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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.
 
The place to get the most recent updates, news, and information from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®). For more information about the BACB, please visit www.bacb.com The “Inside the BACB” podcast is offered subject to the BACB’s website Terms of Use and is intended for general information only. All opinions expressed are those of the speakers. You can find the Terms of Use at www.bacb.com/terms-of-use/#MediaResources
 
On the Behaviour Speak Podcast, Ben Reiman interviews a global and diverse group of thought leaders, researchers, and industry experts to gain unique or overlooked perspectives in the field of Behaviour Science. We discuss data, trending topics, and insights; and challenge existing practice through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Behaviour Speak is an approved provider of ABA continuing education credits for BACB, IBAO and QABA certifications.
 
The BCBA Exam Prep study group was created by and for students to earn their BCBA/BCaBA certification. Most of the leaders and participants are not a BCBA or BCaBA at this time. These meetings are meant to have active discussions, to collaborate, ask questions and provide helpful suggestions to better understand the BACB 4th edition task list concepts. Due to this it is important to know that all viewers and participants are responsible to verify the accuracy of the information being provide ...
 
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In Episode 65, Ben chats with Tiffany Joseph, producer of Nigh Functioning Autism. Tiffany is a mom to three children two of whom are diagnosed with autism and ADHD. Tiffany, who is Autistic herself, is also a user of Augmentative and Alternate Communication (AAC) and does a lot of advocacy work for both Autistics and AAC users. In this episode, Ti…
 
One of the hallmarks of visual analysis is trend. Trend refers to the direction of data as it changes across time. A trend line is often superimposed on a data set which behavior analysts then interpret. However, if the data are placed on a standard celeration chart a trend line is transformed to a celebration line. The celeration line quantified h…
 
In Episode 64, Ben chats with Naomi Tachera, an Indigenous Hawaiian behaviour analyst and mother to a wonderful Autistic son. This conversation is a fascinating crash course in the history of Hawaiian education, the ongoing US occupation of Hawaii, and the oppression of Indigenous Hawaiians. If you're looking to build your cultural competence and d…
 
In Episode 63, Ben chats with Noor Syed, Ph.D., BCBA-D. Dr. Syed discusses her work developing sustainable systems locally with a fantastic ABA program at SUNY Empire State College where she has applied concepts from universal design and positive behaviour interventions and supports globally through the Anderson Centre disseminating behaviour analy…
 
In Episode 62, Ben chats with May Beaubrun on the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the education system. May discusses the history of education in America going back over 400 years and how many of these systems are still active today. She tells us about how to achieve cultural responsivity in schools and takes a deep dive into dispropor…
 
In Episode 61, Ben chats with Dr. Josie Collins from the Tizard Centre at the University of Kent. Dr. Collins' conducts research on adults and youth with intellectual disabilities in the criminal justice system. In this conversation, Ben and Josie talk about her work in the detection and prevention of abuse in adult residential settings and the dev…
 
In Episode 60, Ben chats with Janani Vaidya (they/them). Janani is a behaviour scientist teaching at National Louis University and a member of Dr. Emily Sandoz's contextual science research group. They discuss all things related to gender diversity including gender privilege, gender fluidity, advocacy and affirmation, program issues, unwilling pare…
 
Most behavior analysts use a linear graph, meaning it has equal intervals on the horizontal and vertical axis. Ratio graphs have equal intervals on the horizontal axis but a multiple/divide axis on the vertical axis. The ratio graph permits the quantification of all behavior change features. For example, level can be quantified with different means…
 
In this two-part episode, Ben chats with Jeff Newman. Jeff is a well-known Autistic advocate who works as Director of Community Integration and an abuse investigator with a large agency serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Jeff has been a powerful voice in advocating for change in the field of applied behaviour anal…
 
In this two-part episode, Ben chats with Jeff Newman. Jeff is a well-known Autistic advocate who works as Director of Community Integration and an abuse investigator with a large agency serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Jeff has been a powerful voice in advocating for change in the field of applied behaviour anal…
 
In this episode, Ben chats with Landria Seals Green, a Speech-Language Pathologist, and Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. They cover topics including collaboration with other professionals, the anti-ABA movement, peer-mediated learning, mentorship, and more! Continuing Education Units (CEUs): https://cbiconsultants.com/shop BACB: 1.5 Learning IBAO…
 
In this episode, Ben chats with Dr. James Lee about his research providing parent-mediated interventions in rural and low-resource settings. Much of his work has involved families in Mongolia and Korea. Dr. Lee also shares his work developing a tool to assess our work with people from different cultures called the Cultural Adaptation Checklist. Con…
 
This two-part episode features Ben chatting with long-time Autistic advocate Terra Vance. We dive into all sorts of topics from banning ABA, ABA as abuse, systemic racism, and ableism, facilitated communication, ABA reform, and so much more. Terra’s perspectives are her own and she shares some useful resources and evidence to back up her ideas. Con…
 
This two-part episode features Ben chatting with long-time Autistic advocate Terra Vance. We dive into all sorts of topics from banning ABA, ABA as abuse, systemic racism, and ableism, facilitated communication, ABA reform, and so much more. Terra’s perspectives are her own and she shares some useful resources and evidence to back up her ideas. Con…
 
In this episode, I chat with Lyz Hughes-Fong about all things cultural (competence, humility, sensitivity, awareness, and understanding). We discuss diversity trends in behavior analysis and suggestions for moving forward. Continuing Education Units (CEUs): https://cbiconsultants.com/shop BACB: 1.5 Learning IBAO: 1.5 Cultural QABA: 1.5 DEI Link to …
 
Sports refers to activities involving exerting oneself physically in a an individual or team format to compete against oneself or others. As such sports covers many activities found in all cultures. The science of behavior has much to offer sports. ABA can enhance individual or team performance, teach game rules, open access to entry level layers, …
 
In this episode, I chat with Patrick Dwyer, an autistic Ph.D. student at the University of California-Davis. Patrick discusses his writings and research on neurodiversity, the medical model and social model of disability, Naturalistic Developmental Behaviour Interventions (NDBIs) and so much more. Continuing Education Units (CEUs): https://cbiconsu…
 
In this episode, I chat with Shreeya Deshmukh, a behavior analyst and Ph.D. student at the University of South Florida. Shreeya works with ABA Sports Innovations teaching dance, yoga, and other skills to people with and without disabilities using behaviour analysis. Continuing Education Units (CEUs): https://cbiconsultants.com/shop BACB: 1.5 Learni…
 
In Episode 50 Ben talks with Kaelynn Partlow. Kaelynn is a Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) at the Project Hope Foundation in South Carolina. Kaelynn shares her journey in the field of applied behavior analysis including the barriers she has overcome and those she still faces. Continuing Education Units (CEUs): https://cbiconsultants.com/shop …
 
In Episode 49 Ben talks with Nicole Hollins, Ph.D., BCBA-D, about her work towards equitable multi-tiered positive behavioural interventions and supports in school settings. We also dive into her doctoral dissertation, which focused on improving the effectiveness of online instructional procedures. In the last quarter of the episode, we pivot to a …
 
The Behaviour Speak Podcast Episode 48: Group Homes for People With Intellectual Disabilities with Christine Bigby, MSW, Ph.D. In this episode, Ben chats with Dr. Chris Bigby who has been conducting research in group home settings for more than 30 years. In this conversation Dr. Bigby shares her work in identifying the key indicators of good group …
 
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…
 
In this episode, we take a deep dive into toilet training. What are the intended outcomes? Is Azrin and Foxx the best and only way to go? Dr. Rinald takes on some difficult questions with humility and grace as we dig into this skill. Continuing Education Units (CEUs): https://cbiconsultants.com/shop BACB: 1.0 Learning & 0.5 Ethics IBAO: 1.0 Learnin…
 
In this episode, Ben chats with Rocco Catrone, Ph.D., BCBA-D about his work in applying relational frame theory (RFT) to stigma towards individuals with disabilities. The conversation starts by looking at some of the societal phenomena that contribute to stigma followed by an RFT analysis of stigma and a discussion of a basic research experiment to…
 
In this episode, we sit down with Tiffany Hammond, best known on social media as Fidgets and Fries. Tiffany is a Black Autistic mother of two Black Autistic boys. Across these intersecting identities, Tiffany tirelessly advocates for systemic change. Continuing Education Units (CEUs): https://cbiconsultants.com/shop BACB: 1.5 Learning IBAO: 1.5 Cul…
 
In this episode, I chat with one of the founders of Family-Centred Positive Behaviour Support, Dr. Joseph M. Lucysyhn, Ph.D., BCBA-D. Dr. Lucyshyn combines behaviour analysis, coercion theory, and ecocultural theory to develop long-term, sustainable interventions for families with autistic children. Continuing Education Units (CEUs): https://cbicon…
 
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…
 
In this episode, I chat with one of the founders of Family-Centred Positive Behaviour Support, Dr. Joseph M. Lucysyhn, Ph.D., BCBA-D. Dr. Lucyshyn combines behaviour analysis, coercion theory, and ecocultural theory to develop long-term, sustainable interventions for families with autistic children. Continuing Education Units (CEUs): https://cbicon…
 
In this episode, Ben chats with Anita Li, Ph.D., BCBA-D, about her research on the status of women in behaviour analysis in terms of pay equity, publishing, and more. This leads to a conversation about her article on solidarity among non-Black people of colour in promoting racial equity. Correction: In the last 30 minutes of this episode Ben mentio…
 
Ben has a wonderful conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson about all aspects of the social skills program, PEERS, from neurodiversity-affirming practice, cultural considerations, positive outcomes, and long-term follow-up. Continuing Education Units (CEUs): https://cbiconsultants.com/shop BACB: 1.5 Learning IBAO: 1.5 Learning QABA: 1.5 General Sh…
 
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, Ben chats with Dr. Kim Crosland from the University of South Florida about her work in foster care and group home settings. In particular, Dr. Crosland has devoted much of her research to the assessment and intervention for youth who run away from foster care placements. Ben and Kim also discuss her work teaching problem solving an…
 
Dr. Douglas Woods gives a detailed explanation of what tics are and the differences between tic disorders and Tourette Syndrome. He then takes listeners through the history of treatment and interventions to the point where behaviour therapy has become the primary intervention. Lastly, Dr. Woods shares his work in disseminating and training others t…
 
In this episode Ben chats with Marija Čolić, Ph.D., BCBA, about her research in Serbia and the US on stigma for Autistic folks and other disabilities. They then discuss her recent paper on Black caregivers perspectives on racism in autism services. Continuing Education Units (CEUs): https://cbiconsultants.com/shop BACB: 2.0 Learning IBAO: 2.0 Cultu…
 
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…
 
In this episode, Ben chats with Grant Bruno. Grant is Nehiyaw (Plains Cree) from Maskwacis, Alberta, a Ph.D. student in Medical Science in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta, and a father to autistic children. His Ph.D. research explores autism in First Nations communities through a Nehiyaw lens. In Cree, the word used to des…
 
In this two-interview episode, Ben chats with Jennifer Fritz, Ph.D., BCBA-D and Steven Payne, Ph.D., BCBA-D about their respective Cat Labs! Drs. Fritz and Payne implement function-based treatments with shelter cats and dogs who engage in behaviour that prevents them from being adopted and often results in them being put down. Continuing Education …
 
In this episode, Ben chats with Dr. Dennis Reid, Ph.D., BCBA-D. Denny and his colleagues have been at forefront of evidence-based staff training for almost 50 years. He has published a series of bestselling books on improving the lives of human service staff, their supervisors and most importantly the people they serve through performance and compe…
 
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…
 
Ben chats with Amelia Bowler about her work supporting kids with ADHD and/or ODD. They also reflect on personal experiences and have a discussion on neurodiversity and what it means to identify as neurodiverse. CBI Consultants is conducting research to gain insights on the performance of The Behaviour Speak Podcast. We are looking to uncover inform…
 
In this episode, Ben has a fascinating conversation with Dr. Shrinidhi Subramaniam on the applications of contingency management to drug addiction and poverty with a bit of precision teaching sprinkled on top. She also describes her team’s work on reducing viral loads in patients with HIV and shares some great resources. Continuing Education Units …
 
In this episode, CEO Dr. Jim Carr and Deputy CEO Dr. Melissa Nosik review upcoming changes to BCBA certification requirements, originally announced in the March 2022 BACB Newsletter. _____ Resources: • March 2022 BACB Newsletter • February 2022 BACB Newsletter • Determining BACB Examination Content and Standards (2014) • A History of the Profession…
 
Join CEO Dr. Jim Carr and Deputy CEO Dr. Melissa Nosik as they discuss the newly developed BCBA and BCaBA test content outlines, which will replace the current BCBA and BCaBA task lists in 2025. _____ Resources: • February 2022 BACB Newsletter • Determining BACB Examination Content and Standards (2014) For a transcribed version of this episode, ple…
 
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, Ben speaks with Bohdanna Popowycz, M.Ed., BCBA, a Ukrainian behaviour analyst who has been providing services and support to refugee families arriving in Canada from Ukraine. Continuing Education Units (CEUs): https://cbiconsultants.com/shop BACB: 1.5 Ethics IBAO: 1.5 Ethics QABA: 1.5 DEI Ukrainian Resources: https://drive.google.c…
 
In the first episode of this series we talk to Sophie Ganevitch. Sophie has worked for many years growing behaviour analysis in Ukraine. On February 23, 2022 she signed a memorandum of agreement with the International Behavior Analyst Organization working towards a credentialing program in Ukraine. The next day, Russia began its attack on the count…
 
As behavior analysts most of our discourse surrounds helping others through the lens of applied behavior analysis. But what happens when we turn the light on ourselves and look at how we unwind and enjoy hobbies? In the present episode we are joined by Dr. Justin Page who hosts The Reinforcer Podcast where he talks about hobbies and other reinforce…
 
In this episode we dive deep into the research of Dr. Rocío Rosales. In the first part of the episode, Dr. Rosales gives us a detailed understanding of Interteaching including its origins, components, and outcomes. In the second half of the episode, Rocío shares her passion project as she works to remove barriers to services for Latino families liv…
 
Natasha Bouchillon is a professional artist and board certified behaviour analyst who has combined her fields to create an art-based ABA curriculum called CANVAS. We discuss the research underpinnings going back to Skinner’s writings in 1940s and all things art and ABA. Continuing Education Units (CEUs): https://cbiconsultants.com/shop BACB: 1.0 Le…
 
This episode features a fascinating, thought-provoking conversation with Dr. M. Ariel Cascio. Dr. Cascio conducts research in the areas of person-oriented ethics and inclusion in autism research. Continuing Education Units (CEUs): https://cbiconsultants.com/shop BACB: 1.5 Ethics IBAO: 1.5 Ethics QABA: 1.5 Ethics Show Notes: Cascio, M. A., Weiss, J.…
 
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