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creative reinforcers and a BCBA's journey with Jordyn Hargrave

Episode 075: Creative Reinforcers and a BCBA’s Journey with Jordyn Hargrave

Jordyn Hargrave is a BCBA and a member of the How To ABA community. She’s currently pursuing a second master’s degree and works as a BCBA within a school system. Jordyn shares a personal story about how an accident changed her perspective when working in the field. We also discuss creative reinforcers and the importance of mentorship as a new BCBA.

Episode 070: The Importance of Self-Monitoring with Jamie Salter & Katie Croce

Jamie Salter and Katie Croce are the co-authors of Self & Match, an evidence-based, manualized self-monitoring system. We discuss how Jamie and Katie fell in love with self-monitoring, the advantages of the strategy, and more. On November 8th, Jamie and Katie will be giving a hands-on webinar on self-monitoring, complete with tools you can use to get started right away.

What Are The 4 Functions of Behavior?

Episode 069: What Are The 4 Functions of Behavior?

Every ABA professional should be familiar with the four functions of behavior and how to identify them. Through their behavior, our students and clients are communicating something to us, and it’s our job to figure out what that is. Here, we cover all four functions of behavior, provide real-life examples, and give tips on how to recognize and work with each function.

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 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.

Reinforcement: Sneak Peek into Mentorship with Shira and Kat

Episode 050: Reinforcement: Sneak Peek into Mentorship with Shira and Kat

In this mentorship sneak peek, we discuss a question from a community member around reinforcement. It’s easy to associate reinforcers with physical objects like toys and snacks, but there are plenty of non-tangible reinforcers that are intrinsically motivating. Using a little creativity when uncovering reinforcers goes a long way.