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This pack includes 4 skills to aid in desensitization. Examples: Desensitization to Touch, The Dentist, The Doctor, etc. This curriculum was created by Dr. Lindsay Hilsen, Ed. D, BCBA-D, the director of Sunny Days Sunshine Center New Jersey. As Director of the Sunny Days Sunshine Center, Inc., Dr. Lindsay Hilsen brings over 15 years of experience with early childhood intervention and autism to the position. Previously, she worked as the Sunshine Center’s Autism Coordinator and the Autism Clinical Educator for Sunny Days Early Childhood Developmental Services, Inc. Among the many duties involved with running the Sunshine Center, Lindsay supervises all ABA practitioners and therapists, conducts all ABA evaluations, handles insurance and billing, coordinates social skills groups, and trains and supervises BCBA candidates. She is dedicated to training other specialists properly. Lindsay received her Doctorate in Special Education through Nova Southeastern University. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the doctoral level (BCBA-D) who holds two masters in Special Education and Education, as well as a certified NJ special education teacher and elementary education teacher. She is also the author of two Autism Curriculums: A Step-By-Step Curriculum for Early Learners with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and A Step-By-Step ABA Curriculum for Young Learners (ages 3-10) with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Ever since she was old enough to volunteer, Lindsay has had a passion for the field of special education. She believes that all children can make progress, regardless of their different abilities and styles of learning, and seeing that progress is her favorite part of her job. Because Lindsay’s oldest daughter has single-sided deafness, she knows firsthand that each and every child is capable and can overcome any challenge.

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  • Desensitization To Dentist

  • This program will be taught in the home for the first 3 steps, then the program will switch to actually being at the Dentist Office. Each step will walk you through what should be done and how.

    W hen teaching this program use a highly reinforcing item and as soon as they complete the task in each step they get their reinforcer. Example: step 4 - they go to the dentist office and sit in the c...

  • Let's pretend we are going to the dentist. You (child) be the dentist first.

    Let the child just do what they want. You can suggest things for them to do. Note: W hen teaching this program use a highly reinforcing item and as soon as they complete the task in each step they get...

  • Let's pretend we are going to the dentist. It is my turn to be the dentist.

    You (child) sit in the chair and say ah or open mouth. Note: W hen teaching this program use a highly reinforcing item and as soon as they complete the task in each step they get their reinforcer. Exa...

  • Let's pretend we are going to the dentist. It is my turn to be the dentist.

    You (child) sit in the chair and say ah or open mouth then take a toothbrush and put it in their mouth for a couple of seconds. If you can brush their teeth for a couple of seconds. Note: W hen teachi...

  • It's time to go to the dentist. This time you will actually go to the dentist office and have the child sit in the dental chair for a couple of seconds.

    Then end the appointment. The dentist should not actually work on the child. They should be in the room when the child is sitting in the chair though. Note: W hen teaching this program use a highly re...

  • It's time to go to the dentist. Have the child sit in the dental chair and have the Dentist just look in their mouth today.

    When teaching this program you may need to hold up a comparision picture/actual item. Example- step 3- hold up a small doll and a big doll while pointing to the big doll ask the child to tell me about...

  • It's time to go to the dentist. Have the child sit in the dental chair and have the dentist perform the work.

    When teaching this program you may need to hold up a comparision picture/actual item. Example- step 3- hold up a small doll and a big doll while pointing to the big doll ask the child to tell me about...

  • Desensitization To Doctor

  • This program will be taught in the home for the first 3 steps, then the program will switch to actually being at the Doctor’s Office. Each step will walk you through what should be done and how.

    When teaching this program use a highly reinforcing item and as soon as they complete the task in each step they get their reinforcer. Example: step 3 - they go to the doctor s office and sit in the e...

  • Let's pretend we are going to the doctor. You (the child) be the doctor first.

    Let the child just do what they want. You can suggest things for them to do. Make sure you give them the kids doctor s kit to play with. Note: When teaching this program use a highly reinforcing item ...

  • Let's pretend we are going to the doctor. It is my turn to be the doctor.

    Use the kid s doctors kit and look in the child s ear and throat. Also listen to their chest. Note: When teaching this program use a highly reinforcing item and as soon as they complete the task in ea...

  • It's time to go to the doctor. This time you will actually go to the doctor office and have the child sit in the exam room.

    Have the doctor come in and just say hi. Then end the appointment. Note: When teaching this program use a highly reinforcing item and as soon as they complete the task in each step they get their rein...

  • It's time to go to the doctor. This time the doctor will exam the child.

    When teaching this program use a highly reinforcing item and as soon as they complete the task in each step they get their reinforcer. Example: step 3 - they go to the doctor s office and sit in the e...

  • Desensitization To Getting A Haircut

  • Present child with the Sd: It's time for a haircut” and follow the steps as stated.

    G eneralization should include other people giving the haircut (until you actually get to the hair dresser then it should be a consistent hair dresser).

  • Let's pretend to get a haircut. You (the child) be the hair dresser first.

    Tell the child to put a smock on you and then let the child just do what they want. Note: G eneralization should include other people giving the haircut (until you actually get to the hair dresser the...

  • It's time for a haircut, sit down in the chair

    I am going to put a smock on you. Then just take your hand and start to touch the child s hair. End the haircut here. Note: G eneralization should include other people giving the haircut (until you ac...

  • It's time for a haircut, sit down in the chair.

    I am going to put a smock on you. Then just take your hand and start to touch the child s hair. Then take the play-doh scissors and pretend to cut the child s hair. Note: G eneralization should includ...

  • It's time for a haircut, let’s get in the car

    This time have the child go into the hair dresser and sit in the hair dresser s chair. Let the hair dresser just touch the child s hair and end the haircut at this point. When the child is sitting in ...

  • It's time for a haircut, let’s get in the car.

    This time have the child go into the hair dresser and sit in the hair dresser s chair. Let the hair dresser just touch the child s hair first then they can start actually cutting the hair. When the ch...

  • Desensitization To Touch

  • Present child with the Sd: “Give me a ____”

  • Present the child with the Sd "Give me a high 5"

  • Present the child with the Sd "Give me a pat on the back"

  • Present the child with the Sd "Give me a hug"

  • Present the child with the Sd "Hold hands"