Jessica Winne is a BCBA who came to us to talk about OBM and performance feedback. Jessica received her master’s degree in behavior analysis from the University of North Texas and her thesis was on how to give corrective feedback. We discuss the role emotions play in receiving feedback, how feedback can make or break a staff culture, the importance of rapport, and more.
Brenda Eaton is a BCBA, mom, and creator of Grow Your Happy. Brenda shares suggestions on improvements needed within the field and the importance of emotional regulation and a healthy mindset.
Natalie Todd is a BCBA and elementary school-based behavioral consultant in New York State. We talk with Natalie about changes in behavioral analysis and how new techniques are replacing outdated ones. We also discuss parent training and tips to help parents reinforce behavioral changes at home.
Jessie and Sara are from Family Beeginnings, where they provide family focused, solution based, ABA therapy and consulting. They spend a lot of time mentoring BCBA candidates and share what they focus on to help boost their skill set. We also talk about client advocacy and bridging the gap between the field of ABA and the school system.
Jamie Salter and Katie Croce are the co-authors of Self & Match, an evidence-based, manualized self-monitoring system. We discuss how Jamie and Katie fell in love with self-monitoring, the advantages of the strategy, and more. On November 8th, Jamie and Katie will be giving a hands-on webinar on self-monitoring, complete with tools you can use to get started right away.
Every ABA professional should be familiar with the four functions of behavior and how to identify them. Through their behavior, our students and clients are communicating something to us, and it’s our job to figure out what that is. Here, we cover all four functions of behavior, provide real-life examples, and give tips on how to recognize and work with each function.
As ABA professionals, a big part of our job is to reduce problem behaviors in our clients. Problem behaviors are always telling us something, and it’s our job to get to the root cause. Here, we dive into how to collect data to define problematic behaviors, how adjusting our own behavior can make an impact and strategies for dealing with problematic behaviors in the moment.
It can be difficult to incorporate ABA principles in a classroom setting, and here, we provide tips on how to do so. ABA offers plenty of helpful solutions for those kids who might not fit into the standard boxes. We cover how to use visuals and reinforcement, how to tackle sensory issues, and the importance of incorporating socialization into the curriculum.
An independent activity schedule (IAS) enables a child to do activities independently with minimal supervision. Here, we share examples of IAS and how they work in both home and school settings. We also cover the three main phases of an IAS, how to incorporate open-ended activities, prompting, and data collection best practices.
Reinforcement is one of our most common tools, but we often hear from other teachers and practitioners that it isn’t working. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to ensure success with reinforcement, and we dive into them here. We share tips, tricks, and common mistakes so you can troubleshoot and experience greater success with clients.