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New Two-Part CEU on Teaching Play Skills For Behavior Analysts
Thursday, 28 Feb 2019
Melbourne, FL: February 27, 2019—ABA Technologies, Inc., in partnership with Florida Institute of Technology, announces the launch of a new, two-part continuing education course for behavior analysts on teaching children pretend and imaginative play skills. The courses prepare participants to assess and develop the imaginative play repertoires of young children. Presenters Nancy Champlin, MS, BCBA, and Melissa Schissler, MS, BCBA, of ACI Learning Centers introduce their research-based program and product line: Pretend Play and Language Assessment and Curriculum (PPLAC) and PlayTubsTM. Both courses offer Type 2 BACB credit.
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Learning Through Play: A New CE Offering
Friday, 1 Feb 2019 by 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.
Examining Independent and Sociodramatic Pretend Play Skills in Typically Developing Children
Pretend play skills start to develop around 2½ to 5 years old, but how are these skills taught if they are not naturally occurring? How can pretend play impact other areas of learning? Nancy Champlin and Melissa Schissler overview their research on independent and sociodramatic play in relation to other developmental domains.
Teaching a Sequence of Play Actions and Corresponding Vocalizations Using PlayTubs™
Along with its identification as one of the core deficits in children diagnosed with autism, often described as lacking in symbolic qualities and flexibility, Nancy and Melissa developed PlayTubs™ to increase appropriate independent and sociodramatic play skills in children with autism and other developmental or language delays.
The R.E.A.L. Gift for Behavior Analysts
Monday, 1 Nov 2021 by Brenda J. Terzich-Garland, M.A., BCBA
I am a behavior analyst practitioner working with children who live in a world of chaos and distractions. I greet them each day to work and play and saying goodbye when I end my day.
Thought Leaders 015 - Dr. E. Scott Geller - Part 1
This month on Operant Innovations - Thought Leaders, we are sitting down and speaking with Dr. Scott Geller about his history shaped him into the humanistic behavioral scientist he is today and how his eclectic education lead him from the experimental analysis of behavior, to behavior-based safety, and into humanistic behaviorism.
Operant Innovations Monthly 004 | Stereotypy Q&A | Dr. Bill Ahearn
Join Operant Innovations for our Stereotypy Q&A with Dr. Bill Ahearn, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Forensic Matters: Shark-Infested Waters
As mental health professionals, we’re often invited into the courtroom, into the playground of lawyers, and it’s important that we understand that we must play by the rules. Understanding the rules allows us to play and enjoy the time that we might be spending in the courtroom.
What Can You Expect from ABA Services?
Friday, 8 Jul 2022 by Megan Galban
It can be overwhelming for a family when their child receives behavioral services for the first time. In the beginning, much is unknown, and it’s going to take some adjustment.
COVID-19 Survival Guide for Caregivers
Friday, 22 May 2020 by Evelyn Kendall, MA
Don’t worry! It’s a quick read so you can get back to having one eye on your kids getting paint on your wood floors and one on your spreadsheets for work.
5 Practices for Entrepreneurial Management
Saturday, 6 Aug 2016 by ABA Technologies
Leaders today often focus on fighting change, whether from competition, or uncontrollable forces. But often such change is inevitable, and as Buckminster Fuller’s quote tells us, those who avoid the fight and simply do things better often come out on top. To adapt to change in this way, and work to make the old obsolete, leaders must establish a company that fosters innovative and entrepreneurial behavior.
Generalization in Times of Crisis
Tuesday, 29 Sep 2020 by Jaime Rus Alba
… setting than the ones provided when regular ABA services are provided, we can plan for these environmental variables to play in our favor! If the target is mastered, we can observe (through telehealth) if the client truly engages in the … , Rehearsal and Feedback . “A number of studies have shown behavioral-skills training (BST), instruction, modeling, role-play (rehearsal), and feedback to be used to effectively teach staff to conduct a variety of behavior procedures” (Iwata et … Agreement data (IOA), and they are allowed to collect data on their own. Further assistance would be offered in the display and interpretation of the data. Caregivers record data on the client’s performance, forwarding the video file to either …
Thought Leaders 004 | Tom Freeman
This month on Thought Leaders, we are sitting down and speaking with Tom Freeman more about his history and where he sees the field of behavior analysis going.
What Makes Someone Wise?
Tuesday, 26 Jul 2022 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. Perhaps an owl, a library, someone meditating, or even a trusted matriarch giving her daughter or grandchildren advice.
The Lift 003 | Understanding Past Influences and Their Effect on You as A Supervisor
Dr. Linda LeBlanc and Dr. Tyra Sellers are joined by Dr. Shahla Ala'i-Rosales! This episode describes the importance of understanding your learning history with prior supervisors and influencers. There are several benefits of reflection on your past experiences with supervisors, mentors, coaches . . . good, bad, and ugly. The podcast describes an activity for exploring the past influences in order to identify your values and design your actions as a supervisor. In addition, the listener is guided through an activity for identifying future development goals and seeking influencers and mentors to help them achieve those goals.