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ABA supervision

Episode 142: Combining Empowerment and ABA with Iveth Aguilar

Iveth Aguilar is a BCBA and women’s empowerment coach. She combines nervous system regulation and embodiment practices with ABA for a holistic approach to true and sustainable empowerment. Here, Iveth shares how she works with ABA beyond its traditional use and how her approach helps her clients uncover the reasons behind their blocks to success.

Episode 141: IEP Advocacy with Annie McLaughlin

Annie McLaughlin is a BCBA and IEP advocate. Here, Annie shares the specifics of how she helps the families she works with. We also discuss how Annie collaborates with school staff, common challenges BCBAs have in navigating the IEP process, and much more.

Behaview creators Payam and Shadi

Episode 140: Behaview with Payam Moghaddam and Shadi Hortamani

Payam Moghaddam and Shadi Hortamani are the founders of Behaview, a staff training and supervision solution for ABA providers. Here, Payam and Shadi share details about their backgrounds and how they were inspired to create Behaview. We also discuss the challenges of training, who Behaview is best suited for, how to use the platform, and more.

Contingency map

Episode 139: What Is an ABA Contingency Map?

We get a lot of questions around parent training and how to best approach it, and here, we’re sharing some tips and best practices. We discuss how to establish a foundation with parents and how to get to know the family’s unique routines and habits. Our conversation also includes how to help parents achieve easy wins with their kids, how to leverage behavior skills training, and why it’s important to start small and build rapport.

Episode 138: Exploring Play and Intrinsic Motivation with Steve Ward, Madelyn Vickery, and April Dyal

Steve Ward is back on the show, along with his co-authors, Madelyn and April. Their upcoming book includes over 2,100 inexpensive ideas for play and intrinsic motivation. Our conversation includes ways to use the environment in motivation strategies, how to expand play and motivation while building interest, and suggestions for new BCBAs to be more creative and engaging, and more.

parent coaching training

Episode 137: Parent Coaching/Training

We get a lot of questions around parent training and how to best approach it, and here, we’re sharing some tips and best practices. We discuss how to establish a foundation with parents and how to get to know the family’s unique routines and habits. Our conversation also includes how to help parents achieve easy wins with their kids, how to leverage behavior skills training, and why it’s important to start small and build rapport.

practical aba programs

Episode 136: Practical ABA Programs

Kids are multi-faceted and while assessments can be helpful, it can also prevent us from tailoring programs to each unique individual. Here, we’re diving into how to use practical programs with our learners. We discuss how to troubleshoot when a specific program may not be working and how to choose a different path. Our conversation also includes ways to monitor progress and keep track of long-term goals.

mentorship meeting sneak peek

Episode 135: The Bx Resource Mentorship Meeting Sneak Peek

Our community offers a private place for you to chat with other practitioners and share what’s working and what’s not working. Here, we’re giving you an inside look into one of our mentorship meetings for our Pro Members. If you’re interested in joining us at our next meeting, head to our website and check out our membership!

Shaping

Episode 134: What Does Shaping Mean in ABA?

Although shaping is a basic concept in ABA, it’s often overlooked when creating behavior plans. Here, we discuss how to use shaping when teaching our learners important skills. We share some examples of shaping, how to use shaping with reinforcement, and more.

Episode 133: The BST Model – Behavioral Skills Training

Here, we cover the various applications of behavioral skills training (BST) in more detail. We discuss the four distinct parts of BST and the importance of the rehearsal, or practice stage. We also cover how to incorporate reinforcement and feedback and provide some real-world examples of BST in action.