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Explore How Our Facility Is Designed for Success Sep 1st, 2020

Most of us focus on teaching approaches when it comes to providing the best educational opportunities for children. However, the space where a child learns can also have an impact on how their brain functions and how they feel.  At our 17,000 square-foot facility, our team specifically designed Scottsdale Children’s...

The Importance of an Individualized Curriculum Aug 16th, 2020

When you think back on your educational experience, did it center around trying to keep up with your classmates? Was your success measured through testing and grades alone? This standard learning environment often focuses on group instruction and general challenges for all students, regardless of their individual skills. It's also...

Is Your Child School-Ready? Jul 21st, 2020

Life would be a lot easier if we could measure everything against hard and fast numbers. Unfortunately, things are more complicated than that, especially when it comes to children and learning. Transitioning from preschool to a formal classroom setting can be a big change for a child. And, at only...

Benefits of Inclusive Education Jun 18th, 2020

People love lumping things together in neat and tidy categories. Unfortunately, that temptation can work against us when it comes to educating children with and without disabilities. At Scottsdale Children’s Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona, our learning specialists provide inclusive educational opportunities for children of all capacity levels. See how this...

5 Ways to Make Homework Fun May 22nd, 2020

It shouldn’t be a surprise that a word with “work” in it can inspire groans from both kids and caregivers alike. But, there are ways to make homework a fun and enjoyable process that can help support a lifelong love of academics. At Scottsdale Children’s Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona, our...

Lesser Known Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder Apr 13th, 2020

Each year, 1 in 59 children in the United States receives an ASD diagnosis. The term autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, describes a variety of complex neurodevelopmental disorders that can affect behavior and communication.  Common conditions that fall under the ASD umbrella include:  Autistic disorder Asperger syndrome Pervasive developmental disorder...

Is My Child Ready to Transition into a Non-ABA School? Mar 30th, 2020

General education settings can be hard for anyone, but they can offer additional challenges for children with developmental conditions, like autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Fortunately, you can help provide your child with the tools and skills they need in everyday life by starting ABA therapy as early as possible. But,...

Understanding Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention and How it Helps Children with ASD Feb 1st, 2020

According to the CDC, 1 in 59 children in the US have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). While there isn’t a cure for ASD, research shows that applied behavior analysis can offer numerous benefits, especially when introduced at a very young age through early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI). Our team at...

Here's Why Inclusive Education Benefits All Students Jan 17th, 2020

The educational team at Scottsdale Children’s Institute in Scottsdale, AZ provides an inclusive learning environment for your child. Inclusive education means your child learns alongside children with a range of abilities, including children with special educational needs.  Studies show that inclusive education classrooms have benefits for students with and without...

How ABA Therapy Can Help Your Autistic Child Thrive in the Classroom Dec 27th, 2019

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) rates are on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control, current autism rates of 1 in 59 people have doubled since 2004, when they were 1 in 125 births. No cure or medication to treat this condition is known. Early intervention is integral to...

How to Transition to a Toddler Bed May 31st, 2019

Being ready to transition from the crib to the bed is a big step for a toddler. It’s a step towards more independence and it’s an important part of your child’s development. It’s an exciting and new milestone, but that doesn’t mean it will always be an easy transition. Even children...

How Children Learn vs. What Children Learn: A Lesson on Verbal Developmental Cusps and Capabilities Jun 21st, 2018

Many preschool programs focus on the structure of what is learned instead of the function of what is learned. Here at the Scottsdale Children’s Institute (SCI), we set ourselves apart from different programs by not only focusing on what children learn but on how children learn the things they do. How children learn from...

Scottsdale Children’s Institute Versus Traditional Scottsdale Preschools Jun 20th, 2018

Picture this: You walk into your son or daughter’s preschool classroom to observe. You see him or her smile here and there, approach a friend or be approached by a friend once or twice, you see a worksheet being given out and a couple questions being asked. But you wonder,...

7 Reasons Why an ABA Curriculum is Effective in the Classroom May 29th, 2018

Applied Behavior Analysis is the study of human behavior and it strives to achieve socially valid change in individuals such that their quality of life may be increased. From the website currently: One of the defining characteristics of applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the continuous measurement of behavior and learning....

ABA School: 7 Things To Expect Apr 10th, 2018

ABA School: 7 Things to Expect If you’re a parent with a young child and you have been looking at alternative forms of education for your child, you may have come across schools that teach an Applied Behavior Analysis curriculum (or ABA for short).  ABA schools excel in the science...

Scottsdale Kindergarten Readiness Checklist Dec 13th, 2017

There are many markers schools may use to determine if your child is ready to begin kindergarten. While some school officials will tell you that your child needs to be able to count to 10, recite their ABCs, hold a pencil, and sit and listen to instructions. Others may have...