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Reducing Problem Behaviors in Children with ASD

Episode 068: Reducing Problem Behaviors in Kids with ASD

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.

How To Use ABA in Classrooms

Episode 067: How To Use ABA in Classrooms

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.

How To Create an Independent Activity Schedule

Episode 066: How To Create an Independent Activity Schedule

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.

How to Use Reinforcement Properly

Episode 065: How to Use Reinforcement Properly

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.

Creating Task Analysis

Episode 064: Creating Task Analysis

Task analysis is all about making goals and projects more manageable, and we use this technique on a regular basis throughout our everyday lives. Task analysis doesn’t have to be big, and it’s all about breaking any size task down into smaller steps. Here, we dive into all things task analysis and how it can help you and your clients succeed.

What Is Scrolling in Kids?

Episode 063: What Is Scrolling in Kids?

Often in an ABA program, we’re teaching kids multiple skills at once, which can sometimes result in scrolling behaviors. It’s important to be aware of scrolling and know how to deal with it from the very beginning. Here, we cover helpful tips and strategies to prevent and manage scrolling through error correction procedures and transfer trials.

How To Use Baseline Data

Episode 062: How To Use Baseline Data

As ABA professionals, it’s important to understand baseline data and how to use it effectively. Here, we cover both as well as what kind of baseline data to collect. We also discuss when to take frequency or duration data, touch on ABC data collection, and the difference between pre-testing and baseline data.

7 Steps to Instructional Control with Robert Schramm

Episode 061: 7 Steps to Instructional Control with Robert Schramm

Robert Schramm is a board-certified behavioral analyst and the creator of Just 7 Steps of Instructional Control. Through his transformative work, Robert was able to translate behavioral analysis principles into language that parents can understand. Robert’s 7 steps help parents of all backgrounds make great progress with their kids regardless of diagnosis while building great relationships with them along the way.

Episode 060: ABA Speech with Rose Griffin

Rose Griffin is the founder of ABA Speech and the host of the Autism Outreach Podcast. She’s dual-certified as a speech language pathologist (SLP) and a BCBA. Rose shares stories from her career journey, information about her available coursework, and why collaboration between SLPs and BCBAs is so important.

Verbal Operants with Shira and Shayna

Episode 059: Verbal Operants with Shira and Shayna

Verbal operants are one of the most important concepts we encounter in the field. It’s easy to get confused with all of the different types and here, we clear everything up, so you know exactly how they work. We’ll also share our thoughts on the best way to teach operants so you can be as effective as possible.