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“Well a lot of lives are lost on the road... We lost more people during the period of the Vietnam war on the highways than we did in Vietnam.” Ronald Van Houten
Accidents and injuries are a serious issue for some job settings and situations. While unsafe behaviors rarely lead to injuries, these behaviors have the potential to cost a company large sums of money and can lead to lifelong consequences for the victim
… but to have serious, open, honest discussion about human sexuality, it’s something most of us would rather not do. Peter F. Gerhardt, EdD
By far the most common form of maltreatment in the United States is neglect . . . Side effects of neglect, short term, and long term, are actually as serious as those of physical abuse and sexual abuse.
OBM seems to be such a mystery to many of us. In this Continuing Education course, Kelly Therrien demystifies OBM and recounts her experiences in the field. You’ll learn what OBM is, how it fits into behavior analysis, and you’ll even get practice using a couple of helpful tools within the field.
Interdisciplinary teams devise and implement educational plans for children with special learning challenges. Sometimes, these involve a behavior analyst. Whether you are a behavior analyst thinking about working in schools, currently working in schools, or working alongside a school’s behavior analyst, you know schools have teams of several people who contribute to each child’s education plan.
“Our overarching goal, as behavior analysts, is to teach people how to get the things they want, the things they value, more effectively while living fuller, more enriched lives—and to do so without ever having to hurt themselves or other people.” Thomas Freeman, MS, BCBA
Released in 2009, in a historically significant interview with Dr. Jack Michael, conducted by Tate McGhee, Dr. Michael recounts his time before behavior analysis as both a student and a soldier, then explains the chance events that moved him into the field of behavior analysis.
In this course, Dr. Eb Blakely and Dr. Hank Schlinger describe function-altering operations and detail how function-altering interpretations can be used to explain the effects of respondent and operant conditioning. Other examples of function-altering operations including observational learning and imprinting are then described. The presentation concludes with a discussion on the implications of taking a function-altering approach to explaining behavior in applied and conceptual contexts.
“When I was in university, I asked my professor, ‘How do I teach language skills to kids?” and my professor gave me Skinner’s Verbal Behavior book. So, the answer is not exactly in the book, but it is ultimately in the book”
“For a lot of the populations that we work with, it is difficult to extract very clear, very useful information on what sort of things might function as reinforcement for them.” Dr. Iser DeLeon, PhD, BCBA Abstract
Ogden Lindsley was one of Skinner’s students and wanted to use behavior analysis from the lab to help people. This is how Precision Teaching (PT) was born: as a combination of rate of response and cumulative response recording. Precision Teaching holds the same values as ABA, with a focus on only observable behavior and using data to guide decision making while also having learners interpret their own performance data as well.
The issue of modality can become really critical. Obviously, when we start with pictures or any other augmentative system, whether it’s sign languages or a device, everybody is concerned that when they use the pictures, they will learn to rely on them and never learn to speak.
So, you are a behavior analyst, and you want to start your own business, but you have limited repertoire. No worries! In this course, join Craig Onstott as he guides you through what it means to be a successful entrepreneur through effective management, marketing strategies, financial assessments, and most importantly, understanding your options on the kinds of corporations out there.