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.

Animal Training with Barbara Heidenreich

Episode 058: Animal Training with Barbara Heidenreich

Barbara Heidenreich is an expert exotic animal trainer who uses ABA and behavioral principles in her work. There are so many ways ABA can be applied outside of the traditional scope and animal training is just one of them. Barbara talks about how her work is helping animal care professionals reduce animal stress and shares some exciting stories from her career.

ABC's of Behavior with Shira & Shayna

Episode 057: ABC’s of Behavior with Shira & Shayna

In behavioral analysis, we love our acronyms and ABC is one of them. ABC data collection can get overwhelming, especially when there’s so much information to sort through. Here, we simplify the process and offer helpful tips to get the best data and how to collaborate with teachers and other professionals.

Episode 055: RBT and Autistic Advocate with Michelle Vinokurov

Michelle Vinokurov is a paraprofessional and RBT autistic advocate who was diagnosed with autism at the age of two. Through her parents’ early intervention and going through her own therapy, Michelle was inspired to start working in the field. We talk about how much has changed in ABA over the years, how things have improved, clarifying the importance of ABA for parents, and advice for a new practitioner.