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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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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, …
 
Despite the fact that behavioral science has a boatload of research on the treatment of problem behavior, there are times when you have to wonder why we don’t use all of this info to prevent the development of problem behavior. This week, Dr. Shahla Ala’i-Rosales discusses just that possibility as well as how we can combine a prevention approach wi…
 
CR’s own Manager of Educational Content Cas Breaux, MA, MS, BCBA, LBA joins the panel for this month’s Hot Topics mini-episode, where we chat about our time at ABAI, answer a mailbag question about identity-first language, and celebrate some news from the BACB. Don’t forget to subscribe and follow and leave us a rating and review! * This episode is…
 
Board games are so hot right now, but that doesn’t mean their only purpose is to entertain us. I had the opportunity to chat with Dr. Jon Freeman, neuroscientist turned store owner, about how his passion for learning and games created fascinating avenues for skill development through his store’s after-school programs. Dr. Freeman explains how using…
 
Have you ever felt the thrill of rolling a 20-sided die? If you're in the general demographic of a Behavioral Observations listener, I'd guess probably not. However, it may not surprise you to learn that being the cosmically uncoordinated and socially challenged kid of the 80s, I certainly have. Which is why I jumped at the chance to speak with Ses…
 
After 10 minutes describing our lack of web design experience, we kick off the summer proper with a preview of what’s coming out this month. We kick things off with a bonus episode where Dr. Jon Freeman from The Brooklyn Strategist game store explains how board games and learning can combine. Then, for our full-length episodes, we talk with Dr. Sha…
 
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! Who’s ready to save the world with behavior analysis? While our original goal of reading books about ACT may have only been partially accomplis…
 
The measurement, visual display, analysis, and reliability of data are all hallmarks in a process behavior analysts use to understand the import of data. Yet research has demonstrated stark differences between options for the measurement/analysis process. First, discontinuous observation and continuous observation can lead to different datasets. Al…
 
The days of assuming traumatic events are terrible situations that couldn’t happen to us are past. But how can we work to minimize the risk of traumatic events, especially when working with children? Dr. Adithyan Rajaraman returns to the show with collaborator Dr. Jennifer Austin to discuss the state of research on trauma-informed applications in A…
 
The Behavioral View panel welcomes Dr. Becca Tagg, owner of Del Mar Behavioral Services, to discuss burnout through a lens of community care (as opposed to self-care). In this episode, we define stress and burnout and emphasize the differences between them. We identify risk factors for burnout, including behaviors of the individual, leadership, and…
 
Oh boy, as the kids these days say, this show is a straight up banger. Dr. Jim Moore joins me again in our second installment in the Apollo Case Study Series, where we go deep into all things functional assessment. Right out of the gate, I want to note that we do spend time reviewing both functional analysis and treatment data of clients that Jim h…
 
New code, new ethics problems, new episode! Friend of the show, Dr. Darren Sush, joins us just in time for all of these changes with a second edition of one of our favorite publications, “A Workbook of Ethical Case Scenarios in Applied Behavior Analysis.” We tackle six big cases from the book covering whole new areas of ethical behavior, as well as…
 
This was a fun one for sure. In Session 188, I chatted with Drs. Jill Dardig and Bill Heward about a whole host of topics, including their new book, Let's Make a Contract: A positive way to change your child's behavior. In this conversation, we covered: How Jill and Bill discovered Behavior Analysis, especially at a time when it wasn't as ubiquitou…
 
Ever wonder whether there's more to ABA than education and autism? Surprise! There are plenty of fields currently accepting more and more behavior analysts and even some new trails to blaze with bringing our science to new ventures and areas of study. But it's not going to be easy. This episode, we discuss just what it takes to change professional …
 
In Session 187, Steve Ward joins me to discuss how to help individuals - in particular, individuals with severely limited communicated repertoires - who demonstrate challenging repertoires that are colloquially referred to as Anxiety. Given that tortured sentence, you can probably already imagine that in this episode, we discuss how Steve conceptua…
 
As part of our effort to get the word out about the need for more robust services for adults with disabilities, we invited two passionate supporters of this important work, Dr. Sungwoo Kahng and Dr. Christopher Manente. We learn all about recent replications and novel extensions supporting the autonomy and employment skills of autistic adult client…
 
In Session 186, I am joined by Chrissy Barosky, Clinical Director for Bierman Autism Centers. In this episode, we discussed how their organization adopted a Precision Teaching approach for their learners. You heard that correctly, a large multi-state organization transitioned all of their data collection practices to the Standard Celeration Chart. …
 
Skinner's prolific writing focused on important theoretical and philosophical content later in his career. In his article "What's wrong with life in the Western world?" Skinner describes five practices that have corrupted contingencies of reinforcement that came about through evolution. The pleasing effects are seen in practices such as "(a) aliena…
 
In this episode of The Behavioral View, Shannon Biagi joins the panel to discuss organizational behavior management (OBM) as it applies to various levels of ABA practice. Principles discussed include using OBM as a lens for clinical practice, making supervision more data-based, and enhancing the ability to function in leadership roles. We also prov…
 
To celebrate the 200th episode of the show, we finally coaxed Sir Dr. Matthew Brodhead out of his castle to share his knowledge of how to make ethical decisions with all of us. And if you think we were going to miss the chance to get Dr. Brodhead to share a new decision tree, you haven’t been listening to us fan-person him for the past six years. P…
 
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