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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.

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Episode 169 (SUPERVISION) - Identifying Staff Reinforcers
01:08:43
Gather round, employees! I’ve bought you all something so special.  You’ll want to work twice as hard once you see what it is.  Drumroll please.  It’s tickets to the opera! What’s that? You don’t care for hours of singing in German? You can’t easily get a babysitter for a four-hour trip to the big city much less pay for parking? Well, guess I should have listened to that episode of ABA Inside Track where research on alternatives for managers making guesses as to what will function as a reinforcer for employees was discussed.  Maybe they’d have allowed us to avoid this embarrassing and disheartening exchange.  So, you cool if I scalp those tickets?
 
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Articles discussed this episode:
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Jun 16, 2021
Episode 168 - Emergent Relations w/ Dr. Bryan Blair + Dr. Lesley Shawler
01:23:16

We’d all love to ensure our teaching occurs at maximal efficiency, but it can be so hard to take advantage of emergent relations. What if Dr. Brian Blair and Dr. Lesley Shawler had some simple tech tweaks that you could explore to set up your own emergent relations training systems to make teaching efficient without the need for expensive software. Well, we hope you’d say, “I’d definitely listen to a podcast episode all about it,” and here it is!

This episode is available for 1.0 LEARNING CEU.

Articles discussed this episode:

Blair, B.J. & Shawler, L.A. (2020). Developing and implementing emergent responding training systems with available and low-cost computer-based learning tools: Some best practices and a tutorial. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 509-520. doi: 10.1007/s40617-019-00405-x

Blair, B.J., Shawler, L.A,, Albright, L.K., & Ferman, DM. (2021). An evaluation of the emergence of untrained academic and applied skills after instruction with video vignettes. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior. doi: 10.1007/s40616-020-00140-3

Blair, B.J., Tarbox, J., Albright, L., MacDonald, J.M., Shawler, L.A., Russo, S.R., & Dorsey, M.F. (2019). Using equivalence-based instruction to teach the visual analysis of graphs. Behavioral Interventions, 34, 405-418. doi: 10.1002/bin.1669

Brodsky, J. & Fienup, D.M. (2018). Sidman goes to college: A meta-analysis of equivalence-based instruction in higher education. Perspectives in Behavioral Science, 41, 95-119. doi: 10.1007/s40614-018-0150-0

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Jun 09, 2021
June 2021 Preview
26:43

After a year cooped inside, are you unsure how to start your summer? What if I told you that there was a podcast all about promoting new leisure skills, identifying reinforcers for adults, collaborating with other professionals, and learning new information as if by magic? Well, at least thematically, that’s just what we’ll be talking about all June on the show. Plus special guests Drs. Bryan Blair, Lesley Shawler, and Erin Michaud start their summer vacations with us. Toss on your sunglasses and join in!

Articles for June 2021

Emergent Relations w/ Dr. Bryan Blair + Dr. Lesley Shawler

Blair, B.J. & Shawler, L.A. (2020). Developing and implementing emergent responding training systems with available and low-cost computer-based learning tools: Some best practices and a tutorial. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 509-520. doi: 10.1007/s40617-019-00405-x

Blair, B.J., Shawler, L.A,, Albright, L.K., & Ferman, DM. (2021). An evaluation of the emergence of untrained academic and applied skills after instruction with video vignettes. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior. doi: 10.1007/s40616-020-00140-3

Blair, B.J., Tarbox, J., Albright, L., MacDonald, J.M., Shawler, L.A., Russo, S.R., & Dorsey, M.F. (2019). Using equivalence-based instruction to teach the visual analysis of graphs. Behavioral Interventions, 34, 405-418. doi: 10.1002/bin.1669

Brodsky, J. & Fienup, D.M. (2018). Sidman goes to college: A meta-analysis of equivalence-based instruction in higher education. Perspectives in Behavioral Science, 41, 95-119. doi: 10.1007/s40614-018-0150-0

Identifying Staff Reinforcers

Cohen-Almeida, D., Graff, R.B., & Ahearn, W.H. (2000). A comparison of verbal and tangible stimulus preference assessments. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 33, 329-334. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2000.33-329

Wilder, D.A., Wilson, P., Ellsworth, C., & Heering, P.W. (2003). A comparison of verbal and tangible stimulus preference assessment methods in adults with schizophrenia. Behavioral Interventions, 18, 191-198. doi: 10.1002/bin.136

Wilder, D.A., Rost, K., & McMahon, M. (2007). The accuracy of managerial prediction of employee preference: A brief report. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 27, 1-14. doi: 10.1300/J075v27n02_01

Waldvogel, J.M. & Dixon, M.R. (2008). Exploring the utility of preference assessments in organizational behavior management. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 28, 76-87. doi: 10.1080/01608060802006831

Slowiak, J.M. (2014). “How may I help you?” Improving telephone customer service in a medical clinic setting. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 34, 39-51. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2013.873382

Collaboration with Other Professionals w/ Dr. Erin Michaud

Donaldson, A.L. & Stahmer, A.C. (2014). Team collaboration: The use of behavior principles for serving students with ASD. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 45, 261-276. doi: 10.1044/2014_LSHSS-14-0038

LaFrance, D.L., Weiss, M.J., Kazemi, E., Gerenser, J., & Dobres, J. (2019). Multidisciplinary teaming: Enhancing collaboration through increase understanding. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 709-726. doi: 10.1007s40617-019-00331-y

Brodhead, M.T. (2015). Maintaining professional relationships in an interdisciplinary setting: Strategies for navigating nonbehavioral treatment recommendations for individuals with autism. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 8, 70-78. doi: 10.1007/s40617-015-0042-7

Luiselli, J.K.  (2015).  In Response: Maintaining professional relationships in an interdisciplinary setting: Strategies for navigating non-behavioral treatment recommendations for individuals with autism. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 8, 79. doi: 10.1007/s40617-015-0043-6

Leisure Skills and Hobbies

Jerome, J., Frantino, E.P., & Sturmey, P. (2007). The effects of errorless learning and backward chaining on the acquisition of internet skills in adults with developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40, 185-189. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2007.41-06

Blum-Dimaya, A., Reeve, S.A., Reeve, K.F., & Hoch, H. (2010). Teaching children with autism to play a video game using activity schedules and game-embedded simultaneous video modeling. Education and Treatment of Children, 33, 351-370. doi: 10.1177/1088357615583469

Edrisinha, C., O’Reilly, M.F., Choi, H.Y., Sigafoos, J., & Lancioni, G.E. (2011). “Say cheese”: Teaching photography skills to adults with developmental disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32, 636-642. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2010.12.006

Tullis, C.A. & Seaman-Tullis, R.L. (2019). Incorporating preference assessment into transition planning for people with autism spectrum disorder. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 727-733. doi: 10.1007/s40617-019-00353-6

Jun 02, 2021
Episode 167 - Bullying
01:16:11

Hey, ABA Inside Track, I thought I told you not to podcast in here no more. Hey, did you record that episode on research on bullying behavior? You took notes on a meta-analysis of current bullying prevention programs and single-subject research looking closer at specific programs in behavior analysis, including a program for individuals with disabilities? Think, ABA Inside Track, think! If you put out an episode detailing effective treatment for decreasing bullying behavior and improving victimization outcomes, I’ll be out of a job, and you wouldn’t want that to happen, woudja? Wouldja?

This episode is available for 1.0 LEARNING CEU.

Articles discussed this episode:

Gaffney, H., Farrington, D.P., & Ttofi, M.M. (2019). Examining the effectiveness of school-bullying intervention programs globally: A meta-analysis. International Journal of Bullying Prevention, 1, 14-31. doi: 10.1007/s42380-019-0007-4

Gaffney, H., Ttofi, M.M., & Farrington, D.P. (2019). Evaluating the effectiveness of school-bullying prevention programs: An updated meta-analytical review. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 45, 111-133. doi: 10.1016/j.avb.2018.07.001

Gaffney, H., Ttofi, M.M., & Farrington, D.P. (2021). What works in anti-bullying programs? Analysis of effective intervention components. Journal of School Psychology, 85, 37-56. doi: 10.1016/j.jsp.2020.12.002

Ross, S.W. & Horner, R.H. (2009). Bully prevention in positive behavior support. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 747-759. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-747

Stannis, R.L., Crosland, K.A., Miltenberger, R., & Valbuena, D. (2019). Response to bullying (RTB): Behavioral skills and in situ training for individuals diagnosed with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 73-83. doi: 10.1002/jaba.501

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May 26, 2021
Episode 166 - The History and Evolution of the Functional Analysis w/ Dr. Jessica Slaton
01:27:25

And yea, the functional analysis sprung from the head of Iwata et al. And the results were good. Fast forward a few decades and researchers are still exploring the limits of this game changing assessment tool, finding ways for BCBAs to conduct safer and faster procedures. And to sum up some recent touchstone moments in this journey, we’re joined by researcher and FA history expert, Dr. Jessica Slaton to look at 40 year…and beyond!

This episode is available for 1.0 LEARNING CEU.

Articles discussed this episode:

Smith, R.G. & Churchill, R.M. (2002). Identification of environmental determinants of behavior disorders through functional analysis of precursor behaviors. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 35, 125-136. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2002.35-125

Thomason-Sassi, J.L., Iwata, B.A., Neidert, P.L., & Roscoe, E.M. (2011). Response latency as an index of response strength during functional analyses of problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 51-67. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-51

Slaton, J.D. & Hanley, G.P. (2018). Nature and scope of synthesis in functional analysis and treatment of problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 943-973. doi: 10.1002/jaba.498

Warner, C.A., Hanley, G.P., Landa, R.K., Ruppel, K.W., Rajaraman, A., Ghaemmaghami, M., Slaton, J.D., & Gover, H.C. (2020). Toward accurate inferences of response class membership. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53, 331-354. doi: 10.1002/jaba.598

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May 19, 2021
Episode 165 - Quality of Life
01:15:27

Unlike mercy, our quality of life does NOT droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven. Instead, our perception of how well (or not) our lives are is based on a number of factors relating to job satisfaction, social relationships, and physical wellbeing. Or so we thought. Turns out, all measures of quality of life may not be created equally, especially for autistic individuals. This week, we hit the research journals to identify what does and doesn’t matter in improving quality of life (and, what research still has to find out!).

This episode is available for 1.0 LEARNING CEU.

Articles discussed this episode:

Bernhardt, J.B., Larn, G.Y.H., Thomas, T., Cubells, J.F., Bohlke, K. Reid, M., & Rice, C.E. (2020). Meaning in measurement: Evaluating young autistic adults’ active engagement and expressed interest in quality-of-life goals. Ausitm in Adulthood, 2, 227-242. doi: 10.1089/aut.2019.0081

Burgess, A.F. & Gutstein, S.E. (2007). Quality of life for people with autism: Raising the standard for evaluating successful outcomes. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 12, 80-86. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-3588.2006.00432.x

Ayres, M., Parr, JR., Rodgers, J., Mason, D., Avery ,L., & Flynn, D. (2017). A systematic review of quality of life of adults on the autism spectrum. Autism, 22, 774-783. doi: 10.1177/1362361317714988

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May 12, 2021
May 2021 Preview
24:19

We were walking through the park today, because it’s the Merry Merry Month of May! And, who should we run into but our book club pal, Alan, to ring in the new topics we’ll be discussing this month. After reminiscing on the fun of discussing Neurotribes, we look forward to our episodes on quality of life, bullying, and the evolution of the functional analysis with Dr. Jessica Slaton. We’re about as funny as a screen door on a battleship.

Articles for May 2021

Quality of Life

Bernhardt, J.B., Larn, G.Y.H., Thomas, T., Cubells, J.F., Bohlke, K. Reid, M., & Rice, C.E. (2020). Meaning in measurement: Evaluating young autistic adults’ active engagement and expressed interest in quality-of-life goals. Ausitm in Adulthood, 2, 227-242. doi: 10.1089/aut.2019.0081

Burgess, A.F. & Gutstein, S.E. (2007). Quality of life for people with autism: Raising the standard for evaluating successful outcomes. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 12, 80-86. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-3588.2006.00432.x

Ayres, M., Parr, JR., Rodgers, J., Mason, D., Avery ,L., & Flynn, D. (2017). A systematic review of quality of life of adults on the autism spectrum. Autism, 22, 774-783. doi: 10.1177/1362361317714988

The History and Evolution of Functional Analysis w/ Dr. Jessica Slaton

Smith, R.G. & Churchill, R.M. (2002). Identification of environmental determinants of behavior disorders through functional analysis of precursor behaviors. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 35, 125-136. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2002.35-125

Thomason-Sassi, J.L., Iwata, B.A., Neidert, P.L., & Roscoe, E.M. (2011). Response latency as an index of response strength during functional analyses of problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 51-67. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-51

Slaton, J.D. & Hanley, G.P. (2018). Nature and scope of synthesis in functional analysis and treatment of problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 943-973. doi: 10.1002/jaba.498

Warner, C.A., Hanley, G.P., Landa, R.K., Ruppel, K.W., Rajaraman, A., Ghaemmaghami, M., Slaton, J.D., & Gover, H.C. (2020). Toward accurate inferences of response class membership. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53, 331-354. doi: 10.1002/jaba.598

Bullying

Gaffney, H., Farrington, D.P., & Ttofi, M.M. (2019). Examining the effectiveness of school-bullying intervention programs globally: A meta-analysis. International Journal of Bullying Prevention, 1, 14-31. doi: 10.1007/s42380-019-0007-4

Gaffney, H., Ttofi, M.M., & Farrington, D.P. (2019). Evaluating the effectiveness of school-bullying prevention programs: An updated meta-analytical review. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 45, 111-133. doi: 10.1016/j.avb.2018.07.001

Gaffney, H., Ttofi, M.M., & Farrington, D.P. (2021). What works in anti-bullying programs? Analysis of effective intervention components. Journal of School Psychology, 85, 37-56. doi: 10.1016/j.jsp.2020.12.002

Ross, S.W. & Horner, R.H. (2009). Bully prevention in positive behavior support. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 747-759. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-747

Stannis, R.L., Crosland, K.A., Miltenberger, R., & Valbuena, D. (2019). Response to bullying (RTB): Behavioral skills and in situ training for individuals diagnosed with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 73-83. doi: 10.1002/jaba.501

May 05, 2021
Episode 164 - Grab Bag XI??
01:17:43

Got any behavior analytic research?

Plenty! And good as only ABA Inside Track could discuss ‘em. Special sweet articles, spicy with bits of behavioral technologies like preference assessments, functional analyses, and plain ones like pre-post test designs that graph up all crunchy.

Hard to choose which one to discuss first.

That’s some problem. You try ‘em! Behavior analytic research reviews as only ABA Inside Track could discuss ‘em.

‘Cause ABA Inside Track remembers.

This episode is available for 1.0 LEARNING CEU.

NOTE: If you're looking for the 2nd code word, please redownload the file. Had to make some last-minute edits. Apologies to earlier listeners.

Articles discussed this episode:

Clayton, M. & Shrock, T. (2020). Making a tiger’s day: Free-operant assessment and environmental enrichment to improve the daily lives of captive Bengal tigers (Panthera tigris tigris). Behavior Analysis in Practice, 13, 883-893. doi: 10.1007/s40617-020-00478-z

Cengher, M., Clayborne, J.C., & O’Connor, J.T. (2020). Assessment and treatment of escape from attention in the form of conversation. Behavioral Interventions, 36, 21-39. doi: 10.1002/bin.1754

Machado, M.A. & Luczynski, K.C. (2021). Computer-based training to teach observers to accurately score problem behavior using fast forwarding at 5x normal speed. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 54, 417-428. doi: 10.1002/jaba.783

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Apr 28, 2021
Episode 163 - LGBTQIA+ Diversity w/ Camille Morgan
01:21:28

This week Camille Morgan, host of the Love, Sex, and ABA podcast, joins us to talk…well, love, sex, and ABA. Specifically we discussed the long and continuing work of the civil rights movement, what verbal behavior and ACT can add to the work of black liberation, and how these conversations relate to equal rights for the LGBTQIA+ community.

This episode is available for 1.0 LEARNING CEU.

Articles discussed this episode:

King, Jr., M.L. (1968).  The role of the behavioral scientist in the civil rights movement.  Journal of Social Issues, 24, 1-12.  doi: 10.1111/j.1540-4560.1968.tb01465.x

Gingles, D. (2021).  Igniting collective freedom: An integrative behavioral model of acceptance and commitment towards black liberation.  doi: 10.31234/osf.io/sk7jh

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Apr 21, 2021
Episode 162 - Tummy Time
01:14:31

Going way back to our very first episode, we’re talking all about tummy time. You know, that fun activity where you put a baby on its stomach to strengthen muscles and minimize the risk of getting a flat head. The one that makes most babies cry hysterically. Now research is here to inform how we can promote this very necessary activity without all the tears. Don’t shell out your hard-earned cash on a tummy time play mat until you’ve listened to this episode!

This episode is available for 1.0 LEARNING CEU.

Articles discussed this episode:

Boutot, E.A. & DiGangi, S.A.  (2018).  Effects of activation of preferred stimulus on tummy time behavior of an infant with Down syndrome and associated hypotonia.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 11, 144-147.  doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-0212-5

Morea, A. & Jessel, J.  (2020).  Comparing the effects of varied and constant preferred items on improving tummy time for typically developing infants.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53, 1367-1382.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.684

Mendres-Smith, A.E., Borrero, J.C., Castillo, M.I., Davis, B.J., Becraft, J.L., & Hussey-Gardner, B.  (2020).  Tummy time without the tears: The impact of parent positioning and play.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53, 2090-2107.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.715

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Apr 14, 2021
April 2021 Preview
13:39

Now that we’ve gotten our vaccines, we’re all back together at the studio table and raring to discuss this month’s episodes. First, we’re taking it back to the beginning with an episode on infant behavior, specifically, tummy time. Then we’ll be joined by Camille Morgan from the Love, Sex, and ABA podcast to discuss LGBTQIA+ diversity. Finally, we dust off the ol’ grab bag for the 11th time? Or 12th. We’ve lost track.

Articles for April 2021

Tummy Time

Boutot, E.A. & DiGangi, S.A. (2018). Effects of activation of preferred stimulus on tummy time behavior of an infant with Down syndrome and associated hypotonia. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 11, 144-147. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-0212-5

Morea, A. & Jessel, J. (2020). Comparing the effects of varied and constant preferred items on improving tummy time for typically developing infants. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53, 1367-1382. doi: 10.1002/jaba.684

Mendres-Smith, A.E., Borrero, J.C., Castillo, M.I., Davis, B.J., Becraft, J.L., & Hussey-Gardner, B. (2020). Tummy time without the tears: The impact of parent positioning and play. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53, 2090-2107. doi: 10.1002/jaba.715

LGBTQIA+Diversity w/ Camille Morgan

King, Jr., M.L. (1968). The role of the behavioral scientist in the civil rights movement. Journal of Social Issues, 24, 1-12. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-4560.1968.tb01465.x

Gingles, D. (2021). Igniting collective freedom: An integrative behavioral model of acceptance and commitment towards black liberation. doi: 10.31234/osf.io/sk7jh

Grab Bag XI?

Clayton, M. & Shrock, T. (2020). Making a tiger’s day: Free-operant assessment and environmental enrichment to improve the daily lives of captive Bengal tigers (Panthera tigris tigris). Behavior Analysis in Practice, 13, 883-893. doi: 10.1007/s40617-020-00478-z

Cengher, M., Clayborne, J.C., & O’Connor, J.T. (2020). Assessment and treatment of escape from attention in the form of conversation. Behavioral Interventions, 36, 21-39. doi: 10.1002/bin.1754

Machado, M.A. & Luczynski, K.C. (2021). Computer-based training to teach observers to accurately score problem behavior using fast forwarding at 5x normal speed. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 54, 417-428. doi: 10.1002/jaba.783

Apr 07, 2021
Episode 161 - Teaching Mindfulness w/ Dr. Joshua Felver
01:32:17

We were so fascinated by research on mindfulness in classroom management practices that we hunted down one of the researchers and demanded that they share all their secrets with us. Fortunately, we found the nicest one out there. And he even wrote a book on the subject! Dr. Joshua Felver brings the work of his research group into a deep dive into what is (and isn’t) mindfulness, how does it all work, and what’s most important for behavior analysts to know.

This episode is available for 1.0 LEARNING CEU.

Articles discussed this episode:

Felver, J.C. & Singh, N.N. (2020). Mindfulness in the classroom. New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

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Mar 31, 2021
Neurotribes Book Club (PREVIEW)
34:17

Ready for our newest book club? We discussed Steve Silberman's book "Neurotribes" for over two hours. And that still doesn't cover everything we wanted to get to! Whether viewed as a history of society's relationship with autism, an acknowledgment of autism's place in history, or a look into the future of neurodiversity, we've got hot takes from all angles. Join Rob, Diana, Jackie, and Alan as we celebrate the unsung heroes of autism research, bemoan the role of toxic personalities in holding back autism treatment, and discuss what it all means for us behavior analysts in providing strength-based, person-focused supports.

The full recording is only available for our $10 and up patrons and includes 2 learning credits at no additional charge. Enjoy this preview of our opening thoughts on the book. Interested in the full episode, plus our previous Book Clubs, social meet-ups every other month, and discounts for CEs? Head on over to our Patreon page and subscribe now!

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Content discussed in this episode

Silberman, S. (2015). Neurotribes: The legacy of autism and the future of neurodiversity. Avery.

Muratori, F., Calderoni, S. & Bizzari, V. George Frankl: an undervalued voice in the history of autism. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2020). doi.org/10.1007/s00787-020-01622-4

Mar 26, 2021
Episode 160 - Incorporating Unique Interests w/ Tameika Meadows
01:35:59

Though many of us have probably spent much of our careers fretting over how we can help autistic children stop engaging in stereotypic or seemingly ritualistic behavior, have we spent enough time asking whether attending to these unique interests might actually be beneficial? This week we’re joined by Tameika Meadows from I Love ABA to flip the script on that old chestnut and see what research tells us about all of the benefits to appreciating a person’s preferences, no matter how different they may be.

This episode is available for 1.0 LEARNING CEU.

Articles discussed this episode:

Baker, M.J. (2000). Incorporating the thematic ritualistic behaviors of children with autism into games: Increasing social play interactions with siblings. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2, 66-84. doi: 10.1177/109830070000200201

Vismara, L.A. & Lyons, G.L. (2007). Using perseverative interests to elicit joint attention behaviors in young children with autism: Theoretical and clinical implications for understanding motivation. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 9, 214-228. doi: 10.1177/10983007070090040401

Boyd, B.A., Conroy, M.A., Mancil, G.R., Nakao, T., & Alter, P.J. (2007). Effects of circumscribed interests on the social behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37, 1550-1561. doi: 10.1007/s10803-006-0286-8

Davey, L. (2020). Using the special interests of autistic children to facilitate meaningful engagement and learning. Good Autism Practice, 21, 43-64.

Bannerman, D.J., Sheldon, J.B., Sherman, J.A., & Harchik, A.E. (1990). Balancing the right to habilitiation with the right to personal liberties: The rights of people with developmental disabilities to eat too many doughnuts and take a nap. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 23, 79-89. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1990.23-79

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Mar 24, 2021
Episode 159 - ACT in the Time of COVID w/ Dr. Evelyn Gould
01:30:21

If you’re anything like us, you’re probably starting to hit the pandemic wall by now. Rather than trying to white-knuckle through it, we invite you to look at what the ACT research has to offer to improve your personal psychological flexibility in these tough times. And as you’re examining your values and committed actions, perhaps the parents you’re supporting would appreciate some help with their own self-care practices. Not sure how? Don’t worry: Dr. Evelyn Gould will help us stay in the moment.

This episode is available for 1.0 LEARNING CEU.

Articles discussed this episode:

Coyne, L.W., Gould, E.R., Grimaldi, M., Wilson, K.G., Baffuto, G., & Biglan, A. (2020). First things first: Parent psychological flexibility and self-compassion during COVID-19. Behavior Analysis in Practice. doi: 1007/s40617-020-00435-w

Fiebig, J.H., Gould, E.R., Ming, S., Watson, R.A. (2020). An invitation to act on the value of self-care: Being a whole person in all that you do. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 13, 559-567. doi: 1007/s40617-020-00442-x

Neuringer, A. (1991). Humble behaviorism. The Behavior Analyst, 14, 1-13. doi: 10.1007/BF03392543

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Mar 17, 2021
Episode 158 - The New Ethics Code: Skybridge to Tomorrow!
01:12:42

Coming to you from the distant year of 2022, we bring you some hot, timely takes on the new BCBA Ethics Code!! While the future may have a lot of giant cockroaches attacking our domed cities, we also have some fabulous updates to how diversity and cultural competence plays into our ethical practice. And while Terminator-esque robots run the government, we can live peacefully knowing that debates about whether we can receive small gifts from clients are a thing of the past!

Looking for more ethics discussions? Don’t forget to check out the Inside the BACB Podcast to get monthly, section-by-section breakdowns from Dr. Jim Carr and Dr. Tyra Sellers of the new code.

This episode is available for 1.0 ETHICS CEU.

Articles discussed this episode:

The New Ethics Code: Skybridge to Tomorrow

Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (2020). Ethics code for behavior analysts. Littleton, CO: Author.

Introducing the new Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts. (December 2020). BACB Newsletter, 1-4. https://www.bacb.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/BACB_December2020_Newsletter-201209.pdf

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Mar 10, 2021
March 2021 Preview
24:18

It’s our 5th anniversary! And to celebrate, all the episodes this month have silly titles! But the topics we’ll be discussing are anything but silly. More like timely, relevant, and professionally fulfilling. First, we’ll be putting out our hot takes on the updated BACB ethics code. Then we’ll be joined by some special guests, Dr. Evelyn Gould and Tameika Meadows from I Love ABA and Dr. Josh Felver, to talk about acceptance and commitment therapy and its impact on our practice (and ourselves!) during the COVID-19 pandemic, how we can use student perseverative interests to improve learning outcomes, and the research behind utilizing mindfulness curricula in schools. Not all at once of course. That would be a really confusing episode.

Wondering if you should get us a gift for our anniversary? Nothing would make us happier than seeing you over at our Patreon page so we can all get together to discuss our March Book Club topic, “Neurotribes”. And, starting this month, patrons get access to our episodes a week early!

Articles for March 2021

The New Ethics Code: Skybridge to Tomorrow

Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (2020). Ethics code for behavior analysts. Littleton, CO: Author.

Introducing the new Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts. (December 2020). BACB Newsletter, 1-4. https://www.bacb.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/BACB_December2020_Newsletter-201209.pdf

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in the Time of COVID-19 w/ Dr. Evelyn Gould

Coyne, L.W., Gould, E.R., Grimaldi, M., Wilson, K.G., Baffuto, G., & Biglan, A. (2020). First things first: Parent psychological flexibility and self-compassion during COVID-19. Behavior Analysis in Practice. doi: 1007/s40617-020-00435-w

Fiebig, J.H., Gould, E.R., Ming, S., Watson, R.A. (2020). An invitation to act on the value of self-care: Being a whole person in all that you do. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 13, 559-567. doi: 1007/s40617-020-00442-x

Neuringer, A. (1991). Humble behaviorism. The Behavior Analyst, 14, 1-13. doi: 10.1007/BF03392543

 

Incorporating Unique Interests w/ Tameika Meadows

Baker, M.J. (2000). Incorporating the thematic ritualistic behaviors of children with autism into games: Increasing social play interactions with siblings. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2, 66-84. doi: 10.1177/109830070000200201

Vismara, L.A. & Lyons, G.L. (2007). Using perseverative interests to elicit joint attention behaviors in young children with autism: Theoretical and clinical implications for understanding motivation. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 9, 214-228. doi: 10.1177/10983007070090040401

Boyd, B.A., Conroy, M.A., Mancil, G.R., Nakao, T., & Alter, P.J. (2007). Effects of circumscribed interests on the social behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37, 1550-1561. doi: 10.1007/s10803-006-0286-8

Davey, L. (2020). Using the special interests of autistic children to facilitate meaningful engagement and learning. Good Autism Practice, 21, 43-64.

Bannerman, D.J., Sheldon, J.B., Sherman, J.A., & Harchik, A.E. (1990). Balancing the right to habilitiation with the right to personal liberties: The rights of people with developmental disabilities to eat too many doughnuts and take a nap. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 23, 79-89. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1990.23-79

 

Teaching Mindfulness w/ Dr. Josh Felver

Felver, J.C. & Singh, N.N. (2020). Mindfulness in the classroom. New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Mar 03, 2021
Episode 157 - Higher-Order Thinking in Higher Education w/ Dr. Darlene Crone-Todd
01:22:02

When you get to higher education, you should learn something more than facts, right? Shouldn’t you learn how to use those facts to solve new and exciting problems? This week, Dr. Darlene Crone-Todd breaks out the scaffolding and shares her research on how to define and plan for teaching higher-order thinking skills. For students of all ages, if you’re responsible for teaching others, there’s something here for you.

This episode is available for 1.0 LEARNING CEU.

Articles discussed this episode:

Crone-Todd, D.E., Pear, J.J., & Read, C.N. (2000). Operational definitions for higher-order thinking objectives at the post-secondary level. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 4, 99-106.

Crone-Todd, D.E. & Pear, J.J. (2001). Application of Bloom’s taxonomy to PSI. The Behavior Analyst Today, 2, 204-210. doi: 10.1037/h0099931

Pear, JJ., Crone-Todd, D.E., Wirth, K.M., & Simister, H.D. (2001). Assessment of thinking levels in students’ answers. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 5, 94-99.

Crone-Todd, D.E. (2007). Assessment of thinking in adult learners. Behavioral Development Bulletin, 13, 43-46. doi: 10.1037/h0100500

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Feb 24, 2021
Episode 156 - Traumatic Brain Injury w/ Dr. Megan Heinicke
01:16:21

If you didn’t know the difference between acquired and traumatic brain injuries, have we got a show for you. This week, Dr. Megan Heinicke shares the basics of the evidence-based for treatment of TBIs using the principles of behavior analysis. We discuss the research, the practice, and just how BCBAs should go about entering a new field.

This episode is available for 1.0 LEARNING CEU.

Articles discussed this episode:

Heinicke, M.R. & Carr, J.E. (2014). Applied behavior analysis in acquired brain injury rehabilitation: A meta-analysis of single-case design intervention research. Behavioral Interventions, 29, 77-105. doi: 10.1002/bin.1380

LeBlanc, L.A., Heinick, M.R., & Baker, J.C. (2013). Expanding the consumer base for behavior-analytic services: Meeting the needs of consumers in the 21st century. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 5, 4-14. doi: 10.1007/BF03391813

Heinicke, M.R., Carr, J.E., & Mozzoni, M.P. (2009). Using differential reinforcement to decrease academic response latencies of an adolescent with acquired brain injury. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 861-865. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-861

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Feb 17, 2021
Episode 155 - Turn Taking
01:23:57

A goblin horde approaches your part of adventurers. Roll for attack!

If the above statement brings back positive memories of your friends, you’re probably a fan of games. If not, you may either a) hate games as much as Jackie or b) benefit from research on improving turn-taking and game-playing abilities. Don’t worry, everyone can learn the basics of playing a game and in this week’s episode, we break out the research instruction manual on just how to support children with a variety of disabilities to do just that. It’s like rolling a natural 20.

This episode is available for 1.0 LEARNING CEU.

Articles discussed this episode:

Turn Taking

Oppenheim-Leaf, M.L., Leaf, J.B., & Call, N.C. (2012). Teaching board games to two children with an autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 24, 247-358. doi: 10.1007/s10882-012-9274-4

Davis-Temple, J., Jung, S., & Sainato, D.M. (2014). Teaching young children with special needs and their peers to play board games: Effects of a least to most prompting procedure to increase independent performance. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 7, 21-30. doi: 10.1007/s40617-014-0001-8

Barton, E.E., Pokorski, E.A., Sweeney, E.M., Velez, M., Gossett, S., Qiu, J., Flaherty, C., & Domingo, M. (2018). An empirical examination of effective practices for teaching board game play to young children. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 20, 138-148. doi: 10.1177/1098300717753833

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Feb 10, 2021
February 2021 Preview
20:36

While the month may be short on days, it’s certainly not short on awesome behavior analytic content! When we’re not giving each other virtual flowers, we’re finding awesome, new guests to share their knowledge with us. Between discussions of turn-taking, best practice teaching in higher education, and traumatic brain injury, February’s episodes will be as delicious and varied as a Valentine’s box of chocolate.

Articles for February 2021’s Episodes

Turn Taking

Oppenheim-Leaf, M.L., Leaf, J.B., & Call, N.C. (2012). Teaching board games to two children with an autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 24, 247-358. doi: 10.1007/s10882-012-9274-4

Davis-Temple, J., Jung, S., & Sainato, D.M. (2014). Teaching young children with special needs and their peers to play board games: Effects of a least to most prompting procedure to increase independent performance. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 7, 21-30. doi: 10.1007/s40617-014-0001-8

Barton, E.E., Pokorski, E.A., Sweeney, E.M., Velez, M., Gossett, S., Qiu, J., Flaherty, C., & Domingo, M. (2018). An empirical examination of effective practices for teaching board game play to young children. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 20, 138-148. doi: 10.1177/1098300717753833

Traumatic Brain Injury w/ Dr. Megan Heinicke

Heinicke, M.R. & Carr, J.E. (2014). Applied behavior analysis in acquired brain injury rehabilitation: A meta-analysis of single-case design intervention research. Behavioral Interventions, 29, 77-105. doi: 10.1002/bin.1380

LeBlanc, L.A., Heinick, M.R., & Baker, J.C. (2013). Expanding the consumer base for behavior-analytic services: Meeting the needs of consumers in the 21st century. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 5, 4-14. doi: 10.1007/BF03391813

Heinicke, M.R., Carr, J.E., & Mozzoni, M.P. (2009). Using differential reinforcement to decrease academic response latencies of an adolescent with acquired brain injury. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 861-865. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-861

Higher Order Thinking in Higher Education w/ Dr. Darlene Crone-Todd

Crone-Todd, D.E., Pear, J.J., & Read, C.N. (2000). Operational definitions for higher-order thinking objectives at the post-secondary level. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 4, 99-106.

Crone-Todd, D.E. & Pear, J.J. (2001). Application of Bloom’s taxonomy to PSI. The Behavior Analyst Today, 2, 204-210. doi: 10.1037/h0099931

Pear, JJ., Crone-Todd, D.E., Wirth, K.M., & Simister, H.D. (2001). Assessment of thinking levels in students’ answers. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 5, 94-99.

Crone-Todd, D.E. (2007). Assessment of thinking in adult learners. Behavioral Development Bulletin, 13, 43-46. doi: 10.1037/h0100500

Feb 03, 2021
Episode 154 - Mindfulness in Classroom Management
01:19:09

While mindfulness may feel like the new hotness, is there anything in the research that supports its effectiveness in improving classroom behavior? This week we stop our deep breathing exercises to discuss just what makes mindfulness so popular, whether the results match the increased fervor, and whether behavior analysts should be paying attention.

If you enjoy this week’s episode on mindfulness, keep an eye on your feed for a bonus episode coming out later this month with the authors of one of the mindfulness curricula that we discuss!

Articles discussed this episode:

Klingbeil, D.A., Fischer, A.J., Renshaw, T.L., Bloomfield, B.S., Polakoff, B., Willenbrink, J.B., Copek, R.A., & Chan K.T. (2017). Effects of mindfulness-based interventions on disruptive behavior: A meta-analysis of single-case research. Psychology in the Schools, 54, 70-87. doi: 10.1002/pits.21982

Kasson, E.M. & Wilson, A.N. (2017). Preliminary evidence on the efficacy of mindfulness combined with traditional classroom management strategies. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 10, 242-251. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0160-x

Black, D.S. & Fernando, R. (2014). Mindfulness training and classroom behavior among lower-income and ethnic minority elementary school children. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 23, 1242-1246. doi: 10.1007/s10826-013-9784-4

Wilson, A.N. & Dixon, M.R. (2010). A mindfulness approach to improving classroom attention. Journal of Behavioral Health and Medicine, 1, 137-142. doi: 10.1037/h0100547

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Jan 27, 2021
Episode 153 - (ETHICS) The "Debatable" Ethics Code w/ Dr. Allen Karsina
01:18:22

Step right up! Step right up! It’s time for the great ethics debate! In this corner, Jackie and Diana, the dynamic duo, ready to convince the listeners that the BACB ethics code fails to do enough to support meaningful ethical problem solving in the repertoire of behavior analysts. And, coming all the way from the other side of the podcast-o-sphere, it’s Rob with special guest (i.e., ringer) Dr. Allen Karsina, ready to tangle in support of the current code because rules are the scaffolding that holds our moral wills and skills to be ethical together. It’s no-holds barred on this week’s episode. Four BCBAs enter…only two will leave!

Did I hype this one up enough?

NOTE: This episode was recorded prior to the release of the updated BACB ethics guidelines

Articles discussed this episode:

Rosenberg, N.E., & Schwartz, I.S. (2019). Guidance or compliance: What makes an ethical behavior analyst? Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 473-482. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00287-5

Sellers, T.P., Carr, J.E., Nosik, M.R. (2020). On the BACB’s ethics requirements: A response to Rosenberg and Schwartz (2019). Behavior Analysis in Practice, 13, 714-717. doi: 10.1007/s40617-020-00463-6

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Jan 20, 2021
Episode 152 - (ETHICS) Ethics of Teaching Cultural Responsiveness
01:28:26

While we weren’t able to record our live talk at the Thompson Center Conference this year, it did give us time to think about the ethical responsibility of BCBAs to include instruction and support in improving the cultural responsiveness of our supervisees. I mean, how else can we expect the next generations of behavior analysts to improve their ability to take culture into account during assessment, treatment, and rapport building activities?

Note: This episode is worth 1.5 Learning Credits

Articles discussed this episode:

Sellers, T. P., Alai-Rosales, S., MacDonald, R. P. F. (2016). Taking full responsibility: The ethics of supervision in behavior analytic practice. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 299-308. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0144-x

Munoz, C. C., DoBroka, C. C., & Mohammad, S. (2009). Development of a multidisciplinary course in cultural competence for nursing and human service professions. Journal of Nursing Education, 48, 495-503. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20090610-03

Rogers-Sirin, L., & Sirin, S. R. (2009). Cultural competence as an ethical requirement: Introducing a new educational model. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2, 19-29. doi: 10.1037/a0013762

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Jan 13, 2021
January 2021 Preview
22:27

A new year means new podcasts and new resolutions. To help you out, we’re starting off the year with two podcasts all on the topic of ethics. First, we welcome back Dr. Allen Karsina who will literally debate us about the ethics code. Then, we get into the ethics of cultural competence in the practice of a behavior analyst. Finally, we wrap it all up with a mindful podcast about mindfulness in the schools. Here’s to a better year than the last!

Articles for January 2021

Ethics of Teaching Cultural Responsiveness

Sellers, T. P., Alai-Rosales, S., MacDonald, R. P. F. (2016). Taking full responsibility: The ethics of supervision in behavior analytic practice. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 299-308. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0144-x

Munoz, C. C., DoBroka, C. C., & Mohammad, S. (2009). Development of a multidisciplinary course in cultural competence for nursing and human service professions. Journal of Nursing Education, 48, 495-503. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20090610-03

Rogers-Sirin, L., & Sirin, S. R. (2009). Cultural competence as an ethical requirement: Introducing a new educational model. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2, 19-29. doi: 10.1037/a0013762

The “Debatable” Ethics Code w/ Dr. Allen Karsina

Rosenberg, N.E., & Schwartz, I.S. (2019). Guidance or compliance: What makes an ethical behavior analyst? Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 473-482. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00287-5

Sellers, T.P., Carr, J.E., Nosik, M.R. (2020). On the BACB’s ethics requirements: A response to Rosenberg and Schwartz (2019). Behavior Analysis in Practice, 13, 714-717. doi: 10.1007/s40617-020-00463-6

Mindfulness in Classroom Management

Klingbeil, D.A., Fischer, A.J., Renshaw, T.L., Bloomfield, B.S., Polakoff, B., Willenbrink, J.B., Copek, R.A., & Chan K.T. (2017). Effects of mindfulness-based interventions on disruptive behavior: A meta-analysis of single-case research. Psychology in the Schools, 54, 70-87. doi: 10.1002/pits.21982

Kasson, E.M. & Wilson, A.N. (2017). Preliminary evidence on the efficacy of mindfulness combined with traditional classroom management strategies. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 10, 242-251. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0160-x

Black, D.S. & Fernando, R. (2014). Mindfulness training and classroom behavior among lower-income and ethnic minority elementary school children. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 23, 1242-1246. doi: 10.1007/s10826-013-9784-4

Wilson, A.N. & Dixon, M.R. (2010). A mindfulness approach to improving classroom attention. Journal of Behavioral Health and Medicine, 1, 137-142. doi: 10.1037/h0100547

Jan 06, 2021
Episode 151 - Fitness, Physical Activity, and Fake Resolutions w/ Dr. Nick Green
01:18:11

This week we discuss improving sedentary behavior, setting meaningful goals for physical activity in the workplace, and how New Year's Resolutions probably won't get you there. And we wouldn’t think of talking about getting in shape without friend of the show, Dr. Nick Green, from BehaviorFit. If you’re tired of click bait New Year articles about fitness and want something substantial, this is the episode for you.

Also, to celebrate his new course, “Getting Started in Applied Behavior Analysis, Health, and Fitness" at BehaviorFit Acacdemy, Nick has a holiday gift for our listeners. Just enter the code “INSIDETRACK” for $5 off!

NOTE: This file contains both keywords.  Apologies for any inconvenience to our listeners.

Articles discussed this episode:

Green, N. & Dallery, J. (2019). Evaluating the effectiveness of education, feedback, and task clarification to increase workplace physical activity. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 3-4, 237-246. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2019.1632239

Green, N. Sigurdsson, S., & Wilder, D.A. (2016). Decreasing bouts of prolonged sitting among office workers. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 717-722. doi: 10.1002/jaba.309

Kurti, A.N. & Dallery, J. (2013). Internet-based contingency management increases walking in sedentary adults. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 568-581. doi: 10.1002/jaba.58

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Dec 30, 2020
Bonus Episode 23 - The Year in ABA (2020) w/ Matt Cicoria
01:36:43

2020 is finally over! One of the few good things about this dumpster fire of a year is that we get to end it with our buddy Matt Cicoria from the Behavioral Observations podcast. We discuss the lows, the other lows, and force ourselves to think of a few highs. And enjoy some adult beverages because nothing says 2020 like a Zoom call with wine and beer.

Dec 23, 2020
Episode 150 - Social Skill Curricula
01:22:57

If social skills are an important component of human development and individuals with autism often have challenges in learning social skills, there must be a curriculum that lets specialists of all backgrounds teach these important lessons, right? Well, maybe? This week we look at what actual research there is behind commercially-available curricula for teaching social skills and highlight a few of the more promising programs.

Articles discussed this episode:

Bellini, S., Peters, J.K., Benner, L., & Hope, A. (2007). A meta-analysis of school-based social skills interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders. Remedial and Special Education, 28, 153-162. doi: 10.1177/07419325070280030401

Hall, L.J., Leinert, S., & Jacquez, J. (2018). A review of social skill manuals for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Current Developmental Disorders Reports, 5, 77-88. doi: 10.1007/s40474-018-0134-5

Stichter, J.P., O’Connor, K.V., Herzog, M.J., Lierheimer, K., & McGhee, S.D. (2012). Social competence intervention for elementary students with aspergers syndrom and high functioning autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42, 354-366. doi: 10.1007/s10803-011-1249-2

Laugeson, E.A., Frankel, F., Gantman, A., Dillon, A.R., & Mogil, C. (2012). Evidence-based social skills training for adolescents with autism spectrum disorders: The UCLA PEERS program. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42, 1025-1036. doi: 10.1007/s10803-011-1339-1

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Dec 16, 2020
Episode 149 - Time Out w/ Dr. Jeanne Donaldson
01:33:48

Despite being a classic component of most parent discipline practices, the average person tends to forget that time out procedures started in the field of behavior analysis. Does this old chestnut still hold value as a part of a behavior management plan? Dr. Jeanne Donaldson joins us this week to review her research on the subject and how time out fits in the framework of trauma-informed care.

Articles discussed this episode:

Dadds, M.R. & Tully, L.A. (2019). What is it to discipline a child: What should it be? A reanalysis of time-out from the perspective of child mental health, attachment, and trauma. American Psychologist, 74, 794-808. doi: 10.1037/amp0000449

Donaldson, J.M. & Vollmer, T.R. (2011). An evaluation and comparison of time-out procedures with and without release contingencies. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 693-705. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-693

Donaldson, J.M., Vollmer, T.R., Yakich, T.M., & Van Camp, C. (2013). Effects of a reduced time-out interval on compliance with the time-out instruction. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 369-378. doi: 10.1002/jaba.40

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Dec 09, 2020
December 2020 Preview
20:45

Ho ho ho! And a merry podcast! We’re back with a wintry mix of exciting topics featuring a guest we’ve been dying to have on the show, a guest we’ve been dying to have return, and a topic we’ve been dying to explore.

Articles for December 2020

Time Out w/ Dr. Jeanne Donaldson

Dadds, M.R. & Tully, L.A. (2019). What is it to discipline a child: What should it be? A reanalysis of time-out from the perspective of child mental health, attachment, and trauma. American Psychologist, 74, 794-808. doi: 10.1037/amp0000449

Donaldson, J.M. & Vollmer, T.R. (2011). An evaluation and comparison of time-out procedures with and without release contingencies. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 693-705. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-693

Donaldson, J.M., Vollmer, T.R., Yakich, T.M., & Van Camp, C. (2013). Effects of a reduced time-out interval on compliance with the time-out instruction. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 369-378. doi: 10.1002/jaba.40

Social Skills Curricula

Bellini, S., Peters, J.K., Benner, L., & Hope, A. (2007). A meta-analysis of school-based social skills interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders. Remedial and Special Education, 28, 153-162. doi: 10.1177/07419325070280030401

Hall, L.J., Leinert, S., & Jacquez, J. (2018). A review of social skill manuals for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Current Developmental Disorders Reports, 5, 77-88. doi: 10.1007/s40474-018-0134-5

Stichter, J.P., O’Connor, K.V., Herzog, M.J., Lierheimer, K., & McGhee, S.D. (2012). Social competence intervention for elementary students with aspergers syndrom and high functioning autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42, 354-366. doi: 10.1007/s10803-011-1249-2

Laugeson, E.A., Frankel, F., Gantman, A., Dillon, A.R., & Mogil, C. (2012). Evidence-based social skills training for adolescents with autism spectrum disorders: The UCLA PEERS program. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42, 1025-1036. doi: 10.1007/s10803-011-1339-1

Fitness, Physical Activity, and Fake Resolutions w/ Dr. Nick Green

Green, N. & Dallery, J. (2019). Evaluating the effectiveness of education, feedback, and task clarification to increase workplace physical activity. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 3-4, 237-246. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2019.1632239

Green, N. Sigurdsson, S., & Wilder, D.A. (2016). Decreasing bouts of prolonged sitting among office workers. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 717-722. doi: 10.1002/jaba.309

Kurti, A.N. & Dallery, J. (2013). Internet-based contingency management increases walking in sedentary adults. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 568-581. doi: 10.1002/jaba.58

Dec 02, 2020
Episode 148 - Dental Exam Tolerance w/ Dr. Kelly McConnell
01:22:03

While nobody really wants to go to the dentist, there’s a big difference between a grumbling as you walk in for a cleaning and hiding under the dining room table when the word “fluoride” is uttered. This week, Dr. Kelly McConnell stops by to discuss her research on helping individuals with autism tolerate dental exams, including the do’s and do not’s of working with dentists and ensuring that the program in the clinic actually results in a successful trip to the dentist’s office. 4 out of 5 dentists recommend you listen to this episode (we’re guessing).

Articles discussed this episode:

Allen, K.D., & Wallace, D.P. (2013). Effectiveness of using noncontingent escape for general behavior management in a pediatric dental clinic. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 723-737. doi: 10.1002/jaba.82

Carter, L., Harper, J.M., & Luiselli, J.K. (2019). Dental desensitization for students with autism spectrum disorder through graduated exposure, reinforcement, and reinforcement fading. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 31, 161-170. doi: 10.1007/s10882-018-9635-8

McConnell, K.L., Sassi, J.L., Carr, L., Szalwinski. J., Courtemanch, A., Njie-Jallow, F., & Cheney, W.R. (2020). Functional analysis and generalized treatment of disruptive behavior during dental exams. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. doi: 10.1002/jaba.747

Appukuttan, D.P. (2016). Strategies to manage patients with dental anxiety and dental phobia: Literature review. Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry, 8, 35-50. doi: 10.2147/CCIDE.S63626

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Nov 25, 2020
Meaningful Differences Book Club (PREVIEW)
34:15

For our first patrons-only book club, you voted on "Meaningful Differences" by Hart and Risley. And here it is: 2+ hours all about this classic, and sometimes controversial, book documenting Betty Hart and Todd Risley's longitudinal study exploring the home lives of 42 families to try to determine why some children develop more robust language than others. If you ever wondered where the 30 million word gap comes from, you've found it.

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Works discussed this episode:

Hart, B., & Risley, T. R. (1995). Meaningful differences in the everyday experience of young American children. Baltimore, Md: Paul H. Brookes.

Sperry, D.E., Sperry, L.L., & Miller, P.J. (2019). Reexamining the verbal environments of children from different socioeconomic backgrounds. Child Development, 90, 1303-1318. doi: 10.1111/cdev.13072

Golinkoff, R.M., Hoff, E., Rowe, M.L., Tamis-LeMonda, C.S., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2019). Language matters: Denying the existence of the 30-million word gap has serious consequences, Child Development, 90, 985-992. doi: 10.1111/cdev.13128

Gilkerson, J., Richards, J.A., Warren, S.F., Montgomery, J.K., Greenwood, C.R., Oller, D>K., Hansen, J.H.L., & Paul, T.D. (2017). Mapping the early language environment using all-day recordings and automated analysis. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 26, 248-265. doi: 10.1044/2016_AJSLP-15-0169

Nov 23, 2020
Episode 147 - Sexual Wellbeing w/ Werner Leland and Barbara Gross
01:17:54

Diana was so amazed by a talk given by our special guests, Worner Leland and Barb Gross from Sex Ed Continuing Ed, that she emailed them immediately to join us on the show. We’re thankful that they agreed and spent an evening discussing the sexual wellbeing of individuals with developmental disabilities. We discuss the danger of seeing sexual behavior as problem behavior, review the ExPLISSIT model for addressing sexual wellbeing, and even get Rob to move beyond his classic New England Puritan viewpoints on “sex”.

Interested in learning more? Check out these links shared by our guests:

Sex Ed Continuing Ed

Sexual Behavior Research and Practice SIG

Kids Ask

Our Whole Lives curriculum

Sex Ed for Social Change

Articles discussed this episode:

Davis, T.N., Machalicke, W., Scalzo, R., Kobylecky, A., Campbell, V., Pinkelman, S., Chan, J.M., & Sigafoos, J. (2016). A review and treatment selection model for individuals with developmental disabilities who engage in inappropriate sexual behavior. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 389-402. doi: 10.1007/s40617-015-0062-3

Stein, S. & Dillenburger, K. (2017). Ethics in sexual behavior assessment and support for people with intellectual disability. International Journal on Disability and Human Development, 16, 11-17. doi: 10.1515/ijdhd-2016-0023

Taylor, B. & Davis, S. (2007). The extended PLISSIT model for addressing the sexual wellbeing of individuals with an acquired disability of chronic illness. Sexuality and Disability, 25, 135-139. doi: 10.1007/s11195-007-9044-x

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Nov 18, 2020
Episode 146 - Elopement w/ Dr. Megan Boyle
01:18:03

If you’ve ever tried to develop a function-based treatment on elopement, you’ve probably wondered where in the research to start. The answer is start here with this week’s episode! Not only are we joined by Dr. Megan Boyle to discuss the findings of her extensive literature review on the subject, but we also get to enjoy her first-hand accounts of assessment and treatment of elopement. The hipsters call it “bolting”.

Articles discussed this episode:

Boyle, M.A. & Adamson, R.M. (2017). Systematic review of functional analysis and treatment of elopement (2000-2015). Behavior Analysis in Practice, 10, 375-385. doi: 10.1007/s40617-017-0191-y

Boyle, M.A., Keenan, G., Forck, K.L., & Curtis, K.S. (2019). Treatment of elopement without blocking with a child with autism. Behavior Modification, 43, 132-145. doi: 10.1177/0145445517740871

Boyle, M.A., Bacon, M.T., Brewer, E.M., Carton, S.M., & Gaskill, L.A. (2020). Evaluating a treatment wihtout extinction for elopement maintained by access to stereotypy. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53, 1531-1541. doi: 10.1002/jaba.682

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Nov 11, 2020
November 2020 Preview
16:11

Join us this November for a cornucopia of riches to give thanks to. At least, when it comes to awesome behavior analytic topics and guests. Between challenging behavior, necessary life skills, and human rights, we’ve got enough content to entertain you on Thanksgiving from the first dinner roll to the last slice of turkey. And, if your Zoom family gathering is going south, just put on ABA Inside Track on and pretend we’re joining you for after-dinner pumpkin pie. Pie not included.

Articles for November 2020

Elopement w/ Dr. Megan Boyle

Boyle, M.A. & Adamson, R.M. (2017). Systematic review of functional analysis and treatment of elopement (2000-2015). Behavior Analysis in Practice, 10, 375-385. doi: 10.1007/s40617-017-0191-y

Boyle, M.A., Keenan, G., Forck, K.L., & Curtis, K.S. (2019). Treatment of elopement without blocking with a child with autism. Behavior Modification, 43, 132-145. doi: 10.1177/0145445517740871

Boyle, M.A., Bacon, M.T., Brewer, E.M., Carton, S.M., & Gaskill, L.A. (2020). Evaluating a treatment wihtout extinction for elopement maintained by access to stereotypy. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53, 1531-1541. doi: 10.1002/jaba.682

 

Sexual Wellbeing w/ Worner Leland + Barb Gross

Davis, T.N., Machalicke, W., Scalzo, R., Kobylecky, A., Campbell, V., Pinkelman, S., Chan, J.M., & Sigafoos, J. (2016). A review and treatment selection model for individuals with developmental disabilities who engage in inappropriate sexual behavior. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 389-402. doi: 10.1007/s40617-015-0062-3

Stein, S. & Dillenburger, K. (2017). Ethics in sexual behavior assessment and support for people with intellectual disability. International Journal on Disability and Human Development, 16, 11-17. doi: 10.1515/ijdhd-2016-0023

Taylor, B. & Davis, S. (2007). The extended PLISSIT model for addressing the sexual wellbeing of individuals with an acquired disability of chronic illness. Sexuality and Disability, 25, 135-139. doi: 10.1007/s11195-007-9044-x

 

Dental Exam Tolerance w/ Dr. Kelly McConnell

Allen, K.D., & Wallace, D.P. (2013). Effectiveness of using noncontingent escape for general behavior management in a pediatric dental clinic. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 723-737. doi: 10.1002/jaba.82

Carter, L., Harper, J.M., & Luiselli, J.K. (2019). Dental desensitization for students with autism spectrum disorder through graduated exposure, reinforcement, and reinforcement fading. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 31, 161-170. doi: 10.1007/s10882-018-9635-8

McConnell, K.L., Sassi, J.L., Carr, L., Szalwinski. J., Courtemanch, A., Njie-Jallow, F., & Cheney, W.R. (2020). Functional analysis and generalized treatment of disruptive behavior during dental exams. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. doi: 10.1002/jaba.747

Appukuttan, D.P. (2016). Strategies to manage patients with dental anxiety and dental phobia: Literature review. Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry, 8, 35-50. doi: 10.2147/CCIDE.S63626

Nov 04, 2020
Episode 145 - Self Care w/ Dr. Shane Spiker
01:08:51

If your list of self-care activities begins and ends at a big glass of wine, you may not be doing it right. And, as our special guest, Dr. Shane Spiker, shares, you’re not alone. This week, we discuss the challenges of self-care for behavior analysts including the consequences of burnout and the surprising fact that taking care of ourselves is an actual learned skill.

Articles discussed this episode:

Gibson, J.A., Grey, I.M., & Hastings, R.P. (2009). Supervisor support as a predictor of burnout and therapeutic self-efficacy in therapists working in ABA schools. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39, 1024-1030. doi: 10.1007/s10803-009-0709-4

Plantiveau, C., Dounavi, K., & Virues-Ortega, J. (2018). High level of burnout among early-career board-certified behavior analysts with low collegial support in the work environment. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 19, 195-207. doi: 10.1080/15021149.2018.1438339

Dounavi, K., Fennell, B., & Early, E. (2019). Supervision for certification in the field of applied behaviour analysis: Characteristics and relationship with job satisfaction, burnout, work demands, and support. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, 2098. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16122098

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Oct 28, 2020
Episode 144 - Grab Bag Reboot
01:04:22

This Halloween, don’t run away. Don’t lock your doors. Don’t hide under your bed. Because, the audio file is already in your ears.

Grab Bag Reboot. This time, it’s personal.

Articles discussed this episode:

Gunning, C., Holloway, J., & Grealish, L. (2020). An evaluation of parents as behavior change agents in the Preschool Life Skills program. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53, 889-917. doi: 10.1002/jaba.660

Luna, O. & Rapp, J.T. (2019). Using a checklist to increase objective session note writing: Preliminary results. Behavior Analysis Practice, 12, 622-626. doi: 10/1007/s40617-018-00315-4

Milata, E.M., Reeve, S.A., Reeve, K.F., & Dickson, C.A. (2020).. A blueprint for general-case procedures illustrated by teaching adolescents with autism spectrum disorder to use a chip-debit card. Behavioral Interventions, 35, 1-26. doi: 10.1002/bin.1719

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Oct 21, 2020
Episode 143 - Stimulus Equivalence
01:14:05

By popular demand (of Diana), we’re talking all about stimulus equivalence. After drawing multiple pictures to remind ourselves of the inner workings of this powerful process, we dive into relevant research from three generations: a Sidman original, a go-go 90’s extension, and a practical example of stimulus equivalence in special education.

Articles discussed this episode:

Sidman, M. Cresson, Jr., O., & Willson-Morris, M. (1974). Acquisition of matching to sample via mediated transfer. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 22, 261-273. doi: 10.1901/jeab.1974.22-261

Cowley, B.J., Green, G., & Braunling-McMorrow, D. (1992). Using stimulus equivalence procedures to teach name-face matching to adults with brain injuries. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 25, 461-475. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1992.25-461

Keintz, K.S., Miguel, C.F., Kao, B., & Finn, H.E. (2011). Using conditional discrimination training to produce emergent relations between coins and their values in children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 909-913. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-909

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Oct 14, 2020
October 2020 Preview
19:37

No tricks this month on the show unless you’re terrified of stimulus equivalence like Rob! For everyone else, it’ll be all treats for your ears with the return of a popular (?) episode format as well as a cozy fall discussion about self-care with special guest, Dr. Shane Spiker. Snuggle up with some hot apple cider, a warm sweater, and a brand new delay tolerance flow chart.

Articles for October 2020

Stimulus Equivalence

Sidman, M. Cresson, Jr., O., & Willson-Morris, M. (1974). Acquisition of matching to sample via mediated transfer. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 22, 261-273. doi: 10.1901/jeab.1974.22-261

Cowley, B.J., Green, G., & Braunling-McMorrow, D. (1992). Using stimulus equivalence procedures to teach name-fce matching to adults with brain injuries. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 25, 461-475. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1992.25-461

Keintz, K.S., Miguel, C.F., Kao, B., & Finn, H.E. (2011). Using conditional discrimination training to produce emergent relations between coins and their values in children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 909-913. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-909

 

Grab Bag Reboot

Gunning, C., Holloway, J., & Grealish, L. (2020). An evaluation of parents as behavior change agents in the Preschool Life Skills program. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53, 889-917. doi: 10.1002/jaba.660

Luna, O. & Rapp, J.T. (2019). Using a checklist to increase objective session note writing: Preliminary results. Behavior Analysis Practice, 12, 622-626. doi: 10/1007/s40617-018-00315-4

Milata, E.M., Reeve, S.A., Reeve, K.F., & Dickson, C.A. (2020).. A blueprint for general-case procedures illustrated by teaching adolescents with autism spectrum disorder to use a chip-debit card. Behavioral Interventions, 35, 1-26. doi: 10.1002/bin.1719

Self-Care w/ Dr. Shane Spiker

Gibson, J.A., Grey, I.M., & Hastings, R.P. (2009). Supervisor support as a predictor of burnout and therapeutic self-efficacy in therapists working in ABA schools. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39, 1024-1030. doi: 10.1007/s10803-009-0709-4

Plantiveau, C., Dounavi, K., & Virues-Ortega, J. (2018). High level of burnout among early-career board-certified behavior analysts with low collegial support in the work environment. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 19, 195-207. doi: 10.1080/15021149.2018.1438339

Dounavi, K., Fennell, B., & Early, E. (2019). Supervision for certification in the field of applied behaviour analysis: Characteristics and relationship with job satisfaction, burnout, work demands, and support. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, 2098. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16122098

Oct 07, 2020
Episode 142 - (SUPERVISION) Super Supervision!
01:10:03

Finally, rounding out our month-long Supervision September comes an episode all about how to be the superest supervisor that ever did supervise. Whether it’s maximizing your supervision bandwidth or hyper-focusing your supervisee’s experiences, we’re checking out some new ideas to make supervision more fun than a barrel of monkeys.

Articles discussed this episode:

Garza, K.L., McGee, H.M., Schenk, Y.A., & Wiskirchen, R.R. (2018). Some tools for carrying out a proposed process for supervising experience hours for aspiring Board Certified Behavior Analysts. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 11, 62-70. doi: 10.1007/s40617-017-0186-8

Hartley, B.K., Courtney, W.T., Rosswurm, M., & LaMarca, V.J. (2016). The apprentice: An innovative approach to meet the Behavior Analysis Certification Board’s supervision standards. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 329-338. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0136-x

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Sep 30, 2020
Episode 141 - Supervision Series IV - (SUPERVISION) Bringing Out the Best in People Book Club, pt. 2
01:13:11

This week we conclude our deep dive into “Bringing Out the Best in People” by discussing some of the more ephemeral components of supervision. For instance, did you know that you can supervise creativity? And what does the future hold for supervision now that Zoomers are entering the work force. All this and the history of Nintendo.

Articles discussed this episode:

Daniels, A.C. (2000). Bringing out the best in people (2nd ed.). McGraw-Hill, Inc

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Sep 23, 2020
Episode 140 - Supervision Series IV - (SUPERVISION) Bringing Out the Best in People Book Club, pt. 1
01:16:12

Continuing with Supervision September, we delve deep into the science and generalization of supervisory skills with our newest book club series on “Bringing Out the Best in People”, the classic management book by Aubrey Daniels. How are running Fortune 500 companies and ABA like peanut butter and chocolate? And what does positive reinforcement have to do with improving the widget production line? Listen in and join us for part 2 next week!

Book discussed this episode:

Daniels, A.C. (2000). Bringing out the best in people (2nd ed.). McGraw-Hill, Inc

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Sep 16, 2020
Episode 139 - Supervision Series IV - (SUPERVISION) (LIVE) Navigating Supervision in the Public Schools
51:06

It’s time for our 4th Annual Supervision September! All month long, we’ll be discussing supervision of BCBAs, supporting good management practices, and advances in the supervisory process. And, to kick things off, live (via Zoom!), it’s our talk from the Greater Boston Applied Behavior Analysis in Urban Education conference. While we couldn’t be there in person, we were honored to be asked to talk all about the trials and tribulations of supervising BCBAs in the public school system. Finally, it’s Rob’s time to shine!

 

Articles discussed this episode:

Gibson, J.A., Grey, I.M., & Hastings, R.P. (2009). Supervisor support as a predictor of burnout and therapeutic self-efficacy in therapists working in ABA schools. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38, 1024-1030. doi: 10.1007/s10803-009-0709-4

Parsons, M.B., Rollyson, J.H., & Reid, D.H. (2013). Teaching practitioners to conduct behavioral skills training: A pyramidal approach for training multiple human service staff. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 6, 4-16. doi: 10.1007/BF03391798

Turner, L.B., Fischer, A.J., & Luiselli, J.K. (2016). Towards a competency-based, ethical, and socially valid approach to the supervision of applied behavior analytic trainees. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 287-298. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0121-4

 

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Sep 09, 2020
September 2020 Preview
22:34

Joy of joys! It’s Supervision September! All month long, we’ll be discussing topics related to supervision. Whether supervision in the schools or supervision on the job, we’re covering all the angles. And, if four whole episodes about supervision weren’t enough, we’re so excited to launch our very first Patreon to provide listeners more opportunities for exclusive episodes, discounts, and chances to meet (and maybe even podcast) with us. All that, and Jackie takes a vacation.

Articles for September 2020

Navigating Supervision in the Public Schools

Gibson, J.A., Grey, I.M., & Hastings, R.P. (2009). Supervisor support as a predictor of burnout and therapeutic self-efficacy in therapists working in ABA schools. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38, 1024-1030. doi: 10.1007/s10803-009-0709-4

Parsons, M.B., Rollyson, J.H., & Reid, D.H. (2013). Teaching practitioners to conduct behavioral skills training: A pyramidal approach for training multiple human service staff. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 6, 4-16. doi: 10.1007/BF03391798

Turner, L.B., Fischer, A.J., & Luiselli, J.K. (2016). Towards a competency-based, ethical, and socially valid approach to the supervision of applied behavior analytic trainees. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 287-298. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0121-4

 

“Bringing Out the Best in People “ Book Club

Daniels, A.C. (2000). Bringing out the best in people (2nd ed.). McGraw-Hill, Inc

 

Super Supervision

Garza, K.L., McGee, H.M., Schenk, Y.A., & Wiskirchen, R.R. (2018). Some tools for carrying out a proposed process for supervising experience hours for aspiring Board Certified Behavior Analysts. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 11, 62-70. doi: 10.1007/s40617-017-0186-8

Hartley, B.K., Courtney, W.T., Rosswurm, M., & LaMarca, V.J. (2016). The apprentice: An innovative approach to meet the Behavior Analysis Certification Board’s supervision standards. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 329-338. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0136-x

Sep 02, 2020
ABA Inside Track's New Patreon!
02:03

Hey, ABA Inside Track Listeners.  As we embark into our 4th year of the podcast, we wanted to stop and recognize that we couldn’t have continued creating our brand of scientific and entertaining behavior analytic content without your support.  And, to acknowledge the importance of our community of BCBA students and practitioners, we’ve decided to team up with Patreon to provide more opportunities for our audience to interact with the show than ever before.  Patreon is an online platform that allows fans to donate at a variety of levels to unlock access to more shows, CE store discounts, and even a chance to join our recording sessions. 

 

For just 5 dollars a month, you’ll be invited to join us for a behavior analysis social stream every other month.  You’ll be able to share your thoughts on a set topic with Rob, Diana, and Jackie as well as other behavior analysts in our online community.

 

If you’re interested in more podcast content, why not join at the 10 dollar a month level.  You’ll also gain access to 3 additional shows a year taking our popular book club format to discuss behavior analytic literature that YOU get to vote on.  Each of these episodes will be good for 2 learning credits at no additional cost and include the fun and detailed commentary you’ve come to expect from our show.  And, to add an extra incentive, 10-dollar a month patrons will receive a special ABA Inside Track sticker and a monthly 10% discount at our CE store.

 

Finally, for those of you who’d like to be a part of the show, if you sign up at the 20 dollar a month level, you’ll earn everything at the previous levels AND get to join us during the recordings of the book club episodes.  That’s right, you’ll be able to take the role of one of our special guest co-hosts for an entire episode!  Plus, as our guest, you’ll receive a show mug designed specifically for our Inside Tracker patrons as well as a 20% discount each month at the CE store.

 

As an added bonus, all patrons who sign up before September 30th will receive a free CE store credit as a thanks from us for your early support.  To find more information and to sign up, just go to patreon.com/abainsidetrack.  Or email us with questions at abainsidetrack@gmail.com.

 

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Sep 01, 2020
Episode 138 - Delay Tolerance w/ Dr. Jeffrey Tiger
58:17

We’ve sung the praises of functional communication training (FCT) on plenty of episodes. However, we’re in the same boat as you when it comes time to start thinning the reinforcement schedule to use FCT in real life. Luckily, Dr. Jeffrey Tiger is here to save the day by sharing recent research on improving delay tolerance procedures. Is DRA the special ingredient? Plus, another chapter in the ongoing struggle of Jackie vs. DRO procedures.

Articles discussed this episode:

Sumter, M.E., Gifford, M.R., Tiger, J.H., Effertz, H.M., & Fulton, C.J. (2020). Providing noncontingent, alternative, functional reinforcers during delays following functional communication training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Early Access. doi: 10.1002/jaba.708

Drifke, M.A., Tiger, J.H., & Lillie, M.A. (2020). DRA contingencies promote improved tolerance to delayed reinforcement during FCT compared to DRO and fixed-time schedules. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Early Access. doi: 10.1002/jaba.704

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Aug 26, 2020
Episode 136 - Back to School
01:17:42

While summer vacation may not quite be over here in America, we sure better be planning for how we’re reopening school for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. To help with planning the new school term, we’re releasing an extra episode this month to review some recent articles from Behavior Analysis in Practice. What lessons can be learned from current research? Are our front-line staff and teachers ready? And how will behavior analysts help in the public and private school settings? Join us as we get ready to go back to school.

Articles discussed this episode:

Kornack, J., Williams, A.L., Johnson, K.A., & Mendes, E.M. (2020). Reopening the doors to center-based ABA services: Clinical and safety protocols during COVID-19. Behavior Analysis in Practice, online first. doi: 10.1007/s40617-020-00462-7

Palaez, M. & Novak, G. (2020). Returning to school: Separation problems and anxiety in the age of pandemics. Behavior Analysis in Practice, online first. doi: 10.1007/s40617-020-00467-2

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Aug 19, 2020
Episode 137 - Advanced Preference Assessment
01:23:08

Are you still using preference assessments based on research you read in grad school. Get with the times and learn about some cool, recent updates to the literature with your pals on ABA Inside Track. Did you know you can use videos in your preference assessment? Or that you can compare preference for chocolate versus gummy candy? If you answered “no” then this episode is definitely for you. Note: if you said “yes” this episode will also be good.

Articles discussed this episode:

Ciccone, F.J., Graff, R.B., & Ahearn, W.H. (2015). Increasing the efficiency of paired-stimulus preference assessments by identifying categories of preference. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 221-226. doi: 10.1002/jaba.190

Wiggins, H.C., & Roscoe, E.M. (2020). Evaluation of an indirect assessment for identifying tasks for functional analysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53, 997-1012. doi: 10.1002/jaba.656

Brodhead, M.T., Kim, S.Y., & Rispoli, M.J. (2019). Further examination of video-based preference assessments without contingent access. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 258-270. doi: 10.1002/jaba.507

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Aug 19, 2020
Episode 135 - Social Justice w/ Denisha Gingles + Arin Donovan
01:28:28

As a response to our tumultuous times, it’s so fortunate that we have so many behavior analysts speaking out about equality and social justice. This week two such leaders in the discussion, Denisha Gingles and Arin Donovan from the Beautiful Humans social change-cast, had some time to review this very important topic with us. This week, we look at how behavior analysis can learn from other fields (and from our own) to continue our professional journey to promote greater social and cultural change.

Articles discussed this episode:

Biglan, A. & Embry, D.D. (2013). A framework for intentional cultural change. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 2, 95-104. doi: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2013.06.001

Miller, K.L., Cruz, A.R., & Ala’i-Rosales, S. (2019). Inherent tensions and possibilities: Behavior analysis and cultural responsiveness. Behavior and Social Issues, 28, 16-36. doi: 10.1007/s42822-019-00010-1

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Aug 12, 2020
August 2020 Preview
12:31

Summer may be winding down, but we’ve still got lots of podcast visitors taking a trip by the virtual studio. This month, we’re joined by Dr. Jeff Tiger to discuss delay tolerance and functional communication training and by Arin Donovan and Denisha Gingles from the Beautiful Humans social change-cast to discuss social justice. And, to top it all off, we discover if chocolate is better than gummies…with science!

Articles for August 2020

Social Justice w/ Arin Donovan & Denisha Gingles

Biglan, A. & Embry, D.D. (2013). A framework for intentional cultural change. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 2, 95-104. doi: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2013.06.001

Miller, K.L., Cruz, A.R., & Ala’i-Rosales, S. (2019). Inherent tensions and possibilities: Behavior analysis and cultural responsiveness. Behavior and Social Issues, 28, 16-36. doi: 10.1007/s42822-019-00010-1

 

Advanced Preference Assessment

Ciccone, F.J., Graff, R.B., & Ahearn, W.H. (2015). Increasing the efficiency of paired-stimulus preference assessments by identifying categories of preference. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 221-226. doi: 10.1002/jaba.190

Wiggins, H.C., & Roscoe, E.M. (2020). Evaluation of an indirect assessment for identifying tasks for functional analysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53, 997-1012. doi: 10.1002/jaba.656

Brodhead, M.T., Kim, S.Y., & Rispoli, M.J. (2019). Further examination of video-based preference assessments without contingent access. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 258-270. doi: 10.1002/jaba.507

 

Functional Communication Training and Delay Tolerance w/ Dr. Jeffrey Tiger

Sumter, M.E., Gifford, M.R., Tiger, J.H., Effertz, H.M., & Fulton, C.J. (2020). Providing noncontingent, alternative, functional reinforcers during delays following functional communication training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Early Access. doi: 10.1002/jaba.708

Drifke, M.A., Tiger, J.H., & Lillie, M.A. (2020). DRA contingencies promote improved tolerance to delayed reinforcement during FCT compared to DRO and fixed-time schedules. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Early Access. doi: 10.1002/jaba.704

 

Aug 05, 2020
Bonus 22 - ABA Trivia LIVE!
01:17:38

It’s the full audio from our February 2019 trivia night, for your enjoyment. We’ve got questions about acronyms, questions about CMOs, a picture round (pictures can be found here), Brad Pitt, lasers, and popular lyrics—operationally defined.

Listen, answer, and send us your high scores!

Aug 03, 2020
Episode 134 - Trauma Informed Care w/ Brian Middleton
01:27:32

Given how the world has been going, it’s about time we acknowledge that trauma is a much more regular occurrence than we might have originally believed. With that in mind, we asked Brian Middleton (a.k.a., the Bearded Behaviorist) from the Oh, Behave! podcast to join us to discuss research on trauma-informed care. We review signs of trauma in treatment, simple ways to avoid adding stressors into your practice with others, and how to respond professionally to research critical of your life’s work (i.e., behavior analysis).

Articles discussed this episode:

Slocum, S.K. & Vollmer, T.R. (2015). A comparison of positive and negative reinforcement for compliance to treat problem behavior maintained by escape. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 563-574. doi: 10.1002/jaba.216

Kunnavatana, S.S., Bloom, S.E., Samaha, A.L., Slocum, T.A., & Clay, C.J. (2018). Manipulating parameters of reinforcement of reduce problem behavior without extinction. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 283-302. doi: 10.1002/jaba.443

Kupferstein, H. (2018). Evidence of increased PTSD symptoms in autistics exposed to applied behavior analysis. Advances in Autism, 4, 19-29. doi: 10.1108/AIA-08-2017-0016

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Jul 29, 2020
Episode 133 - Procedural Integrity w/ Dr. Paula Braga Kenyon
01:15:41

Training people the first time is easy. Actually ensuring that they’ve learned the target skills…is a tiny bit harder. Fortunately, special guest, Dr. Paula Braga Kenyon has some research-based ideas on how clinicians can use self-monitoring and technology to improve procedural integrity. And not just in one setting, but in multiple settings. Plus, you get to use performance feedback, our favorite!

Articles discussed this episode:

Pelletier, K., McNamara, B., Braga-Kenyon, P., & Ahearn, W.H. (2010). Effect of video self-monitoring on procedural integrity. Behavioral Interventions, 25, 261-274. doi: 10.1002/bin.316

Mouzakitis, A., Codding, R.S., & Tryon, G. (2015). The effects of self-monitoring and performance feedback on the treatment integrity of behavior intervention plan implementation and generalization. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 17, 223-234. doi: 10.1177/1098300715573629

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Jul 22, 2020
Episode 132 - Component Analysis of Behavior Skills Training
01:08:50

We’ve extolled the virtues of behavior skills training (BST) nearly weekly on this show. But, can you believe, we’ve never actually done a full episode on this effective, research-based training intervention? Well, we decided to fix that oversight by digging into what components actually make BST so darn great. Plus, we finally review the oft-mentioned, never discussed Himle et al. article on gun safety. We sure know how to have a good time!

Articles discussed this episode:

Himle, M.B., Miltenberger, R.G., Flessner, C., & Gatheridge, B. (2004). Teaching safety skills to children to prevent gun play. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 37, 1-9. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2004.37-1

Ward-Horner, J. & Sturmey, P. (2012). Component analysis of behavior skills training in functional analysis. Behavioral Interventions, 27, 75-92. doi: 10.1002/bin.1339

Kornacki, L.T., Ringdahl, J.E., Sjostrom, A., Nuernberger, J.E. (2013). A component analysis of a behavioral skills training package used to teach conversation skills to young adults with autism spectrum and other developmental disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7, 1370-1376. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2013.07.012

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Jul 15, 2020
Episode 131 - Prompt Dependence w/ Dr. Catia Cividini-Motta
01:20:50

Extra instructions, color cues, and visual models are par for the course when teaching many new skills. But, what happens when these helpful prompts turn harmful? This week, we’re joined by Dr. Catia Cividini-Motta to discuss ways to overcome prompt dependence with learners. And, after all the research is reviewed, we get a knock-down, drag-out fight to the finish to find out which methods are the best (spoiler alert: the results of these match-ups are never that simple).

Articles discussed this episode:

Cividini-Motta, C. & Ahearn, W.H. (2013). Effects of two variations of differential reinforcement on prompt dependency. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2013, 640-650. doi: 10.1002/jaba.67

Karsten, A.M. & Carr, J.E. (2009). The effects of differential reinforcement of unprompted responding on the skill acquisition of children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 327-334. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-327

Gorgan, E.M. & Kodak, T. (2019). Comparison of interventions to treat prompt dependence for children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 1049-1063. doi: 10.1002/jaba.638

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Jul 08, 2020
July 2020 Preview
13:14

What’s the hottest vacation destination for BCBAs this summer? Why the ABA Inside Track virtual studio of course! For the remainder of these hot-hot days (in the Western Hemisphere, at least), grab a cold drink, your beach towel, and favorite podcast player as we travel the world (of ABA topics) with our special guest tour guides. We’ll be visiting the island of Prompt Dependency with Dr. Cividini-Motta, soaring the heights of Mt. Procedural Integrity with Dr. Braga-Kenyon, and zooming down the open road on Rt. Trauma-Informed Care with Brian Middleton (a.k.a., the Bearded Behaviorist). Plus, this vacation package is entirely free!

Articles for July 2020

Prompt Dependency w/ Dr. Catia Cividini-Motta

Cividini-Motta, C. & Ahearn, W.H. (2013). Effects of two variations of differential reinforcement on prompt dependency. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2013, 640-650. doi: 10.1002/jaba.67

Karsten, A.M. & Carr, J.E. (2009). The effects of differential reinforcement of unprompted responding on the skill acquisition of children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 327-334. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-327

Gorgan, E.M. & Kodak, T. (2019). Comparison of interventions to treat prompt dependence for children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 1049-1063. doi: 10.1002/jaba.638

 

Component Analysis of Behavior Skills Training

Himle, M.B., Miltenberger, R.G., Flessner, C., & Gatheridge, B. (2004). Teaching safety skills to children to prevent gun play. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 37, 1-9. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2004.37-1

Ward-Horner, J. & Sturmey, P. (2012). Component analysis of behavior skills training in functional analysis. Behavioral Interventions, 27, 75-92. doi: 10.1002/bin.1339

Kornacki, L.T., Ringdahl, J.E., Sjostrom, A., Nuernberger, J.E. (2013). A component analysis of a behavioral skills training package used to teach conversation skills to young adults with autism spectrum and other developmental disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7, 1370-1376. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2013.07.012

 

Procedural Integrity w/ Dr. Paula Braga-Kenyon

Pelletier, K., McNamara, B., Braga-Kenyon, P., & Ahearn, W.H. (2010). Effect of video self-monitoring on procedural integrity. Behavioral Interventions, 25, 261-274. doi: 10.1002/bin.316

Mouzakitis, A., Codding, R.S., & Tryon, G. (2015). The effects of self-monitoring and performance feedback on the treatment integrity of behavior intervention plan implementation and generalization. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 17, 223-234. doi: 10.1177/1098300715573629

 

Trauma-Informed Care w/ Brian Middleton (a.k.a., the Bearded Behaviorist)

Slocum, S.K. & Vollmer, T.R. (2015). A comparison of positive and negative reinforcement for compliance to treat problem behavior maintained by escape. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 563-574. doi: 10.1002/jaba.216

Kunnavatana, S.S., Bloom, S.E., Samaha, A.L., Slocum, T.A., & Clay, C.J. (2018). Manipulating parameters of reinforcement of reduce problem behavior without extinction. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 283-302. doi: 10.1002/jaba.443

Kupferstein, H. (2018). Evidence of increased PTSD symptoms in autistics exposed to applied behavior analysis. Advances in Autism, 4, 19-29. doi: 10.1108/AIA-08-2017-0016

Jul 01, 2020
Episode 130 - Early Indicators of Autism
01:13:06

Given the preponderance of evidence that early intervention leads to better outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder, isn’t it important to identify these children as early as possible? This week we review research in identifying early indicators of ASD in children, charting the course from preschool, to first-birthday parties, to TV-watching infants. It’s the most adorable-sounding research we’ve ever discussed.

Articles discussed this episode:

Osterling, J. & Dawson, G. (1994). Early recognition of children with autism: A study of first birthday home videotapes. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 24, 247-257. doi: 10.1007/BF02172225

Jones, W. & Klin, A. (2013). Attention to eyes is present but in decline in 2-6 month-olds later diagnosed with autism. Nature, 504, 427-431. doi: 10.1038/nature12715

Sallows, G.O. & Graupner, T.D. (2005) Intensive behavioral treatment for children with autism: Four-year outcome and predictors. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 110, 417-438. doi: 10.1352/0895-8017(2005)110[417:IBTFCW]2.0.CO;2

Zwaigenbaum, L., Bryson, S., Rogers, T., Brian, J., & Szatmari, P. (2005). Behavioral manifestations of autism in the first year of life. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 23, 143-152. doi: 10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2004.05.001

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Jun 24, 2020
Episode 129 - Staff Turnover w/ Dr. Byron Wine
01:19:00

Unless you love conducting job interviews, you’re probably interested in keeping the employees you hire for as long as possible. But how much impact can your supervision have on minimizing staff heading for the hills? Dr. Byron Wine joins us to share his research and experience into staff turnover in the human services including whether employee rewards work, if rapport building can leads to better work outcomes, and how to start getting your organization prepared for the inevitability of positional vacancies.

Articles discussed this episode:

Wine, B., Chen, T., & Brewer, A. (2019). An examination of reward probability and delivery delays on employee performance. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 39, 179-193. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2019.1666776

Curry, S.M., Gravina, N.E., Sleiman, A.A., & Richard, E. (2019). The effects of engaging in rapport-building behaviors on productivity and discretionary effort. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 39, 213-226. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2019.1667940

Wine, B., Osborne, M.R., & Newcomb, E.T. (2020). On turnover in human services. Behavior Analysis in Practice, published online January 6, 2020. doi: 10/1007/s40617-019-00399-6

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Jun 17, 2020
Episode 128 - Diversity and Inclusion w/ Adrienne Bradley and Kat Jackson
01:28:19

In light of recent events in the US, we’ve decided to move up our conversation with Adrienne Bradley and Kat Jackson from Black Applied Behavior Analyst, Inc. on the subject of racial diversity and inclusion. We discuss the importance of cultural humility, barriers to meaningful diversity initiatives, and how racism goes beyond being a good person. Plus how to continue your own journey as a BCBA in promoting inclusive practices and managing your ability to take feedback on the many not so obvious ways BCBAs can practice discrimination in their daily interactions.

Articles discussed this episode:

Hook, J.N. & Watkins Jr., C.E. (2015). Cultural humility: The cornerstone of positive contact with culturally different individuals and groups? American Psychologist, 70, 661-662. doi: 10.1037/a0038965

Rangarajan, N. & Black, T. (2007). Exploring organizational barriers to diversity. Review of Public Personnel Administration, 27, 249-263. doi: 10.1177/0734371X06296203

Rosenberg, N.E. & Schwartz, I.S. (2019). Guidance or compliance: What makes an ethical behavior analyst? Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 473-482. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00287-5

Some additional resources from BABA:

Racial Equity Readiness Assessment

Anti-Racism for Kids 101

Multiculturalism and Diversity in Applied Behavior Analysis

Beautiful Humans Podcast

Shades of ABAB Podcast

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Jun 10, 2020
June 2020 Preview
13:35

So, you probably aren’t planning on going on any exciting vacations this summer, for some reason. Why not take a trip to podcast-land, first stop, ABA Inside Track. We’ll be here and so will many fabulous visiting guests (in vocal form) like Dr. Bryon Wine and like Cat Jackson and Adrienne Bradley from Black Applied Behavior Analysts. Why not throw on your swimsuit, grab a burger, slather on some sunscreen, and get ready for a series of June episodes that might almost help you forget that you had to cancel your Disney World trip.

Articles for June 2020

Staff Turnover w/ Dr. Bryon Wine

Wine, B., Chen, T., & Brewer, A. (2019). An examination of reward probability and delivery delays on employee performance. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 39, 179-193. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2019.1666776

Curry, S.M., Gravina, N.E., Sleiman, A.A., & Richard, E. (2019). The effects of engaging in rapport-building behaviors on productivity and discretionary effort. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 39, 213-226. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2019.1667940

Wine, B., Osborne, M.R., & Newcomb, E.T. (2020). On turnover in human services. Behavior Analysis in Practice, published online January 6, 2020. doi: 10/1007/s40617-019-00399-6

 

Early Indicators of Autism

Osterling, J. & Dawson, G. (1994). Early recognition of children with autism: A study of first birthday home videotapes. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 24, 247-257. doi: 10.1007/BF02172225

Jones, W. & Klin, A. (2013). Attention to eyes is present but in decline in 2-6 month-olds later diagnosed with autism. Nature, 504, 427-431. doi: 10.1038/nature12715

Sallows, G.O. & Graupner, T.D. (2005) Intensive behavioral treatment for children with autism: Four-year outcome and predictors. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 110, 417-438. doi: 10.1352/0895-8017(2005)110[417:IBTFCW]2.0.CO;2

Zwaigenbaum, L., Bryson, S., Rogers, T., Brian, J., & Szatmari, P. (2005). Behavioral manifestations of autism in the first year of life. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 23, 143-152. doi: 10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2004.05.001

 

Diversity and Inclusion w/ Cat Jackson + Adrienne Bradley

Hook, J.N. & Watkins Jr., C.E. (2015). Cultural humility: The cornerstone of positive contact with culturally different individuals and groups? American Psychologist, 70, 661-662. doi: 10.1037/a0038965

Rangarajan, N. & Black, T. (2007). Exploring organizational barriers to diversity. Review of Public Personnel Administration, 27, 249-263. doi: 10.1177/0734371X06296203

Rosenberg, N.E. & Schwartz, I.S. (2019). Guidance or compliance: What makes an ethical behavior analyst? Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 473-482. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00287-5

Jun 03, 2020
Bonus 21 - Promoting Pandemic Safety Measures (or, Wash Your Damn Hands)
54:39

LIVE from the TxABA conference—which, because of the pandemic, we recorded in the comfort of our homes—it’s a fun-filled presentation from ABA Inside Track! Due to popular demand, we’ve switched up our original talk to discuss what research can tell us about promoting safety measures in our daily lives. Is there a way to improve hand washing in the general population? What does economic research tell us about social distancing? And how is the Green Movement like a global health initiative? Big thanks to our friends at TxABA for their kind invitation. We hope to see you at the Alamo next year!

Articles discussed this episode:

Fenichel, E.P. (2013). Economic considerations for social distancing and behavioral based policies during an epidemic. Journal of Health Economics, 32, 440-451. doi: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2013.01.002

Fournier, A.K. & Berry, T.D., (2012). Effects of response cost and socially-assisted interventions on hand-hygiene behavior of university students. Behavior and Social Issues, 21, 152-164. doi: 10.5210/bsi.v.21i0.3979

Bowman, L.G., Hardesty, S.L., Sigurdsson, S.O., McIvor, M., Orchowitz, P.M., Wagner, L.L., & Hagopian, L.P. (2019). Utilizing group-based contingencies to increase hand washing in a large human service settings. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 600-611. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00328-z

Bordlein, C. (2020). Promoting hand sanitizer use in a university cafeteria. Behavior and Social Issues, Online Access. doi: 10.1007/s42822-020-00026-y

Chance, P. & Heward, W.L., (2010). Climate change: Meeting the challenge. The Behavior Analyst, 33, 197-206. doi: 10.1007/bf03392219

Pritchard, J. (2010). Virtual rewards for driving green. The Behavior Analyst, 33, 185-187. doi: 10.1007/bf03392216

Jun 01, 2020
Episode 127 - Perspective Taking
01:12:40

You may say “toe-may-toe”, and I may say “toe-mah-toe”, but we’ve all learned to accept that these differences are ok. However, not everyone can take such perspective taking skills for granted, including many individuals with autism. This week, we take a peek into the behavior analytic literature to see how we can use recent research to supercharge our teaching skill for this socially-important skill.

Articles discussed this episode:

Welsh, F., Najdowski, A.C., Strauss, D., Gallegos, L., & Fullen, J.A. (2019). Teaching a perspective-taking component skills to children with autism in the natural environment. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 439-450. doi: 10.1002/jaba.523

Stauch, T.A., Plavnick, J.B., Sankar, S., & Gallagher, A.C. (2018). Teaching social perception skills to adolescents with autism and intellectual disabilities using video-based group instruction. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 647-666. doi: 10.1002/jaba.473

Gould, E., Tarbox, J., O’Hora, D., Noone, S., & Bergstrom, R. (2011). Teaching children with autism a basic component skill of perspective-taking. Behavioral Interventions, 26, 50-66. doi: 10.1002/bin.320

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May 27, 2020
Episode 126 - Behavioral Economics w/ Dr. Derek Reed
01:17:21

This week we go beyond freakonomics into the realm of behavioral economics. And who better to guide us through the economics of fake IDs, tornado safety measures, and legal marijuana pricing then Dr. Derek Reed. Plus, why can’t ABA and behavioral economics research get along?

Articles discussed this episode:

Critchfield, T.S. & Reed, D.D. (2017). The fuzzy concept of applied behavior analysis research. The Behavior Analyst, 40, 123-159. doi: 10.1007/s40614-017-0093-x

Amlung, M., Reed, D.D., Morris, V., Aston, E.R., Metrik, J., & MacKillop, J. (2018). Price elasticity of illegal versus legal cannabis: A behavioral economic substitutability analysis. Addiction, 114, 112-118. doi: 10.1111/add.14437

Naude, G.P., Foster, R.N.S., Bartley, M., Martinetti, M.P., Ayers, L.O., Reed, D.D. (2019). Predicting adverse consequences of alcohol consumption in underage college students using a novel fake ID purchase task. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, Online Access. doi: 10.1037/pha0000345

Gelino, B.W. & Reed, D.D. (2020). Temporal discounting of tornado shelter-seeking intentions amidst standard and impact-based weather alerts: A crowdsourced experiment. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 26, 16-25. doi: 10.1037/xap0000246

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May 20, 2020
Episode 125 - Resurgence
01:04:27

Are you ready to talk about resurgence? Well, I certainly wasn’t, but we still recorded an episode all about it. And, y’know what, we had a great time doing so! Rob even demanded we add a bonus article on the topic, so moved by learning about this oft misunderstood component of behavior change. We hope that you are similarly moved…at the very least you’ll remember the difference between resurgence and extinction and stop embarrassing yourself at BCBA cocktail parties.

Articles discussed this episode:

Lambert, J.M., Bloom, S.E., Samaha, A.L., Dayton, E., & Rodewald, A.M. (2015). Serial alternative response training as intervention for target response resurgence. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 765-780. doi: 10.1002/jaba.253

Bloom, S.E. & Lambert, J.M. (2015). Implications for practice: Resurgence and differential reinforcement of alternative responding. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 781-784. doi: 10.1002/jaba.266

Volkert, V.M., Lerman, D.C., Call, N.A., & Trosclair-Lasserre, N. (2009). An evaluation of resurgence during treatment with functional communication training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 145-160. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-145

BONUS ARTICLE (that Rob reaaaaaaly loved): Greer, B.D. & Shahan, T.A. (2019). Resurgence as choice: Implications for promoting durable behavior change. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 816-846. doi: 10.1002/jaba.573

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May 13, 2020
May 2020 Preview
18:46

MAY we offer you some new podcast episodes about behavior analysis? This month we’re talking about a whole dearth of issues. And, what with everyone staying at home, we even managed to squeeze in an additional full-length episode that we don’t even mention in the preview. First, we tackle a listener topic with a discussion of resurgence. Then we welcome special guest Dr. Derek Reed to school us on behavioral economics. Finally, we return to a discussion of treatment for individuals with autism by reviewing articles on perspective taking. Then, we share one of our recent live talks from the TexABA conference on washing your hands and social distancing during a pandemic. MAYbe we’re crazy, but that’s one heck of a line-up!

Articles for May 2020

Resurgence

Lambert, J.M., Bloom, S.E., Samaha, A.L., Dayton, E., & Rodewald, A.M. (2015). Serial alternative response training as intervention for target response resurgence. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 765-780. doi: 10.1002/jaba.253

Bloom, S.E. & Lambert, J.M. (2015). Implications for practice: Resurgence and differential reinforcement of alternative responding. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 781-784. doi: 10.1002/jaba.266

Volkert, V.M., Lerman, D.C., Call, N.A., & Trosclair-Lasserre, N. (2009). An evaluation of resurgence during treatment with functional communication training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 145-160. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-145

BONUS ARTICLE (that Rob reaaaaaaly loved): Greer, B.D. & Shahan, T.A. (2019> Resurgence as choice: Implications for promoting durable behavior change. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 816-846. doi: 10.1002/jaba.573

 

Behavioral Economics w/ Dr. Derek Reed

Critchfield, T.S. & Reed, D.D. (2017). The fuzzy concept of applied behavior analysis research. The Behavior Analyst, 40, 123-159. doi: 10.1007/s40614-017-0093-x

Amlung, M., Reed, D.D., Morris, V., Aston, E.R., Metrik, J., & MacKillop, J. (2018). Price elasticity of illegal versus legal cannabis: A behavioral economic substitutability analysis. Addiction, 114, 112-118. doi: 10.1111/add.14437

Naude, G.P., Foster, R.N.S., Bartley, M., Martinetti, M.P., Ayers, L.O., Reed, D.D. (2019). Predicting adverse consequences of alcohol consumption in underage college students using a novel fake ID purchase task. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, Online Access. doi: 10.1037/pha0000345

Gelino, B.W. & Reed, D.D. (2020). Temporal discounting of tornado shelter-seeking intentions amidst standard and impact-based weather alerts: A crowdsourced experiment. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 26, 16-25. doi: 10.1037/xap0000246

 

Perspective Taking

Welsh, F., Najdowski, A.C., Strauss, D., Gallegos, L., & Fullen, J.A. (2019). Teaching a perspective-taking component skills to children with autism in the natural environment. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 439-450. doi: 10.1002/jaba.523

Stauch, T.A., Plavnick, J.B., Sankar, S., & Gallagher, A.C. (2018). Teaching social perception skills to adolescents with autism and intellectual disabilities using video-based group instruction. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 647-666. doi: 10.1002/jaba.473

Gould, E., Tarbox, J., O’Hora, D., Noone, S., & Bergstrom, R. (2011). Teaching children with autism a basic component skill of perspective-taking. Behavioral Interventions, 26, 50-66. doi: 10.1002/bin.320

 

Promoting Pandemic Safety Measures (LIVE)

Fenichel, E.P. (2013). Economic considerations for social distancing and behavioral based policies during an epidemic. Journal of Health Economics, 32, 440-451. doi: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2013.01.002

Fournier, A.K. & Berry, T.D., (2012). Effects of response cost and socially-assisted interventions on hand-hygiene behavior of university students. Behavior and Social Issues, 21, 152-164. doi: 10.5210/bsi.v.21i0.3979

Bowman, L.G., Hardesty, S.L., Sigurdsson, S.O., McIvor, M., Orchowitz, P.M., Wagner, L.L., & Hagopian, L.P. (2019). Utilizing group-based contingencies to increase hand washing in a large human service settings. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 600-611. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00328-z

Bordlein, C. (2020). Promoting hand sanitizer use in a university cafeteria. Behavior and Social Issues, Online Access. doi: 10.1007/s42822-020-00026-y

Chance, P. & Heward, W.L., (2010). Climate change: Meeting the challenge. The Behavior Analyst, 33, 197-206. doi: 10.1007/bf03392219

Pritchard, J. (2010). Virtual rewards for driving green. The Behavior Analyst, 33, 185-187. doi: 10.1007/bf03392216

May 06, 2020
Episode 124 - School Consulting w/ Matt Cicoria
01:23:03

Outta tha’ way, professors (Diana and Jackie). It’s time for the BCBA working-class to shine! Joking aside, this week we focus on research related to being the best darn behavior consultants to teachers and to schools. And, to do it up right, we invited our podcasting pal, Matt Cicoria of the Behavioral Observations podcast to join us and to share his expertise. And if you think all we do is share our favorite TAs to teach new skills, then buckle up, because you’re in for a deep dive into consulting culture.

Articles discussed this episode:

Critchfield, T.S., (2014). Ten rules for discussing behavior analysis. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 7, 141-142. doi: 10.1007/s40617-014-0026-z

Noell, G.H., Witt, J.C., LaFleur, L.H., Mortenson, B.P., Ranier, D.D., & LeVelle, J. (2000). Increasing intervention implementation in general education following consultation: A comparison of two follow-up strategies. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 33, 271-284. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2000.33-271

Nadeem, E., Gleacher, A., & Beidas, R.S. (2013). Consultation as an implementation strategy for evidence-based practices across multiple contexts: Unpacking the black box. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 40, 439-450. doi: 10.1007/s10488-013-0502-8

Menendez, A.L., Mayton, M.R., & Yurick, A.L. (2017). Board certified behavior analysts and related ethical and professional practice considerations for rural schools. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 36, 31-37. doi: 10.1177/8756870517703397

Guiney, M.C. & Zibulsky, J. (2017). Competent consultation: Developing self-efficacy for process and problem aspects of consultation. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 27, 52-71. doi: 10.1080/10474412.2016.1171718

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Apr 29, 2020
Episode 123 - VB-MAPP w/ Colleen Callahan
01:15:48

It’s one thing to have a decent understanding of the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Protocol (VB-MAPP). It’s another to discuss bringing this tool up to scale in practice. This week we invite local special educator/BCBA, Colleen Callahan, to share her work in implementing the VB-MAPP in the public school setting. We discuss materials management, research on verbal behavior testing techniques, and how to min-max your session.

Articles discussed this episode:

Barnes, C.S., Mellor, J., & Rehfeldt, R.A. (2014). Implementing the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP): Teaching assessment techniques. Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 30, 36-47. doi: 10.1007/s40616-013-0004-5

Mason, L.L., Sawchak, A., Curtis, S.S., Andrews, A. Arriaga, A., & Pena, H. (2018). A comparison of outcomes from criterion-reference and experimental evaluations of verbal behavior. Behavioral Development, 23, 118-129. doi: 10.1037/bdb0000080

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Apr 22, 2020
Episode 122 - Grab Bag X: Grab Bag in Space
01:08:45

Somewhere in space, this could all be happening right now. ABA Inside Track, the team that brought you Grab Bag 9, now bring you a podcast unlike anything on your planet: Grab Bag In Space! The story of social skills training, furniture reorganization, and green shopping bag purchases. It’s a big, sprawling ABA saga of research…and romance. It’s a discussion of articles light years ahead of their time. It’s an epic of behavior and analysis and aliens from a thousand worlds. Grab Bag In Space, a billion years in the making. And it’s coming to your podcast player right now.

Articles discussed this episode:

Kaplan, B.A., Gelino, B.W., & Reed, D.D. (2018). A behavioral economic approach to green consumerism: Demand for reusable shopping bags. Behavior and Social Issues, 27, 20-30. doi: 10.5210/bsi.v.27i0.8003

Mann, C.C. & Karsten, A.M. (2020). Efficacy and social validity of procedures for improving conversational skills of college students with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53, 402-421. doi: 10.1002/jaba.600

Sharp, R.A., Williams, E. Rornes, R., Lau, C.Y., & Lamers, C. (2019). Lounge layout to facilitate communication and engagement in people with dementia. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 637-642. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00323-4

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Apr 15, 2020
Episode 121 - Child Welfare w/ Dr. Jim Carr
01:14:55

We are very excited to have Dr. Jim Carr, president of the BACB, joining us on this week’s episode to discuss an area of research of which he is very passionate about: child welfare. Though many of us have a history of working with caregivers, few of us have done so in order to reunite children with their biological families. Dr. Carr shares some promising work of how behavior analysis can support these parents on a larger scale.

Articles discussed this episode:

Franks, S.B., Mata, F.C., Wofford, E., Briggs, A.M., LeBlanc, L.A., Carr, J.E., & Lazarte, A.A. (2013). The effects of behavioral parent training on placement outcomes of biological families in a state child welfare system. Research on Social Work Practice, 23, 377-382. doi: 10.1177/1049731513492006

Kessler, M.L. & Greene, B.F. (1999). Behavior analysis in child welfare: Competency training caseworkers to manage visits between parents and their children in foster care. Research on Social Work Practice, 9, 148-170. doi: 10.1177/104973159900900202

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Apr 08, 2020
Episode 120 - Telehealth Grab Bag
01:20:03

As online communication becomes our new normal—at least for the time being—BCBAs are left scrambling to figure out how to adapt their services to their clients. Fortunately, telehealth systems have been in use in the medical field for some time. This week, we review a bevy of articles describing some of the ways training over telehealth can occur, some troubleshooting tips for your telehealth setup, and a nice think piece on rethinking how we address problem solving with our clients.

And, to say thank you to all of our listeners (and to do what we can to help our BCBA friends out there), this episode’s 1.0 learning credit can be purchased for FREE!!

Articles discussed this episode:

Wacker, D.P., Lee, J.F., Dalmau, Y.C., Kopelman, T.G., Lindgren, S.D., Kuhle, J., Pelzel, K.E., Dyson, S., Schieltz, K.M., & Waldron, D.B. (2013). Conducting functional communication training via telehealth to reduce the problem behavior of young children with autism. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 25, 35-48. doi: 10.1007/s10882-012-9314-0

Lee, J.F., Schieltz, K.M., Suess, A.N., Wacker, D.P., Romani, P.W., Lindgren, S.D., Kopelman, T.G., & Dalmau, Y.C. (2015). Guidelines for developing telehealth services and troubleshooting problems with telehealth technology when coaching parents to conduct functional analyses and functional communication training in their homes. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 8, 190-200. doi: 10.1007/s40617-014-0031-2

Brookman-Frazee, L. (2004). Using parent/clinician partnerships in parent education programs for children with autism. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 4, 195-213. doi: 10.1177/109830070400600040201

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Apr 03, 2020
April 2020 Preview
14:27

April showers bring…lots of guests? That’s the case this extra-long month where we bring in non-stop guests to discuss topics across the board. First, we have president of the BACB, Dr. Jim Carr, join us to share research on work to improve the child welfare system. Then, we dip into our 10th grab bag before inviting our pals Colleen Callahan and Matt Cicoria from the Behavioral Observations podcast about the VB-MAPP and consulting in schools. Stay dry and enjoy!

Also, for the audio-only listeners, here are some links from previous episodes including worksheets for executive functioning skills from Dr. Adel Najdowski and a visual inspection graph support document.

 

Articles for April 2020

Child Welfare w/ Dr. Jim Carr

Franks, S.B., Mata, F.C., Wofford, E., Briggs, A.M., LeBlanc, L.A., Carr, J.E., & Lazarte, A.A. (2013). The effects of behavioral parent training on placement outcomes of biological families in a state child welfare system. Research on Social Work Practice, 23, 377-382. doi: 10.1177/1049731513492006

Kessler, M.L. & Greene, B.F. (1999). Behavior analysis in child welfare: Competency training caseworkers to manage visits between parents and their children in foster care. Research on Social Work Practice, 9, 148-170. doi: 10.1177/104973159900900202

 

Grab Bag X: Grab Bag in Space

Kaplan, B.A., Gelino, B.W., & Reed, D.D. (2018). A behavioral economic approach to green consumerism: Demand for reusable shopping bags. Behavior and Social Issues, 27, 20-30. doi: 10.5210/bsi.v.27i0.8003

Mann, C.C. & Karsten, A.M. (2020). Efficacy and social validity of procedures for improving conversational skills of college students with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53, 402-421. doi: 10.1002/jaba.600

Sharp, R.A., Williams, E. Rornes, R., Lau, C.Y., & Lamers, C. (2019). Lounge layout to facilitate communication and engagement in people with dementia. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 637-642. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00323-4

 

VB-MAPP w/ Colleen Callahan

Barnes, C.S., Mellor, J., & Rehfeldt, R.A. (2014). Implementing the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP): Teaching assessment techniques. Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 30, 36-47. doi: 10.1007/s40616-013-0004-5

Mason, L.L., Sawchak, A., Curtis, S.S., Andrews, A. Arriaga, A., & Pena, H. (2018). A comparison of outcomes from criterion-reference and experimental evaluations of verbal behavior. Behavioral Development, 23, 118-129. doi: 10.1037/bdb0000080

 

School Consultation w/ Matt Cicoria

Critchfield, T.S., (2014). Ten rules for discussing behavior analysis. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 7, 141-142. doi: 10.1007/s40617-014-0026-z

Noell, G.H., Witt, J.C., LaFleur, L.H., Mortenson, B.P., Ranier, D.D., & LeVelle, J. (2000). Increasing intervention implementation in general education following consultation: A comparison of two follow-up strategies. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 33, 271-284. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2000.33-271

Nadeem, E., Gleacher, A., & Beidas, R.S. (2013). Consultation as an implementation strategy for evidence-based practices across multiple contexts: Unpacking the black box. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 40, 439-450. doi: 10.1007/s10488-013-0502-8

Menendez, A.L., Mayton, M.R., & Yurick, A.L. (2017). Board certified behavior analysts and related ethical and professional practice considerations for rural schools. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 36, 31-37. doi: 10.1177/8756870517703397

Guiney, M.C. & Zibulsky, J. (2017). Competent consultation: Developing self-efficacy for process and problem aspects of consultation. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 27, 52-71. doi: 10.1080/10474412.2016.1171718

Apr 01, 2020
Episode 119 - Providing ABA Services in a Global Pandemic w/ Dr. Francesca degli Espinosa
58:52

While all of us are doing our best to respond to rapid changes during the current COVID-19 pandemic, many families are struggling with the loss of home ABA services. In response to these barriers, many smart clinicians are looking for novel solutions. On this special extra episode, we talk with one of these super smart folks, Dr. Francesca degli Espinosa, about how she and her staff have responded to continued need for home ABA services in Italy in the midst of the health crisis.

In addition to being able to share so many of Dr. Espinosa’s amazing (and directly applicable) ideas out to our fellow BCBAs, we’re also making this episode good for one FREE learning CEU. Just listen and go to checkout as normal. Then enjoy the content and the CE for free, courtesy of Dr. Espinosa and your friends at ABA Inside Track.

Articles discussed this episode:

Kazdin, A.E. (1982). The token economy: A decade later. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 15, 431-445. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1982.15-431

Hackenberg, T.D. (2018). Token reinforcement: Translational research and application. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 393-435. doi: 10.1002/jaba.439

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Mar 27, 2020
Episode 118 - Massed Trials vs. the World
01:09:26

Are you like me and you’ve been wondering why massed trials seem to be the most popular format for discrete trial training? Ever think that there could be a better way? Lucky for you, this week we’re using research to pit massed trials head-to-head against other DTT formats in a knock-down, drag-out cage match for the ages. Will interspersed trials cause a big upset? Can distributed trials make it to the final round? Or will massed trials dominate all comers?

Articles discussed this episode:

Henrickson, M.L., Rapp, J.T., & Ashbeck, H.A. (2015). Teaching with massed versus interspersed trials: Effects on acquisition, maintenance, and problem behavior. Behavioral Interventions, 30, 36-50. doi: 10.1002/bin.1396

Majdalany, L.N., Wilder, D.A., Greif, A., Mathisen, D., & Saini, V. (2014). Comparing massed-trial instruction, distributed-trial instruction, and task interspersal to teach tacts to children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 657-662. doi: 10.1002/jaba.149

Haq, S.S., Kodak, T., Kurtz-Nelson, E., Porritt, M., Rush, K., & Cariveau, T. Comparing the effects of massed and distributed practice on skill acquisition for children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 454-459. doi: 10.1002/jaba.213

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Mar 25, 2020
Episode 117 - Promoting Healthy Behavior w/ The Behavior Chefs
01:45:49

Trapped in the house with nothing but a bag of chips and a 5 lb weight? Well, at least you could spend some time PLANNING how you’ll create a healthier lifestyle. Tony Chambers and Clint Evans from The Behavior Chef podcast join us (virtually) to explain how choosing healthy foods is nothing but good old-fashioned behavior and how breaking bad health habits is a lot harder than you might think.

Articles discussed this episode:

Rafacz, S.D. (2019). Healthy eating: Approaching the selection, preparation, and consumption of healthy food as choice behavior. Perspectives on Behavior Science, 42, 647-674. doi: 10/1007/s40614-018-00190-y

Kurti, A.N. & Dallery, J. (2013). Internet-based contingency management increases walking in sedentary adults. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 568-581. doi: 10.1002/jaba.58

Meredith, S.E., Grabinski, M.J., & Dallery, J. (2011). Internet-based group contingency management to promote abstinence from cigarette smoking: A feasibility study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 118, 23-30. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2011.02.012

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Mar 18, 2020
Episode 116 - Transfer of Stimulus Control w/ Dr. Mary Barbera
01:09:16

What a nice way to kick off our March episodes with author, Dr. Mary Barbera, stopping by to talk about verbal behavior. We take a look into the process of using transfer procedures to teach tacts as well as get the chance to chat with Dr. Barbera about her own professional and personal history and how it led to her current work on the Turn Autism Around podcast. And, if you enjoy this episode, why not check out our guest appearance on Mary’s show later this month!

Articles discussed this episode:

Barbera, M.L. & Kubina, Jr., R.M. (2005). Using transfer procedures to teach tacts to a child with autism. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 21, 155-161. doi: 10.1007/bf03393017

Bloh, C. (2008). Assessing transfer of stimulus control procedures across learners with autism. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 24, 87-101. doi: 10.1007/bf03393059

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Mar 11, 2020
March 2020 Preview
22:30

Game on! We just can’t stop having fun, so much so that Rob even invented a brand-new game to celebrate another month of research articles. Between trying to figure out arcane rules, we share the March topics which run the table from verbal behavior to healthy eating to which work-trial type is best for you (well, maybe). So, pull up a d20 and enjoy this month’s preview!

Articles for March 2020

Transfer of Stimulus Control w/ Dr. Mary Barbera

Barbera, M.L. & Kubina, Jr., R.M. (2005). Using transfer procedures to teach tacts to a child with autism. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 21, 155-161. doi: 10.1007/bf03393017

Bloh, C. (2008). Assessing transfer of stimulus control procedures across learners with autism. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 24, 87-101. doi: 10.1007/bf03393059

 

Promoting Healthful Behavior w/ The Behavior Chefs (Clint Evans and Tony Chambers)

Rafacz, S.D. (2019). Healthy eating: Approaching the selection, preparation, and consumption of healthy food as choice behavior. Perspectives on Behavior Science, 42, 647-674. doi: 10/1007/s40614-018-00190-y

Kurti, A.N. & Dallery, J. (2013). Internet-based contingency management increases walking in sedentary adults. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 568-581. doi: 10.1002/jaba.58

Meredith, S.E., Grabinski, M.J., & Dallery, J. (2011). Internet-based group contingency management to promote abstinence from cigarette smoking: A feasibility study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 118, 23-30. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2011.02.012

 

Massed Trials Vs. the World

Henrickson, M.L., Rapp, J.T., & Ashbeck, H.A. (2015). Teaching with massed versus interspersed trials: Effects on acquisition, maintenance, and problem behavior. Behavioral Interventions, 30, 36-50. doi: 10.1002/bin.1396

Majdalany, L.N., Wilder, D.A., Greif, A., Mathisen, D., & Saini, V. (2014). Comparing massed-trial instruction, distributed-trial instruction, and task interspersal to teach tacts to children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 657-662. doi: 10.1002/jaba.149

Haq, S.S., Kodak, T., Kurtz-Nelson, E., Porritt, M., Rush, K., & Cariveau, T. Comparing the effects of massed and distributed practice on skill acquisition for children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 454-459. doi: 10.1002/jaba.213

Mar 04, 2020
Episode 115 - Self-Monitoring
01:15:32

Though the topic has come up before, we decided it was high time that self-monitoring got its very own episode. Then, rather than just share a bunch of old research about how cool self-monitoring is, we figured we’d look for some of the more interesting ways self-monitoring has been used to improve behavior. From spelling tests to training classes. From swimming pools to electricity meters (though not at the same time), Can a procedure so easy really be that effective?

Articles discussed this episode:

Winett, R.A., Neale, M.S., & Grier, H.C. (1979). Effects of self-monitoring and feedback on residential electricity consumption. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 12, 173-184. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1979.12-173

Critchfield, T.S. (1999). An unexpected effect of recording frequency in reactive self-monitoring. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 32, 389-391. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1999.32-389

Rafferty, L.A., Arroyo, J., Ginnane, S., & Wilczynski, K. (2011). Self-monitoring during spelling practice: Effects on spelling accuracy and on-task behavior of three students diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 4, 37-45. doi: 10.1007/BF03391773

Plavnick, J.B., Ferreri, S.J., & Maupin, A.N. (2010). The effects of self-monitoring on the procedural integrity of a behavioral intervention for young children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 315-320. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-315

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Feb 26, 2020
Episode 114 - Police Academy 8: Behavior Analysts on Patrol w/ Dr. John O'Neill
01:10:19

One of the joys of having done the podcast long is learning about the sheer number of applications of behavior analysis in the world. This week, Dr. John O’Neill brings us ABA in a way we never expected: Behavior assessment as a means of improving police training. Aside from the novel use of FBA methodology, we discuss the current state of police academy procedure in America and some of the ways behavior analysis might be able to help.

Articles discussed this episode:

O’Neill, J. (2018). Functional behavior assessment of the unintentional discharge of firearms in law enforcement. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 38, 275-287. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2018.1514348

O’Neill, J., O’Neill, D.A., Weed, K., Hartman, M.E., Spence, W., & Lewinski, W.J. (2019). Police academy training, performance, and learning. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 353-372. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00317-2

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Feb 19, 2020
Episode 113 - Visual Inspection
01:25:55

For some reason Jackie decided that we needed to learn more about visual inspection. So, we did! Now we’re all refreshed on the steps involved in analyzing data graphically and making the best treatment decisions possible. If you listen to this week’s episode, your graph of “understanding the steps of visual inspection” will be on a very clear increasing trend.

Articles discussed this episode:

Vanselow, N.R., Thompson, R., & Karsina, A. (2011). Data-based decision making: The impact of data variability, training, and context. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 767-780. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-767

Wolfe, K., Barton, E.E., & Meadan, H. (2019). Systematic protocols for the visual analysis of single-case research data. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 491-502. doi: 10.1007/s40617-019-00336-7

Falligant, J.M., McNulty, M.K., Hausman, N.L., & Rooker, G.W. (2019). Using dual-criteria methods to supplement visual inspection: Replication and extension. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. doi: 10.1002/jaba.665

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Feb 12, 2020
ABA Trivia Night on February 26th at Ground Effect Brewery
01:04

If you’re going to be in Massachusetts on February 26th at 7, come to Ground Effect Brewing in Hudson, MA for our first ABA Trivia Night! We’ll have fun questions, prizes, and beer with your pals at ABA Inside Track. Come join a team of four like-minded BCBAs and make some new friends or bring your colleagues for some after-work bonding. And, best of all, this event will be entirely FREE!

Check out the Ground Effect website for more information for directions and email us for more information.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Feb 10, 2020
February 2020 Preview
18:27

Heeeeey, it’s Rob’s birthday. And rather than watch the time-caper thriller “Happy Death Day 2U” like he wanted to, let’s have a February preview. This month we kick things off with a trip to the gallery of line graphs to discuss improvements in visual inspection methodology. After that, we’ll be joined by Dr. John O’Neill to learn about how behavior analysis can inform research into improving police training. Finally, we revisit a tangentially-discussed topic with articles reviewing a multitude of ways to utilize self-monitoring. Then I’m promised we can eat cake and play video games.

Also, don’t forget to join us on February 26th @ 7pm at Ground Effect Brewery in Hudson, MA for our very first ABA Trivia evening!

Articles for February 2020

Visual Inspection

Vanselow, N.R., Thompson, R., & Karsina, A. (2011). Data-based decision making: The impact of data variability, training, and context. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 767-780. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-767

Wolfe, K., Barton, E.E., & Meadan, H. (2019). Systematic protocols for the visual analysis of single-case research data. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 491-502. doi: 10.1007/s40617-019-00336-7

Falligant, J.M., McNulty, M.K., Hausman, N.L., & Rooker, G.W. (2019). Using dual-criteria methods to supplement visual inspection: Replication and extension. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. doi: 10.1002/jaba.665

 

Police Academy 8: Behavior Analysts on Patrol w/ Dr. John O’Neill

O’Neill, J. (2018). Functional behavior assessment of the unintentional discharge of firearms in law enforcement. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 38, 275-287. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2018.1514348

O’Neill, J., O’Neill, D.A., Weed, K., Hartman, M.E., Spence, W., & Lewinski, W.J. (2019). Police academy training, performance, and learning. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 353-372. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00317-2

 

Self-monitoring

Winett, R.A., Neale, M.S., & Grier, H.C. (1979). Effects of self-monitoring and feedback on residential electricity consumption. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 12, 173-184. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1979.12-173

Critchfield, T.S. (1999). An unexpected effect of recording frequency in reactive self-monitoring. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 32, 389-391. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1999.32-389

Rafferty, L.A., Arroyo, J., Ginnane, S., & Wilczynski, K. (2011). Self-monitoring during spelling practice: Effects on spelling accuracy and on-task behavior of three students diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 4, 37-45. doi: 10.1007/BF03391773

Plavnick, J.B., Ferreri, S.J., & Maupin, A.N. (2010). The effects of self-monitoring on the procedural integrity of a behavioral intervention for young children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 315-320. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-315

Feb 05, 2020
Episode 112 - Lying Behavior
01:09:53

Because your ABA Inside Track hosts are such chronic truth-tellers, we decided it was time to look into this “lying” we’ve heard so much about. For instance, we’re not sure why anyone would ever lie. Or whether it’s an important skill to learn how to lie, especially when your best friend tries on a questionable outfit. Or if learning about George Washington can really improve honesty. We promise, if you listen to ABA Inside Track’s new episode, you will be popular and more attractive.*

*Note: we’re probably lying. Though we bet you’re still swell.

Articles discussed this episode:

Reinecke, D.R., Newman, B., Kurtz, A.L., Ryan, C.S., & Hemmes, N.S. (1997). Teaching deception skills in a game-play context to three adolescents with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 27, 127-137. doi: 10.1023/a:1025835706522

Bergstrom, R., Najdowski, A.C., Alvarado, M., & Tarbox, J. (2016). Teaching children with autism to tell socially appropriate lies. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 1-6. doi: 10.1002/jaba.295

Sauter, J.A., Stocco, C.S., Luczynski, K.C., & Moline, A.D. (2019). Temporary, inconsistent, and null effects of a moral story and instruction on honesty. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. doi: 10.1002/jaba.552

 

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Jan 29, 2020
Episode 111 - Behavior Analytic Language
01:25:08

If you’ve listened to more than one of our episodes, you must enjoy listening to behavior analytic terminology. If so, that makes you unlike most of America who ::GASP:: really dislikes ABA jargon. Should we be offended? Drop our monocles in shock? Perhaps instead we should use research to figure out a better way to improve how we disseminate the science of behavior in plain English.

Articles discussed this episode:

Lindsley, O.R. (1991). From technical jargon to plain English for application. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 24, 449-458. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1991.24-449

Becirevic, A., Critchfield, T.S., Reed, D.D. (2016). On the social acceptability of behavior-analytic terms: Crowdsourced comparisons of lay and technical language. The Behavior Analyst, 39, 305-317. doi: 10.1007/s40614-016-0067-4

Critchfield, T.S., Doepke, K.J., Epting, L.K., Becirevic, A., Reed, D.D., Fienup, D.M., Kremsreiter, J.L., & Ecott, C.L. (2017). Normative emotional responses to behavior analysis jargon or how not to use words to win friends and influence people. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 10, 97-106. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0161-9

 

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Jan 22, 2020
Episode 110 - IISCA w/ Dr. Adithyan Rajaraman
01:33:57

While we’ve certainly mentioned and even discussed the IISCA in previous episodes, for some reason we’ve yet to do a full-length episode on this relatively new tool in the behavior assessment arsenal. That all changes this week as we do a deep dive into the interview-informed synthesized contingency analysis with our special guest, Dr. Adithyan Rajaraman. What is the IISCA? Why use the IISCA? And when is the IISCA? We promise to answer at least two of those burning questions.

Articles discussed this episode:

Rajaraman A., Hanley G.P. (2018) Interview-Informed Synthesized Contingency Analysis (IISCA). In: Volkmar F. (eds) Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Springer, New York, NY. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-6435-8

Hanley, G.P., Jin, C.S., Vanselow, N.R., & Hanratty, L.A. (2014). Produing meaningful improvements in problem behavior of children with autism via synthesized analyses and treatments. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 16-36. doi: 10.1002/jaba.106

Jessel, J., Ingvarsson, E.T., Metras, R., Kirk, H., & Whipple, R. (2018). Achieving socially significant reductions in problem behavior following the interview-informed synthesized contingency analysis: A summary of 25 outpatient applications. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 130-157. doi: 10.1002/jaba.436

Slaton, J.D. & Hanley, G.P. (2018). Nature and scope of synthesis in functional analysis and treatment of problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 943-973. doi: 10.1002/jaba.498

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Jan 15, 2020
Episode 109 - Sensory Extinction
01:05:50

It may be a question you remember from graduate school: What’s the deal with sensory extinction? Is it a form of extinction? Of punishment? Or, is it something else? This week, we revisit that old chestnut by discussion four articles that hope to solve the mystery of sensory extinction. And we review one of the most complementary replication articles of all time!

Articles discussed this episode:

Iwata, B.A., Pace, G.M., Cowdery, G.E., & Miltenberger, R.G. (1994). What makes extinction work: An analysis of procedural form and function. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 27, 131-144. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1994.27-131

Mazaleski, J.L., Iwata, B.A., Rodgers, T.A., Vollmer, T.R., & Zarcone, J.R. (1994). Protective equipment as treatment for stereotypic hand mouthing: Sensory extinction or punishment effects? Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 27, 345-355. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1994.27-345

Lerman, D.C. & Iwata, B.A. (1996). A methodology for distinguishing between extinction and punishment effects associated with response blocking. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 29, 231-233. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1996.29-231

Smith, R.G., Russo, L., & Le, D.D. (1999). Distinguishing between extinction and punishment effects of response blocking: A replication. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 32, 367-370. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1999.32-367

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Jan 08, 2020
January 2020 Preview
20:00

Happy New Year! We brush off our New Year’s Resolutions by promising even more fun and exciting topics. You can trust us: We’ve read all the research on lying! Plus, Jackie promises more fun by announcing our inaugural ABA Inside Track Trivia Night. And the proper unveiling of our updated theme song by a musician you’ll recognize. Welcome to 2020, BCBAs!

Articles for January 2019

Sensory Extinction

Iwata, B.A., Pace, G.M., Cowdery, G.E., & Miltenberger, R.G. (1994). What makes extinction work: An analysis of procedural form and function. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 27, 131-144. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1994.27-131

Mazaleski, J.L., Iwata, B.A., Rodgers, T.A., Vollmer, T.R., & Zarcone, J.R. (1994). Protective equipment as treatment for stereotypic hand mouthing: Sensory extinction or punishment effects? Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 27, 345-355. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1994.27-345

Lerman, D.C. & Iwata, B.A. (1996). A methodology for distinguishing between extinction and punishment effects associated with response blocking. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 29, 231-233. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1996.29-231

Smith, R.G., Russo, L., & Le, D.D. (1999). Distinguishing between extinction and punishment effects of response blocking: A replication. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 32, 367-370. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1999.32-367

 

IISCA w/ Dr. Adithyan Rajaraman

Rajaraman A., Hanley G.P. (2018) Interview-Informed Synthesized Contingency Analysis (IISCA). In: Volkmar F. (eds) Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Springer, New York, NY. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-6435-8

Hanley, G.P., Jin, C.S., Vanselow, N.R., & Hanratty, L.A. (2014). Produing meaningful improvements in problem behavior of children with autism via synthesized analyses and treatments. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 16-36. doi: 10.1002/jaba.106

Jessel, J., Ingvarsson, E.T., Metras, R., Kirk, H., & Whipple, R. (2018). Achieving socially significant reductions in problem behavior following the interview-informed synthesized contingency analysis: A summary of 25 outpatient applications. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 130-157. doi: 10.1002/jaba.436

Slaton, J.D. & Hanley, G.P. (2018). Nature and scope of synthesis in functional analysis and treatment of problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 943-973. doi: 10.1002/jaba.498

 

Behavior Analytic Language

Lindsley, O.R. (1991). From technical jargon to plain English for application. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 24, 449-458. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1991.24-449

Becirevic, A., Critchfield, T.S., Reed, D.D. (2016). On the social acceptability of behavior-analytic terms: Crowdsourced comparisons of lay and technical language. The Behavior Analyst, 39, 305-317. doi: 10.1007/s40614-016-0067-4

Critchfield, T.S., Doepke, K.J., Epting, L.K., Becirevic, A., Reed, D.D., Fienup, D.M., Kremsreiter, J.L., & Ecott, C.L. (2017). Normative emotional responses to behavior analysis jargon or how not to use words to win friends and influence people. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 10, 97-106. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0161-9

 

Lying Behavior

Reinecke, D.R., Newman, B., Kurtz, A.L., Ryan, C.S., & Hemmes, N.S. (1997). Teaching deception skills in a game-play context to three adolescents with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 27, 127-137. doi: 10.1023/a:1025835706522

Bergstrom, R., Najdowski, A.C., Alvarado, M., & Tarbox, J. (2016). Teaching children with autism to tell socially appropriate lies. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 1-6. doi: 10.1002/jaba.295

Sauter, J.A., Stocco, C.S., Luczynski, K.C., & Moline, A.D. (2019). Temporary, inconsistent, and null effects of a moral story and instruction on honesty. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. doi: 10.1002/jaba.552

Jan 01, 2020
Bonus Episode 20 - The Year in ABA (2019) w/ Matt Cicoria
01:17:47

As 2019 comes to a close, we’re joined by our podcasting buddy, Matt Cicoria, of the Behavioral Observations podcast to wax philosophical about all the going’s-on in behavior analysis in the past 12 months. From memorials to trends in research and practice we’d like to see continue to our hopes for the next year of our science. Wishing all of you Happy Holidays!

Dec 25, 2019
Episode 108 - Research Grab Bag IX: Research S'mores
01:14:50

Well, how nice of you to stop by the ol’ campfire. Pull up a log, why dontcha? We’re just swappin’ stories, stories about our favorite research topics. Care for a marshmallow with chocolate and graham crackers? You can make one of those, whaddya call ‘em. S’mores? Do you have a favorite research article to spin a yarn about? Something to keep the dark and cold away? Here, why don’t I start…

 

Articles discussed this episode:

Bowman, L.G., Hardesty, S.L., Sigurdsson, S.O., McIvor, M., Orchowitz, P.M., Wagner, L.L., & Hagopian, L.P. (2019). Utilizing group-based contingencies to increase hand washing in a large human service setting. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 600-611. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00328-z

Sheply, C. & Grisham-Brown, J. (2019). Applied behavior analysis in early childhood education: An overview of policies, research, blended practices, and the curriculum framework. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 235-246. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-0236-x

Ingul, J.M., Havik, T., & Heyne, D. (2019). Emerging school refusal: A school-based framework for identifying early signs and risk factors. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 26, 46-62. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2018.03.005

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Dec 18, 2019
Episode 107 - Executive Functioning w/ Dr. Adel Najdowski
01:05:26

We got tired of executive functioning feeling like some ephemeral concept so we decided to reach out to someone who wrote a book on the subject, Dr. Adel Najdowski to demystify the term. Besides getting a great behavioral definition of executive functioning, we also get a whole boatload of tips on how to teach these very important skills. We’re pretty sure this episode is so fun, you won’t have to worry about maintaining focus!

PRODUCTION NOTE: Due to some wonky technical problems, this episode has a few choppy bits in the audio. It doesn’t spoil any of the content, but we wanted to give you the heads-up so you were prepared.

Articles discussed this episode:

Najdowski, A.C. (2017). Flexible and focused. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

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Dec 11, 2019
December 2019 Preview
14:48

With so much holiday shopping to do, we’re keeping our topics fun and light this month. First up we’ll be talking with Dr. Adel Najdowski all about executive functioning. Seriously, all about it. Then we’ll dive into the old grab bag for three topics totally unrelated to each other. And, on December 25th, everybody gets a special bonus episode Christmas present!

Articles for December 2019

Executive Functioning w/ Dr. Adel Najdowski

Najdowski, A.C. (2017). Flexible and focused. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

 

Grab Bag IX: Research S’Mores

Bowman, L.G., Hardesty, S.L., Sigurdsson, S.O., McIvor, M., Orchowitz, P.M., Wagner, L.L., & Hagopian, L.P. (2019). Utilizing group-based contingencies to increase hand washing in a large human service setting. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 600-611. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00328-z

Sheply, C. & Grisham-Brown, J. (2019). Applied behavior analysis in early childhood education: An overview of policies, research, blended practices, and the curriculum framework. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 235-246. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-0236-x

Ingul, J.M., Havik, T., & Heyne, D. (2019). Emerging school refusal: A school-based framework for identifying early signs and risk factors. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 26, 46-62. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2018.03.005

 

Dec 04, 2019
Bonus Episode 19 - BABAT 40th Anniversary Spectacular
02:58:53

This year the Berkshire Association of Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT), our regional conference, celebrated it’s 40th anniversary. As a special treat, the BABAT board asked us at ABA Inside Track to interview guest speakers and attendees to celebrate this momentous occasion. It took Rob a while to edit together THREE HOURS of awesome conversations about BABAT, but now, here it is in all it’s glory. Listen to some of the best minds in the field and their thoughts on the BABAT conference, its history, present, and future.

Big thanks to Stacie Bancroft, Liz Martineau, Maureen Kelly, Alison Bergenholtz, Christal Braughton, Ryan Laurie, Beth, Cheryl Lynn Guarini, Catharine Sorenson, Natalie Mandel, Carolyn Beaumier, Colleen Callahan, Leslie Quiroz, Kim Madar, Katy Trust, Brandon Richardson, Amy Weinstock, Kendra Guinness, Sam Breeman, Terry Paretti, Nan Leonard, Mary Jane Weiss, Mike Dorsey, Alan Harchick, Jason Bourret, John Austin, Brian Blair, Jeff Tiger, Ivy Chong, Amanda LePrime, Francesca Espinoza, Ilene Schwartz, Terry Falcamata, Jeanne Donaldson, Joel Ringdahl, Einar Ingvarsson, Alan Neuringer, David Wilder, Jim Carr, Bill Ahearn, and Dave Palmer for their gracious gift of time.

Nov 29, 2019
Episode 106 - Attending
01:11:53

I hope that you’re listening closely, paying attention, because that’s all we’ll be talking about on this week’s episode. Whether you think of attending as looking at the teaching, looking at your work, or looking at yourself, attending plays a big part in learning. So, let’s get focused!

Articles discussed this episode:

Broden, M., Bruce, C., Mitchell, M.A., Carter, V., & Hall, R.V. (1970). Effects of teacher attention on attending behavior of two boys at adjacent desks. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 3, 205-211. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1970.3-199.

Walpole, C.W., Roscoe, E.M., & Dube, W.V. (2007). Use of a differential observing response to expand restricted stimulus control. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40, 707-712. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2007.707-712

Holifield, C., Goodman, J., Hazelkorn, M., & Heflin, L.J. (2010). Using self-monitoring to increase attending to task and academic accuracy in children with autism. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 25, 230-238. doi: 10.1177/1088357610380137

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Nov 27, 2019
Episode 105 - (ETHICS) Ethics Mailbag w/ Dr. Darren Sush
01:45:05

Speedy Delivery ain’t got nothing on us this episode as we sign, seal, and deliver all of our pressing ethical concerns to special guest, Dr. Darren Sush. Much like a BCBA Dear Abby, Dr. Sush discusses an array of ethical quandries pulled straight from his new book “A Workbook of Ethical Case Scenarios in Applied Behavior Analysis”. It’s almost two whole hours of ethical discussion! Sincerely, your friends from ABA Inside Track.

Articles discussed this episode:

Sush, D.J. & Najdowski, A.C. (2019). A workbook of ethical case scenarios in applied behavior analysis. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

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Nov 20, 2019
Episode 104 - Culturally Competent Assessment w/ Dr. Elizabeth Hughes-Fong
01:18:25

If you thought behavior assessment was hard, how much harder does it get when you add in the challenges of working with individuals from a different cultural background? We pose the question to special guest Dr. Liz Hughes-Fong and find out just how much more we have to learn about improving our cultural competence.

Articles discussed this episode:

Mandell, D.S. & Novak, M. (2005). The role of culture in families’ treatment decisions for children with autism spectrum disorders. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 11, 110-115. doi:10.1002/mrdd.20061

Salend, S.J. & Taylor, L.S. (2002). Cultural perspectives: Missing pieces in the functional assessment process. Intervention in School and Clinic, 38, 104-112. doi: 10.1177/10534512020380020601

Tanaka-Matsumi, J., Seiden, D.Y., Lam, K.N. (1996). The culturally informed functional assessment (CIFA) interview: A strategy for cross-cultural behavioral practice. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 3, 215-233. doi: 10.1016/S1077-7229(96)80015-0

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Nov 13, 2019
Bonus 18 - Thompson Center for Autism Conference 2019
50:07

When we weren’t attending amazing talks or giving our own—and when we weren’t enjoying all the snacks in between activities—we were able to meet up with a number of students presenting at the Thompson Center for Autism Conference poster session. We thought you’d like to hear about some of the work coming out of the University of Missouri and beyond. Thanks to everyone who took the time to talk with us…especially anyone who had to do their talk twice when I failed to turn on my recorder!

Poster Presentations:

John P. Hegarty II, Stanford University. Neuroimaging predictors of benefits from pivotal response treatment for children with autism.

Briann Sutton, University of Missouri. Identifying disparities in autism spectrum disorder diagnostic processes.

Genevieve Weaver, Liberty University. Autism spectrum disorders and positive familial effects.

Kelly Boland, University of Missouri. Examining visual perception in autism spectrum disorder: The role of anxiety.

Laura Avery, University of Missouri. Statistical learning as it relates to language and autism: A literature review.

Brandon K. May, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Towards a comprehensive approach: An evaluation of the PEAK Challenging Behavior Assessment.

Austin Bateman, University of Missouri. The more the merrier? The BCBA interdisciplinary practices questionnaire.

Mallory Stevens, University of Missouri. Preteaching keywords to increase reading skills of students with intellectual disabilities.

Nov 08, 2019
November 2019 Preview
20:58

Pay attention, because we’re only telling you once. This November, we’re thankful for all of our awesome guests! First, Dr. Liz Hughes-Fong joins us to share all of her knowledge on developing cultural competence in the area of assessment. Then, Dr. Darren Sush calls in to judge our ethical answers to his ethical scenarios for almost 2 HOURS!! Finally, we take it easy with a review of research all about attending. What are you thankful for in behavior analysis?

Articles for November 2019

Culturally Competent Assessment w/ Dr. Elizabeth Hughes-Fong

Mandell, D.S. & Novak, M. (2005). The role of culture in families’ treatment decisions for children with autism spectrum disorders. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 11, 110-115. doi:10.1002/mrdd.20061

Salend, S.J. & Taylor, L.S. (2002). Cultural perspectives: Missing pieces in the functional assessment process. Intervention in School and Clinic, 38, 104-112. doi: 10.1177/10534512020380020601

Tanaka-Matsumi, J., Seiden, D.Y., Lam, K.N. (1996). The culturally informed functional assessment (CIFA) interview: A strategy for cross-cultural behavioral practice. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 3, 215-233. doi: 10.1016/S1077-7229(96)80015-0

 

Ethics Mailbag w/ Dr. Darren Sush

Sush, D.J. & Najdowski, A.C. (2019). A workbook of ethical case scenarios in applied behavior analysis. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

 

Attending

Broden, M., Bruce, C., Mitchell, M.A., Carter, V., & Hall, R.V. (1970). Effects of teacher attention on attending behavior of two boys at adjacent desks. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 3, 205-211. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1970.3-199.

Walpole, C.W., Roscoe, E.M., & Dube, W.V. (2007). Use of a differential observing response to expand restricted stimulus control. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40, 707-712. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2007.707-712

Holifield, C., Goodman, J., Hazelkorn, M., & Heflin, L.J. (2010). Using self-monitoring to increase attending to task and academic accuracy in children with autism. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 25, 230-238. doi: 10.1177/1088357610380137

 

Nov 06, 2019
Episode 103 - (LIVE) Parent Training: The Effects of Parent Stress, Child Outcome, and the BCBA-Caregiver Relationship
01:20:06

LIVE from the Thompson Center! It’s ABA Inside Track! We’re back again with a talk we gave last month at the 14th Annual Thompson Center for Autism Conference all about parent stress. But, a funny thing happened on the way to the podium: We realized that decreasing parent stress isn’t as easy as just doing good training. Listen in for some tips on how to improve your parent-BCBA collaboration skills. And, as a big thank you to all of our listeners, this episode is good for one FREE CEU!!! After you listen to the whole thing, of course.

Articles discussed this episode:

Strauss, K., Vicari, S., Valeri, G., DElia, L., Arima, S., & Fava, L. (2012). Parent inclusion in Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention: The influence of parental stress, parent treatment fidelity and parent-mediated generalization of behavior targets on child outcomes. Research i n Developmental Disabilities, 33, 688-703. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2011.11.008

Allen, K.D. & Warzak, W.J. (2000). The problem of parental nonadherence in clinical behavior analysis: Effective treatment is not enough. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 33, 373-391. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2000.33-373

Helton, M.R., & Alber-Morgan, S.R. (2018). Helping parents understand applied behavior analysis: Creating a parent guide in 10 steps. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 11, 496-503. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00284-8

Taylor, B.A., LeBlanc, L.A., & Nosik, M.R. (2019). Compassionate care in behavior analytic treatment: Can outcomes be enhanced by attending to relationships with caregivers? Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 654-666. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00289-3

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Oct 30, 2019
Episode 102 - PBIS
01:23:53

So once we get past some acronym confusion, we dig deep into the mystery of PBIS. We discuss the levels of support, the controversy, the research, and the journal article with the longest title ever! At the end, do we cast our votes for PBIS as an effective treatment? Or do we send PBIS to the principal’s office?

Articles discussed this episode:

Anderson, C.M. & Kincaid, D. (2005). Applying behavior analysis to school violence and discipline problems: Schoolwide positive behavior support. The Behavior Analyst, 25, 49-63. doi: 10.1007/bf03392103

Horner, R.H., Sugai, G., & Anderson, C.M. (2010). Examining the evidence base for school-wide positive behavior support. Focus on Exceptional Children, 42, 2-16. doi: 10.17161/fec.v42i8.6906

Bradshaw, C.P., Waasdorp, T.E., & Leap, P.J. (2012). Effects of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports on child behavior problems. Pediatrics, 130, 1136-1145. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-0243

Putnam, R.F. & Knoster, T. (2016). A reply to the commentaries on “school-wide PBIS: An example of applied behavior analysis implemented at a scale of social importance” by Horner and Sugai (2015): PBIS is function over form: The clear behavioral roots and opportunities the PBIS framework presents to the field of behavior analysis moving forward. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 95-101. doi: 10.1007/s40617-015-0092-x

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Oct 23, 2019
Episode 101 Instructional Fading
01:03:42

We all love instructions. We all love fading. But, when the two go together, do we create a treatment better than the sum of its parts? Let’s take a trip through the literature and discuss the ins and outs of instructional fading together, shall we?

Articles discussed this episode:

Pace, G.M., Iwata, B.A., Cowder, G.E., Andree, P.J., & McIntyre, T. (1993). Stimulus (instructional) fading during extinction of self-injurious escape behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 26, 205-212. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1993-26-205

Zarcone, J.R., Iwata, B.A., Smith, R.G., Mazaleski, J.L., & Lerman, D.C. (1994). Reemergence and extinction of self-injurious escape behavior during stimulus (instructional) fading. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 27, 307-316. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1994/27-307

Ringdahl, J.E., Kitsukawa, K., Andelman, M.S., Call, N., Winborn, L., Barretto, A., & Reed, G.K. (2002). Differential reinforcement with and without instructional fading. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 35, 291-294. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2002.35-291

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Oct 16, 2019
Episode 100 - The History of ABA w/ Dr. Gina Green
01:30:44

It’s finally here! Our 100th episode! And what better way to celebrate than to take the time to remember the events that came before us, namely, the origins of applied behavior analysis. And if you thought we were just going to say “Skinner” a bunch of times, how wrong you are. Special guest, Dr. Gina Green from APBA, leads our trip down memory lane with an amazing account of how the field has changed over the years before we all break out our crystal balls and look to what the future holds.

Thanks to everyone who has listened and supported us low these many episodes!

Articles discussed this episode:

Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (2017). Identifying applied behavior analysis interventions. San Diego, CA: ABPA

Morris, E.K., Altus, D.E., & Smith, N.G. (2013). A study in the founding of applied behavior analysis through its publications. The Behavior Analyst, 36, 73-107. doi: 10.1007/bf03392293

Mace, F.C. & Critchfield, T.S. (2010). Translational research in behavior analysis: Historical traditions and imperative for the future. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 93, 293-312. doi: 10.1901/jeab.2010.93-293

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Oct 09, 2019
October 2019 Preview
26:47

This October, we’re celebrating our 100th episode! While we spend time patting ourselves on the back, we almost forget to share our topics for the month including our longest episode yet with Dr. Gina Green taking a deep dive into the history of ABA. And, another fun live show from the Thompson Center for Autism Conference. Get ready for more episodes than you can shake a pumpkin at!

Articles for October 2019

The History of ABA w/ Dr. Gina Green

Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (2017). Identifying applied behavior analysis interventions. San Diego, CA: ABPA

Morris, E.K., Altus, D.E., & Smith, N.G. (2013). A study in the founding of applied behavior analysis through its publications. The Behavior Analyst, 36, 73-107. doi: 10.1007/bf03392293

Mace, F.C. & Critchfield, T.S. (2010). Translational research in behavior analysis: Historical traditions and imperative for the future. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 93, 293-312. doi: 10.1901/jeab.2010.93-293

 

Instructional Fading

Pace, G.M., Iwata, B.A., Cowder, G.E., Andree, P.J., & McIntyre, T. (1993). Stimulus (instructional) fading during extinction of self-injurious escape behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 26, 205-212. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1993-26-205

Zarcone, J.R., Iwata, B.A., Smith, R.G., Mazaleski, J.L., & Lerman, D.C. (1994). Reemergence and extinction of self-injurious escape behavior during stimulus (instructional) fading. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 27, 307-316. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1994/27-307

Ringdahl, J.E., Kitsukawa, K., Andelman, M.S., Call, N., Winborn, L., Barretto, A., & Reed, G.K. (2002). Differential reinforcement with and without instructional fading. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 35, 291-294. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2002.35-291

 

PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support)

Anderson, C.M. & Kincaid, D. (2005). Applying behavior analysis to school violence and discipline problems: Schoolwide positive behavior support. The Behavior Analyst, 25, 49-63. doi: 10.1007/bf03392103

Horner, R.H., Sugai, G., & Anderson, C.M. (2010). Examining the evidence base for school-wide positive behavior support. Focus on Exceptional Children, 42, 2-16. doi: 10.17161/fec.v42i8.6906

Bradshaw, C.P., Waasdorp, T.E., & Leap, P.J. (2012). Effects of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports on child behavior problems. Pediatrics, 130, 1136-1145. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-0243

Putnam, R.F. & Knoster, T. (2016). A reply to the commentaries on “school-wide PBIS: An example of applied behavior analysis implemented at a scale of social importance” by Horner and Sugai (2015): PBIS is function over form: The clear behavioral roots and opportunities the PBIS framework presents to the field of behavior analysis moving forward. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 95-101. doi: 10.1007/s40617-015-0092-x

 

Parent Training: The effects of parent stress, child outcome, and the BCBA-caregiver relationship (LIVE at the Thompson Center for Autism Conference)

Strauss, K., Vicari, S., Valeri, G., DElia, L., Arima, S., & Fava, L. (2012). Parent inclusion in Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention: The influence of parental stress, parent treatment fidelity and parent-mediated generalization of behavior targets on child outcomes. Research i n Developmental Disabilities, 33, 688-703. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2011.11.008

Allen, K.D. & Warzak, W.J. (2000). The problem of parental nonadherence in clinical behavior analysis: Effective treatment is not enough. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 33, 373-391. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2000.33-373

Helton, M.R., & Alber-Morgan, S.R. (2018). Helping parents understand applied behavior analysis: Creating a parent guide in 10 steps. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 11, 496-503. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00284-8

Taylor, B.A., LeBlanc, L.A., & Nosik, M.R. (2019). Compassionate care in behavior analytic treatment: Can outcomes be enhanced by attending to relationships with caregivers? Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 654-666. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00289-3

Oct 02, 2019
Episode 99 - Supervision Series III, pt. 3 - Staff Reinforcement
01:14:57

As behavior analysts, we all know how much fun work can be. But, somehow, people in other fields don’t always think of doing their jobs as fun. Suspend disbelief and learn all about what can be done to be sure that the staff at your organization are effectively reinforced. From lotteries to the paradox of the fun boss, our final Supervision September episode is the definition of a good time.

Articles discussed this episode:

Tews, M.J., Michel, J.W., & Stafford, K. (2013). Does fun pay? the Impact of workplace fun on employee turnover and performance. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 54, 370-382. doi: 10.1177/1938965513505355

Johnson, D.A. & Dickinson, A.M. (2010). Employee-of-the-month programs: Do they really work? Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 30, 308-324. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2010.520144

Wine, B., Edgerton, L., Inzana, E., & Newcomb, E.T. (2017). Further effects of lottery odds on responding. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 37, 75-82. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2016.1267064

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Sep 25, 2019
Episode 98 - Supervision Series III, pt. 2 - Staff Burnout
01:16:05

Working with people is hard, so is it any wonder that the burnout rate for employees in human services can reach 40% or more? And paying more money doesn’t seem to be the answer. In this week’s Supervision September episode, we discuss some of the common patterns of staff burnout, whether there’s anything to be done to mitigate the problem, and how you can be a part of the solution.

Articles discussed this episode:

Kazemi, E., Shapiro, M., & Kavner, A. (2015). Predictors of intention to turnover in behavior technicians working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 17, 106-115. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2015.06.012

Hensel, J.M., Lunsky, Y., & Dewa, C.S. (2015). Exposure to aggressive behaviour and burnout in direct support providers: the Role of positive work factors. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 36, 404-412. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd/2014.10.033

Plantiveau, C., Ounavi, K., & Virues-Ortega, J. (2018). Hih levels of burnout among early-career board-certified behavior analysts with low collegial support in the work environment. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 2, 195-207. doi: 10.1080/15021149.2018.1438339

 

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Sep 18, 2019
Episode 97 - Supervision Series III, pt 1 - Staff Feedback w/ Dr. Amy Henley
01:14:49

Get excited, everyone, because Supervision September is finally here! Up first, we have special guest, Dr. Amy Henley joining us to discuss her research on staff management and the proper delivery of feedback. Then we all take a break from podcasting to order the feedback sandwich. Was it as delicious as thought it would be? And did Rob’s extra pickles actually improve feedback?

Articles discussed this episode:

Choi, E., Johnson, D.A., Moon, K., & Oah, S. (2018). Effects of positive and negative feedback sequence on work performance and emotional responses. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 38, 97-115. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2017/1423151

Alvero, A.M., Bucklin, B.R., & Austin, J. (2001). An objective review of the effectiveness and essential characteristics of performance feedback in organizational settings (1985-1998). Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 21, 3-29. doi: 10.1300/J075v21n01_02

DiGennaro Reed, F.D. & Henley, A.J. (2015). A survey of staff training and performance management practices: the Good, the bad, and the ugly. Behavior Analysis and Practice, 8, 16-26. doi: 10.1007/s40617-015-0044-5

 

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Sep 11, 2019
September 2019 Preview
10:42

Back by popular demand, it’s SUPERVISION SEPTEMBER! The one month of the year where you’re guaranteed three straight weeks of podcasting all about the fascinating topic of staff supervision. This year we’re back with a full slate of research articles and discussion all about that most critical of supervision topics: Our staff. We talk about how, when, and why to give feedback, what we can do as supervisors to minimize burnout, and just how effective our staff rewards systems really are.

Articles discussed this episode:

Supervision Series III, pt. 1 - Staff Feedback w/ Dr. Amy Henley

Choi, E., Johnson, D.A., Moon, K., & Oah, S. (2018). Effects of positive and negative feedback sequence on work performance and emotional responses. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 38, 97-115. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2017/1423151

Alvero, A.M., Bucklin, B.R., & Austin, J. (2001). An objective review of the effectiveness and essential characteristics of performance feedback in organizational settings (1985-1998). Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 21, 3-29. doi: 10.1300/J075v21n01_02

DiGennaro Reed, F.D. & Henley, A.J. (2015). A survey of staff training and performance management practices: the Good, the bad, and the ugly. Behavior Analysis and Practice, 8, 16-26. doi: 10.1007/s40617-015-0044-5

 

Supervision Series III, pt. 2 - Staff Burnout

Kazemi, E., Shapiro, M., & Kavner, A. (2015). Predictors of intention to turnover in behavior technicians working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 17, 106-115. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2015.06.012

Hensel, J.M., Lunsky, Y., & Dewa, C.S. (2015). Exposure to aggressive behaviour and burnout in direct support providers: the Role of positive work factors. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 36, 404-412. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd/2014.10.033

Plantiveau, C., Ounavi, K., & Virues-Ortega, J. (2018). Hih levels of burnout among early-career board-certified behavior analysts with low collegial support in the work environment. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 2, 195-207. doi: 10.1080/15021149.2018.1438339

 

Supervision Series III, pt. 3 - Staff Reinforcement

Tews, M.J., Michel, J.W., & Stafford, K. (2013). Does fun pay? the Impact of workplace fun on employee turnover and performance. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 54, 370-382. doi: 10.1177/1938965513505355

Johnson, D.A. & Dickinson, A.M. (2010). Employee-of-the-month programs: Do they really work? Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 30, 308-324. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2010.520144

Wine, B., Edgerton, L., Inzana, E., & Newcomb, E.T. (2017). Further effects of lottery odds on responding. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 37, 75-82. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2016.1267064

Sep 04, 2019
Episode 96 - Grab Bag VII: Dark Stimulus
01:11:47

In a world where research is the only resource that matters, only one crack team of podcasters have the brains, the brawn, and the bandwith, to fight back. This summer, only in your listening device of choice, the ABA Inside Track team returns and, this time, the fate of the world rests in their hands. Behavior analysis is about to E-X-P-L-O-D-E when preceded by…the Dark Stimulus.

Articles discussed this episode:

Jones, M.E., Allday, A., & Givens, A. (2019). Reducing adolescent cell phone usage using an interdependent group contingency. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 386-393. doi: 10/1002/jaba.538

Alligood, C., Anderson, C., & McGee, H. (2019). Casting a wider net: an Analysis of scholarly contributions of behavior analysis graduate program faculty. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 466-472. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00281-x

Russell, S.M. & Reinecke, D. (2019). Mand acquisition across different teaching methodologies. Behavioral Interventions, 34, 127-135. doi: 10.1002/bin.1643

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Aug 28, 2019
Bonus Episode 17 - Rob's Summer Reading 2019
26:59
Aug 24, 2019
Episode 95 - Preschool Life Skills: The Next Generation w/ Dr. Einar Ingvarsson
01:09:41

Boldly going beyond the original research, it’s Preschool Life Skills: The Next Generation! We engage in this updated review of the PLS research with our discussion captain, Dr. Einar Ingvarsson, and lock phasers on new topics such as whether PLS can be used as a proactive learning curriculum, how behavior analysts could adopt a tiered model of teaching, and why Romulan Ale and warp drive don’t mix.

Articles discussed this episode:

Fahmie, T.A. & Luczynski, K.C. (2018). Preschool life skills: Recent advancements and future directions. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 183-188. doi: 10.1002/jaba.434

Ala’i-Rosales, S., Cihon, J.H., Currier, T.D.R., Ferguson, J.L., Leaf, J.B., Leaf, R., McEachin, J., & Weinkauf, S.M. (2019). The big four: Functional assessment research informs preventative behavior analysis. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 222-234. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00291-9

Robison, M.A., Mann, T.B., & Ingvarsson, E.T. (2019). Life skills instruction for children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. doi: 10/1002/jaba.602

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Aug 21, 2019
(REBROADCAST) Episode 34 - Preschool Life Skills
01:16:38

To get ready for this week’s all-new episode all about Preschool Life Skills (PLS), here’s our original review of the PLS research in podcast form. Reacquaint yourself with the basics or learn about them for the first time. Then join us and special guest, Dr. Einar Ingvarsson, on Wednesday to discuss PLS: The Next Generation!

Love learning about classroom management strategies but wonder what's available for the junior set? Wonder no more as we review the Preschool Life Skills.  Gaze in wonder at the power of name calling...or is that calling a name? Faint in shock at a variety of evocative situations.  And flee in terror from attention-grabbing FCR! Remember, the children are our future; teach them appropriate means of accessing reinforcement and let them lead the way.

Articles discussed this episode:

Hanley, G.P., Heal, N.A., Tiger, J.H., & Ingvarsson, E.T.  (2007).  Evaluation of a classwide teaching program for developing preschool life skills.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40, 277-300.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2007-57-06

Beaulieu, L., Hanley, G.P., & Roberson, A.A.  (2012).  Effects of responding to a name and group call on preschoolers' compliance.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 685-707.  doi: 10.1901/jaa.2012.45-685

Luczynski, K.C. & Hanley, G.P.  (2013).  Prevention of problem behavior by teaching functional communication and self-control skills to preschoolers.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 355-368.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.44

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Aug 19, 2019
Gender Diversity in Behavior Analysis w/ Arin Donovan + Kristen Lancaster
01:17:45

As a bunch of cisgender podcasters, we figured we could use some help in discussing issues related to gender diversity in behavior analysis. That’s why we invited our friends, Erin Donovan and Kristen Lancaster, from Confessions of a Behavior Analyst to share their knowledge and experience on how behavior analysts can improve their competence working with nonbinary or transgender colleagues and clients.

Articles discussed this episode:

Priola, V., Lasio, D., De Simone, S., & Serri, F. (2014). The sound of silence: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender discrimination in ‘inclusive organizations’. British Journal of Management, 25, 488-502. doi: 10.1111/1467-8551.12043

Brewster, M.E., Velez, B., DeBlaere, C., & Moradi, B. (2012). Transgender individuals’ workplace experiences: the Applicability of sexual minority measures and models. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59, 60-70. doi: 10/1037/a0025206

Beaulieu, L, Addington, J., & Almeida, D. (2018). Behavior analysts’ training and practices regarding cultural diversity: the Case for culturally competent care. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 1-19. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00313-6

For extra resources:

Hook, J. N. & Watkins, C. E., Jr. (2015). Cultural humility: The cornerstone of positive contact with culturally different individuals and groups? American Psychologist, 70, 661-662. doi: 10.1037/a0038965

Chang, Sand C., Singh, Anneliese A., & dickey, lore m. (2018). A clinician’s guide to gender-affirming care. Oakland, CA: Context Press.

Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People from American Psychological Association

Rosenberg, N.E. & Schwartz, I.S. (2019). Guidance or compliance: What makes an ethical behavior analyst?Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 473-482. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00287-5

Fine, C. (2010). Delusions of gender. New York, NY: W.W. Norton and Company.The gender delusion

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Aug 14, 2019
August 2019 Preview
20:22

Taking into account its renewed popularity, Rob busts out the dice for this Dungeons and Dragons-themed preview episode. Possible topics this month: gender diversity, preschool life skills, or goblins. Then, in errata, one of the nicest emails we’ve ever received.

Articles discussed this episode:

Gender Diversity in Behavior Analysis w/ Erin Dononvan and Kristen Lancaster

Priola, V., Lasio, D., De Simone, S., & Serri, F. (2014). The sound of silence: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender discrimination in ‘inclusive organizations’. British Journal of Management, 25, 488-502. doi: 10.1111/1467-8551.12043

Brewster, M.E., Velez, B., DeBlaere, C., & Moradi, B. (2012). Transgender individuals’ workplace experiences: the Applicability of sexual minority measures and models. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59, 60-70. doi: 10/1037/a0025206

Beaulieu, L, Addington, J., & Almeida, D. (2018). Behavior analysts’ training and practices regarding cultural diversity: the Case for culturally competent care. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 1-19. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00313-6

 

Preschool Life Skills; The Next Generation w/ Dr. Einar Ingvarsson

Fahmie, T.A. & Luczynski, K.C. (2018). Preschool life skills: Recent advancements and future directions. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 183-188. doi: 10.1002/jaba.434

Ala’i-Rosales, S., Cihon, J.H., Currier, T.D.R., Ferguson, J.L., Leaf, J.B., Leaf, R., McEachin, J., & Weinkauf, S.M. (2019). The big four: Functional assessment research informs preventative behavior analysis. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 222-234. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00291-9

Robison, M.A., Mann, T.B., & Ingvarsson, E.T. (2019). Life skills instruction for children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. doi: 10/1002/jaba.602

 

Grab Bag VIII: Dark Stimulus

Jones, M.E., Allday, A., & Givens, A. (2019). Reducing adolescent cell phone usage using an interdependent group contingency. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 386-393. doi: 10/1002/jaba.538

Alligood, C., Anderson, C., & McGee, H. (2019). Casting a wider net: an Analysis of scholarly contributions of behavior analysis graduate program faculty. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 466-472. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00281-x

Russell, S.M. & Reinecke, D. (2019). Mand acquisition across different teaching methodologies. Behavioral Interventions, 34, 127-135. doi: 10.1002/bin.1643

Aug 07, 2019
Episode 93 - Virtual Reality Training w/ Dr. Berglind Sveinbjornsdottir + Dr. Casey Clay
01:25:14

This week we’re putting the virtual in our virtual studio with two amazing guests, Dr. Sveinbjornsdottir and Dr. Clay, discussing how they’re pulling behavior analysis training into the future with virtual reality training technology. If you ever wanted to imagine what behavior skills training might look like as the world’s coolest video game, this is definitely the episode for you.

Articles discussed this episode:

Sveinbjornsdottir, B., Johannsson, S.H., Oddsdottir, J., Sigurdardottir, T.P., Valdimarsson, G.I., & Vilhajalmsson, H.H. (2019). Virtual discrete trial training for teacher trainees. Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, 13, 31-40. doi: 10.1007/s12193-018-0288-9

Garland, K.V., Vasquez, E., & Pearl, C. (2012). Efficacy of individualized clinical coaching in a virtual reality classroom for increasing teachers’ fidelity of implementation of discrete trial teaching. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 47, 502-515.

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Jul 31, 2019
Episode 92 - Coercion and Its Fallout Book Club, pt 2
01:31:38

How hot is our book club discussion of chapters 11-19 in Murray Sidman’s Coercion and Its Fallout? So hot Rob had to edit out about 15 minutes of our takes! What’s left goes into detailed descriptions of how many of the societal systems we take for granted are, in fact, coercive. And, of course, that there’s got to be a better way (hint: positive reinforcement). Plus, Rob and Diana describe old Disney cartoons from the 40s while Jackie sings preschool songs. Truly, something for everyone.

Book discussed this episode:

Sidman, M. (1989). Coercion and it’s fallout. Boston, MA: Authors Cooperative, Inc.

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Jul 24, 2019
Episode 91 - Coercion and Its Fallout Book Club, pt 1
01:28:48

It’s time for the 3rd Annual ABA Inside Track book club. This year we’ll be discussing the late, great Murray Sidman’s important social work Coercion and Its Fallout. Rob, Diana, and Jackie go on a deep dive through chapters 1-10 of the book including a discussion of rat behavior, societal shocks, and a laundry list of the crummy ways in which society treats itself.

Book discussed this episode:

Sidman, M. (1989). Coercion and it’s fallout. Boston, MA: Authors Cooperative, Inc.

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Jul 17, 2019
Episode 90 - Social Validity
01:22:36

We behavior analysts work hard, right? We effect behavior change for our clients and feel pretty darn good about our efforts. But what happens if our clients don’t actually like anything we’ve done? This week we’re talking all about social validity, how to make sure we’re paying attention to it, and why some BCBAs might be a bit wary about it.

Articles discussed this episode:

Wolf, M.M. (1978). Social validity: The case for subjective measurement or how applied behavior analysis is finding it’s heart. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 11, 203-214. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1978.11-203

Carr, J.E., Austin, J.L., Britton, L.N., Kellum, K.K., & Bailey, J.S. (1999). An assessment of social validity trends in applied behavior analysis. Behavioral Interventions, 14, 223-231. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-078X(199910/12)14:4<223::AID-BIN37>3.0.CO;2-Y

Hanley, G.P., Piazza, C.C., Fisher, W.W., & Maglieri, K.A. (2005). On the effectiveness of and preference for punishment and extinction components of function-based interventions. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 38, 51-65. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2005.6-04

Gabor, A.M., Fritz, J.N., Roath, C.T., Rothe, B.R., Gourley, D.A. (2016). Caregiver preference for reinforcement-based interventions for problem behavior maintained by positive reinforcement. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 215-227. doi: 10.1002/jaba.286

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Jul 10, 2019
July 2019 Preview
14:35

Summer may be heating up, but ABA Inside Track is staying cool with a remote guest from Iceland and our third annual book club (which we’ll pretend was recorded on a beach). This month, we discuss social validity, virtual reality training with special guest Dr. Berglind Sveinbjornsdottir, and how coercive practices may be synonymous with nuclear war. All that and listener emails and our typical preview episode nonsense.

Articles for July 2019

Social Validity

Wolf, M.M. (1978). Social validity: The case for subjective measurement or how applied behavior analysis is finding it’s heart. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 11, 203-214. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1978.11-203

Carr, J.E., Austin, J.L., Britton, L.N., Kellum, K.K., & Bailey, J.S. (1999). An assessment of social validity trends in applied behavior analysis. Behavioral Interventions, 14, 223-231. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-078X(199910/12)14:4<223::AID-BIN37>3.0.CO;2-Y

Hanley, G.P., Piazza, C.C., Fisher, W.W., & Maglieri, K.A. (2005). On the effectiveness of and preference for punishment and extinction components of function-based interventions. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 38, 51-65. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2005.6-04

Gabor, A.M., Fritz, J.N., Roath, C.T., Rothe, B.R., Gourley, D.A. (2016). Caregiver preference for reinforcement-based interventions for problem behavior maintained by positive reinforcement. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 215-227. doi: 10.1002/jaba.286

 

Virtual Reality Training w/ Dr. Berglind Sveinbjornsdottir

Sveinbjornsdottir, B., Johannsson, S.H., Oddsdottir, J., Sigurdardottir, T.P., Valdimarsson, G.I., & Vilhajalmsson, H.H. (2019). Virtual discrete trial training for teacher trainees. Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, 13, 31-40. doi: 10.1007/s12193-018-0288-9

Garland, K.V., Vasquez, E., & Pearl, C. (2012). Efficacy of individualized clinical coaching in a virtual reality classroom for increasing teachers’ fidelity of implementation of discrete trial teaching. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 47, 502-515.

 

Coercion and It’s Fallout Book Club

Sidman, M. (1989). Coercion and it’s fallout. Boston, MA: Authors Cooperative, Inc.

Jul 03, 2019
(REBROADCAST) Episode 25 - Virtual Reality
01:14:03

From the archives:

If one were to enter the virtual world, could we really expect that person to come out the other side with great fire safety skills and a fearlessness about spiders?  Well, this week we discuss two articles that say, "Yes."  Featuring our very first call-in co-host, anecdotes galore about Rob's favorite video games, and more terrifying spider scenarios than you could shake a stick it.  Strap on those VR headsets and step into the next level of research-based entertainment.  And we never even mention that "Virtual Reality" song, because we refuse to make the easy references.  And we ran out of money to license it.

Articles discussed this episode:

Bouchard, S., Cote, S., St-Jacques, J., Robillard, G., & Renaud, P.   (2006).  Effectiveness of virtual reality exposure in the treatment of arachnophobia using 3D games.  Technology and Health Care, 14, 19-27.  

Padgett, L.S., Strickland, D., & Coles, C.D.  (2006).  Case study: Using a virtual reality computer game to teach fire safety skills to children diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31, 65-70.  doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsj030

And for the gravy:

Morina, N., Ijntema, H., Meyerbroker, K., & Emmelkamp, P.M.G.  (2015).  Can virtual reality exposure therapy gains be generalized to real-life? A meta-analysis of studies applying behavioral assessments.  Behaviour Research and Therapy, 74.  18-24.  doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2015.08.010

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Jun 26, 2019
Episode 89 - Next-Level Chaining w/ Dr. Stacie Bancroft
01:20:39

Everybody loves the idea of teaching complex behaviors. Everybody loves teaching new skills efficiently. Is it always possible to do both? Dr. Stacie Bancroft joins us to explain how these two great goals can go great together. This ain’t your parents’ chaining procedure.

Articles discussed this episode:

Bancroft, S.L., Weiss, J.S., Libby, M.E., & Ahearn, W.H. (2011). A comparison of procedural variations in teaching behavior chains: Manual guidance, trainer completion, and no completion of untrained steps. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 559-569. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-559

Slocum, S.K. & Tiger, J.H. (2011). An assessment of the efficiency of and child preference for forward and backward chaining. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 793-805. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-793

Lambert, J.M., Copeland, B.A., Karp, E.L., Finley, C.I., .Houchins-Juarez, N.J., & Ledford, J.R. (2016). Chaining functional basketball sequences (with embedded conditional discriminations) in an adolescent with autism. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 199-210. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0125-0

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Jun 19, 2019
Episode 88 - (ETHICS) The Ethics of Telehealth
01:15:20

We all live in an interconnected, WiFi world. So shouldn’t our work as behavior analysts be the same? Telehealth provides an exciting means to share our science at a distance; however, if we’re not careful, who knows what ethical dilemmas using this technology might lead us into. Have no fear! Your pals at ABA Inside Track hit the books—well, research articles—to figure out some tactics for the ethical BCBA to follow instead.

Articles discussed this episode:

Peterson, S.M., Woodward, J., Crane, J,, & Garner, M. (2009). Teleconsultaiton in school settings: Linking classroom teachers and behavior analysts through web-based technology. Behavior Analysis in Practice,, 2, 32-39. doi: 10.1007/BF03391746

Machalicek, W., Lequia, J., Pinkelman, S., Knowles, C., Raulston, T., Davis, T., & Alresheed, F. (2016). Behavioral teleheatlh consultation with families of children with autism spectrum disorder. Behavioral Interventions, 31, 223-250. doi: 10.1002/bin.1450

Kaplan, B. & Litewka, S. (2008). Ethical challenges of telemedicine and telehealth. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 17, 401-416. doi: 10.1017/S0963180108080535

Hall, J.L. & McGraw, D. (2014). For telehealth to succeed, privacy and security risks must be identified and addressed. Health Affairs, 33, 216-221. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2013.0997

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Jun 12, 2019
June 2019 Preview
23:43

Starting summer off right with journal articles! This month we get back into a discussion of ethical dilemmas with the use of telehealth and telemedicine before inviting Dr. Stacie Bancroft to share some advance chaining variations. Finally, while we all enjoy some time off, a look back into the archives with our classic episode on research related to virtual reality. Bonus: Rob’s award-winning writings are only marginally embarrassing to hear about.

Articles for June 2019

Episode 88 - Ethics of Telehealth

Peterson, S.M., Woodward, J., Crane, J,, & Garner, M. (2009). Teleconsultaiton in school settings: Linking classroom teachers and behavior analysts through web-based technology. Behavior Analysis in Practice,, 2, 32-39. doi: 10.1007/BF03391746

Machalicek, W., Lequia, J., Pinkelman, S., Knowles, C., Raulston, T., Davis, T., & Alresheed, F. (2016). Behavioral teleheatlh consultation with families of children with autism spectrum disorder. Behavioral Interventions, 31, 223-250. doi: 10.1002/bin.1450

Kaplan, B. & Litewka, S. (2008). Ethical challenges of telemedicine and telehealth. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 17, 401-416. doi: 10.1017/S0963180108080535

Hall, J.L. & McGraw, D. (2014). For telehealth to succeed, privacy and security risks must be identified and addressed. Health Affairs, 33, 216-221. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2013.0997

 

Episode 89 - Next-Level Chaining w/ Dr. Stacie Bancroft

Bancroft, S.L., Weiss, J.S., Libby, M.E., & Ahearn, W.H. (2011). A comparison of procedural variations in teaching behavior chains: Manual guidance, trainer completion, and no completion of untrained steps. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 559-569. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-559

Slocum, S.K. & Tiger, J.H. (2011). An assessment of the efficiency of and child preference for forward and backward chaining. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 793-805. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-793

Lambert, J.M., Copeland, B.A., Karp, E.L., Finley, C.I., .Houchins-Juarez, N.J., & Ledford, J.R. (2016). Chaining functional basketball sequences (with embedded conditional discriminations) in an adolescent with autism. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 199-210. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0125-0

 

(REBROADCAST) Episode 25 - Virtual Reality

Bouchard, S., Cote, S., St-Jacques, J., Robillard, G., & Renaud, P.   (2006).  Effectiveness of virtual reality exposure in the treatment of arachnophobia using 3D games.  Technology and Health Care, 14, 19-27.  

Padgett, L.S., Strickland, D., & Coles, C.D.  (2006).  Case study: Using a virtual reality computer game to teach fire safety skills to children diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31, 65-70.  doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsj030

Morina, N., Ijntema, H., Meyerbroker, K., & Emmelkamp, P.M.G.  (2015).  Can virtual reality exposure therapy gains be generalized to real-life? A meta-analysis of studies applying behavioral assessments.  Behaviour Research and Therapy, 74.  18-24.  doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2015.08.010

Jun 05, 2019
Episode 87 - High-P/Low-P Sequence
01:11:28

We wind down “It’s Gonna Be MAY” with a final topic that none of us have actually conducted research in but we think the field needs to know more about. Remember how we talked about behavioral momentum last week? Remember how “your BCBA friend” referred to the high-p/low-p sequence as an example of behavioral momentum. Well, THEY’RE USING THAT TERM WRONG!!! Find out why and how to avoid ever making that mistake again. Think of this episode as a public service announcement.

Articles discussed this episode:

Mace, F.C., Hock, M.L., Lalli, J.S., West, B.J., Belfiore, P., Pinter, E., & Brown, D.K.  (1988). Behavioral momentum in the treatment of noncompliance. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 21, 123-141.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1988.21-123

Normand, M.P., Kestner, K., & Jessel, J.  (2010). An analysis of stimuli that influence compliance during the high-probability instruction sequence.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 735-738.  doi; 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-735

Lipschultz, J. & Wilder, D.A.  (2017). Recent research on the high-probability instructional sequence: A brief review.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 424-428.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.378

Zuluaga, C.A. & Normand, M.P.  (2008). An evaluation of the high-probability instruction sequence with and without programmed reinforcement for compliance with high-probability instructions.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 41, 453-457.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2008.41-453

Nevin, J.A.  (1996). The momentum of compliance.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 29, 535-547.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1996.29-535

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May 29, 2019
Episode 86 - Behavioral Momentum w/ Dr. Bill Ahearn, Dr. Diana Parry-Cruwys, and Dr. Jackie MacDonald
01:26:06

This week, we welcome returning guest, Dr. Bill Ahearn, to share in the “Gonna Be May” fun to discuss research related to behavioral momentum. And, in a behavior analytic podcast first, we discuss research with not one, not two, but three article authors! Remember, listeners, don’t be scared of the behavioral momentum metaphor: Dr. Ahearn has faith in your abilities to understand it.

Articles discussed this episode:

MacDonald, J.M., Ahearn, W.H., Parry-Cruwys, D., Bancroft, S., & Dube, W.V.  (2013). Persistence during extinction: Examining the effects of continuous and intermittent reinforcement on problem behavior.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 333-338.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.3  

Parry-Cruwys, D.E., Neal, C.M., Ahearn, W.H., Wheeler, E.E., Premchander, R., Loeb, M.B., & Dube, W.V. (2011). Resistance to disruption in a classroom setting. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 363-367.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-363

Ahearn, W.H., Clark, K.M., Gardenier, N.C., Chung, B.I., & Dube, W.V. (2003). Persistence of stereotypic behavior: Examining the effects of external reinforcers. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 36, 439-448. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2003.36-439

Nevin, J.A., Mandell, C., & Atak, J.R.  (1983). The analysis of behavioral momentum.  Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 39, 49-59.  doi: 10.1901/jeab.1983.39-49  

Nevin, J.A.  (1996). The momentum of compliance.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 29, 535-547.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1996.29-535

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May 22, 2019
Episode 85 - Observational Learning w/ Dr. Jackie MacDonald
01:06:22

The topics for “It’s Gonna Be May” keep on a-comin’ with Jackie’s award-winning work in observational learning research. Sure, we discuss some other articles about how important learning just by watching other people can be, but Jackie spends most of the episode thrilling us with tales of gluing toy boulders into trucks and the Cookie Man. Research sure sounds hard.

Articles discussed this episode:

MacDonald, J. & Ahearn, W.H.  (2015). Teaching observational learning to children with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 800-816.  doi:  10.1002/jaba.257

DeQuinzio, J.A. & Taylor, B.A.  (2015). Teaching children with autism to discriminate the reinforced and nonreinforced responses of others:  Implications for observational learning. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 38-51.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.192

Townley-Cochran, D., Leaf, J.B., Taubman, M., Leaf, R., & McEachin, J.  (2015). Observational learning for students diagnosed with autism: A review paper.  Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2, 262-272.  doi: 10.1007/s40489-015-0050-0

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May 15, 2019
Episode 84 - EIBI w/ Dr. Diana Parry-Cruwys
01:17:05

We kick off “It’s Gonna be May” with a discussion of Diana’s work in early intensive behavior intervention (EIBI) including a discussion of what is and what isn’t considered EIBI and how providing effective services passes the educational savings on to you. All that and Diana’s favorite research article ever!

Articles discussed this episode:

MacDonald, R., Parry-Cruwys, D., Dupere, S., & Ahearn, W.  (2014). Assessing progress and outcome of early intensive behavioral intervention for toddlers with autism.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35, 3632-3644.  doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2014.08.036

Schreiman, L., Dawson, G., Stahmer, A.C., Landa, R., Rogers, S.J., McGee, G.G., Kasari, C., Ingersoll, B., Kaiser, A.P., Brinsma, Y., McNerney, E., Wetherby, A., & Halladay, A.  (2015). Naturalistic developmental behavioral interventions: Empirically validated treatments for autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45, 2411-2428.  doi: 10.1007/s10803-015-2407-8

Howard, J.S., Sparkman, C.R., Cohen, H.G., Green, G., & Stanislaw, H.  (2005). A comparison of intensive behavior analytic and eclectic treatments for young children with autism.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 26, 359-383.  doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2004.09.005

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May 08, 2019
May 2019 Preview
20:08

It’s gonna be MAAAAY! Technically, it’s May right now. And, in honor of May, all our episodes will be about ME! Well, about Diana and Jackie, to be exact. This month, we’ll be discussing research articles actually written by our dynamic doctor duo . There’s even an article that they wrote together. Plus, we finally dish out the answer to the question you’ve all been asking: What’s the difference between behavioral momentum and the high-p/low-p sequence? I mean, you might not be asking it overtly, but it’s at least a commonly occurring private event.

NOTE: Sorry about our busted audio this month. It was either use the poor quality back-up or a loud buzzing sound every 5 seconds. We’ll be back to normal next week.

Articles for May 2019

EIBI

MacDonald, R., Parry-Cruwys, D., Dupere, S., & Ahearn, W.  (2014). Assessing progress and outcome of early intensive behavioral intervention for toddlers with autism.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35, 3632-3644.  doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2014.08.036

Schreiman, L., Dawson, G., Stahmer, A.C., Landa, R., Rogers, S.J., McGee, G.G., Kasari, C., Ingersoll, B., Kaiser, A.P., Brinsma, Y., McNerney, E., Wetherby, A., & Halladay, A.  (2015). Naturalistic developmental behavioral interventions: Empirically validated treatments for autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45, 2411-2428.  doi: 10.1007/s10803-015-2407-8

Howard, J.S., Sparkman, C.R., Cohen, H.G., Green, G., & Stanislaw, H.  (2005). A comparison of intensive behavior analytic and eclectic treatments for young children with autism.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 26, 359-383.  doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2004.09.005

 

Observational Learning

MacDonald, J. & Ahearn, W.H.  (2015). Teaching observational learning to children with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 800-816.  doi:  10.1002/jaba.257

DeQuinzio, J.A. & Taylor, B.A.  (2015). Teaching children with autism to discriminate the reinforced and nonreinforced responses of others:  Implications for observational learning. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 38-51.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.192

Townley-Cochran, D., Leaf, J.B., Taubman, M., Leaf, R., & McEachin, J.  (2015). Observational learning for students diagnosed with autism: A review paper.  Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2, 262-272.  doi: 10.1007/s40489-015-0050-0


Behavioral Momentum

MacDonald, J.M., Ahearn, W.H., Parry-Cruwys, D., Bancroft, S., & Dube, W.V.  (2013). Persistence during extinction: Examining the effects of continuous and intermittent reinforcement on problem behavior.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 333-338.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.3  

Parry-Cruwys, D.E., Neal, C.M., Ahearn, W.H., Wheeler, E.E., Premchander, R., Loeb, M.B., & Dube, W.V.  (2011). Resistance to disruption in a classroom setting. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 363-367.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-363

Nevin, J.A., Mandell, C., & Atak, J.R.  (1983). The analysis of behavioral momentum.  Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 39, 49-59.  doi: 10.1901/jeab.1983.39-49  

Nevin, J.A.  (1996). The momentum of compliance.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 29, 535-547.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1996.29-535

 

High-P/Low-P Sequence

Mace, F.C., Hock, M.L., Lalli, J.S., West, B.J., Belfiore, P., Pinter, E., & Brown, D.K.  (1988). Behavioral momentum in the treatment of noncompliance. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 21, 123-141.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1988.21-123

Normand, M.P., Kestner, K., & Jessel, J.  (2010). An analysis of stimuli that influence compliance during the high-probability instruction sequence.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 735-738.  doi; 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-735

Lipschultz, J. & Wilder, D.A.  (2017). Recent research on the high-probability instructional sequence: A brief review.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 424-428.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.378

Zuluaga, C.A. & Normand, M.P.  (2008). An evaluation of the high-probability instruction sequence with and without programmed reinforcement for compliance with high-probability instructions.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 41, 453-457.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2008.41-453

Nevin, J.A.  (1996). The momentum of compliance.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 29, 535-547.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1996.29-535

May 01, 2019
Episode 83 - Grab Bag VII: Grab Bag vs. Godzilla
01:09:18

From beneath the depths of the sea comes a creature unlike any man has ever known. It destroys cities without care. Our mightiest weapons cannot stop it. It is Godzilla, King of the Monsters! Only Grab Bag, friend to all children of the world, can help us now. Though Grab Bag may be small, he fights with the spirit of a million behavior analytic research articles. Go, Grab Bag! Save the world with your experimental designs and amazing science of human behavior. We believe in you!

Don’t forget, to celebrate Autism Awareness Month, all throughout April, a portion of proceeds from CE processing fees will be donated to the New England Center for Children, a globally acknowledged school for individuals with autism and a home of research and training in the field of behavior analysis. Pick up some CEs and donate to a worthy cause. It’s win-win!

Articles discussed this episode:

Robinson, E.S., Desrochers, M., & Napolitano, D.A. (2019). Concurrent operant preference assessment to identify social consequences to decrease task latency for adolescents with dual diagnosis. Behavioral Interventions, 34, 52-61. doi: 10.1002/bin.1648

Groves, E.A. & Austin, J.L. (2019). Does the good behavior game evoke negative peer pressure? Analyses in primary and secondary classrooms. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 3-16. doi: 10.1002/jaba.513

Tyner, S., Brewer, A., Helman, M., Leon, Y., Pritchard, J., & Schulnd, M. (2016). Nice doggie! Contact desensitization plue reinforcement decreases dog phobias for children with autism. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 54-57. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0113-4

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Apr 24, 2019
Episode 82 - Interview Skills w/ Dr. Rocio Rosales
01:04:03

At some point in everyone’s life, you will be forced to sit through a job interview. This modern rite of passage may well spell the difference between being employed and being flat broke. This week, in our most meta episode ever, we interview Dr. Rocio Rosales on the topic of interview skills. Will a firm handshake, fancy suit, and boastful claim that your biggest weakness is your lack of weaknesses give you the edge you need to succeed? Or is there more to interview skills mastery than a winning smile? Our resume is up to date and scented for that little something extra.

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Articles discussed this episode:

O’Neill, J. & Rehfeldt, R.A. (2017). Computerized behavioral skills training with selection-based instruction and lag reinforcement schedules for responses to interview questions. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, 17, 42-54. doi: 10.1037/bar0000043

Smith, M.J., Ginger, E.J., Wright, K., Wright, M.A., Taylor, J.L., Humm, L.B., Olsen, D.E., Bell, M.D., & Fleming, M.F. (2014). Virtual reality job interview training in adults with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 2450-2463. doi: 10.1007/s10803-014-2113-y

Stocco, C.S., Thompson, R.H., Hart, J.M., & Soriano, H.L. (2017). Improving the interview skills of college students using behavioral skills training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 495-510. doi: 10.1002/jaba.385

Rosales, R. & Whitlow, H. (2019). A component analysis of job interview training for young adults with autism spectrum disorder. Behavioral Interventions, 1-16. doi: 10.1002/bin.1658

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Apr 17, 2019
Bonus Episode 16 - The New England Center for Children w/ Kim Walter
46:27

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, a portion of all of ABA Inside Track’s proceeds in April will be donated to the New England Center for Children. For those of you who haven’t heard of this internationally recognized school for individuals with ASD, Kim Walter joins us for a bonus chat about the ongoing mission of NECC to improve the lives of students, families, and behavior analysts. Fun fact: Without the New England Center for Children, there wouldn’t even BE an ABA Inside Track!!!

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Apr 16, 2019
Episode 81 - Healthy Food
01:31:45

Snacking sure is great. But, snacking isn’t usually the healthiest choice available. Since chiding people to eat better doesn’t seem to be cutting down the worldwide obesity epidemic, it looks like we’ll need behavior analysis to save the day. What does the research tell us about food preferences and promoting healthy food choices at a young age? And is there any way that we could make the whole thing some big, fun game? This podcast comes with and without cheese. You know you’re choosing the one with cheese.

Remember, all this April, a portion of CE processing fees will be donated to the New England Center for Children, a school for individuals with autism and a home of behavior analytic research and training. By applying for CEs from ABA Inside Track, you’ll be donating to a worthy cause. It’s win-win!

Articles discussed this episode:

Stark, L.J., Collins, Jr., F.L., Osnes, P.G., & Stokes, T.F. (1986). Using reinforcement and cueing to increase healthy snack food choices in preschoolers. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 19, 367-379. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1986.19-367

Zonneveld, K.L.M., Neidert, P.L., Dozier, C.L, Gureghian, D.L., & Bayles, M.W. (2019). Assessing factors that influence young children’s food preferences and choices. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 240-257. doi: 10.1002/jaba.521

Jones, B.A., Madden, J.G., Wengreen, H.J., Aguilar, S.S., Desjardins, E.A. (2014). Gamification of dietary decision-making in an elementary-school cafeteria. PLoS ONE, 9, e93872. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093872

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Apr 10, 2019
April 2019 Preview
23:32

Spring has sprung here at ABA Inside Track and a new garden of topics have grown into this months trio of podcasts. First, we take a look at what goes into making healthy food choices and how a space opera might be the key to battling obesity. Then we meet with special guest, Dr. Rocio Rosales, to discuss how to train individuals with ASD to improve job interview skills. Finally, we pull out the ol’ grab bag for another round of dog articles, good behavior games, and concurrent operant assessments.

Don’t forget, to celebrate Autism Awareness Month, all throughout April, a portion of proceeds from CE processing fees will be donated to the New England Center for Children, a globally acknowledged school for individuals with autism and a home of research and training in the field of behavior analysis. Pick up some CEs and donate to a worthy cause. It’s win-win!

Looking for exciting and educational behavior analytic conferences where you might run into ABA Inside Track hosts? Then don’t forget to check out the upcoming APBA Convention in Atlanta, GA on April 11-13, the BABAT Social in Natick, MA on April 25th (with guest speaker Diana!), and the ABAI Convention in Chicago, IL on May 23-27. Drop by and say “hi”.

Articles for April 2019:

Healthy Food

Stark, L.J., Collins, Jr., F.L., Osnes, P.G., & Stokes, T.F. (1986). Using reinforcement and cueing to increase healthy snack food choices in preschoolers. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 19, 367-379. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1986.19-367

Zonneveld, K.L.M., Neidert, P.L., Dozier, C.L, Gureghian, D.L., & Bayles, M.W. (2019). Assessing factors that influence young children’s food preferences and choices. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 240-257. doi: 10.1002/jaba.521

Jones, B.A., Madden, J.G., Wengreen, H.J., Aguilar, S.S., Desjardins, E.A. (2014). Gamification of dietary decision-making in an elementary-school cafeteria. PLoS ONE, 9, e93872. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093872

Interview Skills

O’Neill, J. & Rehfeldt, R.A. (2017). Computerized behavioral skills training with selection-based instruction and lag reinforcement schedules for responses to interview questions. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, 17, 42-54. doi: 10.1037/bar0000043

Smith, M.J., Ginger, E.J., Wright, K., Wright, M.A., Taylor, J.L., Humm, L.B., Olsen, D.E., Bell, M.D., & Fleming, M.F. (2014). Virtual reality job interview training in adults with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 2450-2463. doi: 10.1007/s10803-014-2113-y

Stocco, C.S., Thompson, R.H., Hart, J.M., & Soriano, H.L. (2017). Improving the interview skills of college students using behavioral skills training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 495-510. doi: 10.1002/jaba.385

Rosales, R. & Whitlow, H. (2019). A component analysis of job interview training for young adults with autism spectrum disorder. Behavioral Interventions, 1-16. doi: 10.1002/bin.1658

Grab Bag VII

Robinson, E.S., Desrochers, M., & Napolitano, D.A. (2019). Concurrent operant preference assessment to identify social consequences to decrease task latency for adolescents with dual diagnosis. Behavioral Interventions, 34, 52-61. doi: 10.1002/bin.1648

Groves, E.A. & Austin, J.L. (2019). Does the good behavior game evoke negative peer pressure? Analyses in primary and secondary classrooms. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 3-16. doi: 10.1002/jaba.513

Tyner, S., Brewer, A., Helman, M., Leon, Y., Pritchard, J., & Schulnd, M. (2016). Nice doggie! Contact desensitization plue reinforcement decreases dog phobias for children with autism. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 54-57. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0113-4

Apr 03, 2019
Episode 80 - Instructive Feedback w/ Dr. Jason Vladescu
01:21:42

You may think that discrete trial teaching requires you to present only one stimulus at a time. But, what if you could present more? And, what if, like magic, your students learned both without taking any additional time. Special guest Dr. Jason Vladescu joins us to share this seemingly magical procedure known as instructive feedback. Then stay tuned to hear our million-dollar ideas for scented oils. Copyright us.

Articles discussed this episode:

Vladescu, J.C. & Kodak, T.M. (2013). Increasing instructional efficiency by presenting additional stimuli in learning trials for children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 805-816. doi: 10.1002/jaba.70

Haq, S.S., Zemantic, P.K., Kodak, T., LeBlanc,B., & Ruppert, T.E. (2017). Examination of variables that affect the efficacy of instructive feedback. Behavioral Interventions, 32, 206-216. doi: 10.1002/bin.1470

Dass, T.K., Kisamore, A.N., Vladescu, J.C., Reeve, K.F., Reeve, S.A., & Taylor-Santa, C. (2018). Teaching children with autism spectrum disorder to tact olfactory stimuli. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 538-552. doi: 10.1002/jaba.470

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Mar 27, 2019
Episode 79 (LIVE) - Teaching to Tact at TACT
01:20:19

ABA Inside Track is coming at ya LIVE with a very special episode recorded at TACT (The Autism Community Therapists) all on the subject of….well…tacts. And this week’s articles aren’t messing around when it comes to using mands and echoics to beef up your tact training protocols. Plus, binkles for everybody!

Articles discussed this episode:

Carroll, R.J., & Hesse, B.E. (1987). The effects of alternating mand and tact training on the acquisition of tacts. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 5, 55-65. PMCID: PMC2748455

Kodak, T. & Clements, A. (2009). Acquisition of mands and tacts with concurrent echoic training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 839-843. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-839

Arntzen, E. & Almas, I.K. (2002). Effects of mand-tact versus tact-only training on the acquisition of tacts. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 35, 419-422. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2002.35-419

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Mar 20, 2019
Episode 78 - Should Behavior Analysts Use Social Thinking? w/ Dr. Justin Leaf
01:12:04

While many of you may have heard of Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking curriculum, have you ever wondered if it’s appropriate for behavior analysts to use it? Well, Dr. Justin Leaf certainly has and he joins us on the podcast to share all of his thoughts on the subject including whether Social Thinking is empirically supported, whether it should be categorized as scientific or pseudoscientific, and whether behavior analysts may be at risk of violating our ethical code for using it.

Articles discussed this episode:

Leaf, J.B., Townley-Cochran, D., Taubman, M., Cihon, J.H., Oppenheim-Leaf, M.L., Kassardjian, A., Leaf, R., McEachin, J., & Pentz, T.G. (2015). The teaching interaction procedure and behavioral skills training for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder: a Review and commentary. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2, 402-413. doi: 10.1007/s40489-015-0060-y

Leaf, J.B., Kassardjian, A., Oppenheim-Leaf, M.L, Cihon, J.H., Taubman, M., Leaf, R., & McEachin, J. (2016). Social Thinking: Science, pseudoscience, or antiscience? Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 152-157. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0108-1

Leaf, J.B., Kassardjian, A., Oppenheim-Leaf, M.L., Cihon, J.H., Taubman, M., Leaf, R., & McEachin, J. (2016). Erratum to: Social Thinking: Science, pseudoscience, or antiscience? Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 158-159. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0119-y

Crooke, P.J. & Winner, M.G. (2016). Social Thinking methodology: Evidence-based or empirically supported? A response to Leaf et al. (2016). Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 403-408. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0151-y

Crooke, P.J., Hendrix, R.E., & Rachman, J.Y. (2008). Brief report: Measuring the effectiveness of teaching Social Thinking to children with Asperger syndrom (AS) and high functioning autism (HFA). Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38, 581-591. doi: 10.1007/s10803-007-0466-1

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Mar 13, 2019
March 2019 Preview
21:17

It’s another exciting month here at ABA Inside Track. Not only do we have two amazing guests lined up to review their research, but we also have a recording from one of our recent live shows. But, before all of that, we review some follow-up from last month’s episodes in errata and take a few moments to celebrate our THIRD YEAR of podcasting!

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Articles for February 2019

Should Behavior Analysis Use Social Thinking? w/ Dr. Justin Leaf

Leaf, J.B., Townley-Cochran, D., Taubman, M., Cihon, J.H., Oppenheim-Leaf, M.L., Kassardjian, A., Leaf, R., McEachin, J., & Pentz, T.G. (2015). The teaching interaction procedure and behavioral skills training for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder: a Review and commentary. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2, 402-413. doi: 10.1007/s40489-015-0060-y

Leaf, J.B., Kassardjian, A., Oppenheim-Leaf, M.L, Cihon, J.H., Taubman, M., Leaf, R., & McEachin, J. (2016). Social Thinking: Science, pseudoscience, or antiscience? Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 152-157. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0108-1

Leaf, J.B., Kassardjian, A., Oppenheim-Leaf, M.L., Cihon, J.H., Taubman, M., Leaf, R., & McEachin, J. (2016). Erratum to: Social Thinking: Science, pseudoscience, or antiscience? Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 158-159. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0119-y

Crooke, P.J. & Winner, M.G. (2016). Social Thinking methodology: Evidence-based or empirically supported? A response to Leaf et al. (2016). Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 403-408. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0151-y

Crooke, P.J., Hendrix, R.E., & Rachman, J.Y. (2008). Brief report: Measuring the effectiveness of teaching Social Thinking to children with Asperger syndrom (AS) and high functioning autism (HFA). Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38, 581-591. doi: 10.1007/s10803-007-0466-1

Teaching Tacts at TACT (LIVE)

Carroll, R.J., & Hesse, B.E. (1987). The effects of alternating mand and tact training on the acquisition of tacts. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 5, 55-65. PMCID: PMC2748455

Kodak, T. & Clements, A. (2009). Acquisition of mands and tacts with concurrent echoic training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 839-843. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-839

Arntzen, E. & Almas, I.K. (2002). Effects of mand-tact versus tact-only training on the acquisition of tacts. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 35, 419-422. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2002.35-419

Instructive Feedback w/ Dr. Jason Vladescu

Vladescu, J.C. & Kodak, T.M. (2013). Increasing instructional efficiency by presenting additional stimuli in learning trials for children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 805-816. doi: 10.1002/jaba.70

Haq, S.S., Zemantic, P.K., Kodak, T., LeBlanc,B., & Ruppert, T.E. (2017). Examination of variables that affect the efficacy of instructive feedback. Behavioral Interventions, 32, 206-216. doi: 10.1002/bin.1470

Dass, T.K., Kisamore, A.N., Vladescu, J.C., Reeve, K.F., Reeve, S.A., & Taylor-Santa, C. (2018). Teaching children with autism spectrum disorder to tact olfactory stimuli. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 538-552. doi: 10.1002/jaba.470

Mar 06, 2019
Episode 77 - Public Speaking
01:22:35

May I have your attention, please? Webster’s dictionary defines public speaking as the act of speaking in front of an audience. And it’s sort of terrifying…and I’m sweating just standing here talking to you. Now my PowerPoint slides have malfunctioned and I’ve dropped my notes. And I’m picturing the audience naked which is making me feel very uncomfortable. If only I’d listened to that amazing podcast about public speaking and how to improve my own abilities before agreeing to speak in front of all the best behavior analysts. Save me, ABA Inside Track!

Articles discussed this episode:

Friman, P.C. (2014). Behavior analysts to the front! A 15-step tutorial on public speaking. The Behavior Analyst, 37, 109-118. doi: 10.1007/s40614-014-0009-y

Fawcett, S.B. & Miller, L.K. (1975). Training public-speaking behavior: An experimental analysis and social validation. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 8, 125-135. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1975.8-125

Black, E.L. & Martin. G.L. (1980). A component analysis of public-speaking behaviors across individuals and behavioral categories. Communication Education, 29, 273-282. doi: 10.1080/03634528009378425

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Feb 27, 2019
Episode 76 - Gamification
01:13:09

What began as Rob’s excuse to talk about his favorite Mario games turned into a long discussion of research about gamification and its role (if any) in improving human behavior. We review the literature, the theory, and the anecdotes around this hot hot trend in every field from education to environmentalism. Is gamification the Fortnite of productivity? Or should it be tossed in a landfill like E.T. for Atari 2600.

Articles discussed this episode:

Morford, Z.H., Witts, B.N., Killingsworth, K.J., & Alavosius, M.P. (2014). Gamification: The intersection between behavior analysis and game design technologies. The Behavior Analyst, 37, 25-40. doi: 10.1007/s40614-014-0006-1

Sailer, M., Hense, J.U., Mayr, S.K., & Mandi, H. (2017). How gamification motivates: An experimental study of the effects of specific game design elements on psychological need satisfaction. Computers in Human Behavior, 69, 371-380. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2016.12.033

Hamari, J., Koivisto, & Sarsa, H. (2014). Does Gamification Work? A literature review of empirical studies on gamification. Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences. doi: 10.1109/HICSS.2014.377

Fogel, V.A., Miltenberger, R.G., Graves, R., & Koehler, S. (2010). The effects of exergaming on physical activity among inactive children in a physical education classroom. Journal of Applied Behavior Anlaysis, 43, 591-600. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-591

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Feb 20, 2019
Episode 75 - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy w/ Dr. Adam Hahs
01:15:16

In a world where individuals with mental health needs are struggling, could acceptance and commitment training be the answer? We chat with Dr. Adam Hahs to learn all about this third-wave behavior therapy, its procedure, the research, and exactly how the phrase “milk, milk, milk” could help parents with autism.

Articles discussed this episode:

Harris, R. (2006). Embracing your demons: an Overview of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Psychotherapy in Australia, 12, 2-8.

Gould, E.R., Tarbox, J., & Coyne, L. (2018). Evaluating the effects of Acceptance and Commitment Training on the overt behavior of parents of children with autism. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 7, 81-88. doi: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2017.06.003

Hahs, A.D., Dixon, M.R., & Paliliunas, D. (in press). Randomized controlled trial of a brief acceptance and commitment training for parents of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science. doi: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2018.03.002

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Feb 13, 2019
February 2019 Preview
23:40

While it might be the shortest month of the year, ABA Inside Track is running long on exciting content. Switching up our preview format a bit, we’re here to tell you everything coming up in the ENTIRE MONTH! That’s right: Three full-length episodes in a row! We’ll be talking about acceptance and commitment training with our special guest, Dr. Adam Hahs, before discussing two outside-of-the-box topics with gamification and public speaking. Rob’s hours of editing behavior analytic journal review is your gain!

Also, if you’re looking for a fun conference in leadership, tickets are now available for the Behavior Analyst Leadership Conference (BALC), coming to Connecticut at the end of March!

*Note: Due to a camera SNAFU, we’re audio only this month. We’ll have our video back up for the next preview. Sorry about that!

Articles for February 2019:

Acceptance and Commitment Training

Harris, R. (2006). Embracing your demons: an Overview of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Psychotherapy in Australia, 12, 2-8.

Gould, E.R., Tarbox, J., & Coyne, L. (2018). Evaluating the effects of Acceptance and Commitment Training on the overt behavior of parents of children with autism. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 7, 81-88. doi: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2017.06.003

Hahs, A.D., Dixon, M.R., & Paliliunas, D. (in press). Randomized controlled trial of a brief acceptance and commitment training for parents of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science. doi: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2018.03.002

Gamification

Morford, Z.H., Witts, B.N., Killingsworth, K.J., & Alavosius, M.P. (2014). Gamification: The intersection between behavior analysis and game design technologies. The Behavior Analyst, 37, 25-40. doi: 10.1007/s40614-014-0006-1

Sailer, M., Hense, J.U., Mayr, S.K., & Mandi, H. (2017). How gamification motivates: An experimental study of the effects of specific game design elements on psychological need satisfaction. Computers in Human Behavior, 69, 371-380. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2016.12.033

Hamari, J., Koivisto, & Sarsa, H. (2014). Does Gamification Work? A literature review of empirical studies on gamification. Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences. doi: 10.1109/HICSS.2014.377

Fogel, V.A., Miltenberger, R.G., Graves, R., & Koehler, S. (2010). The effects of exergaming on physical activity among inactive children in a physical education classroom. Journal of Applied Behavior Anlaysis, 43, 591-600. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-591

Public Speaking

Friman, P.C. (2014). Behavior analysts to the front! A 15-step tutorial on public speaking. The Behavior Analyst, 37, 109-118. doi: 10.1007/s40614-014-0009-y

Fawcett, S.B. & Miller, L.K. (1975). Training public-speaking behavior: An experimental analysis and social validation. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 8, 125-135. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1975.8-125

Black, E.L. & Martin. G.L. (1980). A component analysis of public-speaking behaviors across individuals and behavioral categories. Communication Education, 29, 273-282. doi: 10.1080/03634528009378425

Feb 06, 2019
Episode 74 - Joint Attention
01:19:37

It’s a belated birthday episode for Diana! In her honor we’re talking about joint attention, one of the primary deficits noted in most children with autism. This week we discuss what joint attention is, which treatments are effective for improving responses and initiation to joint attention, and how a trip to Uncle Moe’s Family Feedbag might be the ideal environment to master the skill. Happy birthday, Diana!

Articles discussed this episode:

Taylor, B.A. & Hoch, H. (2008). Teaching children with autism to respond to and initiate bids for joint attention. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 41, 377-391. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2008.41-377

Klein, J.L., MacDonald, R.F.P, Vaillancourt, G., Ahearn, W.H., & Dube, W.V. (2009). Teaching discrimination of adult gaze direction to children with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorder, 3, 42-49. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2008.03.006

Isaksen, J. & Holth, P. (2009). An operant approach to teaching joint attention skills to children with autism. Behavioral Interventions, 24, 215-236. doi: 10.1002/bin.292

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Jan 30, 2019
Episode 74 Preview
08:36

While Diana deals with a diaper change, Rob and Jackie enjoy some time together talking about joint attention in this week’s preview. After a quick update on some great journal articles to read for next week’s episode, we jump into errata featuring some emails and a reminder to get your tickets to the Behavior Analyst Leadership Council Conference on March 28-29.

Articles for next episode:

Taylor, B.A. & Hoch, H. (2008). Teaching children with autism to respond to and initiate bids for joint attention. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 41, 377-391. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2008.41-377

Klein, J.L., MacDonald, R.F.P, Vaillancourt, G., Ahearn, W.H., & Dube, W.V. (2009). Teaching discrimination of adult gaze direction to children with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorder, 3, 42-49. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2008.03.006

Isaksen, J. & Holth, P. (2009). An operant approach to teaching joint attention skills to children with autism. Behavioral Interventions, 24, 215-236. doi: 10.1002/bin.292

Jan 23, 2019
Bonus Episode 15 - Discussing School Refusal w/ Dr. Christopher Kearney
45:51

Treating chronic absenteeism and school-refusal behavior is a growing need in many parts of the world. Heck, we even did a whole episode on it! Luckily, we have dedicated psychologists like Dr. Christopher Kearney working to meet these challenges through research and writings for professionals and for parents. Dr. Kearney joins Rob on the show this week to talk about his original research in developing the School-Refusal Assessment Scale and to troubleshoot some tough school-refusal scenarios.

Interested in learning more about school-refusal behavior? Check out ABA Inside Track Episode 58 for a nice overview of some of Dr. Kearney’s research. Then head on over to Amazon to pick up one of Dr. Kearney’s books including Rob’s favorite summer read, “Helping School Refusing Children and Their Parents”.

Jan 16, 2019
Episode 73 - General Case Analysis
01:13:49

So, you learned a new skill. That’s great! But can you use that skill over here? How about here? What about with these items? If you said no, perhaps you’d be interested in hearing all about general-case analysis, a nifty classic technique that provides all the handy-dandy steps you need to promote amazing response generalization. Plus, we remember that cigarette machines used to be a thing.

Articles discussed this episode:

Chadsey-Rusch, J., Drasgow, E., Reinoehl, B., Halle, J., & Collet-Klingenberg, L. (1993). Using general-case instruction to teach spontaneous and generalized requests for assistance to learners with severe disabilities. Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 18, 177-187. doi:10.1177/154079699301800304

Sprague, J.R. & Horner, R.H. (1984). The effects of single instance, multiple instance, and general case training on generalized vending machine use by moderately and severely handicapped students. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 17, 273-278. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1984.17-273

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Jan 09, 2019
Episode 73 Preview
15:15

Ever want to train an individual in a new skill but don’t know how the heck you’re going to be able to promote its generalization? And do you think there’s enough time to train on every possible combination of stimuli? There’s got to be a better way!! And next week, we’ll be talking all about that way: General-case instruction. But first, errata and a reminder about a FREE CEU for listening to episode 69.

Articles for next episode:

Chadsey-Rusch, J., Drasgow, E., Reinoehl, B., Halle, J., & Collet-Klingenberg, L. (1993). Using general-case instruction to teach spontaneous and generalized requests for assistance to learners with severe disabilities. Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 18, 177-187. doi:10.1177/154079699301800304

Sprague, J.R. & Horner, R.H. (1984). The effects of single instance, multiple instance, and general case training on generalized vending machine use by moderately and severely handicapped students. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 17, 273-278. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1984.17-273

Jan 02, 2019
Bonus Episode 14 - The Year in ABA (2018) w/ Matt Cicoria
01:08:02

As 2018 draws to a close, we gather round together with our pal Matt Cicoria from the Behavioral Observations podcast to discuss what’s been going down with applied behavior analysis in the past 365 days. We talk losses, changes, and where we think 2019 will take us as a field. Happy Holidays, everyone!

Dec 26, 2018
Bonus Episode 13 - Can You Hear Me Now? Our BABAT 2018 Panel
55:32

It’s our very first LIVE recording from the floor of BABAT 2018. This year we took part in a panel discussion on dissemination of behavior analysis, our favorite topic. And we even brought our very own data! Thanks to the organizers of the BABAT conference and to everyone who took our survey. And huge thanks to everyone who attended our panel. You were an amazing audience!

If you’d like to listen to the audio paired with our actual slides, why not watch the episode on our YouTube or Facebook page

Our Official Program Listing:

Panel Discussion:

Can You Hear Me Now? Discussions on the Dissemination of Behavior Analysis. Chair: Diana Parry-Cruwys (Regis College/ABA Inside Track). Panelists: Robert Parry-Cruwys (ABA Inside Track), Jacquelyn MacDonald (Regis College/ABA Inside Track).

Dec 21, 2018
Episode 72 - Research Grab Bag VI: Beyond Thunderdome
01:08:12

After the world has moved on, bands of wild behavior analysts roam the deserts, searching for reinforcement wherever it can be found. Yet there are still tales. Tales of the last research journal library, home of the mythical grab bag wherein the full repository of behavior analytic knowledge still remains. Many pseudoscientists scoff at these tales, but the true BCBAs know that this research grab bag exists. Lost beyond the horizon, beyond the burned sea, beyond…THUNDERDOME!

Articles discussed this episode:

Fritz, J.N., Dupuis, D.L., Wu, W., Neal, A.E., Rettig, L.A., & Lastrapes, R.E. (2017). Evaluating increased effort for item disposal to improve recycling at a university. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 825-829. doi: 10.1002/jaba.405

Hankla, M.E., Kohn, C.S., & Normand, M.P. (2018). Teaching college students to pour accurately using behavioral skills training: Evaluation of the effects of peer modeling. Behavioral Interventions, 33, 136-149. doi: 10.1002/bin.1509

Pachis, J.A. & Zonneveld, K.L.M. (2018). Comparison of prompting procedures to teach internet skills to older adults. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. doi:10.1002/jaba.519

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Dec 19, 2018
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Dec 12, 2018
Episode 71 - (ETHICS) Cultural Competence w/ Dr. Solandy Forte
01:13:46

This week we’re joined by special guest, Dr. Solandy Forte, of Milestones Behavioral Services, to help us to gain a better understanding of the issue of cultural competence. It’s a very client-centered episode which lays out the positives and pitfalls that improved cultural understanding can bring.

Articles discussed this episode:

Fong, E.H., Catagnus, R.M., Brodhead, M.T., Quigley, S., & Field, S. (2016). Developing the cultural awareness skills of behavior analysts. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 84-94. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0111-6

Fong, E.H. & Tanaka, S. (2013). Multicultural alliance of behavior analysis standards for cultural competence in behavior analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 8, 17-19. doi: 10.1037/h0100970

Young-Pelton, C.A. & Dotson, T.D. (2017). Ethical issues in rural programs for behavior analysis for students with disabilities. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 36, 38-48. doi: 10.1177/8756870517703407

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Dec 05, 2018
Episode 71 Preview
09:20

While I think all of us at ABA Inside Track are pretty with it, woke, and progressive, that doesn’t mean that we don’t have room to grow, especially in the area of cultural competence. So, like any good behavior analysts, we found some research and reached out to an expert to wisen us up. But, before that happens, we celebrate a listener birthday with the gift of journal article recommendations.

Articles for next episode:

Fong, E.H., Catagnus, R.M., Brodhead, M.T., Quigley, S., & Field, S. (2016). Developing the cultural awareness skills of behavior analysts. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 84-94. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0111-6

Fong, E.H. & Tanaka, S. (2013). Multicultural alliance of behavior analysis standards for cultural competence in behavior analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 8, 17-19. doi: 10.1037/h0100970

Nov 28, 2018
Episode 70 - Manding for Information w/ Dr. Sarah Lechago
01:07:16

We’ve got nothing but mand after mand for our special guest, Dr. Sarah Lechago. And when we stop asking about her cool model volcano, we finally get to the heart of her research on teaching children with autism to mand for information. How does she do it, you ask? Sorry, your podcast player can’t respond. You’ll just have to listen to the whole episode.

Articles discussed this episode:

Lechago, S.A., Carr, J.E., Grow, L.L., Love, J.R., & Almason, S.M. (2010). Mands for information generalized across establishing operations. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 381-395. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-381

Lechago, S.A., Howell, A., Caccavale, M.N., & Peterson, C.W. (2013). Teaching “how"?” mand-for-information frames to children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 781-791. doi: 10.1002/jaba.71

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Nov 21, 2018
Bonus Episode 12 - Thompson Center for Autism Conference Special 2018
01:10:10

Our live recording wasn’t the only awesome thing happening at the Thompson Center for Autism’s 2018 Conference. We had the chance to chat with some of the other speakers about their research and favorite moments from the show. We also talked with a number of presenters at the student poster session. Plus, Rob finds a way to play video games. This episode is the next best thing to having been in St. Louis yourself. Thanks so much to all of the folks at the Thompson Center for their hard work and for letting us bother so many amazing individuals!

Conference Speakers:

Dr. Rebecca Landa

Dr. Sarah Lechago

Dr. Casey Clay

Dr. Jason Vladescu

D.r Adel Najdowski

Dr. Kristin Sohl

Posters Discussed:

Assessing and promoting independence in young adults with autism spectrum disorder presented by Ann Coleman, University of Missouri

Comparison of naturalistic and arranged SDs during schedule thinning following FCT presented by McKenzie Bacon, Missouri State University

Caregiver fading following functional communication training presented by John Augustine, Missouri State University

Using stereotypy as reinforcement for alternative behaviors: A replication and extension presented by Katherine Johnson, University of Missouri

Using behavioral skills training to shape job skills in adults with autism spectrum disorder presented by Valerie Smith, University of Rochester

Effects of procedural fidelity of photographic activity schedules on client performance presented by Ashley Stevens, University of Missouri

Nov 16, 2018
Episode 70 Preview
15:38

Where? Who? How? are just some of the mands for information we have coming up on next week’s episode. And rather than answer these questions by ourselves, why not mand for information from someone who researches mands for information, Dr. Sarah Lechago. In the meantime, we respond to your mands for information in errata with our normal preview-level nonsense.

Articles for next episode:

Lechago, S.A., Carr, J.E., Grow, L.L., Love, J.R., & Almason, S.M. (2010). Mands for information generalized across establishing operations. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 381-395. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-381

Lechago, S.A., Howell, A., Caccavale, M.N., & Peterson, C.W. (2013). Teaching “how"?” mand-for-information frames to children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 781-791. doi: 10.1002/jaba.71

Nov 14, 2018
Episode 69 - (LIVE) Autism at College
01:02:16

This week we’re coming to you LIVE from our taping at the Thompson Center for Autism Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Thanks so much to all of the organizers for giving us a great venue for our very first live recording of the show. Our topic was all about the transition to college for students with autism. We review some trends and possible next steps to support this population and even have a surprise special guest appearance! Plus, some thoughts recorded after the conference on positive updates in the field.

Articles discussed this episode:

Elias, R. & White, S.W. (2018). Autism goes to college: Understanding the needs of a student population on the rise. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48, 732-746. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3075-7

White, S.W., Elias, R., Capriola-Hall, N.N., Smith, I.C., Conner, C.M., Asselin, S.B., Howlin, P., Getzel, E.E., & Mazefsky, C.A. (2017). Development of a college transition and support program for students with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47, 3072-3078. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3236-8

Lucas, R. & James. A.I. (2018). An evaluation of specialist mentoring for university students with autism spectrum disorders and mental health conditions. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48, 694-707. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3303-1

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Nov 07, 2018
Episode 69 Preview
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Good news, everyone! More students with autism are attending college than ever before. Bad news, everyone! Many of these students are still struggling to graduate. What are the critical pieces of transition planning that have been underdeveloped? Next week, we’ll be discussing some research on the subject at our very first LIVE taping of ABA Inside Track at the Thompson Center for Autism Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.

Articles for next episode:

Elias, R. & White, S.W. (2018). Autism goes to college: Understanding the needs of a student population on the rise. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48, 732-746. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3075-7

White, S.W., Elias, R., Capriola-Hall, N.N., Smith, I.C., Conner, C.M., Asselin, S.B., Howlin, P., Getzel, E.E., & Mazefsky, C.A. (2017). Development of a college transition and support program for students with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47, 3072-3078. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3236-8

Lucas, R. & James. A.I. (2018). An evaluation of specialist mentoring for university students with autism spectrum disorders and mental health conditions. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48, 694-707. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3303-1

Oct 31, 2018
Bonus Episode 11 - BABAT Special 2018
44:26

When crisp fall air strikes, you know that the BABAT conference is about to get underway. This year, we celebrate New England’s coolest conference for behavior analysts by talking with some of the students featured at the evening poster session. Then, to honor the last BABAT held at scenic UMass Amherst, we gather some dear friends around two pounds of chicken wings to reminisce on some of our favorite memories.

 

Student Posters Discussed:

A Descriptive Assessment of Activity-Based Variation in Pre-School Children. NICOLE LENARES, Joseph Dracobly, Tayler Shea, Ashley Williams, Morgan Winship, and Sydney Spencer (Eastern Connecticut State University).

A Parametric Analysis of Inter-Trial Intervals on Establishing Functional Communication. KENDRA GUINNESS and Kevin Schlichenmeyer (The Autism Community Therapists).

Extending Functional Analysis Session Length to Yield Menainingful Outcomes. CURTIA HUMBERT, Matt Decho, Victoria Cimino, and David Kuhn (Milestones Behavioral Services).

Evaluation of Systematically Fading Protective Equipment to Decrease Problem Behavior and Increase Academic Skills. KRISTINA HARTY, Lauren Carter, and Silva Orchanian (Melmark New England).

Treatment of Stereotypy: Differential Reinforcement Schedules and Reinforcer Delivery Rate. FINLEY CRUGER, ANGELICA SEDANO, Eileen Roscoe, and Chelsea Hedquist (New England Center for Children).

Teaching Children to Implement Response Interruption Redirection to Reduce Siblings’ Stereotypy. KAITLYN MILES and Jacquelyn MacDonald (Regis College).

Teaching Abduction Prevention Skills to Children. TAYLOR JOHNS and Jacquelyn MacDonald (Regis College).

Assessment and Treatment of Trichotillomania: Are Competing Items Effective When Treating Multiply Controlled Behavior? KARA MACLEAN and G. Tracey Toran (New England Center for Children).

 

Oct 26, 2018
Episode 68 - Positive Parenting, pt. 2
01:09:27

We wrap up our two-part book club covering Dr. Glen Latham’s The Power of Positive Parenting by sharing some of our favorite chapters including dealing with tantrums, developing self-esteem, and what to do when everything goes to hell. Plus, our final reviews of the book and whether we think it’s right for you. And hilarious parenting anecdotes!

Readings discussed this episode:

Latham, G.I.  (1990). The power of positive parenting. North Logan, UT: P&T Ink.

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Oct 24, 2018
Episode 67 - Positive Parenting, pt. 1
01:11:41

Wondering if you’ve got what it takes to be a positive parent? Find yourself needing the greatest parenting tips for the families you work with? Terrified that you keep coming back to the old “yell at the kids until they behave” strategy your parents used? Well, let ABA Inside Track’s second annual book club pick, The Power of Positive Parenting, help you out. For the next two episodes we’ll be discussing Dr. Glen Latham’s excellent parenting book to determine if it’s really as great as we’ve heard and, more importantly, if it’s really a piece of behavior analytic literature.

Readings discussed this episode:

Latham, G.I.  (1990). The power of positive parenting. North Logan, UT: P&T Ink.

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Oct 17, 2018
Episode 67+68 Preview
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Fresh off our last multi-part episodes comes another multi-part episode. For the next two weeks, we’ll be holding our annual book club and discussing Dr. Glen Latham’s book, the Power of Positive Parenting. In the meantime Jackie explains just how much online learning is too much and Rob attempts to apologize and to usher in a new age of conversation and understanding.

Readings for next episode:

Latham, G.I.  (1990). The power of positive parenting. North Logan, UT: P&T Ink.

Oct 10, 2018
Episode 66 - Latency FAs w/ Dr. Josh Jessel
01:21:03

Are you tired of spending hours running session after session to find the function of a problem behavior? Do you find yourself scoring tape into the wee hours of the night, shaking your head and saying, “There’s got to be a quicker way”? Well, Dr. Josh Jessel is here to tell us how we can find maintaining variables in as little as 30 minutes. Seriously. And you thought learning how to measure latency was never going to make you a better BCBA.

Articles discussed this episode:

 Thomason-Sassi, J.L., Iwata, B.A., Neidert, P.L., & Roscoe, E.M. (2011). Response latency as an index of response strength during functional analyses of problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 51-67. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-51

Jessel, J., Ingvarsson, E.T., Metras, R., Whipple, R., Kirk, H., & Solsbery, L. (2018). Treatment of elopement following a latency-based interview-informed, synthesized contingency analysis. Behavioral Interventions, 33, 1-13. doi: 10.1002/bin.1525

 

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Oct 03, 2018
Episode 66 Preview
16:29

Next week we’ll be joined by Dr. Josh Jessel to discuss how the IISCA and latency measurements can make functional analysis run faster than you could ever imagine. But first, watch Rob opine over the best fall activities to do in New England.

Articles for next episode:

Thomason-Sassi, J.L., Iwata, B.A., Neidert, P.L., & Roscoe, E.M. (2011). Response latency as an index of response strength during functional analyses of problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 51-67. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-51

Jessel, J., Ingvarsson, E.T., Metras, R., Whipple, R., Kirk, H., & Solsbery, L. (2018). Treatment of elopement following a latency-based interview-informed, synthesized contingency analysis. Behavioral Interventions, 33, 1-13. doi: 10.1002/bin.1525

Sep 26, 2018
Bonus Episode 10 - Technology for BCBAs w/ Dr. Jamie Hughes-Lika
01:19:50

If you enjoyed excerpts from our conversation with Dr. Hughes-Lika about supervision and technology, then you’re going to love the full interview. The sky’s the limit with technology in the hands of a BCBA and we run down some of the coolest tech apps out there with an eye towards what the future may hold.

 

Resource Links:

Mentimeter

Kahoot

Google Drive

Techsmith (makers of Camtasia)

GoReact

Sep 21, 2018
Episode 65 - (SUPERVISION) Supervision Series II, pt 3 - Behavioral Skills Training for All
01:09:43

It’s been a wonderful September full of supervision and we round out this group of episodes with a review of the best ways to train others. Surprisingly, the answer includes even more training. Plus stories of our first jobs, Mickey Mouse’s first words, and first steps towards skill competency. The rationale for listening to our podcast is excellence!

 

Articles discussed this episode:

Parsons, M.B., Rollyson, J.H., & Reid, D.H.  (2012).  Evidence-based staff training: A guide for practitioners.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 5, 2-11.  doi: 10.1007/BF03391819

Parsons, M.B., Rollyson, J.H., & Reid, D.H.  (2013).  Teaching practitioners to conduct behavioral skills training: A pyramidal approach for training multiple human service staff.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 6, 4-16.  doi: 10.1007/BF03391798

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Sep 19, 2018
Episode 64 - (SUPERVISION) Supervision Series II, pt 2 - Supervision Pitfalls
01:27:34

The supervision train rolls on, but, if you’re not careful, might end up in one of the many many pitfalls strewn along the way to becoming the best BCBA supervisor ever. Luckily we’re here to review how to start your supervision off on the right foot and the top 5 tips to stay on top of your game. And when we take a quick break from the main topic, we terrorize each other with memories of scary Super Mario Bros. enemies and Pilgrim trivia. Break out your best neutral face: It’s Supervisin’ Time!

 

Articles discussed this episode:

 Sellers, T.P, LeBlanc, L.A., & Valentino, A.L.  (2016).  Recommendations for detecting and addressing barriers to successful supervision.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 309-319.  doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0142-z

Sellers, T.P., Valentino, A.L., & LeBlanc, L.A.  (2016).  Recommended practices for individual supervision of aspiring behavior analysts.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 274-286.  doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0110-7

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Sep 12, 2018
Episode 63 - (SUPERVISION) Supervision Series II, pt 1 - The Future of Supervision w/ Dr. Jamie Hughes-Lika
01:23:58

Supervision September 2 starts off this week with a look at the future of supervision.  Namely, we discuss updates to supervision for BCBA trainees as laid out this past year by the BACB.  Then, after the dry stuff, Rob talks with Dr. Jamie Hughes-Lika of Summit Autism Services about some technology tools that may make your supervision a little easier.  Not discussed: Magical supervision robots who log your training hours minute-by-minute.  Though wouldn't that be cool?

Articles discussed this episode:

BACB Newsletter (October 2017)

BACB Newsletter (March 2018)

BCBA/BCaBA Experience Standards: Monthly System

Twyman, J.S.  (2014).  Envisioning education 3.0: The fusion of behavior analysis, learning science and technology.  Mexican Journal of Behavior Analysis, 40, 20-38.  doi: 10.5514/rmac.v40.i2.63663

Resource Links:

Mentimeter

Kahoot

Google Drive

Techsmith (makers of Camtasia)

GoReact

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Sep 05, 2018
Episode 63-65 Previews
15:18

Back in time for the start of the new school year,  it's our 2nd (annual?) Supervision September! All this month, we have episodes devoted solely to supervision: Supervision and technology, barriers to supervision, and supervision in training others.  That's three episodes on supervision in a row! Plus, we unveil our exciting survey on technology (hey, would you mind taking it?) and talk about our appearances at the BABAT and Thompson Center Autism conferences in October.  See you there!

Articles for next episodes:

Episode 63

BACB Newsletter (October 2017)

BACB Newsletter (March 2018)

BCBA/BCaBA Experience Standards: Monthly System

Twyman, J.S.  (2014).  Envisioning education 3.0: The fusion of behavior analysis, learning science and technology.  Mexican Journal of Behavior Analysis, 40, 20-38.  doi: 10.5514/rmac.v40.i2.63663

Episode 64

Sellers, T.P, LeBlanc, L.A., & Valentino, A.L.  (2016).  Recommendations for detecting and addressing barriers to successful supervision.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 309-319.  doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0142-z

Sellers, T.P., Valentino, A.L., & LeBlanc, L.A.  (2016).  Recommended practices for individual supervision of aspiring behavior analysts.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 274-286.  doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0110-7

Episode 65

Parsons, M.B., Rollyson, J.H., & Reid, D.H.  (2012).  Evidence-based staff training: A guide for practitioners.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 5, 2-11.  doi: 10.1007/BF03391819

Parsons, M.B., Rollyson, J.H., & Reid, D.H.  (2013).  Teaching practitioners to conduct behavioral skills training: A pyramidal approach for training multiple human service staff.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 6, 4-16.  doi: 10.1007/BF03391798

Aug 29, 2018
Episode 62 - Help, I Need Somebody
01:14:42

This week, we're discussing asking for help and ways to improve this important life skill.  We discuss basic requests for help, how to prevent overgeneralization of the response, and high- and low-tech solutions for asking for help when lost.  Plus, Rob goes out of his way to make the absolute worst jokes possible in a feeble attempt to lighten the mood.

Articles discussed this episode:

Rodriguez, N.M., Levesque, M.A., Cohrs, V.L., & Niemeier, J.J.  (2017).  Teaching children with autism to request help with difficult tasks.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 717-732.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.420

Carlile, K.A., DeBar, R.M., Reeve, S.A., Reeve, K.F., & Meyer, L.S.  (2018).  Teaching help-seeking when lost to individuals with autism spectrum disorder.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 191-206.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.447

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Aug 22, 2018
Episode 62 Preview
17:21

No one makes it through this crazy world alone.  Whether a full-grown adult or a child with disabilities, everyone needs to be able to ask for help once in a while.  But what happens when you keep asking for help all the time? Or your need help but don't know who to ask or where you are? Next week we'll be reviewing articles that have the answers to the these questions.  But first, a whole bunch of upcoming episode and appearance reminders!

Articles for next episode:

Rodriguez, N.M., Levesque, M.A., Cohrs, V.L., & Niemeier, J.J.  (2017).  Teaching children with autism to request help with difficult tasks.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 717-732.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.420

Carlile, K.A., DeBar, R.M., Reeve, S.A., Reeve, K.F., & Meyer, L.S.  (2018).  Teaching help-seeking when lost to individuals with autism spectrum disorder.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 191-206.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.447

Aug 15, 2018
Episode 61 - Discontinuous Data Sampling w/ Dr. Mary-Katherine Carey
01:17:30

STOP! Before you start using that discontinuous data sampling system in your program, listen to special guest, Dr. Mary-Katherine Carey, join us for a discussion of its pros and cons.  We'll review previous and recent research to determine whether discontinuous data systems really do save a lot of time, whether sampling data can ruin student programming, and whether you can get a scientific study done in a month.  Don't worry: We find some time to act all silly and go off on irrelevant tangents too.

Articles discussed this episode:

Cummings, A.R. & Carr, J.E.  (2009).  Evaluating progress in behavioral programs for children with autism spectrum disorders via continuous and discontinuous measurement.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 52-71.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-57

Carey, M.K. & Bourret, J.C.  (2014).  Effects of data sampling on graphical depictions of learning.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 749-764.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.153

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Aug 08, 2018
Episode 61 Preview
10:36

Ever sit down to take data and, as you're writing down all those pluses and minuses, tell yourself, "There's got to be a better way"? Well, I've got some good news and some bad news for you! Next week, we're talking with the newly-minted Dr. Carey about discontinuous data systems and the good, the bad, and the ugly about their use.  But first, an errata chock full of excellent emails and a brief discussion of upstate New York over-the-air broadcasts.  And Rob shares a geek fact.

Articles for next episode:

Cummings, A.R. & Carr, J.E.  (2009).  Evaluating progress in behavioral programs for children with autism spectrum disorders via continuous and discontinuous measurement.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 52-71.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-57

Carey, M.K. & Bourret, J.C.  (2014).  Effects of data sampling on graphical depictions of learning.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 749-764.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.153

Aug 01, 2018
Episode 60 - Research Grab Bag V: Curse of Grab Bag
01:28:43

It's our most popular episode type: Grab bag! And by popular, I mean popular to us because we get to read whatever articles we want to! This week, Rob sits down at the ol' baby grand and plays a tune about stimulus equivalence, Diana neutrally praises the effort, and Jackie eats all the poison we left on the floor.  Perhaps our most disjointed episode to date.

Articles discussed this episode:

Griffith, K.R., Ramos, A.L., Hill, K.E., & Miguel, C.F.  (2018).  Using equivalence-based instruction to teach piano skills to college students.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 207-219.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.438

Weyman, J.R. & Sy, J.R.  (2018).  Effects of neutral and enthusiastic praise on the rate of discrimination acquisition.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 335-344.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.440

Dancho, K.A., Thompson, R.H., & Rhoades, M.M.  (2008).  Teaching preschool children to avoid poison hazards.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analylsis, 41, 267-271.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2008.41-267

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Jul 25, 2018
Episode 60 Preview
12:19

What's that sound coming across the misty moors? Some folks say a grab bag full of behavior analytic articles roams these dark plains, searching for a podcast to eat.  Legend tells of a team of BCBAs who will tame the grab bag and bring its research to the ABA community.  Might you be the ones the legend speaks of?

Articles for next episode:

Griffith, K.R., Ramos, A.L., Hill, K.E., & Miguel, C.F.  (2018).  Using equivalence-based instruction to teach piano skills to college students.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 207-219.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.438

Weyman, J.R. & Sy, J.R.  (2018).  Effects of neutral and enthusiastic praise on the rate of discrimination acquisition.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 335-344.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.440

Dancho, K.A., Thompson, R.H., & Rhoades, M.M.  (2008).  Teaching preschool children to avoid poison hazards.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analylsis, 41, 267-271.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2008.41-267

Jul 18, 2018
Episode 59 - Puppies!
01:09:29

Though Rob may prefer to hit PAWS when it comes to talking about canines, Jackie and Diana have a howling good time on this week's episode all about dog behavior and behavior analysis.  Wondering how functional analysis methodology can be used to treat dog challenging behavior? Or how shelter workers can actually be taught to train dogs on the cheap? Curious if Rob writes little stories about the research articles he reads? We answer all three of these tough questions in this week's episode.  We're such RUFF-ians.  

Articles discussed this episode:

Feuerbacher, E.N. & Wynne, C.D.L.  (2016).  Application of  functional analysis methods to assess human-dog interactions.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 970-974.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.318

Howard, V.J. & DiGennaro Reed, F.D.  (2014).  Training shelter volunteers to teach dog compliance.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 344-359.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.120

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Jul 11, 2018
Episode 59 Preview
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To celebrate America's birthday, we're finally giving Jackie her wish and doing an entire episode devoted to puppies.  Specifically, dog behavior analysis.  After a montage of dog pictures featuring sad Sarah Mclachan music, dry your tears to prepare for some summer reading assignments in Errata.  Do you have ideas for ABA Inside Track episodes? Email us!

Articles for next episode:

Feuerbacher, E.N. & Wynne, C.D.L.  (2016).  Application of  functional analysis methods to assess human-dog interactions.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 970-974.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.318

Howard, V.J. & DiGennaro Reed, F.D.  (2014).  Training shelter volunteers to teach dog compliance.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 344-359.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.120

Jul 04, 2018
Bonus Episode 9 - Autism Insurance Reform w/ Amy Weinstock
32:07

Not a day goes by that the treatment and care for children with autism and their families isn't in the news.  Sadly, many recent headlines have focused on the alarming challenges that these families face in looking for effective treatment (i.e., ABA) even with the sweeping changes to insurance coverage of autism treatment signed into law in nearly all the U.S.  Luckily, we had an amazing opportunity to speak to Amy Weinstock of the Autism Insurance Resource Center about this and other topics related to insurance for autism treatment including a discussion of her important role in bringing this legislation to Massachusetts, her ongoing work to support families in understanding their rights under the law, and what all BCBAs need to know about insurance.

And if you still have more questions after listening, why not contact the awesome people at the Autism Resource Center yourself?

Jun 27, 2018
Episode 58 - School Refusal Behavior
01:34:18

Ah, the beautiful summer weather is finally upon us.  And what better time to talk about how hard it is for some students to attend school.  Is it bad teaching? Permissive parents? School anxiety? How the heck are we supposed to find out the function of school refusal behavior? Fortunately, Dr. Christopher Kearney and colleagues have been studying the assessment and treatment of school refusal behavior since the early 90's.  And your pals here at ABA Inside Track are here to disseminate their research with our brand of deep discussion and tangents about Jackie's history of poor attendance due to Sailor Moon.

Articles for next episode:

Kearney, C.A. & Silverman, W.K.  (1990).  A preliminary analysis of a functional model of assessment and treatment for school refusal behavior.  Behavior Modification, 14, 340-366.  doi: 10.1177/01454455900143007

Kearney, C.A., Pursell, C., & Alvarez, K.  (2001).  Treatment of school refusal behavior in children with mixed functional profiles.  Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 8, 3-11.  doi: 10.1016/S1077-7229(01)80037-7

Kearney, C.A., Chapman, G., & Cook, L.C.  (2005).  Moving from assessment to treatment of school refusal behavior in youth.  INternational Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 1, 46-51.

Kearney, C.A.  (2008).  School absenteeism and school refusal behavior in youth: A contemporary review.  Clinical Psychology Review, 28, 451-471.  doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2007.07.012

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Jun 20, 2018
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Jun 13, 2018
Episode 57 - Do Humans Prefer Contingencies?
01:15:09

This week we're researching the age-old question: Will I be happier by doing stuff or just waiting for the world to reward me? In behavioral terms, we're discussing whether humans prefer contingent or noncontingent reinforcement.  After going over two excellent research articles exploring this question through the use of the ever-popular concurrent-chains procedure, Jackie and Diana expose their crazy, right-wing politics to assess the U.S. welfare system while our favorite liberal progressive, Rob, watches in horror.

Articles discussed this episode:

Luczynksi, K.C. & Hanley, G.P.  (2009).  Do children prefer contingencies? An evaluation of the efficacy of and preference for contingent versus noncontingent social reinforcement during play.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 511-525.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-511

Hanley, G.P., Piazza, C.C., Fisher, W.W., Contrucci, S.A., & Maglieri, K.A.  (1997).  Evaluation of client preference for function-based treatment packages.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 30, 459-473.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1997.30-459

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Jun 06, 2018
Episode 57 Preview
11:57

You enter a hall full of all of your favorite things.  The old knight of the Crusade beckons you to him.  "Among you are the greatest delights known to humanity.  You may engage in whip-cracking tricks to earn them.  Or, I can give you one every now and again.  You must choose...but choose wisely."  And in that moment, you realize: you should have listened to that episode of ABA Inside Track about whether humans prefer contingencies.  Suddenly, you awaken in a cold sweat and look at the calendar.  "Oh, thank Skinner," you gasp.  "It's only the preview episode! There's still time to subscribe!" Then, with visions of Diana, Jackie, and Rob podcasting in your head, you slip off, back to dreamland. 

Articles for next episode:

Luczynksi, K.C. & Hanley, G.P.  (2009).  Do children prefer contingencies? An evaluation of the efficacy of and preference for contingent versus noncontingent social reinforcement during play.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 511-525.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-511

Hanley, G.P., Piazza, C.C., Fisher, W.W., Contrucci, S.A., & Maglieri, K.A.  (1997).  Evaluation of client preference for function-based treatment packages.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 30, 459-473.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1997.30-459

May 30, 2018
Episode 56 - Behavioral Gerontology
01:32:05

This week we're running the gamut of issues facing older adults with dementia.  We've got an article about hoarding items, an article about running a functional analysis, and an article about making people feel happy.  Spoiler alert: ice cream shops are an evidence-based way to bring joy.  But we could have told you that.  

Articles discussed this episode:

Donaldson, J.M., Trahan, M.A., & Kahng, S.  (2014).  An evaluation of procedures to increase cooperation related to hoarding in an older adult with dementia.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 410-414.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.112

Trahan, M.A., Donaldson, McNabney, M.K., & Kahng, S.  (2014).  The influence of antecedents and consequences on the occurrence of bizarre speech in individuals with dementia.  Behavioral Interventions, 29, 286-303.  doi: 10.1002/bin.1393

Moore, K., Delaney, J.A., & Dixon, M.R.  (2007).  Using indices of happiness to examine the influence of environmental enhancements for nursing home residents with Alzheimer's disease.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40, 541-544.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2007.40-541

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May 23, 2018
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May 16, 2018
Episode 55 - Interteach w/ Dr. James Soldner
01:26:12

Ever feel like college and graduate classes are too boring for our modern times? Wish there were a way to improve the lecturing experience? Well, you're in luck because special guest Dr. James Soldner agrees and visits the show to share the magic of Interteaching.  We'll run down his research on the subject and get a crash course on how this behavioral teaching methodology can be implemented for maximum effectiveness.  And, no, we're not talking about the awesome, old cop show "Inter-Teach".

Articles discussed this episode:

Querol, B.I.D., Rosales, R., & Soldner, J.L.  (2015).  A comprehensive review of interteaching and its impact on student learning and satisfaction.  Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, 4, 390-411.  doi: 10.1037/stl0000048

Soldner, J.L., Rosales, R., Crimando, W., & Schultz, J.C.  (2017).  Interteaching: Application of an empirically supported behavioral teaching method in distance rehabilitation education.  Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 31372-386.  doi: 10.1891/2168-6653.31.4.372

Rosales, R., Soldner, J.L., & Zhang, L.  (2018).  An evaluation of the pair discussion component of interteaching.  The Psychological Record, 68, 71-79.  doi: 10.1007/s40732-018-0269-0

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May 09, 2018
Episode 55 Preview
12:37

Two big things to keep in mind as we prepare for a full-length episode on interteaching with special guest, Dr. James Soldner.  First, we find out the results of April's Autism Awareness fund drive to raise money for Autism Compassion Africa.  Let's just say that we don't think Whitney's school in Ghana will be running low on chairs anytime soon! Second, Rob goes Hollywood and takes the rest of the gang with him.  

Note for audio listeners: Do yourself a favor and go to YouTube or the Facebook page to get the full version of the Interteach TV show video.  We really think it's worth it!

Articles for next episode:

Querol, B.I.D., Rosales, R., & Soldner, J.L.  (2015).  A comprehensive review of interteaching and its impact on student learning and satisfaction.  Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, 4, 390-411.  doi: 10.1037/stl0000048

Soldner, J.L., Rosales, R., Crimando, W., & Schultz, J.C.  (2017).  Interteaching: Application of an empirically supported behavioral teaching method in distance rehabilitation education.  Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 31, 372-386.  doi: 10.1891/2168-6653.31.4.372

Rosales, R., Soldner, J.L., & Zhang, L.  (2018).  An evaluation of the pair discussion component of interteaching.  The Psychological Record, 68, 71-79.  doi: 10.1007/s40732-018-0269-0

May 02, 2018
Episode 54 - Habit Reversal
01:23:37

From vocal tics to biting nails, we've got you covered in this week's episode on the use of habit reversal.  Rob shares what might be the ultimate resource guide to this nifty treatment package while Diana and Jackie describe the long, hard road behavior analysis took to make habit reversal an accepted intervention for Tourette disorder.  That means, we're talking randomized controlled trials, people!  All that and Rob tries to convince author Dr. Doug Woods to be his new best friend.  Seriously, Dr. Woods, please give him a call...he won't shut up about your talk!

Articles discussed this episode:

Miltenberger, R.G., Fuqua, R.W, & Woods, D.W.  (1998).  Applying behavior analysis to clinical problems: Review and analysis of habit reversal.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 31, 447-469.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1998.31-447

Woods, D.W., Twohig, M.P., Flessner, C.A., & Roloff, T.J.  (2003).  Treatment of vocal tics in children with Tourette syndrome:  Investigating the efficacy of habit reversal.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 36, 109-112.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2003.36-109

Himle, M.B., Woods, D.W., Piacentini, J.C., Walkup, J.T.  (2006).  Brief review of habit reversal training for Tourette syndrome.  Journal of Child Neurology, 21, 719-725.  doi: 10.2310/7010.2006.00158

Piacentini, J., Woods, D.W., Scahill, L., Wilhelm, S., Peterson, A.L., Chang, S., Ginsburg, G.S., Deckersbach, T., Dziura, J., Levi-Pearl, S., & Walkup, J.T.  (2010).  Behavior Therapy for Children with Tourette Disorder: A randomized controlled trial.  Journal of the American Medical Association, 303, 1929-1937.  doi: 10.1001/jama.2010.607

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Apr 25, 2018
(REBROADCAST) Episode 29 - It's Not Easy Being Green
01:17:16

Happy Earth Day, everyone! While we know not everyone will be spending today completely updating their lifestyle to be more eco-friendly, you can at least listen to one of our older episodes to hear a discussion of some research ideas on how you might go about being a bit kinder to the planet going forward.

This episode was originally broadcast on April 26, 2017.

Articles discussed this episode:

Clark, R.N., Burgess, R.L., & Hendee, J.C.  (1972).  The development of anti-litter behavior in a forest campground.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 5, 1-5.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1972.5-1

Foxx, R.M. & Schaeffer, M.H.  (1981).  A company-based lottery to reduce the personal driving of employees.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 14, 273-285.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1981.14-273

Miller, N.D., Meindl, J.N., & Caradine, M.  (2016).  The effects of bin proximity and visual prompts on recycling in a university building.  Behavior and Social Issues, 25, 4-10.  doi: 10.5210/bsi.v.25i0.6141

Chance, P. & Heward, W.L.  (2010).  Climate change:  Meeting the challenge.  The Behavior Analyst, 33, 197-206. 

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Apr 22, 2018
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Apr 18, 2018
BONUS 8 - Autism Compassion Africa w/ Whitney Hammel
33:35

As part of Autism Awareness Month, ABA Inside Track is donating all money from CE processing fees to Autism Compassion Africa, a nonprofit group dedicated to improving the treatment of individuals with autism in Western Africa.  Diana and I spoke with one of the organization's founders, Whitney Hammel, about the work so far, about the newly founded school in Ghana, and about the challenges and rewards for a BCBA outside of the U.S.

Remember, you still have two weeks to purchase CEs on a variety of topics.  If you'd rather donate directly to Autism Compassion Africa, you can do that as well.  Thank you!

Apr 16, 2018
Episode 53 - Empathy
01:10:37

Are you ok? Would a podcast all about teaching empathy skills make you feel better? What if I told you that this week's discussed articles have fun puppet videos? Strange face prompting? How about really promising results in mastery of identifying and showing empathy among participants with an autism diagnosis? Yeah, yeah, it'll be fine.  ABA Inside Track is here for you with a great big podcast-y hug.

Articles discussed this episode:

Schrandt, J.A., Townsend, D.B., & Poulson, C.L.  (2009).  Teaching empathy skills to children with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 17-32.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-17

Argott, P.J., Townsend, D.B., & Poulson, C.L.  (2017).  Acquisition and generalization of complex empathetic responses among children with autism.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 10, 107-117.  doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0171-7

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Apr 11, 2018
Episode 53 Preview
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Next week's episode will be all about teaching empathy.  And who better to help us kick off this preview episode than some very special guests: puppets! After that, we share an excerpt from our upcoming interview with Whitney Hammel of Autism Compassion Africa to highlight the work of her and her staff in bringing treatment of individuals with autism to Ghana.  We're so motivated to help out that we even announce a fundraiser in honor of Autism Awareness Month where all CE processing fees will be donated to ACA.  So, listen to as many episodes as you can: every CE you purchase increases the funds heading to treatment of autism in West Africa.   

Articles for next episode:

Schrandt, J.A., Townsend, D.B., & Poulson, C.L.  (2009).  Teaching empathy skills to children with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 17-32.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-17

Argott, P.J., Townsend, D.B., & Poulson, C.L.  (2017).  Acquisition and generalization of complex empathetic responses among children with autism.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 10, 107-117.  doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0171-7

Apr 04, 2018
Episode 52 - (ETHICS) You Need an Ethics Coordinator!
01:22:56

We're back with another full-length episode on the subject of ethics in the workplace.  This week, we're all convinced that you probably need an ethics guru to steer your ship with best practices.  And it'd be great if they understood confidentiality laws too, otherwise, your files might end up at the mercy of a data hamburglar! While you start hiring this magical individual, we'll do our best to walk you through HIPAA, FERPA, and all its friends including Diana's handy-dandy legal quiz.  Some fun facts to whet your appetite: a pod of hippos is not a HIPPA and Rob's passwords all start with names of Star Wars characters. 

Articles discussed this episode:

Cavalari, R.N.S., Gillis, J.M., Kruser, N., & Romanczyk, R.G.  (2015).  Digital communication and records in service provision and supervision: Regulation and practice.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 8, 176-189. doi: 10.1007/s40617-014-0030-3

Brodhead, M.T. & Higbee, T.S.  (2012).  Teaching and maintaining ethical behavior in a professional organization.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 5, 82-88. doi: 10.1007/BF03391827

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Mar 28, 2018
Episode 51 - (ETHICS) Ethics and Social Media
01:25:36

Put down that Facebook! Drop those Twitters! You can't risk a moment more on social media without first listening to this important episode on the ethics of social media.  Think it's ok to share pictures of your fellow BCBAs relaxing on the beach on Instragram? What about Snapchatting with colleagues to discuss possible solutions a client with SIB? Y'know what: Don't even try to answer without listening to Rob, Diana, and Jackie discuss articles all about social media and the ethical quandry you may already be in!

And, don't forget a handy link to the updated BACB Ethical Guidelines so you can read along.

Articles discussed this episode:

O'Leary, P.N., Miller, M.M., Olive, M.L., & Kelly, A.N.  (2017).  Blurred lines: Ethical implications of social media for behavior analysts.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 10, 45-51. doi:10.1007/s40617-014-0033-0

Chretien, K.C., Goldman, E.F., Beckman, L., & Kind, T.  (2010).  It's your own risk: Medical students' perspetives on online professionalism.  Academic Medicine, 85, S68-S71. doi: 10.1097/ACM/0b013e3181ed4778

Greysen, S.R., Kind, T., Chretien, K.C.  (2010).  Online professionalism and the mirror of social media.  Journal of General Internal Medicine, 25, 1227-1229. doi: 10.1007/s11606-010-1447-1

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Mar 21, 2018
Episode 51 Preview
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Because one episode wasn't enough, we've got TWO big ethics episodes coming up throughout the rest of March.  And not just any ethics! We're going to dive deep into the pitfalls inherent in social media and technology.  How the heck can I post inappropriate pictures online and stay on the right side of my ethical obligations (answer: you can't!) and is it possible to teach my staff and co-workers to be an upstanding citizen of ethics (answer: it is!).  In the meantime enjoy some Errata about a poorly behaved cat and a Rob ProTip about snagging your dream jobs.  The power is yours!

Articles for the next two weeks:

O'Leary, P.N., Miller, M.M., Olive, M.L., & Kelly, A.N.  (2017).  Blurred lines: Ethical implications of social media for behavior analysts.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 10, 45-51. doi:10.1007/s40617-014-0033-0

Chretien, K.C., Goldman, E.F., Beckman, L., & Kind, T.  (2010).  It's your own risk: Medical students' perspetives on online professionalism.  Academic Medicine, 85, S68-S71. doi: 10.1097/ACM/0b013e3181ed4778

Greysen, S.R., Kind, T., Chretien, K.C.  (2010).  Online professionalism and the mirror of social media.  Journal of General Internal Medicine, 25, 1227-1229. doi: 10.1007/s11606-010-1447-1

Cavalari, R.N.S., Gillis, J.M., Kruser,N., & Romanczyk, R.G.  (2015).  Digital communication and records in service provision and supervision: Regulation and practice.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 8, 176-189. doi: 10.1007/s40617-014-0030-3

Brodhead, M.T. & Higbee, T.S.  (2012).  Teaching and maintaining ethical behavior in a professional organization.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 5, 82-88. doi: 10.1007/BF03391827

Mar 14, 2018
BONUS 7 - Sex Education for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities w/ Katherine McLaughlin
34:31

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Katherine McLaughlin of Sexuality and Developmental Disability Workshops, creator of a sex education curriculum for individuals with disabilities.  We talk about how she came to this topic, the process of developing her curriculum, the challenges educators face in bringing up sex education, and why it's about time sexuality is being discussed in special education.  More information about Katherine and her curriculum can be found here.

Articles mentioned in this episode:

Shapiro, J.  (2018, January 9) For some with intellectual disabilities, ending abuse starts with sex ed.  Retrieved from https://www.npr.org 

Collier, L.  (2017, December).  Seeking intimacy.  Monitor on Psychology, 48(11), pp. 48

Anthes, E.  (2017, December 7) Some adults with autism traits reject conventional sexual labels.  Retrieved from https://spectrumnews.org

Griswold, A.  (2017, May 3) Sex and other foreign words.  Retrieved from https://spectrumnews.org

Mar 07, 2018
Episode 50 - Mental Health
01:21:24

We're celebrating 50 episodes of ABA Inside Track by going where BCBAs are wary to tread: mental health! We discuss why ABA and mental health stopped getting along and discuss ideas as to how behavior analysis can make a difference in treating mental illness.  Then we save a nice chunk of time for Rob to go full hippy in his tear down of Big Pharma.  But, can any of this content help Diana get over her mall-o-phobia?  

 

Articles discussed this episode:

Harvey, M.T., Luiselli, J.K., & Wong, S.E.  (2009).  Application of applied behavior analysis to mental health issues.  Psychological Services, 6, 212-222.  doi: 10.1037/a0016495

Wong, S.E.  (2006).  Behavior analysis of psychotic disorders: Scientific dead end or casualty of the mental health political economy? Behavior and Social Issues, 15, 152-177.  doi: 10.5210/bsi.v15i2.365  

Singh, N.N., Matson, J.L., Lancioni, G.F., Singh, A.N., Adkins, A.D., McKeegan, G.F., & Brown, S.W.  (2006).  Questions about behavioral function in mental illness (QABF-MI): A behavior checklist for functional assessment of maladaptive behavior exhibited by individuals with mental illness.  Behavior Modification, 30, 739-751.  doi: 10.1177/0145445506286700

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Feb 28, 2018
Episode 50 Preview
14:24

Next week we're doing an historical dive into the past of behavior analysis to discuss just why it is that ABA isn't "cool" when treating mental illness and to figure out just what ABA has to offer the field of mental health.  But first, it's Wilford vs. Willard, BCBAs vs. outdated New York laws, and Rob's ranting vs. Rob's raving in a no-holds barred edition of Errata.

Articles for next week:

Harvey, M.T., Luiselli, J.K., & Wong, S.E.  (2009).  Application of applied behavior analysis to mental health issues.  Psychological Services, 6, 212-222.  doi: 10.1037/a0016495

Wong, S.E.  (2006).  Behavior analysis of psychotic disorders: Scientific dead end or casualty of the mental health political economy? Behavior and Social Issues, 15, 152-177.  doi: 10.5210/bsi.v15i2.365  

Singh, N.N., Matson, J.L., Lancioni, G.F., Singh, A.N., Adkins, A.D., McKeegan, G.F., & Brown, S.W.  (2006).  Questions about behavioral function in mental illness (QABF-MI): A behavior checklist for functional assessment of maladaptive behavior exhibited by individuals with mental illness.  Behavior Modification, 30, 739-751.  doi: 10.1177/0145445506286700

Feb 21, 2018
Episode 49 - Matrix Training w/ Cormac MacManus
01:16:36

Take a deep dive into the Matrix...Training research world with special guest Cormac MacManus.  Find out everything you needed to know about this efficient and powerful teaching tool but were afraid to ask.  In addition to learning the inside scoop about Cormac's matrix training/video modelling mash-up research, we'll explore the origin story of Irish Batman, Jackie's slow descent into podcasting madness, and Rob's brief brush with stardom.   

 

Articles discussed this episode:

Axe, J.B. & Sainato, D.M.  (2010).  Matrix training of preliteracy skills with preschoolers with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 635-652.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-635

MacManus, C., MacDonald, R., & Ahearn, W.H.  (2015).  Teaching and generalizing pretend play in children with autism using video modeling and matrix training.  Behavioral Interventions, 30, 191-218.  doi: 10.1002/bin.1406

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Feb 14, 2018
Episode 49 Preview
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::RING RING:: Hello, we know you're out there.  We can feel you now.  We know that you're afraid.  You're afraid of efficient teaching methodology.  I don't know the future.  I didn't come here to tell you how to train individual exemplars.  I came here to tell you about matrix training.  I'm going to hang up this phone, and then I'm going to podcast to BCBAs what you don't want them to hear.  I'm going to tell them about a world of recombinative generalization, a world taught along the diagonal, a world where anything is possible.  Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you.  ::CUE RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE::

Articles for next week:

Axe, J.B. & Sainato, D.M.  (2010).  Matrix training of preliteracy skills with preschoolers with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 635-652.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-635

MacManus, C., MacDonald, R., & Ahearn, W.H.  (2015).  Teaching and generalizing pretend play in children with autism using video modeling and matrix training.  Behavioral Interventions, 30, 191-218.  doi: 10.1002/bin.1406

Feb 07, 2018
Episode 48 - Grab Bag IV: Bride of Grab Bag
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Then, from beyond the realms of known behavior analysis comes the research grab bag.  This lumbering beast has returned yet again to bring forth research from all corners of the globe.  Gaze upon the grab bag's works, ye mighty, and despair that you have yet to learn of disguised mands, portion control, and text-message cueing.  But you will, good listener...you will!

Articles discussed this episode:

Hausman, N.L., Borrero, J.C., Fisher, A., & Kahng, S.  (2014).  Improving accuracy of portion-size estimations through a stimulus equivalence paradigm.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 485-499.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.139     

Grosberg, D. & Charlop, M.H.  (2017).  Teaching conversational speech to children with autism spectrum disorder using text-message prompting.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 789-804.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.403

Najdowski, A.C., Bergstrom, R., Tarbox, J., & St. Clair M.  (2017).  Teaching children with autism to respond to disguised mands.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 733-743.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.413

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Jan 31, 2018
Episode 48 Preview
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Next week's episode is a magical multiple of 12 which means we'll be diving straight into the grab bag! What articles have piqued our fancies this week? Fortunately, Jackie and Diana decide to hijack the podcast with the amazing origin stories of their articles.  Rob begrudgingly goes along for the ride.  Afterwards: erRATta from listeners!

Articles for next week:

Hausman, N.L., Borrero, J.C., Fisher, A., & Kahng, S.  (2014).  Improving accuracy of portion-size estimations through a stimulus equivalence paradigm.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 485-499.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.139     

Grosberg, D. & Charlop, M.H.  (2017).  Teaching conversational speech to children with autism spectrum disorder using text-message prompting.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 789-804.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.403

Najdowski, A.C., Bergstrom, R., Tarbox, J., & St. Clair M.  (2017).  Teaching children with autism to respond to disguised mands.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 733-743.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.413

Jan 24, 2018
Episode 47 - Social Reinforcer Assessment
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By reading and discussing these two articles, we're pretty confident that every important aspect of social reinforcer assessment gets covered.  From back pats to nose beeps, from finding social reinforcers to assessing them.  Seriously.  It's all here in these two articles.  And when you gaze into social reinforcer assessments, social reinforcer assessments gaze into you!

Articles discussed this episode:

 

Smaby, K., MacDonald, R.P.F., Ahearn, W.H., & Dube, W.V.  (2007)  Assessment protocol for identifying preferred social consequences.  Behavioral Interventions, 22, 311-318.  doi: 10.1002/bin.242

Kelly, M.A., Roscoe, E.M., Hanley, G.P., & Schlichenmeyer, K.  (2014).  Evaluation of assessment methods for identifying social reinforcers.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 113-135.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.107

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Jan 17, 2018
Episode 47 Preview
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Our newest topic, social reinforcer assessments, gives us such joy, we're seeing fireworks! But, before we get to talking about the big issue, we share some ABA-entertainment for these cold, snowy days, though mostly end up talking about home invasion movies and Hallmark romances.  Plus, recent erRATta from the Facebook page.  

Articles for next week:

Smaby, K., MacDonald, R.P.F., Ahearn, W.H., & Dube, W.V.  (2007)  Assessment protocol for identifying preferred social consequences.  Behavioral Interventions, 22, 311-318.  doi: 10.1002/bin.242

Kelly, M.A., Roscoe, E.M., Hanley, G.P., & Schlichenmeyer, K.  (2014).  Evaluation of assessment methods for identifying social reinforcers.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 113-135.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.107

Jan 10, 2018
Episode 46 - Behavioral Fitness w/ Nick Green
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This week our special guest becomes our special guest co-host as Nick Green from BehaviorFit returns to the podcast to talk with us about behavioral fitness.  Can the Good Behavior Game increase our activity levels? And just how do variable-ratio schedules deal with obesity.  All that, plus an update on Nick's movement about movement.  Don't make the rest of us run: we're full of chocolate!

Articles discussed this episode:

De Luca, R.V. & Holborn, S.W.  (1992).  Effects of a variable-ratio reinforcement schedule with changing criteria on exercise in obese and nonobese boys.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis,  25, 671-679.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1992.25-671

Galbraith, L.A. & Normand, M.P.  (2017).  Step it UP! Using the Good Behavior Game to increase physical activity with elementary school students at recess.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 856-860.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.402

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Jan 03, 2018
Bonus Episode 6 - ABA Inside Track Bloopers Vol. II
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It's that time of the year when Rob spends way too much time combing through the nonsensical garbage that didn't make the actual podcast to put together a semi-coherent amalgamation of our screw-ups, tangents, and off-task singing.  It's our second volume of bloopers! Seriously, Rob spent hours editing this...try to laugh a little.

Articles discussed this episode:

None! There is nothing of value here!

Dec 27, 2017
Episode 46 Preview
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We get ready to welcome back guest Nick Green to talk about behavioral fitness on our next full-length episode.  But, before then, let's look back on 2017 together with a discussion of some of our personal, most essential research articles.  Special note: Episode 46 will be released in 2 weeks (i.e., AFTER New Year's).  Next week's episode will be our year-end blooper special.  Whoopee!

Articles for next week:

De Luca, R.V. & Holborn, S.W.  (1992).  Effects of a variable-ratio reinforcement schedule with changing criteria on exercise in obese and nonobese boys.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis,  25, 671-679.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1992.25-671

Galbraith, L.A. & Normand, M.P.  (2017).  Step it UP! Using the Good Behavior Game to increase physical activity with elementary school students at recess.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 856-860.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.402

Dec 20, 2017
Episode 45 - Women in Behavior Analysis w/ Devon Sundberg
01:25:42

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Whether you're a female or a male behavior analyst, we're sure you'll get a kick out of our discussion about the history of and challenges facing women in ABA.  Don't believe us? Well, maybe Devon Sundberg, the primary organizer of the Women In Behavior Analysis conference can convince you.  Devon brings us three fascinating articles discussing barriers of gender norms, the role of mentorship for young practitioners, and a batch of women in behavior analysis trivia.  And after you listen in, perhaps you'll be inspired to attend the Women in Behavior Analysis conference this March.  Tell 'em ABA Inside Track sent you!

Articles discussed this episode:

Ruiz, M.R.  (2003).  Inconspicuous sources of behavioral control: The case of gendered practices.  The Behavior Analyst Today, 4, 12-16.  doi: 10.1037/h0100005

LeBlanc, L.A.  (2015).  My mentors and their influences on my career.  The Behavior Analyst, 38, 237-245.  doi: 10/1007/s40614-015-0035-4

Simon, J.L., Morris, E.K., & Smith, N.G.  (2007).  Trends in women's participation at the meetings of the association for behavior analysis: 1975-2005.  The Behavior Analyst, 30, 181-196.

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Dec 13, 2017
Episode 45 Preview
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Next week we'll be talking with special guest Devon Sundberg, coordinator of the Women in Behavior Analysis conference on the topic of--wait for it--women in behavior analysis.  But first, some listener love for the Lake House and feedback on our feeding episode.  Alliteration ahoy!

Articles for next week:

Ruiz, M.R.  (2003).  Inconspicuous sources of behavioral control: The case of gendered practices.  The Behavior Analyst Today, 4, 12-16.  doi: 10.1037/h0100005

LeBlanc, L.A.  (2015).  My mentors and their influences on my career.  The Behavior Analyst, 38, 237-245.  doi: 10/1007/s40614-015-0035-4

Simon, J.L., Morris, E.K., & Smith, N.G.  (2007).  Trends in women's participation at the meetings of the association for behavior analysis: 1975-2005.  The Behavior Analyst, 30, 181-196.

Dec 06, 2017
Episode 44 - Feeding
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While responding to challenges related to feeding isn't easy, aren't there set treatments that can be implemented to overcome any problem? Well....yes and no.  While you ponder that mystery, enjoy this discussion of recent research related to a few of the common food refusal treatments including escape extinction, stimulus fading, and DRA.  Be sure to listen all the way to the end for the terrifying twist ending!!

Articles discussed this episode:

Patel, M.R., Piazza, C.C., Martinez, C.J., Volkert, V.M., & Santana, C.M.  (2002).  An evaluation of two differential reinforcement procedures with escape extinction to treat food refusal.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 35, 363-374.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2002.35-363

Mueller, M.M., Piazza, C.C., Patel, M.R., Kelley, M.E., & Pruett, A.  (2004).  Increasing variety of foods consumed by blending nonpreferred foods into preferred foods.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 37, 159-170.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2004/37-159

Valdimarsdottir, H., Hallodorsdottir, L.Y., & Sigurdardardottir, Z.G.  (2010).  Increasing the variety of foods consumed by a picky eater: Generalization of effects across caregivers and settings.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 101-105.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-101

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Nov 29, 2017
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Nov 22, 2017
Episode 43 - Anxiety
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Is anxiety just some imprecise term developed by our verbal community? Or does anxiety refer to a specific series of private events that can affect human behavior? Well, we've spent over an hour discussing the who's, what's, and where's of anxiety in the hopes of coming to some sort of a conclusion.  I don't know if we do, but at least Rob wrote a new song for the occasion!

Articles discussed this episode:

Friman, Patrick C., Hayes, S.C., & Wilson, K.G.  (1998).  Why behavior analysts should study emotion: The example of anxiety.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 31, 137-156.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1998.31-137

Flood, W.A. & Wilder, D.A.  (2004).  The use of differential reinforcement and fading to increase time away from a caregiver in a child with separation anxiety disorder.  Education and Treatment of Children, 27, 1-8.  

Hagopian, L.P. & Jennett, H.K.  (2008).  Behavioral assessment and treatment of anxiety in individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism.  Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 20, 467-483.  doi: 10/1007/s10882-008-9114-8

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Nov 15, 2017
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Nov 08, 2017
Episode 42 - CMOs
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On this week's episode we discuss CMO-R's, CMO-T's, and everything in between.  Is it possible to improve discrete trial training with a better understanding of why kids hate DTT? And how can we shift student motivation to improve discrimination in PECS training? Then, between all of Diana and Jackie's smart talkin', Rob gets the ultimate revenge on those who have wronged him! Don't forget to download this; our absence serves as a CMO-P (for podcast).

Articles discussed this episode:

Carbone, V.J., Morgenstern, B., Zecchin-Tirri, G., & Kolberg, L.  (2010).  The role of the reflexive-conditioned motivating operation (CMO-R) during discrete trial instruction of children with autism.  Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 25, 110-124.  doi: 10.1177/1088357610364393

Gutierrez, A. Jr., Vollmer, T.R., Dozier, C.L., Borrero, J.C., Rapp, J.T., Bourret, J.C., & Gadaire, D.  (2007).  Manipulating establishing operations to verify and establish stimulus control during mand training.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40, 645-658.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2007.645-658

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Nov 01, 2017
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Oct 25, 2017
BABAT Special 2017
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The BABAT conference in Massachusetts is all done, but that doesn't mean the fun is over.  Stay with us a while as we discuss our favorite talks, reflect on the highs of the conference, and bother a bunch of students until they agree to talk about their research on our show.  Remember, we made this episode instead of getting a good night's sleep in our discount hotel beds.

Posters discussed this episode:

A Methodology for Testing Whether Tokens function as Reinforcers.  Meacha Coon and Jason Bourret (The New England Center for Children).

Teaching an Adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder to Use an Activity Schedule During Vocational Beekeeping.  Jessica Sances, Jessica Day-Watkins, and James Connell (Drexel University).

Evaluating Procedural Parameters of Successive Matching-to-Sample for the Establishment of Equivalence Classes.  Tim Howland, Karina Zhelezoglo, Areli Perez Sotelo, and Caio Miguel (California State University, Sacramento).

Teaching Symbolic Play to Young Children with Autism.  Laura Wilhelm and Bill Ahearn (The New England Center for Children).

Effects of Category and Choice on Preference.  Jessica Gutfleish, Diannelys Rojas, and Allen Karsina (The New England Center for Children).

Positive Parent Contact to Enhance Family-School Communication: Does This Improve Classroom Behavior? Sarah Fefer, Ashley Thoma, and Marina Donnelly (University of Massachusetts, Amherst).

Oct 18, 2017
Episode 41 - Sports Performance w/ Dr. Mallory Quinn
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This week we're joined in the virtual studio with special guest, Dr. Mallory Quinn from ABA Sports Innovations, to talk about behavior analysis and improving sports performance.  We stare blankly at one another while trying to figure out how pole vaulting works before Mallory breaks out the glitter and graphs to demonstrate how to improve dance moves.  Then we stop everything for a musical number.  Eat your heart out, Ryan Gosling!

Articles discussed this episode:

Scott, D., Scott, L.M., & Goldwater, B.  (1997).  A performance improvement program for an international-level track and field athlete.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 30, 573-575.  doi:  10.1901/jaba.1997.30-573   

Quinn, M., Miltenberger, R., Abreau, A., & Narozanick, T.  (2017).  An intervention featuring public posting and graphical feedback to enhance the performance of competitive dancers.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 10, 1-11.  doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0164-6

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Oct 11, 2017
Episode 41 Preview
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We're back to our regularly scheduled programming next week with a review of articles related to sports performance.  Can you become a hooperball athlete and score all the slam runs? Special guest Mallory Quinn has all the research for you.  In the meantime we reconvene to discuss some more supervision, specifically, how to TAKE feedback from others...with mixed results.

Articles for next week:

Scott, D., Scott, L.M., & Goldwater, B.  (1997).  A performance improvement program for an international-level track and field athlete.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 30, 573-575.  doi:  10.1901/jaba.1997.30-573   

Quinn, M., Miltenberger, R., Abreau, A., & Narozanick, T.  (2017).  An intervention featuring public posting and graphical feedback to enhance the performance of competitive dancers.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 10, 1-11.  doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0164-6

Oct 04, 2017
Episode 40 - (SUPERVISION) Supervisor's Book Club, pt 3
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It's our final episode in Supervision September and we saved the best for last.  How to give your supervisees feedback! How to make work fun! Plus horror stories of the times we all utterly failed at supervising.  And, of course, Diana gives a bunch of "Lost" spoilers.  Because talking about great serialized television is the best way to let your staff know that you're a cool supervisor.

Readings discussed this episode:

Reid, D.H., Parsons, M.B., & Green, C.W.  (2012).  The supervisor's guidebook: Evidence-based strategies for promoting work quality and enjoyment among human service staff.  Morganton, North Carolina: Habilitative Management Consultants, Inc.

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Sep 27, 2017
Episode 39 - (SUPERVISION) Supervisor's Book Club, pt 2
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The supervising keeps on coming as we continue our discussion of "The Supervisor's Guidebook".  This week, Rob talks really fast and for almost an hour all about competency-based training and performance monitoring before Jackie makes a veiled threat that she'll come to your workplace to observe your supervision in action.  Our show refuses to serve complement sandwiches so don't even ask.

Readings discussed this episode:

Reid, D.H., Parsons, M.B., & Green, C.W.  (2012).  The supervisor's guidebook: Evidence-based strategies for promoting work quality and enjoyment among human service staff.  Morganton, North Carolina: Habilitative Management Consultants, Inc.

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Sep 20, 2017
Wondering what happens when staff get unclear expectations...
Sep 18, 2017
Bad Supervision! - Unclear Work Expectations

Good supervisor's make sure that their work expectations are clear.  Is it any wonder that Jennifer Aniston seems unhappy at her waitressing job at Tchotchke? How else could you explain the 30-piece flair rule to your employees?

Sep 14, 2017
Episode 38 - (SUPERVISION) Supervisor's Book Club, pt 1
01:14:15

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Huzzah! It's our very first episode on supervision! For the whole month, ABA Inside Track will be channeling our favorite book clubs and discussing "The Supervisor's Guidebook".  This week, we focus on the first part of supervising others: figuring out what you want to supervise! Then Rob and Diana finish each other's sandwiches.

Readings discussed this episode:

Reid, D.H., Parsons, M.B., & Green, C.W.  (2012).  The supervisor's guidebook: Evidence-based strategies for promoting work quality and enjoyment among human service staff.  Morganton, North Carolina: Habilitative Management Consultants, Inc.

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Sep 13, 2017