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Blogger: Shauna Costello, MA, BCBA Humans are constantly in search of the newest, brightest solution for problems in everyday life. We download countless apps for tracking calories, learning languages, working out, budgeting—you name it. In education, we do the same. But the newest, brightest thing in teaching and learning might not be the solution. Education
Blogger: Adam Hockman 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 analytic services, each classroom becomes an avenue for impact. School-based BCBAs are not a new idea,
Guest Blogger: Cledia Caberlon Effective tools and interventions are the hallmarks of behavior analysis. Across disciplines and populations, applied behavior analysis improves people’s lives. While the science of human behavior can be implemented wherever behavior is found, according to Dr. Dean Fixsen, of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute “Students do not benefit from

Staff Training That Clicks

Guest Blogger: Rachel Thomas 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, bells
Guest Blogger: 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? Managers
Blogger: Adam Hockman 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.
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.

Time for a Timeout from Timeouts?

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 Blogger: 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
Bloggers: Shauna 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 true that
Blogger: 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 for
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