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Episode 145: Behavior Contracts

Life skills are critical skills that our learners need to become independent. Here, we cover why teaching life skills is important and how we can do it effectively.

Episode 144: Teaching Life Skills

Life skills are critical skills that our learners need to become independent. Here, we cover why teaching life skills is important and how we can do it effectively.

Episode 143: Types of ABA Data Sheets

As ABA practitioners, we use a lot of data sheets. It can be tough to know which ones to use in specific situations. In this episode, we break down different types of ABA data sheets and when to use them. Data is only as helpful as how we use it, so it’s important to choose a data sheet that will make taking data simple for you.

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.