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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 born with the reflex of drooling in the presence of stimuli that will satisfy their hunger,
Guest Blog by Jackie Noto Employee feedback is critical for personal and business success. Research on feedback shows that intentional and consistent feedback greatly improves staff expertise, productivity, and outcomes. But, knowing that feedback is important and delivering it effectively are two different things. How Should Feedback Look? And more importantly, what should it do?
  Pretend and imaginative play activities, like playing house and traveling in cardboard box spaceships, enrich cognitive and social development. Decades of research point to its impact and importance. Even researchers who arrive at contradictory conclusions about the benefits of play acknowledge it as a catalyst for expanding expressive language and social skills. Though the
Learning goals help you select the right talks to attend and frame your thinking so you’re actively engaged. Networking goals set your intentions for the interactions you’ll have with other professionals while at the conference.
Restaurant servers work in the face of two motivating forces: customer tipping and restaurant management practices, leaving the question, how can quality service be maintained when the two are at odds? Read on to learn more from FIT students Curtis Phillabaum and Ruth Whipple.
It isn’t so much time for a timeout from timeouts as it is for a timeout from overgeneralization and categorical rejection of proven behavior-management methods.
Guest Blog by Noell Jankowski Many leaders report using the “sandwich” method to deliver feedback, and some employees even claim to enjoy receiving it, but what effect does this method have on employee performance? This post will highlight some of the most recent evidence on methods of feedback, and why you may want to reconsider delivering
  Shauna V. Costello, MA, BCBA & Allison King, Ph.D., BCBA-D   Professionals from many industries are on a rotating cycle of obtaining Continuing Education Units (CEUs). As behavior analysts, we currently must renew our certification every two years by gaining a number of BACB CEUs—either 20 for BCaBAs or 32 for BCBAs. It is
By Carlos A. Zuluaga, MS, BCBA The Science of Behavior Problems with behavior are very common and difficult to deal with. They can take many forms: from screaming in public to throwing and breaking things, to physical aggression towards self and others. These types of problems have been reported as one of the primary concerns
To read in English, click here ABA son las siglas para Applied Behavior Analysis, en español Análisis Aplicado de Conducta, ciencia que estudia la conducta humana y los principios que la regulan. Décadas de investigación han mostrado que las prácticas y tecnologías derivadas del la ciencia del análisis de la conducta son efectivas en distintas
ABA is the abbreviation for Applied Behavior Analysis, the science that studies human behavior using evidenced-based or proven, techniques. Decades of ABA research have shown that the techniques that come from the science of behavior analysis can help all kinds of people with different behavior or developmental problems. The most well-known and researched use of
Guest Author Nick Green M.S., BCBA I recently read a trifold from a fitness company describing the benefits of productivity to office workers. The message was basically this: “If you are an employer reading this pamphlet, then YOU, the employer should buy a membership for your employees with US.” …suggesting that when unhealthy workers turn
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