What to Expect When You Are Expecting an IEP Meeting

by Mariah Avery, MA, BCBA
Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings play a crucial role in the lives of students with disabilities and their families. Understanding the ins and outs of these meetings is essential for providing comprehensive support to your clients. As a private practice BCBA, you may never be invited to an IEP meeting,…

Understanding the Split: BACB Standards & TCO Transformation

Once upon a time, there was a couple named by their shared editions.  The BACB® Standards and the BACB® Task List were long-standing partners known for their synchronized updates. But in 2022, to reaffirm their separate and distinct purposes, the BACB® announced a split in the marriage of the Task List and the…

From Task List to TCO: A New Name and Content Update

by Kristin Myers-Kemp, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA-NY
Much like the bar exam covers the content a law student needs to know before entering the field of law, the BACB® Task List has long served as the guide to the knowledge and skills on which a student of behavior analysis will be tested before entering the field as a certified behavior analyst.

The Sun is Bright, and Sunscreen is Sticky: An Analysis of an Avoidance Scenario

As behavior analysts, we constantly try to determine why people do what they do. Often this is in a clinical context. Why does Johnny tantrum? Why does Jane flop during transitions?

Which ABA Conference Should I Attend?

As certified behavior analysts, we must keep current with emerging science and technologies and obtain continuing education. One way to stay abreast of the happenings in the field is to attend local, state, national, and even international conferences. However, there are so many great conferences; how does one choose?

Analyzing Sources of Bias

by Carlos A. Zuluaga, MS, BCBA
From the moment we are born, we start interacting with our environment.

Framing Trauma: How do we apply behavior analysis to a mentalistic term?

by Kelcie McCafferty
A Perspective on Relational Frame Theory and TraumaTalks on TraumaTrigger Warning: talks about traumatic experiences 

How Can We Improve Our Dissemination Skills in Behavior Analysis?

by Megan Galban
To individuals who are unfamiliar with or are not fluent in behavior-analytic terminology, the language can seem displeasing and off-putting. Many technical terms used in the science have a very different meaning than their everyday use and may even have a negative connotation.

Has Behavior Analysis Developed Tunnel Vision?

by Whitney Chaney
Behavior analysis is a field that was developed by trying to understand how and why the world behaves as it does.

What Makes Someone Wise?

by Guest Blogger
What makes someone wise? That’s a loaded question. Everyone has a different conception; however, you hear the word, and immediately classic images come to mind.

Antecedents Have Last Names

In the latter years of his life, Dr. Jose Martinez, the founder of ABA Technologies. Inc., and the driving force behind the creation of the School of Behavior Analysis at Florida Tech, was heard to utter the title of this blog in every one of his presentations relating to the influence of antecedent conditions on…