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Operant Behavior and Snowflakes

Guest Blog by Andy Lattal, Ph.D Sitting here at my desk on a cold, snowy morning watching the snowflakes gently descend to blanket the landscape outside my window (such descriptions reveal why I am a behavior analyst and not a poet), reminds me of the...

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Telling Our Story: BCBAs in Schools

BCBAs have an increasingly visible presence in public schools. While most work with special education populations, many still make their way into general education classrooms (inclusion, conducting FBAs). With improved funding for and awareness of behavior...

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Staff Training that Clicks

Guest blog by Rachel Thomas, RBT Respondent Conditioning Auditory stimuli used for changing behavior dates back to the 1890s when physiologist Ivan Pavlov studied the effects of associating a bell tone with meat powder to elicit salivating in dogs. Though dogs are...

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ABA Tech and FIT Launch a New Two-Part Continuing Education Course on Teaching Pretend and Imaginative Play Skills For Behavior Analysts

Melbourne, FL: February 25, 2019—ABA Technologies, Inc., in partnership with Florida Institute of Technology, announces the launch of a new two-part continuing education course on teaching pretend and imaginative play skills. The courses prepare participants to assess and develop the imaginative play repertoires of young children. Presenters Nancy Champlin, MS, BCBA and Melissa Schissler, MS, BCBA of ACI Learning Centers introduce their research-based program and product line: Pretend Play and Language Assessment and Curriculum (PPLAC) and PlayTubsTM. Both courses offer Type 2 BACB credit.

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