Welcome to Steinberg Behavior Solutions' monthly newsletter! This newsletter is a great way to put together our blogs, lectures, and direct consultations - into one newsletter for you to read.
Growing up with a younger brother with Autism, I was reminded on a daily basis of the importance of language. My brother Joshua had minimal expressive language at the age of five. When he wanted something, and nobody knew what it was - he would cry, lay on the floor, hit, and kick. That's what he learned - that if he "tantrums," everyone would stop and attend to him. The key was to give him the tools to request what he wanted the right way.
Those childhood memories led me, indirectly, to helping fellow college students with language processing difficulties through the Disability Resource Center at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I then went on to get my Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis and my Board Certification.
After working for another practice for six years, Steinberg Behavior Solutions, Inc. began in July of 2011. I now evaluate children with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities - who primarily have language deficits - and, amongst other skills - implement functional communication supports for the child in the home and school setting.
As a mother of four young children, I see how important language and communication is - and implement many visual supports and verbal models in my daily life interactions with my children.
Enjoy our first newsletter and please email us with any questions you have or topics you would like to see featured in an upcoming issue.
Sarah Steinberg, MS, BCBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst