Episode 046: Data Collection for Behavior Management
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.
Episode 045: Mentorship Meeting Sneak Peek – Replacement Skills and NET
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.
Episode 044: Teaching Asking and Answering Questions with Shira and Shayna
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.
Episode 043: Parent Stressors and Self-Reg with Dr. Laura Cesaroni
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.
Episode 042: Staff Hiring and Training with Shira and Shayna
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 years of experience a person has. How someone presents themselves and how prepared they are goes a long way. Asking the right questions in an interview is key. When interviewing… Read More »Episode 042: Staff Hiring and Training with Shira and Shayna
Episode 041: ACT and AIM 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 behavioral psychology that’s been adopted by the field of ABA. AIM is an acronym for Accept, Identify, Move, which is an ABA curriculum that’s based on the principles of ACT.… Read More »Episode 041: ACT and AIM with Shira and Shayna
Episode 040: Scrolling Responses and Echolalia 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 were any practical tips to help reduce scrolling responses, as their current treatment methods weren’t working. First, it’s important to identify if the behavior is associated with specific operants. Therapist… Read More »Episode 040: Scrolling Responses and Echolalia with Shira and Shayna
Episode 039: Question From a Member 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 is leaving, but then subsides and the session can continue normally. The data they collected indicated that the problem was attention maintained, but the emotional component seems very compelling. We… 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