One of our audience members brought a question to us about automatically reinforced behaviors. It’s important to identify the function first and why the behavior is so appealing. Then, you can work on introducing replacement behaviors and a strategy that works.
Collecting data around a problematic behavior is one of the key duties of a behavior analyst. Defining the behavior first and being as specific as possible helps everyone stay on the same page. We cover how to make the data collection process easier, including when to focus on frequency or duration and when to use partial interval recording.
We’re giving our listeners another sneak peek into what it’s like in our mentorship meetings. We discuss how to use role playing and replacement skills when working on manding. We also talk about balancing discrete environmental teaching with natural environment teaching and when it’s appropriate to use one over the other.
We take on another question from one of our community members. Teaching asking and answering questions is very important but you have to know where and when to start. We discuss manding and tacting skills and repertoires to assist in teaching asking and answering questions.
Dr. Laura Cesaroni is the Clinical Director at FERN in Toronto. She focuses on self-regulation in children, parents, and educators. We can’t always control the stressors that we’re faced with, but we can control how we manage them. Stress greatly affects behaviors, so it’s important to factor them in when coming up with treatment solutions for clients.
Today, we cover all things related to staff hiring and training. When hiring, sometimes personality means more than what’s on a resume or how many… Read More »Episode 042: Staff Hiring and Training with Shira and Shayna
We’re answering another question from the community around our opinions on ACT and AIM. ACT stands for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. It’s a branch of… Read More »Episode 041: ACT and AIM with Shira and Shayna
We received a question from a member on echolalia and scripting and wanted to share our thoughts in this episode. They were wondering if there… Read More »Episode 040: Scrolling Responses and Echolalia with Shira and Shayna
One of our members came to us for advice on how to address separation anxiety with a client. The anxiety turns aggressive while the mother… Read More »Episode 039: Question From a Member with Shira and Shayna
Episode 038: Company Culture, Underserved Populations, and Natural Environment Teaching with Leticia Moreno
Leticia Moreno is the Clinical Director and CEO of Within Me Therapy in Maryland. Before becoming a BCBA, she was a special education teacher working… Read More »Episode 038: Company Culture, Underserved Populations, and Natural Environment Teaching with Leticia Moreno