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Dr. Hank Schlinger has spent much of his career developing and nurturing new behavior analysts—ones who approach the science and its application critically and with skepticism. Schlinger is known for questioning those things we take for granted. For instance: What does it mean to call oneself a behavior analyst?
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 ABA is the treatment of individuals with autism
In the 1978 seminal article Social Validity: The Case for Subjective Measurement or How Applied Behavior Analysis is Finding its Heart, Montrose M. Wolf discusses, among other things, the inception of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA) in 1968. He writes that he was tasked with stating the purpose of the journal before it could go to press.
In Organizational Behavior Management (OBM), one specialty area of practice is leadership and culture development. Leadership can be defined as the behavior of managers, supervisors, and decision-makers who influence the behavior of employees. Culture is a pattern of behavior throughout the organization. Effective leadership produces a culture of reinforcement where leaders and employees bring out the best performance in each other.
Operant Innovations 008 | Issues of Multicultural Diversity in the Ethical Practice of Applied Behavior Analysis | Part 2
Part 2 - Issues of Multicultural Diversity in the Ethical Practice of Applied Behavior Analysis with Dr. Kim Killu
We as humans behave the way we do for one reason: to get what we need and want. This is quite a bold statement, I know, but it is pure science, the science of behavior. Although the focus of this article is driver behavior, what you will read can be applied to any behavior.
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Today we are joined by Kellie Kotwicki, MS, BCBA, LBA & Dr. Vicki Madaus Knapp, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA of Daemen College. If you have been looking for a program that can tailor to your every need, this is the program for you! With FOUR different options, Daemen College offers every option that a student of applied behavior analysis could need. As you listen you will hear the passion that these faculty members have for their program, colleagues, and students.
The field of Applied Behavior Analysis is growing and, as it continues to grow, we have a responsibility to the next generation of behavior analysts. In this continuing education course, Dr. Schlinger will challenge you to consider how we can do a better job of educating future behavior analysts. He uses literature to make the case for an increased focus on experimental and conceptual analysis. With an understanding that behavior is multiply controlled, it seems obvious that no single form of treatment will work.
ABA Technologies Continues Martinez-Diaz’s Legacy of Support for Florida Tech School of Behavior Analysis
We are so pleased that Florida Tech School of Behavior Analysisannounced to its readers thatABA Technologies, Inc., under the leadership of Jose Martinez Diaz, has given over $2 million over the last eight years to the School of Behavior Analysis (SOBA) and the Scott Center for Autism Services.
Operant Innovations 007 | Issues of Multicultural Diversity in the Ethical Practice of Applied Behavior Analysis | Part 1
Part 1 - Issues of Multicultural Diversity in the Ethical Practice of Applied Behavior Analysis with Dr. Angela Capuano.
Your most important role as a supervisor is to get results for your clients, offering them optimal opportunities to improve their quality of life. As experts in the science of behavior analysis, you can get results by maximizing and supporting your most important asset—your people.
An extension of Kennedy’s work was published seven years later in 1999, by James Carr and colleagues. Their paper assessed the frequency of social-validity measures reported in the first 31 years of JABA. They analyzed the difference in trends of reporting social validity for experiments that had highly controlled analog settings versus more naturalistic and dynamic settings. The reason for doing so harkens back to Kennedy’s comments about the difference between basic and applied research.