Data collection is a crucial aspect of behavioral analysis, providing valuable insights into human behavior. As we navigate ABA, one technique stands out for its… Read More »Partial Interval Recording: A Practical Approach to Behavior Data Collection
ABA is all about data. Here, we dive into why measurement is so important and how to make sure we’re taking and reporting accurate data. We cover how to collect baseline data and how data collection helps us analyze problem behaviors. We also discuss how to decrease data collection overwhelm, how to choose appropriate collection methods, and how to analyze and understand data.
Data collection is a big part of what we do. We are bound to make data-driven decisions and update or revise programs based on what the data tell us. However, it is possible to be so consumed with data that it interferes with learning. How well can a person engage and think on their feet when they’re preoccupied with data collection?
All behavior is communication, and they’re two sides of the same coin. Functional communication, or FCT, is a way to decrease problem behavior through teaching effective communication skills. Here, we discuss where to start when teaching mands, how to collect data, and how to avoid developing chains of responses by using transfer trials.
Did you know that when we talk about increasing a student’s sentence length, this is sometimes referred to as the MLU, or the mean length of utterance? We’re giving you some easy tips on how to increase mean length of utterance, or sentence length.
All kids have trouble waiting for things that they want. They even have trouble waiting in line at the grocery store. Waiting is a huge skill. So once our learners have mastered some early instructions, like come here or sit down, then we typically start working on the skill of responding to waiting. Today’s topic is all about how to teach children to wait.
We often talk about breaking skills down into smaller steps to be able to teach our learners. But once they’re broken down, how do we teach them? Where do we go from here? Today’s topic is all about ABA chaining.
How do we know what our students’ favorite reinforcers are? Today’s topic is all about ABA preference assessments.
How do you use ABA video modeling with your learners? Today, we’re talking about how video modeling can expand play sequences.
Independent activity schedules, often referred to as IAS, are common in many ABA programs and classrooms. Today we will address why independent activity schedules are useful.