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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.

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.

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.

Episode 132: Teaching Manding in ABA

As ABA professionals, it’s important to know why teaching manding is important as well as the best ways to do it, especially with beginner learners. Here, we dive into manding terminology and how to work with non-verbal learners. We also discuss how manding and shaping go together, how to incorporate manding into a session, and more.