Oh, Esther Esther. In our careers, certain clients emerge as catalysts, shaping our paths in ways we never imagined. Then there are those who impact us as profoundly as our own children. Esther was the latter for me. My journey with her at Yaldeinu, while running the boys’ class, was nothing short of transformative. Property… Continue reading Career Defining Clients
By Sara Russell, MS, L-BCBA It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. That was the polarity I experienced throughout high school during holidays season. As the holiday season approaches, I often find myself reminiscing about my high school years. A period marked by the rhythms of adolescent excitement which felt… Continue reading 13 Year Old Caregiver
By Helen Im, BCBA One of my fondest summers began with my dear grandmother visiting from the countryside of Korea; she was out of her element here in the hot suburbs of melting pot America, but immediately began enriching the air and ground that we shared with her home traditions. It began with the quiet… Continue reading Play-Doh Burgers: Making Magic through Environmental Enrichment
By Helen Im, MS BCBA, CCLS Meme culture has iconized the “pizza party” as terrible bosses and toxic work culture; the quintessential two-word punchline is powerful enough to speak volumes about the priorities of some organizations. Don’t get me wrong; I love a hot slice of pizza as much as the next person, but a… Continue reading Company Culture at Haim: Is Pizza Enough?
By Dr. Lauren Best, BCBA-D Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is typically performed in a client’s home or in a clinical setting but why stop there? Here at Haim ABA, we want your child to have access to social opportunities in their community such as attending summer camp or participating on sports teams, or whatever social activities interest them. However, research shows that people diagnosed with autism may experience barriers to community… Continue reading Breaking Barriers with ABA