Agency and Shaping

Guest blog by Andy Lattal, PhD Shaping, or the differential reinforcement of successive approximations, is thought by many to be the most important tool in the behavior analyst’s toolbox. Shaping is usually thought of as something one human does to change the behavior of another living organism, most often to a human but also to a
On July 23, 2019, ABA Technologies, Inc., and Florida Tech launched  RBT Essentials 2nd Edition, a completely reworked and updated 40-hour training program. This “on-demand” course allows students to learn the required RBT content while maintaining their busy work lives. In this blog, learn more about some of these changes and how you can register
Are you an applied behavior analysts too focused on techniques? What does this suggest about being board certified? Spend time challenging your own practices and link back to the true meaning of analyst.
2019 OBM Network Lifetime Achievement Award Darnell Lattal
ABA Technologies is pleased to share that one of its own, Dr. Darnell Lattal, will be the 2019 recipient of the Organizational Behavior Management Network’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), in Chicago, Illinois this May. A long list of notable behavior analysts has preceded her
Partnering with the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), ABA Technologies, Inc., makes professional development products available online for applied behavior analysis practitioners and related professions. In addition, ABA Tech’s instructional design and support team builds coursework for the Verified Course Sequences (VCS) offered through Florida Tech’s ABA Online program and School of Behavior Analysis. All courses
Q&A with Kelly Therrien, MS, BCBA OBM for the BCBA In clinical organizations, most Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) work as program coordinators or clinical directors. Rather than working with clients “in-the-chair,” BCBAs supervise others doing the work. Developing programs and training staff might be old hat, but managing and engaging staff and families—long term—requires
Shauna V. 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
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, but dissemination capacity
GUEST STUDENT BLOG BY CLEDIA CABERLON  Effective tools and interventions are the hallmark 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