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Wish you could do a better job keeping up with peer-reviewed journals? Why not listen to a podcast where behavior analysts discuss a variety of fascinating topics and the research related to them? Now you can spend your extra time thinking of ways to save the world with ABA.
 
The Behavioral Observations Podcast with Matt Cicoria is an interview-based show that features conversations with innovative scientists and practitioners in the field of Behavior Analysis. The podcast covers topics such as Autism, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Functional Communication Training, Verbal Behavior, and more!
 
ABA on Call presented by CentralReach, explores the Applied Behavior Analysis/Healthcare Technology industries through thought-provoking conversation. Watch to explore ideas and trends in the field with renowned ABA experts, Rick Kubina Jr., Ph.D, BCBA-D & Doug Kostewicz, Ph.D, BCBA-D. Earn BACB CEUs to support your ongoing certification for Season 4 and future episodes.
 
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Sr+ is a positively reinforcing podcast for Behavior Analysts (BCBA), autism professionals, and leaders of human service organizations. Sr+ is brought to you by Arizona Autism United (www.AZAunited.org), a nonprofit organization with a mission to help as many families as possible with individualized supports. Sr+ features interviews with colleagues and professionals in various fields, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The show is hosted by Dr. Aaron Blocher-Rubin, BCBA and CEO of AZ ...
 
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After a brief hiatus, the Apollo Case Study Series returns to Behavioral Observations for its fifth installment. In this episode, Dr. Jim Moore shares his approach to modifying existing clinical programs that aren't making progress. More specifically, we talk about the temptation to go out and purchase the 'new shiny thing' (as in curriculum, asses…
 
This month, we’re terrified of our riches in special guests as we discuss controversy, literacy, and advocacy. First, Dr. Denise Ross-Page and Dr. R. Douglas Greer join us to review how behavior analysis can promote effective practices in teaching reading and literacy. Next, Dr. Sarah Campau and Dr. Matthew Capriotti join us and Book Club Guy, Alan…
 
In this episode of The Behavioral View the team from Behavior Science Technologies joins the panel to discuss data-based performance management. We discuss barriers to implementation and ways to begin making the shift with minimal pain, as well as how to make the business case to C-suite executives. To earn CEUs for listening, click here, log in or…
 
Would you rather earn preferred items or get them for free? More technically stated, would you prefer response-contingent reinforcers over response-independent ones (and to further split hairs, if the preferred items are provided response-independently, are they really reinforcers?)? It turns out that there has been some basic and applied research …
 
The job market for behavior analysts in special and general education has increased greatly in the past 20 years. Behavior analysts can have a caseload, they can consult in general and special education classrooms, and can even work in administration. Behavior analysts can contribute to the IEP process in several constructive ways. Additionally, co…
 
As a special treat for Supervision September, we’re making our Fall Book Club available for all. And, to celebrate the joys of supervision, we read the popular business book, “Crucial Conversations”. BST and feedback were only the beginning. This week, enjoy the conclusion of our discussion including final thoughts and how to transfer this content …
 
I’ve always maintained that this is a show that is all about the listeners and the guests, and so it is with that in mind that I’m thrilled to share the following interview segments that were nominated by so many of you. We did have many entries, so I couldn’t fit all of them in, but I genuinely appreciate all of you who took the time to write in a…
 
As a special treat for Supervision September, we’re making our Fall Book Club available for all. And, to celebrate the joys of supervision, we read the popular business book, “Crucial Conversations”. BST and feedback were only the beginning. For the next two weeks, we level up to discuss holding, modeling, and nailing conversations where huge disag…
 
If your social media consumption is anything like mine, you've likely seen some feel-good stories in the media as of late that report on non-speaking students - generally students with Autism - who are graduating from college, giving valedictorian speeches, and so forth. Unfortunately, what's often underpinning many of these cases is a form of Faci…
 
The ABA Spectrum CentralReach recently expanded offerings to support a broader array of services for organizations and practitioners. By expanding the scope into adolescence and adulthood, and explicitly including Intellectual Disability services as part of the ABA market, the company does much to acknowledge the usefulness of our science beyond th…
 
Oh, snap! It’s Supervision September! A whole month of episodes dedicated to the art, science, and necessity of effective supervision. We kick off the month with a review of research assessing the utility of the Performance Diagnostic Checklist-Human Services. Can we really use this tool to identify the function of staff behavior? Is there truly an…
 
Buckle your seatbelts, folks. It’s SUPERVISION SEPTEMBER 2022!!! And, to celebrate, we’ve got 3 episodes all about how to kick your supervision into overdrive. First, we review the Performance Diagnostic Checklist-Human Services to help you figure out why your employees are struggling. Then, we bust out the Book Club Crew to figure out how to broac…
 
In 1993 Alfie's Kohn's Punished by Rewards (PBR) was published. The book claimed that behavioral principles and procedures manipulated people and destroyed the potential for authentic learning. The publication of PBR was met with enthusiasm by many in the educational and psychological fields. However, PBR contains many misrepresentations of positiv…
 
If you're anywhere in the upper part of the northern hemisphere, you already know that fall is in the air. And with that comes the annual return of students to their community schools. As such, I thought it would be fun to bring on fellow New Hampshire behavior analyst, Elissa Johnson, to talk about the work she's doing in school settings. Elissa i…
 
While compassionate action is the goal of every BCBA, wishing it and doing it remain two separate things. This week, Drs. Weiss and Rohrer join us to discuss their Compassionate Collaboration Tool, a means for self-reflection and assessment of those skills that best lend themselves to compassionate action in our work. Plus, we review some of the re…
 
Enjoy a short preview of our latest full-length Book Club episode. Want to hear the whole thing and get 2 CEs for free? Subscribe to our Patreon today at the premium $10+ levels for that plus other bonuses! As the summer wraps up and school begins in the U.S., many BCBAs will find themselves frustrated for their clients due to the continued inequit…
 
Making decisions is hard. Yet somehow, most of us seem to muddle through the process. But how can we support children whose decisions lead them to negative outcomes? This week we review research related to teaching choice making, problem solving, and all kinds of big decision making, helping children move from being told what to do to deciding for …
 
In this episode of The Behavioral View, Dr. Charna Mintz, Chief Clinical Officer for Action Behavior Centers and Past President of APBA, joins the panel for an honest look at assent-based practices. We travel through regrets of the past, the frustrations and excitement of current practices, and the hopes for a future in which research, training, an…
 
The full title of Merrill's talk is, "Whitesplaining Racism: Part Deux! Logic, Disproportionality, Avatars, Hate Crimes, and Uncomfortable Feelings." As you'll learn in this episode, Bruce was in the audience for most of Merrill's talk, and was so enthused with it, he wanted him to review its main points here on Behavioral Observations. So we did j…
 
While we’ve discussed becoming a trauma-informed practitioner and ABA frameworks for understanding trauma, what does a TIC approach look like when rubber meets the road? Saundra Bishop brings her years of doing just that to the show to help us better understand how a trauma-informed approach can improve our behavior plan writing and skill acquisiti…
 
If you care about the future of ABA, it's important to understand not only its strengths, but also the myriad challenges the field faces. And to that end, I can't think of a more difficult challenge the field of Applied Behavior Analysis has right now than figuring out how to adequately measure outcome quality, and how this relates to funding ABA s…
 
Whether the spice of life of the lifeblood of a field, it’s important that different people engage in different actions to create a robust group of practitioners. But what does it really mean to have a variety of behavior analysts in the world? This week, Dr. Matthew Normand explains the many benefits and frequent challenges of creating a plethora …
 
With so many guests making time to join us this month, we almost didn’t have a chance to record this month’s preview! But, between our research-reading, jet-setting lifestyle, we found a peaceful—albeit much too hot—moment to head into the studio to run down what’s to come in August. We start off a variety of episodes by talking about variety itsel…
 
In the fourth installment of the Apollo Case Study Series, Dr. Jim Moore and I are joined by his fellow Apollo clinician, Jennifer Freedman. Jen is a newer BCBA, and we spent most of this episode talking about the advanced training and professional development she's received while working in Apollo's unique clinical model. Apple Podcasts | Spotify …
 
Did you know that multiple exemplar training and multiple exemplar instruction are actually two different procedures? Neither did we! But, on this week’s episode we learned to tell both apart as well as how both techniques can be a boon (mostly) for improving the efficiency of your teaching procedures. Please enjoy our review of multiple exemplars …
 
Conspiracy theories are verbal behavior that states some covert yet influential organization holds responsibility for a specific circumstance or event (e.g., the government collapsed the Twin Towers in the 9/11 attacks). Conspiracy theories have become mainstream, finding prominent adherents from politicians and news pundits to celebrities and blog…
 
In this episode of The Behavioral View, Dr. Darren Sush, co-author of The Workbook of Ethical Case Scenarios in Applied Behavior Analysis, joins the panel for an in-depth discussion of the ethics involved in shaping and reshaping the professions of Applied Behavior Analysis. The talk centers around the role of leadership in navigating us through co…
 
According to the Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts, Code Element 1.07 states: "Behavior analysts actively engage in professional development activities to acquire knowledge and skills related to cultural responsiveness and diversity," and that "they evaluate their own biases and ability to address the needs of individuals with diverse needs/ backgr…
 
ADHD may seem to be so prevalent in our society that you think doctors prescribe Ritalin to kids at birth. But, there’s actually a robust research literature on the effectiveness of behavioral treatment that you may not be aware of. This week, we hit the big points of behavioral interventions for ADHD before diving into some recent articles to fine…
 
If you've been tuning into one of the many Inside JABA Series I've done over the last few years, you're undoubtedly familiar with today's guest, Dr. Claire St. Peter. Claire is a Professor as well as the Director of Graduate Training at West Virginia University. According to her university bio, Claire's "primary research interest is the assessment …
 
For clinicians working in schools, you probably know that being asked to write up functional behavior assessments is a nigh-weekly occurrence. And while functional analyses may be the gold standard of behavior assessment, barely 50% of BCBAs in the world regularly use them. Rather than wag our fingers for a full hour, we take a look at the literatu…
 
With summer vacation underway here at the ABA Inside Track studios, we’ve decided to take a vacation with ourselves in this month’s episodes while still checking out 14 recent articles across three different topics. Possibly at the beach. First, we’ll be discussing the best way to min-max your school FBA before breaking out our fidget spinners with…
 
Dr. Jim Moore returns in the third installment of the increasingly popular Apollo Case Study Series (which by the way, is also Session 192). In this episode, we cover quite a lot of ground, such as: Jim and his team's practical approach for language intervention How Jim encountered Relational Frame Theory by accident How rigid language repertoires …
 
Somehow we managed to go 200+ episodes without ever directly discussing one of the oldest ABA procedures, incidental teaching. So, let’s make up for lost time by reviewing almost 50 years of articles on incidental teaching. Well, more like one article in almost every decade since Hart and Risley’s original findings. We’ll discuss how the definition…
 
In this episode of The Behavioral View, Karin Torsiello, BCBA , President of Behavior Basics, Incorporated, joins the panel to discuss her team’s approach to working with families affected by trauma, mental health concerns, and abuse. By integrating their services within a larger interdisciplinary approach, Behavior Basics has been able to utilize …
 
Clay Starlin has been a champion of effective measurement and instructional technologies. He did pioneering work in the 70s and 80s bringing precision teaching to the forefront of education. He has spent his career contributing and refining concepts and methods involved with the science of learning. Clay has recently published a book called “weavin…
 
Sure, most ABA services are getting back in person, but what will you do the next time some horrible worldwide event happens? This week, we comb through a metric ton of literature on how behavior analysis managed the COVID-19 pandemic and summarize what lessons we should take into the future. Whether zombies, earthquakes, or bears made out of bees,…
 
UNLOCKED from our Patreon page, it’s “The Other End of the Leash Book Club”! Interested in more Book Clubs? Want to vote on what we read next? Feeling FOMO at getting this a full year late? Wish your 2 CEs for listening to the episode were FREE??? Join us on Patreon to get all of our episodes a week early, access to these bonus episodes, plus other…
 
Why do people lie? It's an age-old question that's been asked for perhaps as long as our species has had verbal capabilities. In this episode, Dr. Corey Stocco from The University of The Pacific joins me to discuss the existing scholarship in this area, as more specifically, the work that he and his colleagues have done in this area. Specifically, …
 
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