits.

If you are up for a personally rewarding experience and an opportunity to grow with an exceptional organization, we would like to speak with you!

Apply today: acornhealthjobs.com

#nowhiring #BCBA #virginia #careeropportunities #appliedbehavioranalysis #aba #joinourteam #applytoday

07/08/2020
Acorn Health

Acorn Health

Our Winchester, VA center is open. Check out our incredible team.

We look forward to collaborating with you.
#acornhealth#abatherapy

Acorn Health
12/06/2020

Acorn Health

We are looking for extraordinary BCBAs to join our multidisciplinary team at Acorn Health!

Our hiring bar is set high, we seek clinicians that want to deliver the best in class ABA treatment. We look for clinicians that genuinely connect with our children and families, and have a commitment to personal and professional growth too.

Acorn Health is an exciting and expanding organization with providing ABA services in Florida, Michigan, Virginia, Illinois and Missouri.

We provide an unparalleled opportunity for BCBA’s to make an impact with our clients, to learn, grow and prepare to become the future leaders of our company!

-We offer Excellent resources and opportunities to participate in ongoing research efforts lead by Board of Director Gregory Hanley, Ph.D, BCBA-D.

-Employee and leadership development opportunities.

-An environment in which our behavior analytic professionals develop, apply and share the latest advances in the science of ABA, always focused on data and outcomes.

-Competitive Salary, Health Care and Time Away from Work benefits.

If you are up for a personally rewarding experience and an opportunity to grow with an exceptional organization, we would like to speak with you!

Apply today: https://lnkd.in/gPzk2Vr

#hiring#aba#acornhealth

Acorn Health
09/06/2020

Acorn Health

We have started Tip Tuesday!

A fun way for families to receive Tips from our clinical experts.

Check our Ashley’s Tip below :

"When teaching turn taking skills a lot of people jump to board games such as Candy Land or Chutes and Ladders. But, some of these games can be a difficult starting point for early learners. Instead of focusing on teaching turn taking specifically, you spend a lot more time teaching following rules regarding the lines/spaces on the board or often find a barrier that the learner needs help for accepting losing. These skills are important, but if your focus is on teaching "your-turn" "my-turn" these are my suggestions: Consider starting with a game that doesn't have a winner - where participants all work together to get a desired outcome. Games can be modified for this result as well. Jenga or Kerplunk style games can be taught in a way that the end result is fun for everyone! My personal favorite is a game where participants take turns pulling out carrots until a bunny jumps out of his burrow. A lot of these games are also short in duration, which will help in maintaining interest and allows for resets to conduct more trials!"

Ashley Sollitare, BCBA
Clinical Director
Orlando

Acorn Health
01/06/2020

Acorn Health

Help Starts here. Call us today. 844-244-1818

Acorn Health
15/05/2020

Acorn Health

How Acorn Health measures progress

The Behavioral Health Index

With the consistent, evidence-based intervention of ABA, a child’s behavior, language and social interactions are all likely to improve. Acorn Health uses this “Behavioral Health Index” to track progress over time.

We developed it with the head of our Clinical Advisory Board, Gregory P. Hanley, Ph.D., director of the Behavior Analysis Doctoral Program at Western New England University and an adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

For more information please click the link below:

https://acornhealth.com/services/

29/04/2020
Acorn Health

Behavioral Momentum has joined the family of Acorn Health Companies. Acorn is moving autism therapy forward, offering new hope for this generation of children. Please like and follow our new page to get the latest news and updates.

Acorn Health is a standard-setting family of ABA treatment providers
Our behavior analytic professionals develop, apply, and share the latest advances in the science of ABA, always focused on data and outcomes.

Acorn Health of Virginia's cover photo
29/04/2020

Acorn Health of Virginia's cover photo

Acorn Health of Virginia
29/04/2020

Acorn Health of Virginia

Temple Grandin Has Some Great Tips to Help Autistic Kids Cope During the Coronavirus Quarantine
06/04/2020
Temple Grandin Has Some Great Tips to Help Autistic Kids Cope During the Coronavirus Quarantine

Temple Grandin Has Some Great Tips to Help Autistic Kids Cope During the Coronavirus Quarantine

Parents who are working at home during the coronavirus quarantine face many challenges. But the boundaries between work and home life are blurred even more when your child has autism. To commemorate National Autism Awareness Month in April, international autism expert Temple Grandin spoke to Parade....

Acorn Health of Virginia's cover photo
04/04/2020

Acorn Health of Virginia's cover photo

National Autism Association
04/04/2020

National Autism Association

Lots of someones.

Autism Speaks
02/04/2020

Autism Speaks

Today is World Autism Awareness Day. While lives and routines are completely disrupted, the autism community needs your support and kindness now, more than ever. Like every year, we are asking you to #LightItUpBlue with us today by wearing something blue and posting on social media to show the autism community that there is a world of acceptance and understanding out there. autismspeaks.org/kindness

Behavior Navigation, LLC
26/03/2020

Behavior Navigation, LLC

Providing #structure for your young child doesn't mean you rid your life of spontaneity and fun. It means that you make your #family life easier so you can have MORE #fun. It means increasing your child's #independence and #happiness. It makes #parenting so much more enjoyable! #ABA #Positiveparenting #children #behavior

24/03/2020
Kids yoga and mindfulness to STAY STRONG 💪🌈

You can add yoga to your kid's daily schedule at home. Keep them engaged, active, and healthy with yoga videos like this one! #stayhome #yoga #kids #activity

A 50 minute compilation of yoga adventures, mindfulness and guided relaxations - with themes around courage, thinking positive and staying peaceful. 🌈 0:00 P...

Yoga is beneficial to children of all ages, but it has been found to be particularly so for kids with special needs. It ...
24/03/2020
The Benefits of Yoga for Kids

Yoga is beneficial to children of all ages, but it has been found to be particularly so for kids with special needs. It helps address kids' anxiety, motor coordination, and self-regulation.

By practicing yoga poses, children can learn how to exercise, develop confidence, and concentrate better.

20/03/2020
MOTHERCOULD

MOTHERCOULD

🌈 PLAY RECIPES - UPDATED 🌈

https://mailchi.mp/89e346c118ac/sensoryrecipes

Given the global pandemic and the social distancing many of us will be practicing, I have updated and included some additional printable play recipes 💪🏼. Your words of inspiration during these times mean everything to me and I am happy to have the opportunity to give something back ❤️. It is totally FREE!! I just ask that if you share, please tag me and include the link ❤️

➡️If you missed the last batch, I released sensory play recipe printables. Sort of like an ebook but just straight up simple recipes with one picture. Easy to print at home or save to your device 🤗. 📲To download them, click the link in my profile and follow the instructions. I’ll post a swipe up on my stories today for easy access too 😍 (saved to play recipes highlight). This time, I’ve translated them into Spanish as well 🤗 #mothercould
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Behavior Navigation, LLC
19/03/2020

Behavior Navigation, LLC

Behavior Navigation is bringing back so many of our popular visuals for free! We want to share out these useful tools again since so many parents are now home with their children, all day, everyday and also wearing the hat of the teacher, some while still working full time from home. This is not an easy time for any of us but here is a visual to make it easier for you and your family! Reintroducing: Positive Ways to Gain and Maintain Compliance visual with an example and also a visual for knowing how to follow through and provide just the right amount of behavior specific praise. Let Behavior Navigation help you to become the parent your child deserves!

Pete the Cat
17/03/2020

Pete the Cat

Looking for something fun to do at home? Follow us on Instagram (@petethecatofficial) and tune in today at noon for storytime with James Dean! See you there, cool cats. 😎💙📚http://ow.ly/uL3250yNmvs

Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day in...
17/03/2020
Teaching Remotely for Grades K - 12 | Free Resources and Strategies

Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin! -The Editors of Scholastic Classroom Magazines. #TeachingRemotely #school #learning #students #teachers #parents #FreeResources

Keep students academically active with 20 days of meaningful learning journeys

As the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, we are changing our prevention measures to ensure that we are able...
14/03/2020

As the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, we are changing our prevention measures to ensure that we are able to provide services to our families while keeping clients and staff healthy and safe.

Attached are mandatory screening tools we will be using for our staff and clients. It is important that we follow these before entering a client's home, the clinic, and the school. Staff should ask these questions from outside the door, 6 feet from the person answering, before EACH session. If the answer to answer to any question is yes, they may not enter the home or the school.

If the session is in a school or daycare, the questions should be asked via phone or text to the client's parents.

Other preventive measures we follow include:
-Stay home when you are sick.
-Wash your hands frequently with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds.
-Wash client's hands often at school when they enter the school or the clinic in addition to before and after snack/lunch time.
-Cover your mouth with tissues whenever you sneeze, and discard used tissues in the trash.
-Avoid people who are sick with respiratory symptoms.
-Clean frequently touched surfaces.
-Avoid international travel.
-Limit unnecessary social contact as much as possible.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you
Behavioral Momentum, An Acorn Health Company

"I have created the social story in a page by page format, so you the parent can include or exclude whatever information...
13/03/2020
Coronavirus Social Story - The Autism Educator Autism

"I have created the social story in a page by page format, so you the parent can include or exclude whatever information you feel is pertinent to you and your family," says Amanda Mc Guinnes.

Download your FREE Coronavirus Social Story. Follow the medical advices of Dr. Lisa Gutherie

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