With longer holiday breaks just ahead, parents have asked what they can do to prevent behavioral regression in their child with autism. The following tips from John Wilson, BCBA, supervisor at the Y.A.L.E. School’s Audubon campus, will help moms, dads and other caregivers promote and maintain their child’s positive behavior at home. Read more »
Earlier this fall, Y.A.L.E. School Standard 9 transition students from Mr. Laux’s classroom began volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Cinnaminson, NJ. The ReStore is run by the Burlington County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity® and offers donated home furnishings, fixtures, building materials & supplies, and other household items at sharp discounts.
The ReStore is staffed entirely by volunteers and helps keep tons of materials out of landfills while providing volunteer opportunites for people in the community. We made this video to illustrate our students giving back to the local community at one of the many sites where volunteering and service-learning combine with career preparation as part of our transition curriculum. Read more »
Dr. Allen co-presented the program Educating Students With Traumatic Brain Injury: Improving Cognitive Skills Within A Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Framework with Dr. Jessica Glass Kendorski, Ph.D., NCSP, BCBA‐D at the School Psychology Supervisor Conference Day. Read more »
At The Y.A.L.E. School’s Northfield and Williamstown campuses, GreenVision® electronics recycling provides an opportunity for students to gain employment skills while helping the environment by collecting, dismantling and recycling electronics, appliances and other e-waste. The new program gives students an opportunity to build a résumé before leaving high school.
Glenn Martins, a school psychologist at the Y.A.L.E. School’s Northfield and Williamstown campuses, offers these tips for students with disabilities entering the workforce: Read more »
Students from The Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill Campus took part in a unique social skills program coordinated through the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Using a high interest activity – in this case, paleontology – Philadelphia area psychologists Dr. Eric Mitchell and Dr. Carol Moog taught the students social cooperation and problem solving. Working alongside a paleontologist from the Academy, students met for eight sessions at the museum where they learned about geology, how to find fossils, how to prepare and pack for a field study, how to get fossils safely back to the museum, how to prepare fossils for study or display, and how to use casts and molds. They even got a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the museum’s collections. Read more »