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Wish you could do a better job keeping up with peer-reviewed journals? Why not listen to a podcast where behavior analysts discuss a variety of fascinating topics and the research related to them? Now you can spend your extra time thinking of ways to save the world with ABA.

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August 2020 Preview
12:31

Summer may be winding down, but we’ve still got lots of podcast visitors taking a trip by the virtual studio. This month, we’re joined by Dr. Jeff Tiger to discuss delay tolerance and functional communication training and by Arin Donovan and Denisha Gingles from the Beautiful Humans social change-cast to discuss social justice. And, to top it all off, we discover if chocolate is better than gummies…with science!

Articles for August 2020

Social Justice w/ Arin Donovan & Denisha Gingles

Biglan, A. & Embry, D.D. (2013). A framework for intentional cultural change. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 2, 95-104. doi: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2013.06.001

 

Advanced Preference Assessment

Ciccone, F.J., Graff, R.B., & Ahearn, W.H. (2015). Increasing the efficiency of paired-stimulus preference assessments by identifying categories of preference. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 221-226. doi: 10.1002/jaba.190

Wiggins, H.C., & Roscoe, E.M. (2020). Evaluation of an indirect assessment for identifying tasks for functional analysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53, 997-1012. doi: 10.1002/jaba.656

Brodhead, M.T., Kim, S.Y., & Rispoli, M.J. (2019). Further examination of video-based preference assessments without contingent access. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 258-270. doi: 10.1002/jaba.507

 

Functional Communication Training and Delay Tolerance w/ Dr. Jeffrey Tiger

Sumter, M.E., Gifford, M.R., Tiger, J.H., Effertz, H.M., & Fulton, C.J. (2020). Providing noncontingent, alternative, functional reinforcers during delays following functional communication training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Early Access. doi: 10.1002/jaba.708

Drifke, M.A., Tiger, J.H., & Lillie, M.A. (2020). DRA contingencies promote improved tolerance to delayed reinforcement during FCT compared to DRO and fixed-time schedules. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Early Access. doi: 10.1002/jaba.704

 

Aug 05, 2020
Bonus 23 - ABA Trivia LIVE!
01:17:38

It’s the full audio from our February 2019 trivia night, for your enjoyment. We’ve got questions about acronyms, questions about CMOs, a picture round (pictures can be found here), Brad Pitt, lasers, and popular lyrics—operationally defined.

Listen, answer, and send us your high scores!

Aug 03, 2020
Episode 134 - Trauma Informed Care w/ Brian Middleton
01:27:32

Given how the world has been going, it’s about time we acknowledge that trauma is a much more regular occurrence than we might have originally believed. With that in mind, we asked Brian Middleton (a.k.a., the Bearded Behaviorist) from the Oh, Behave! podcast to join us to discuss research on trauma-informed care. We review signs of trauma in treatment, simple ways to avoid adding stressors into your practice with others, and how to respond professionally to research critical of your life’s work (i.e., behavior analysis).

Articles discussed this episode:

Slocum, S.K. & Vollmer, T.R. (2015). A comparison of positive and negative reinforcement for compliance to treat problem behavior maintained by escape. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 563-574. doi: 10.1002/jaba.216

Kunnavatana, S.S., Bloom, S.E., Samaha, A.L., Slocum, T.A., & Clay, C.J. (2018). Manipulating parameters of reinforcement of reduce problem behavior without extinction. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 283-302. doi: 10.1002/jaba.443

Kupferstein, H. (2018). Evidence of increased PTSD symptoms in autistics exposed to applied behavior analysis. Advances in Autism, 4, 19-29. doi: 10.1108/AIA-08-2017-0016

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Jul 29, 2020
Episode 133 - Procedural Integrity w/ Dr. Paula Braga Kenyon
01:15:41

Training people the first time is easy. Actually ensuring that they’ve learned the target skills…is a tiny bit harder. Fortunately, special guest, Dr. Paula Braga Kenyon has some research-based ideas on how clinicians can use self-monitoring and technology to improve procedural integrity. And not just in one setting, but in multiple settings. Plus, you get to use performance feedback, our favorite!

Articles discussed this episode:

Pelletier, K., McNamara, B., Braga-Kenyon, P., & Ahearn, W.H. (2010). Effect of video self-monitoring on procedural integrity. Behavioral Interventions, 25, 261-274. doi: 10.1002/bin.316

Mouzakitis, A., Codding, R.S., & Tryon, G. (2015). The effects of self-monitoring and performance feedback on the treatment integrity of behavior intervention plan implementation and generalization. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 17, 223-234. doi: 10.1177/1098300715573629

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Jul 22, 2020
Episode 132 - Component Analysis of Behavior Skills Training
01:08:50

We’ve extolled the virtues of behavior skills training (BST) nearly weekly on this show. But, can you believe, we’ve never actually done a full episode on this effective, research-based training intervention? Well, we decided to fix that oversight by digging into what components actually make BST so darn great. Plus, we finally review the oft-mentioned, never discussed Himle et al. article on gun safety. We sure know how to have a good time!

Articles discussed this episode:

Himle, M.B., Miltenberger, R.G., Flessner, C., & Gatheridge, B. (2004). Teaching safety skills to children to prevent gun play. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 37, 1-9. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2004.37-1

Ward-Horner, J. & Sturmey, P. (2012). Component analysis of behavior skills training in functional analysis. Behavioral Interventions, 27, 75-92. doi: 10.1002/bin.1339

Kornacki, L.T., Ringdahl, J.E., Sjostrom, A., Nuernberger, J.E. (2013). A component analysis of a behavioral skills training package used to teach conversation skills to young adults with autism spectrum and other developmental disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7, 1370-1376. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2013.07.012

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Jul 15, 2020
Episode 131 - Prompt Dependence w/ Dr. Catia Cividini-Motta
01:20:50

Extra instructions, color cues, and visual models are par for the course when teaching many new skills. But, what happens when these helpful prompts turn harmful? This week, we’re joined by Dr. Catia Cividini-Motta to discuss ways to overcome prompt dependence with learners. And, after all the research is reviewed, we get a knock-down, drag-out fight to the finish to find out which methods are the best (spoiler alert: the results of these match-ups are never that simple).

Articles discussed this episode:

Cividini-Motta, C. & Ahearn, W.H. (2013). Effects of two variations of differential reinforcement on prompt dependency. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2013, 640-650. doi: 10.1002/jaba.67

Karsten, A.M. & Carr, J.E. (2009). The effects of differential reinforcement of unprompted responding on the skill acquisition of children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 327-334. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-327

Gorgan, E.M. & Kodak, T. (2019). Comparison of interventions to treat prompt dependence for children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 1049-1063. doi: 10.1002/jaba.638

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Jul 08, 2020
July 2020 Preview
13:14

What’s the hottest vacation destination for BCBAs this summer? Why the ABA Inside Track virtual studio of course! For the remainder of these hot-hot days (in the Western Hemisphere, at least), grab a cold drink, your beach towel, and favorite podcast player as we travel the world (of ABA topics) with our special guest tour guides. We’ll be visiting the island of Prompt Dependency with Dr. Cividini-Motta, soaring the heights of Mt. Procedural Integrity with Dr. Braga-Kenyon, and zooming down the open road on Rt. Trauma-Informed Care with Brian Middleton (a.k.a., the Bearded Behaviorist). Plus, this vacation package is entirely free!

Articles for July 2020

Prompt Dependency w/ Dr. Catia Cividini-Motta

Cividini-Motta, C. & Ahearn, W.H. (2013). Effects of two variations of differential reinforcement on prompt dependency. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2013, 640-650. doi: 10.1002/jaba.67

Karsten, A.M. & Carr, J.E. (2009). The effects of differential reinforcement of unprompted responding on the skill acquisition of children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 327-334. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-327

Gorgan, E.M. & Kodak, T. (2019). Comparison of interventions to treat prompt dependence for children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 1049-1063. doi: 10.1002/jaba.638

 

Component Analysis of Behavior Skills Training

Himle, M.B., Miltenberger, R.G., Flessner, C., & Gatheridge, B. (2004). Teaching safety skills to children to prevent gun play. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 37, 1-9. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2004.37-1

Ward-Horner, J. & Sturmey, P. (2012). Component analysis of behavior skills training in functional analysis. Behavioral Interventions, 27, 75-92. doi: 10.1002/bin.1339

Kornacki, L.T., Ringdahl, J.E., Sjostrom, A., Nuernberger, J.E. (2013). A component analysis of a behavioral skills training package used to teach conversation skills to young adults with autism spectrum and other developmental disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7, 1370-1376. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2013.07.012

 

Procedural Integrity w/ Dr. Paula Braga-Kenyon

Pelletier, K., McNamara, B., Braga-Kenyon, P., & Ahearn, W.H. (2010). Effect of video self-monitoring on procedural integrity. Behavioral Interventions, 25, 261-274. doi: 10.1002/bin.316

Mouzakitis, A., Codding, R.S., & Tryon, G. (2015). The effects of self-monitoring and performance feedback on the treatment integrity of behavior intervention plan implementation and generalization. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 17, 223-234. doi: 10.1177/1098300715573629

 

Trauma-Informed Care w/ Brian Middleton (a.k.a., the Bearded Behaviorist)

Slocum, S.K. & Vollmer, T.R. (2015). A comparison of positive and negative reinforcement for compliance to treat problem behavior maintained by escape. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 563-574. doi: 10.1002/jaba.216

Kunnavatana, S.S., Bloom, S.E., Samaha, A.L., Slocum, T.A., & Clay, C.J. (2018). Manipulating parameters of reinforcement of reduce problem behavior without extinction. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 283-302. doi: 10.1002/jaba.443

Kupferstein, H. (2018). Evidence of increased PTSD symptoms in autistics exposed to applied behavior analysis. Advances in Autism, 4, 19-29. doi: 10.1108/AIA-08-2017-0016

Jul 01, 2020
Episode 130 - Early Indicators of Autism
01:13:06

Given the preponderance of evidence that early intervention leads to better outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder, isn’t it important to identify these children as early as possible? This week we review research in identifying early indicators of ASD in children, charting the course from preschool, to first-birthday parties, to TV-watching infants. It’s the most adorable-sounding research we’ve ever discussed.

Articles discussed this episode:

Osterling, J. & Dawson, G. (1994). Early recognition of children with autism: A study of first birthday home videotapes. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 24, 247-257. doi: 10.1007/BF02172225

Jones, W. & Klin, A. (2013). Attention to eyes is present but in decline in 2-6 month-olds later diagnosed with autism. Nature, 504, 427-431. doi: 10.1038/nature12715

Sallows, G.O. & Graupner, T.D. (2005) Intensive behavioral treatment for children with autism: Four-year outcome and predictors. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 110, 417-438. doi: 10.1352/0895-8017(2005)110[417:IBTFCW]2.0.CO;2

Zwaigenbaum, L., Bryson, S., Rogers, T., Brian, J., & Szatmari, P. (2005). Behavioral manifestations of autism in the first year of life. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 23, 143-152. doi: 10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2004.05.001

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Jun 24, 2020
Episode 129 - Staff Turnover w/ Dr. Byron Wine
01:19:00

Unless you love conducting job interviews, you’re probably interested in keeping the employees you hire for as long as possible. But how much impact can your supervision have on minimizing staff heading for the hills? Dr. Byron Wine joins us to share his research and experience into staff turnover in the human services including whether employee rewards work, if rapport building can leads to better work outcomes, and how to start getting your organization prepared for the inevitability of positional vacancies.

Articles discussed this episode:

Wine, B., Chen, T., & Brewer, A. (2019). An examination of reward probability and delivery delays on employee performance. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 39, 179-193. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2019.1666776

Curry, S.M., Gravina, N.E., Sleiman, A.A., & Richard, E. (2019). The effects of engaging in rapport-building behaviors on productivity and discretionary effort. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 39, 213-226. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2019.1667940

Wine, B., Osborne, M.R., & Newcomb, E.T. (2020). On turnover in human services. Behavior Analysis in Practice, published online January 6, 2020. doi: 10/1007/s40617-019-00399-6

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Jun 17, 2020
Episode 128 - Diversity and Inclusion w/ Adrienne Bradley and Kat Jackson
01:28:19

In light of recent events in the US, we’ve decided to move up our conversation with Adrienne Bradley and Kat Jackson from Black Applied Behavior Analyst, Inc. on the subject of racial diversity and inclusion. We discuss the importance of cultural humility, barriers to meaningful diversity initiatives, and how racism goes beyond being a good person. Plus how to continue your own journey as a BCBA in promoting inclusive practices and managing your ability to take feedback on the many not so obvious ways BCBAs can practice discrimination in their daily interactions.

Articles discussed this episode:

Hook, J.N. & Watkins Jr., C.E. (2015). Cultural humility: The cornerstone of positive contact with culturally different individuals and groups? American Psychologist, 70, 661-662. doi: 10.1037/a0038965

Rangarajan, N. & Black, T. (2007). Exploring organizational barriers to diversity. Review of Public Personnel Administration, 27, 249-263. doi: 10.1177/0734371X06296203

Rosenberg, N.E. & Schwartz, I.S. (2019). Guidance or compliance: What makes an ethical behavior analyst? Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 473-482. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00287-5

Some additional resources from BABA:

Racial Equity Readiness Assessment

Anti-Racism for Kids 101

Multiculturalism and Diversity in Applied Behavior Analysis

Beautiful Humans Podcast

Shades of ABAB Podcast

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Jun 10, 2020
June 2020 Preview
13:35

So, you probably aren’t planning on going on any exciting vacations this summer, for some reason. Why not take a trip to podcast-land, first stop, ABA Inside Track. We’ll be here and so will many fabulous visiting guests (in vocal form) like Dr. Bryon Wine and like Cat Jackson and Adrienne Bradley from Black Applied Behavior Analysts. Why not throw on your swimsuit, grab a burger, slather on some sunscreen, and get ready for a series of June episodes that might almost help you forget that you had to cancel your Disney World trip.

Articles for June 2020

Staff Turnover w/ Dr. Bryon Wine

Wine, B., Chen, T., & Brewer, A. (2019). An examination of reward probability and delivery delays on employee performance. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 39, 179-193. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2019.1666776

Curry, S.M., Gravina, N.E., Sleiman, A.A., & Richard, E. (2019). The effects of engaging in rapport-building behaviors on productivity and discretionary effort. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 39, 213-226. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2019.1667940

Wine, B., Osborne, M.R., & Newcomb, E.T. (2020). On turnover in human services. Behavior Analysis in Practice, published online January 6, 2020. doi: 10/1007/s40617-019-00399-6

 

Early Indicators of Autism

Osterling, J. & Dawson, G. (1994). Early recognition of children with autism: A study of first birthday home videotapes. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 24, 247-257. doi: 10.1007/BF02172225

Jones, W. & Klin, A. (2013). Attention to eyes is present but in decline in 2-6 month-olds later diagnosed with autism. Nature, 504, 427-431. doi: 10.1038/nature12715

Sallows, G.O. & Graupner, T.D. (2005) Intensive behavioral treatment for children with autism: Four-year outcome and predictors. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 110, 417-438. doi: 10.1352/0895-8017(2005)110[417:IBTFCW]2.0.CO;2

Zwaigenbaum, L., Bryson, S., Rogers, T., Brian, J., & Szatmari, P. (2005). Behavioral manifestations of autism in the first year of life. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 23, 143-152. doi: 10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2004.05.001

 

Diversity and Inclusion w/ Cat Jackson + Adrienne Bradley

Hook, J.N. & Watkins Jr., C.E. (2015). Cultural humility: The cornerstone of positive contact with culturally different individuals and groups? American Psychologist, 70, 661-662. doi: 10.1037/a0038965

Rangarajan, N. & Black, T. (2007). Exploring organizational barriers to diversity. Review of Public Personnel Administration, 27, 249-263. doi: 10.1177/0734371X06296203

Rosenberg, N.E. & Schwartz, I.S. (2019). Guidance or compliance: What makes an ethical behavior analyst? Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 473-482. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00287-5

Jun 03, 2020
Bonus 21 - Promoting Pandemic Safety Measures (or, Wash Your Damn Hands)
54:39

LIVE from the TxABA conference—which, because of the pandemic, we recorded in the comfort of our homes—it’s a fun-filled presentation from ABA Inside Track! Due to popular demand, we’ve switched up our original talk to discuss what research can tell us about promoting safety measures in our daily lives. Is there a way to improve hand washing in the general population? What does economic research tell us about social distancing? And how is the Green Movement like a global health initiative? Big thanks to our friends at TxABA for their kind invitation. We hope to see you at the Alamo next year!

Articles discussed this episode:

Fenichel, E.P. (2013). Economic considerations for social distancing and behavioral based policies during an epidemic. Journal of Health Economics, 32, 440-451. doi: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2013.01.002

Fournier, A.K. & Berry, T.D., (2012). Effects of response cost and socially-assisted interventions on hand-hygiene behavior of university students. Behavior and Social Issues, 21, 152-164. doi: 10.5210/bsi.v.21i0.3979

Bowman, L.G., Hardesty, S.L., Sigurdsson, S.O., McIvor, M., Orchowitz, P.M., Wagner, L.L., & Hagopian, L.P. (2019). Utilizing group-based contingencies to increase hand washing in a large human service settings. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 600-611. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00328-z

Bordlein, C. (2020). Promoting hand sanitizer use in a university cafeteria. Behavior and Social Issues, Online Access. doi: 10.1007/s42822-020-00026-y

Chance, P. & Heward, W.L., (2010). Climate change: Meeting the challenge. The Behavior Analyst, 33, 197-206. doi: 10.1007/bf03392219

Pritchard, J. (2010). Virtual rewards for driving green. The Behavior Analyst, 33, 185-187. doi: 10.1007/bf03392216

Jun 01, 2020
Episode 127 - Perspective Taking
01:12:40

You may say “toe-may-toe”, and I may say “toe-mah-toe”, but we’ve all learned to accept that these differences are ok. However, not everyone can take such perspective taking skills for granted, including many individuals with autism. This week, we take a peek into the behavior analytic literature to see how we can use recent research to supercharge our teaching skill for this socially-important skill.

Articles discussed this episode:

Welsh, F., Najdowski, A.C., Strauss, D., Gallegos, L., & Fullen, J.A. (2019). Teaching a perspective-taking component skills to children with autism in the natural environment. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 439-450. doi: 10.1002/jaba.523

Stauch, T.A., Plavnick, J.B., Sankar, S., & Gallagher, A.C. (2018). Teaching social perception skills to adolescents with autism and intellectual disabilities using video-based group instruction. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 647-666. doi: 10.1002/jaba.473

Gould, E., Tarbox, J., O’Hora, D., Noone, S., & Bergstrom, R. (2011). Teaching children with autism a basic component skill of perspective-taking. Behavioral Interventions, 26, 50-66. doi: 10.1002/bin.320

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May 27, 2020
Episode 126 - Behavioral Economics w/ Dr. Derek Reed
01:17:21

This week we go beyond freakonomics into the realm of behavioral economics. And who better to guide us through the economics of fake IDs, tornado safety measures, and legal marijuana pricing then Dr. Derek Reed. Plus, why can’t ABA and behavioral economics research get along?

Articles discussed this episode:

Critchfield, T.S. & Reed, D.D. (2017). The fuzzy concept of applied behavior analysis research. The Behavior Analyst, 40, 123-159. doi: 10.1007/s40614-017-0093-x

Amlung, M., Reed, D.D., Morris, V., Aston, E.R., Metrik, J., & MacKillop, J. (2018). Price elasticity of illegal versus legal cannabis: A behavioral economic substitutability analysis. Addiction, 114, 112-118. doi: 10.1111/add.14437

Naude, G.P., Foster, R.N.S., Bartley, M., Martinetti, M.P., Ayers, L.O., Reed, D.D. (2019). Predicting adverse consequences of alcohol consumption in underage college students using a novel fake ID purchase task. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, Online Access. doi: 10.1037/pha0000345

Gelino, B.W. & Reed, D.D. (2020). Temporal discounting of tornado shelter-seeking intentions amidst standard and impact-based weather alerts: A crowdsourced experiment. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 26, 16-25. doi: 10.1037/xap0000246

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May 20, 2020
Episode 125 - Resurgence
01:04:27

Are you ready to talk about resurgence? Well, I certainly wasn’t, but we still recorded an episode all about it. And, y’know what, we had a great time doing so! Rob even demanded we add a bonus article on the topic, so moved by learning about this oft misunderstood component of behavior change. We hope that you are similarly moved…at the very least you’ll remember the difference between resurgence and extinction and stop embarrassing yourself at BCBA cocktail parties.

Articles discussed this episode:

Lambert, J.M., Bloom, S.E., Samaha, A.L., Dayton, E., & Rodewald, A.M. (2015). Serial alternative response training as intervention for target response resurgence. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 765-780. doi: 10.1002/jaba.253

Bloom, S.E. & Lambert, J.M. (2015). Implications for practice: Resurgence and differential reinforcement of alternative responding. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 781-784. doi: 10.1002/jaba.266

Volkert, V.M., Lerman, D.C., Call, N.A., & Trosclair-Lasserre, N. (2009). An evaluation of resurgence during treatment with functional communication training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 145-160. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-145

BONUS ARTICLE (that Rob reaaaaaaly loved): Greer, B.D. & Shahan, T.A. (2019). Resurgence as choice: Implications for promoting durable behavior change. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 816-846. doi: 10.1002/jaba.573

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May 13, 2020
May 2020 Preview
18:46

MAY we offer you some new podcast episodes about behavior analysis? This month we’re talking about a whole dearth of issues. And, what with everyone staying at home, we even managed to squeeze in an additional full-length episode that we don’t even mention in the preview. First, we tackle a listener topic with a discussion of resurgence. Then we welcome special guest Dr. Derek Reed to school us on behavioral economics. Finally, we return to a discussion of treatment for individuals with autism by reviewing articles on perspective taking. Then, we share one of our recent live talks from the TexABA conference on washing your hands and social distancing during a pandemic. MAYbe we’re crazy, but that’s one heck of a line-up!

Articles for May 2020

Resurgence

Lambert, J.M., Bloom, S.E., Samaha, A.L., Dayton, E., & Rodewald, A.M. (2015). Serial alternative response training as intervention for target response resurgence. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 765-780. doi: 10.1002/jaba.253

Bloom, S.E. & Lambert, J.M. (2015). Implications for practice: Resurgence and differential reinforcement of alternative responding. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 781-784. doi: 10.1002/jaba.266

Volkert, V.M., Lerman, D.C., Call, N.A., & Trosclair-Lasserre, N. (2009). An evaluation of resurgence during treatment with functional communication training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 145-160. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-145

BONUS ARTICLE (that Rob reaaaaaaly loved): Greer, B.D. & Shahan, T.A. (2019> Resurgence as choice: Implications for promoting durable behavior change. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 816-846. doi: 10.1002/jaba.573

 

Behavioral Economics w/ Dr. Derek Reed

Critchfield, T.S. & Reed, D.D. (2017). The fuzzy concept of applied behavior analysis research. The Behavior Analyst, 40, 123-159. doi: 10.1007/s40614-017-0093-x

Amlung, M., Reed, D.D., Morris, V., Aston, E.R., Metrik, J., & MacKillop, J. (2018). Price elasticity of illegal versus legal cannabis: A behavioral economic substitutability analysis. Addiction, 114, 112-118. doi: 10.1111/add.14437

Naude, G.P., Foster, R.N.S., Bartley, M., Martinetti, M.P., Ayers, L.O., Reed, D.D. (2019). Predicting adverse consequences of alcohol consumption in underage college students using a novel fake ID purchase task. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, Online Access. doi: 10.1037/pha0000345

Gelino, B.W. & Reed, D.D. (2020). Temporal discounting of tornado shelter-seeking intentions amidst standard and impact-based weather alerts: A crowdsourced experiment. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 26, 16-25. doi: 10.1037/xap0000246

 

Perspective Taking

Welsh, F., Najdowski, A.C., Strauss, D., Gallegos, L., & Fullen, J.A. (2019). Teaching a perspective-taking component skills to children with autism in the natural environment. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 439-450. doi: 10.1002/jaba.523

Stauch, T.A., Plavnick, J.B., Sankar, S., & Gallagher, A.C. (2018). Teaching social perception skills to adolescents with autism and intellectual disabilities using video-based group instruction. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 647-666. doi: 10.1002/jaba.473

Gould, E., Tarbox, J., O’Hora, D., Noone, S., & Bergstrom, R. (2011). Teaching children with autism a basic component skill of perspective-taking. Behavioral Interventions, 26, 50-66. doi: 10.1002/bin.320

 

Promoting Pandemic Safety Measures (LIVE)

Fenichel, E.P. (2013). Economic considerations for social distancing and behavioral based policies during an epidemic. Journal of Health Economics, 32, 440-451. doi: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2013.01.002

Fournier, A.K. & Berry, T.D., (2012). Effects of response cost and socially-assisted interventions on hand-hygiene behavior of university students. Behavior and Social Issues, 21, 152-164. doi: 10.5210/bsi.v.21i0.3979

Bowman, L.G., Hardesty, S.L., Sigurdsson, S.O., McIvor, M., Orchowitz, P.M., Wagner, L.L., & Hagopian, L.P. (2019). Utilizing group-based contingencies to increase hand washing in a large human service settings. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 600-611. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00328-z

Bordlein, C. (2020). Promoting hand sanitizer use in a university cafeteria. Behavior and Social Issues, Online Access. doi: 10.1007/s42822-020-00026-y

Chance, P. & Heward, W.L., (2010). Climate change: Meeting the challenge. The Behavior Analyst, 33, 197-206. doi: 10.1007/bf03392219

Pritchard, J. (2010). Virtual rewards for driving green. The Behavior Analyst, 33, 185-187. doi: 10.1007/bf03392216

May 06, 2020
Episode 124 - School Consulting w/ Matt Cicoria
01:23:03

Outta tha’ way, professors (Diana and Jackie). It’s time for the BCBA working-class to shine! Joking aside, this week we focus on research related to being the best darn behavior consultants to teachers and to schools. And, to do it up right, we invited our podcasting pal, Matt Cicoria of the Behavioral Observations podcast to join us and to share his expertise. And if you think all we do is share our favorite TAs to teach new skills, then buckle up, because you’re in for a deep dive into consulting culture.

Articles discussed this episode:

Critchfield, T.S., (2014). Ten rules for discussing behavior analysis. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 7, 141-142. doi: 10.1007/s40617-014-0026-z

Noell, G.H., Witt, J.C., LaFleur, L.H., Mortenson, B.P., Ranier, D.D., & LeVelle, J. (2000). Increasing intervention implementation in general education following consultation: A comparison of two follow-up strategies. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 33, 271-284. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2000.33-271

Nadeem, E., Gleacher, A., & Beidas, R.S. (2013). Consultation as an implementation strategy for evidence-based practices across multiple contexts: Unpacking the black box. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 40, 439-450. doi: 10.1007/s10488-013-0502-8

Menendez, A.L., Mayton, M.R., & Yurick, A.L. (2017). Board certified behavior analysts and related ethical and professional practice considerations for rural schools. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 36, 31-37. doi: 10.1177/8756870517703397

Guiney, M.C. & Zibulsky, J. (2017). Competent consultation: Developing self-efficacy for process and problem aspects of consultation. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 27, 52-71. doi: 10.1080/10474412.2016.1171718

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Apr 29, 2020
Episode 123 - VB-MAPP w/ Colleen Callahan
01:15:48

It’s one thing to have a decent understanding of the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Protocol (VB-MAPP). It’s another to discuss bringing this tool up to scale in practice. This week we invite local special educator/BCBA, Colleen Callahan, to share her work in implementing the VB-MAPP in the public school setting. We discuss materials management, research on verbal behavior testing techniques, and how to min-max your session.

Articles discussed this episode:

Barnes, C.S., Mellor, J., & Rehfeldt, R.A. (2014). Implementing the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP): Teaching assessment techniques. Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 30, 36-47. doi: 10.1007/s40616-013-0004-5

Mason, L.L., Sawchak, A., Curtis, S.S., Andrews, A. Arriaga, A., & Pena, H. (2018). A comparison of outcomes from criterion-reference and experimental evaluations of verbal behavior. Behavioral Development, 23, 118-129. doi: 10.1037/bdb0000080

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Apr 22, 2020
Episode 122 - Grab Bag X: Grab Bag in Space
01:08:45

Somewhere in space, this could all be happening right now. ABA Inside Track, the team that brought you Grab Bag 9, now bring you a podcast unlike anything on your planet: Grab Bag In Space! The story of social skills training, furniture reorganization, and green shopping bag purchases. It’s a big, sprawling ABA saga of research…and romance. It’s a discussion of articles light years ahead of their time. It’s an epic of behavior and analysis and aliens from a thousand worlds. Grab Bag In Space, a billion years in the making. And it’s coming to your podcast player right now.

Articles discussed this episode:

Kaplan, B.A., Gelino, B.W., & Reed, D.D. (2018). A behavioral economic approach to green consumerism: Demand for reusable shopping bags. Behavior and Social Issues, 27, 20-30. doi: 10.5210/bsi.v.27i0.8003

Mann, C.C. & Karsten, A.M. (2020). Efficacy and social validity of procedures for improving conversational skills of college students with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53, 402-421. doi: 10.1002/jaba.600

Sharp, R.A., Williams, E. Rornes, R., Lau, C.Y., & Lamers, C. (2019). Lounge layout to facilitate communication and engagement in people with dementia. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 637-642. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00323-4

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Apr 15, 2020
Episode 121 - Child Welfare w/ Dr. Jim Carr
01:14:55

We are very excited to have Dr. Jim Carr, president of the BACB, joining us on this week’s episode to discuss an area of research of which he is very passionate about: child welfare. Though many of us have a history of working with caregivers, few of us have done so in order to reunite children with their biological families. Dr. Carr shares some promising work of how behavior analysis can support these parents on a larger scale.

Articles discussed this episode:

Franks, S.B., Mata, F.C., Wofford, E., Briggs, A.M., LeBlanc, L.A., Carr, J.E., & Lazarte, A.A. (2013). The effects of behavioral parent training on placement outcomes of biological families in a state child welfare system. Research on Social Work Practice, 23, 377-382. doi: 10.1177/1049731513492006

Kessler, M.L. & Greene, B.F. (1999). Behavior analysis in child welfare: Competency training caseworkers to manage visits between parents and their children in foster care. Research on Social Work Practice, 9, 148-170. doi: 10.1177/104973159900900202

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Apr 08, 2020
Episode 120 - Telehealth Grab Bag
01:19:36

As online communication becomes our new normal—at least for the time being—BCBAs are left scrambling to figure out how to adapt their services to their clients. Fortunately, telehealth systems have been in use in the medical field for some time. This week, we review a bevy of articles describing some of the ways training over telehealth can occur, some troubleshooting tips for your telehealth setup, and a nice think piece on rethinking how we address problem solving with our clients.

And, to say thank you to all of our listeners (and to do what we can to help our BCBA friends out there), this episode’s 1.0 learning credit can be purchased for FREE!!

Articles discussed this episode:

Wacker, D.P., Lee, J.F., Dalmau, Y.C., Kopelman, T.G., Lindgren, S.D., Kuhle, J., Pelzel, K.E., Dyson, S., Schieltz, K.M., & Waldron, D.B. (2013). Conducting functional communication training via telehealth to reduce the problem behavior of young children with autism. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 25, 35-48. doi: 10.1007/s10882-012-9314-0

Lee, J.F., Schieltz, K.M., Suess, A.N., Wacker, D.P., Romani, P.W., Lindgren, S.D., Kopelman, T.G., & Dalmau, Y.C. (2015). Guidelines for developing telehealth services and troubleshooting problems with telehealth technology when coaching parents to conduct functional analyses and functional communication training in their homes. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 8, 190-200. doi: 10.1007/s40617-014-0031-2

Brookman-Frazee, L. (2004). Using parent/clinician partnerships in parent education programs for children with autism. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 4, 195-213. doi: 10.1177/109830070400600040201

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Apr 03, 2020
April 2020 Preview
14:27

April showers bring…lots of guests? That’s the case this extra-long month where we bring in non-stop guests to discuss topics across the board. First, we have president of the BACB, Dr. Jim Carr, join us to share research on work to improve the child welfare system. Then, we dip into our 10th grab bag before inviting our pals Colleen Callahan and Matt Cicoria from the Behavioral Observations podcast about the VB-MAPP and consulting in schools. Stay dry and enjoy!

Also, for the audio-only listeners, here are some links from previous episodes including worksheets for executive functioning skills from Dr. Adel Najdowski and a visual inspection graph support document.

 

Articles for April 2020

Child Welfare w/ Dr. Jim Carr

Franks, S.B., Mata, F.C., Wofford, E., Briggs, A.M., LeBlanc, L.A., Carr, J.E., & Lazarte, A.A. (2013). The effects of behavioral parent training on placement outcomes of biological families in a state child welfare system. Research on Social Work Practice, 23, 377-382. doi: 10.1177/1049731513492006

Kessler, M.L. & Greene, B.F. (1999). Behavior analysis in child welfare: Competency training caseworkers to manage visits between parents and their children in foster care. Research on Social Work Practice, 9, 148-170. doi: 10.1177/104973159900900202

 

Grab Bag X: Grab Bag in Space

Kaplan, B.A., Gelino, B.W., & Reed, D.D. (2018). A behavioral economic approach to green consumerism: Demand for reusable shopping bags. Behavior and Social Issues, 27, 20-30. doi: 10.5210/bsi.v.27i0.8003

Mann, C.C. & Karsten, A.M. (2020). Efficacy and social validity of procedures for improving conversational skills of college students with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53, 402-421. doi: 10.1002/jaba.600

Sharp, R.A., Williams, E. Rornes, R., Lau, C.Y., & Lamers, C. (2019). Lounge layout to facilitate communication and engagement in people with dementia. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 637-642. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00323-4

 

VB-MAPP w/ Colleen Callahan

Barnes, C.S., Mellor, J., & Rehfeldt, R.A. (2014). Implementing the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP): Teaching assessment techniques. Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 30, 36-47. doi: 10.1007/s40616-013-0004-5

Mason, L.L., Sawchak, A., Curtis, S.S., Andrews, A. Arriaga, A., & Pena, H. (2018). A comparison of outcomes from criterion-reference and experimental evaluations of verbal behavior. Behavioral Development, 23, 118-129. doi: 10.1037/bdb0000080

 

School Consultation w/ Matt Cicoria

Critchfield, T.S., (2014). Ten rules for discussing behavior analysis. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 7, 141-142. doi: 10.1007/s40617-014-0026-z

Noell, G.H., Witt, J.C., LaFleur, L.H., Mortenson, B.P., Ranier, D.D., & LeVelle, J. (2000). Increasing intervention implementation in general education following consultation: A comparison of two follow-up strategies. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 33, 271-284. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2000.33-271

Nadeem, E., Gleacher, A., & Beidas, R.S. (2013). Consultation as an implementation strategy for evidence-based practices across multiple contexts: Unpacking the black box. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 40, 439-450. doi: 10.1007/s10488-013-0502-8

Menendez, A.L., Mayton, M.R., & Yurick, A.L. (2017). Board certified behavior analysts and related ethical and professional practice considerations for rural schools. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 36, 31-37. doi: 10.1177/8756870517703397

Guiney, M.C. & Zibulsky, J. (2017). Competent consultation: Developing self-efficacy for process and problem aspects of consultation. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 27, 52-71. doi: 10.1080/10474412.2016.1171718

Apr 01, 2020
Episode 119 - Providing ABA Services in a Global Pandemic w/ Dr. Francesca degli Espinosa
58:52

While all of us are doing our best to respond to rapid changes during the current COVID-19 pandemic, many families are struggling with the loss of home ABA services. In response to these barriers, many smart clinicians are looking for novel solutions. On this special extra episode, we talk with one of these super smart folks, Dr. Francesca degli Espinosa, about how she and her staff have responded to continued need for home ABA services in Italy in the midst of the health crisis.

In addition to being able to share so many of Dr. Espinosa’s amazing (and directly applicable) ideas out to our fellow BCBAs, we’re also making this episode good for one FREE learning CEU. Just listen and go to checkout as normal. Then enjoy the content and the CE for free, courtesy of Dr. Espinosa and your friends at ABA Inside Track.

Articles discussed this episode:

Kazdin, A.E. (1982). The token economy: A decade later. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 15, 431-445. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1982.15-431

Hackenberg, T.D. (2018). Token reinforcement: Translational research and application. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 393-435. doi: 10.1002/jaba.439

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Mar 27, 2020
Episode 118 - Massed Trials vs. the World
01:09:26

Are you like me and you’ve been wondering why massed trials seem to be the most popular format for discrete trial training? Ever think that there could be a better way? Lucky for you, this week we’re using research to pit massed trials head-to-head against other DTT formats in a knock-down, drag-out cage match for the ages. Will interspersed trials cause a big upset? Can distributed trials make it to the final round? Or will massed trials dominate all comers?

Articles discussed this episode:

Henrickson, M.L., Rapp, J.T., & Ashbeck, H.A. (2015). Teaching with massed versus interspersed trials: Effects on acquisition, maintenance, and problem behavior. Behavioral Interventions, 30, 36-50. doi: 10.1002/bin.1396

Majdalany, L.N., Wilder, D.A., Greif, A., Mathisen, D., & Saini, V. (2014). Comparing massed-trial instruction, distributed-trial instruction, and task interspersal to teach tacts to children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 657-662. doi: 10.1002/jaba.149

Haq, S.S., Kodak, T., Kurtz-Nelson, E., Porritt, M., Rush, K., & Cariveau, T. Comparing the effects of massed and distributed practice on skill acquisition for children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 454-459. doi: 10.1002/jaba.213

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Mar 25, 2020
Episode 117 - Promoting Healthy Behavior w/ The Behavior Chefs
01:45:49

Trapped in the house with nothing but a bag of chips and a 5 lb weight? Well, at least you could spend some time PLANNING how you’ll create a healthier lifestyle. Tony Chambers and Clint Evans from The Behavior Chef podcast join us (virtually) to explain how choosing healthy foods is nothing but good old-fashioned behavior and how breaking bad health habits is a lot harder than you might think.

Articles discussed this episode:

Rafacz, S.D. (2019). Healthy eating: Approaching the selection, preparation, and consumption of healthy food as choice behavior. Perspectives on Behavior Science, 42, 647-674. doi: 10/1007/s40614-018-00190-y

Kurti, A.N. & Dallery, J. (2013). Internet-based contingency management increases walking in sedentary adults. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 568-581. doi: 10.1002/jaba.58

Meredith, S.E., Grabinski, M.J., & Dallery, J. (2011). Internet-based group contingency management to promote abstinence from cigarette smoking: A feasibility study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 118, 23-30. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2011.02.012

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Mar 18, 2020
Episode 116 - Transfer of Stimulus Control w/ Dr. Mary Barbera
01:09:16

What a nice way to kick off our March episodes with author, Dr. Mary Barbera, stopping by to talk about verbal behavior. We take a look into the process of using transfer procedures to teach tacts as well as get the chance to chat with Dr. Barbera about her own professional and personal history and how it led to her current work on the Turn Autism Around podcast. And, if you enjoy this episode, why not check out our guest appearance on Mary’s show later this month!

Articles discussed this episode:

Barbera, M.L. & Kubina, Jr., R.M. (2005). Using transfer procedures to teach tacts to a child with autism. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 21, 155-161. doi: 10.1007/bf03393017

Bloh, C. (2008). Assessing transfer of stimulus control procedures across learners with autism. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 24, 87-101. doi: 10.1007/bf03393059

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Mar 11, 2020
March 2020 Preview
22:30

Game on! We just can’t stop having fun, so much so that Rob even invented a brand-new game to celebrate another month of research articles. Between trying to figure out arcane rules, we share the March topics which run the table from verbal behavior to healthy eating to which work-trial type is best for you (well, maybe). So, pull up a d20 and enjoy this month’s preview!

Articles for March 2020

Transfer of Stimulus Control w/ Dr. Mary Barbera

Barbera, M.L. & Kubina, Jr., R.M. (2005). Using transfer procedures to teach tacts to a child with autism. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 21, 155-161. doi: 10.1007/bf03393017

Bloh, C. (2008). Assessing transfer of stimulus control procedures across learners with autism. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 24, 87-101. doi: 10.1007/bf03393059

 

Promoting Healthful Behavior w/ The Behavior Chefs (Clint Evans and Tony Chambers)

Rafacz, S.D. (2019). Healthy eating: Approaching the selection, preparation, and consumption of healthy food as choice behavior. Perspectives on Behavior Science, 42, 647-674. doi: 10/1007/s40614-018-00190-y

Kurti, A.N. & Dallery, J. (2013). Internet-based contingency management increases walking in sedentary adults. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 568-581. doi: 10.1002/jaba.58

Meredith, S.E., Grabinski, M.J., & Dallery, J. (2011). Internet-based group contingency management to promote abstinence from cigarette smoking: A feasibility study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 118, 23-30. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2011.02.012

 

Massed Trials Vs. the World

Henrickson, M.L., Rapp, J.T., & Ashbeck, H.A. (2015). Teaching with massed versus interspersed trials: Effects on acquisition, maintenance, and problem behavior. Behavioral Interventions, 30, 36-50. doi: 10.1002/bin.1396

Majdalany, L.N., Wilder, D.A., Greif, A., Mathisen, D., & Saini, V. (2014). Comparing massed-trial instruction, distributed-trial instruction, and task interspersal to teach tacts to children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 657-662. doi: 10.1002/jaba.149

Haq, S.S., Kodak, T., Kurtz-Nelson, E., Porritt, M., Rush, K., & Cariveau, T. Comparing the effects of massed and distributed practice on skill acquisition for children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 454-459. doi: 10.1002/jaba.213

Mar 04, 2020
Episode 115 - Self-Monitoring
01:15:32

Though the topic has come up before, we decided it was high time that self-monitoring got its very own episode. Then, rather than just share a bunch of old research about how cool self-monitoring is, we figured we’d look for some of the more interesting ways self-monitoring has been used to improve behavior. From spelling tests to training classes. From swimming pools to electricity meters (though not at the same time), Can a procedure so easy really be that effective?

Articles discussed this episode:

Winett, R.A., Neale, M.S., & Grier, H.C. (1979). Effects of self-monitoring and feedback on residential electricity consumption. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 12, 173-184. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1979.12-173

Critchfield, T.S. (1999). An unexpected effect of recording frequency in reactive self-monitoring. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 32, 389-391. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1999.32-389

Rafferty, L.A., Arroyo, J., Ginnane, S., & Wilczynski, K. (2011). Self-monitoring during spelling practice: Effects on spelling accuracy and on-task behavior of three students diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 4, 37-45. doi: 10.1007/BF03391773

Plavnick, J.B., Ferreri, S.J., & Maupin, A.N. (2010). The effects of self-monitoring on the procedural integrity of a behavioral intervention for young children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 315-320. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-315

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Feb 26, 2020
Episode 114 - Police Academy 8: Behavior Analysts on Patrol w/ Dr. John O'Neill
01:10:19

One of the joys of having done the podcast long is learning about the sheer number of applications of behavior analysis in the world. This week, Dr. John O’Neill brings us ABA in a way we never expected: Behavior assessment as a means of improving police training. Aside from the novel use of FBA methodology, we discuss the current state of police academy procedure in America and some of the ways behavior analysis might be able to help.

Articles discussed this episode:

O’Neill, J. (2018). Functional behavior assessment of the unintentional discharge of firearms in law enforcement. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 38, 275-287. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2018.1514348

O’Neill, J., O’Neill, D.A., Weed, K., Hartman, M.E., Spence, W., & Lewinski, W.J. (2019). Police academy training, performance, and learning. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 353-372. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00317-2

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Feb 19, 2020
Episode 113 - Visual Inspection
01:25:55

For some reason Jackie decided that we needed to learn more about visual inspection. So, we did! Now we’re all refreshed on the steps involved in analyzing data graphically and making the best treatment decisions possible. If you listen to this week’s episode, your graph of “understanding the steps of visual inspection” will be on a very clear increasing trend.

Articles discussed this episode:

Vanselow, N.R., Thompson, R., & Karsina, A. (2011). Data-based decision making: The impact of data variability, training, and context. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 767-780. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-767

Wolfe, K., Barton, E.E., & Meadan, H. (2019). Systematic protocols for the visual analysis of single-case research data. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 491-502. doi: 10.1007/s40617-019-00336-7

Falligant, J.M., McNulty, M.K., Hausman, N.L., & Rooker, G.W. (2019). Using dual-criteria methods to supplement visual inspection: Replication and extension. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. doi: 10.1002/jaba.665

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Feb 12, 2020
ABA Trivia Night on February 26th at Ground Effect Brewery
01:04

If you’re going to be in Massachusetts on February 26th at 7, come to Ground Effect Brewing in Hudson, MA for our first ABA Trivia Night! We’ll have fun questions, prizes, and beer with your pals at ABA Inside Track. Come join a team of four like-minded BCBAs and make some new friends or bring your colleagues for some after-work bonding. And, best of all, this event will be entirely FREE!

Check out the Ground Effect website for more information for directions and email us for more information.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Feb 10, 2020
February 2020 Preview
18:27

Heeeeey, it’s Rob’s birthday. And rather than watch the time-caper thriller “Happy Death Day 2U” like he wanted to, let’s have a February preview. This month we kick things off with a trip to the gallery of line graphs to discuss improvements in visual inspection methodology. After that, we’ll be joined by Dr. John O’Neill to learn about how behavior analysis can inform research into improving police training. Finally, we revisit a tangentially-discussed topic with articles reviewing a multitude of ways to utilize self-monitoring. Then I’m promised we can eat cake and play video games.

Also, don’t forget to join us on February 26th @ 7pm at Ground Effect Brewery in Hudson, MA for our very first ABA Trivia evening!

Articles for February 2020

Visual Inspection

Vanselow, N.R., Thompson, R., & Karsina, A. (2011). Data-based decision making: The impact of data variability, training, and context. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 767-780. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-767

Wolfe, K., Barton, E.E., & Meadan, H. (2019). Systematic protocols for the visual analysis of single-case research data. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 491-502. doi: 10.1007/s40617-019-00336-7

Falligant, J.M., McNulty, M.K., Hausman, N.L., & Rooker, G.W. (2019). Using dual-criteria methods to supplement visual inspection: Replication and extension. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. doi: 10.1002/jaba.665

 

Police Academy 8: Behavior Analysts on Patrol w/ Dr. John O’Neill

O’Neill, J. (2018). Functional behavior assessment of the unintentional discharge of firearms in law enforcement. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 38, 275-287. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2018.1514348

O’Neill, J., O’Neill, D.A., Weed, K., Hartman, M.E., Spence, W., & Lewinski, W.J. (2019). Police academy training, performance, and learning. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 353-372. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00317-2

 

Self-monitoring

Winett, R.A., Neale, M.S., & Grier, H.C. (1979). Effects of self-monitoring and feedback on residential electricity consumption. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 12, 173-184. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1979.12-173

Critchfield, T.S. (1999). An unexpected effect of recording frequency in reactive self-monitoring. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 32, 389-391. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1999.32-389

Rafferty, L.A., Arroyo, J., Ginnane, S., & Wilczynski, K. (2011). Self-monitoring during spelling practice: Effects on spelling accuracy and on-task behavior of three students diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 4, 37-45. doi: 10.1007/BF03391773

Plavnick, J.B., Ferreri, S.J., & Maupin, A.N. (2010). The effects of self-monitoring on the procedural integrity of a behavioral intervention for young children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 315-320. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-315

Feb 05, 2020
Episode 112 - Lying Behavior
01:09:53

Because your ABA Inside Track hosts are such chronic truth-tellers, we decided it was time to look into this “lying” we’ve heard so much about. For instance, we’re not sure why anyone would ever lie. Or whether it’s an important skill to learn how to lie, especially when your best friend tries on a questionable outfit. Or if learning about George Washington can really improve honesty. We promise, if you listen to ABA Inside Track’s new episode, you will be popular and more attractive.*

*Note: we’re probably lying. Though we bet you’re still swell.

Articles discussed this episode:

Reinecke, D.R., Newman, B., Kurtz, A.L., Ryan, C.S., & Hemmes, N.S. (1997). Teaching deception skills in a game-play context to three adolescents with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 27, 127-137. doi: 10.1023/a:1025835706522

Bergstrom, R., Najdowski, A.C., Alvarado, M., & Tarbox, J. (2016). Teaching children with autism to tell socially appropriate lies. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 1-6. doi: 10.1002/jaba.295

Sauter, J.A., Stocco, C.S., Luczynski, K.C., & Moline, A.D. (2019). Temporary, inconsistent, and null effects of a moral story and instruction on honesty. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. doi: 10.1002/jaba.552

 

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Jan 29, 2020
Episode 111 - Behavior Analytic Language
01:25:08

If you’ve listened to more than one of our episodes, you must enjoy listening to behavior analytic terminology. If so, that makes you unlike most of America who ::GASP:: really dislikes ABA jargon. Should we be offended? Drop our monocles in shock? Perhaps instead we should use research to figure out a better way to improve how we disseminate the science of behavior in plain English.

Articles discussed this episode:

Lindsley, O.R. (1991). From technical jargon to plain English for application. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 24, 449-458. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1991.24-449

Becirevic, A., Critchfield, T.S., Reed, D.D. (2016). On the social acceptability of behavior-analytic terms: Crowdsourced comparisons of lay and technical language. The Behavior Analyst, 39, 305-317. doi: 10.1007/s40614-016-0067-4

Critchfield, T.S., Doepke, K.J., Epting, L.K., Becirevic, A., Reed, D.D., Fienup, D.M., Kremsreiter, J.L., & Ecott, C.L. (2017). Normative emotional responses to behavior analysis jargon or how not to use words to win friends and influence people. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 10, 97-106. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0161-9

 

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Jan 22, 2020
Episode 110 - IISCA w/ Dr. Adithyan Rajaraman
01:33:57

While we’ve certainly mentioned and even discussed the IISCA in previous episodes, for some reason we’ve yet to do a full-length episode on this relatively new tool in the behavior assessment arsenal. That all changes this week as we do a deep dive into the interview-informed synthesized contingency analysis with our special guest, Dr. Adithyan Rajaraman. What is the IISCA? Why use the IISCA? And when is the IISCA? We promise to answer at least two of those burning questions.

Articles discussed this episode:

Rajaraman A., Hanley G.P. (2018) Interview-Informed Synthesized Contingency Analysis (IISCA). In: Volkmar F. (eds) Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Springer, New York, NY. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-6435-8

Hanley, G.P., Jin, C.S., Vanselow, N.R., & Hanratty, L.A. (2014). Produing meaningful improvements in problem behavior of children with autism via synthesized analyses and treatments. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 16-36. doi: 10.1002/jaba.106

Jessel, J., Ingvarsson, E.T., Metras, R., Kirk, H., & Whipple, R. (2018). Achieving socially significant reductions in problem behavior following the interview-informed synthesized contingency analysis: A summary of 25 outpatient applications. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 130-157. doi: 10.1002/jaba.436

Slaton, J.D. & Hanley, G.P. (2018). Nature and scope of synthesis in functional analysis and treatment of problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 943-973. doi: 10.1002/jaba.498

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Jan 15, 2020
Episode 109 - Sensory Extinction
01:05:50

It may be a question you remember from graduate school: What’s the deal with sensory extinction? Is it a form of extinction? Of punishment? Or, is it something else? This week, we revisit that old chestnut by discussion four articles that hope to solve the mystery of sensory extinction. And we review one of the most complementary replication articles of all time!

Articles discussed this episode:

Iwata, B.A., Pace, G.M., Cowdery, G.E., & Miltenberger, R.G. (1994). What makes extinction work: An analysis of procedural form and function. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 27, 131-144. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1994.27-131

Mazaleski, J.L., Iwata, B.A., Rodgers, T.A., Vollmer, T.R., & Zarcone, J.R. (1994). Protective equipment as treatment for stereotypic hand mouthing: Sensory extinction or punishment effects? Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 27, 345-355. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1994.27-345

Lerman, D.C. & Iwata, B.A. (1996). A methodology for distinguishing between extinction and punishment effects associated with response blocking. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 29, 231-233. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1996.29-231

Smith, R.G., Russo, L., & Le, D.D. (1999). Distinguishing between extinction and punishment effects of response blocking: A replication. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 32, 367-370. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1999.32-367

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Jan 08, 2020
January 2020 Preview
20:00

Happy New Year! We brush off our New Year’s Resolutions by promising even more fun and exciting topics. You can trust us: We’ve read all the research on lying! Plus, Jackie promises more fun by announcing our inaugural ABA Inside Track Trivia Night. And the proper unveiling of our updated theme song by a musician you’ll recognize. Welcome to 2020, BCBAs!

Articles for January 2019

Sensory Extinction

Iwata, B.A., Pace, G.M., Cowdery, G.E., & Miltenberger, R.G. (1994). What makes extinction work: An analysis of procedural form and function. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 27, 131-144. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1994.27-131

Mazaleski, J.L., Iwata, B.A., Rodgers, T.A., Vollmer, T.R., & Zarcone, J.R. (1994). Protective equipment as treatment for stereotypic hand mouthing: Sensory extinction or punishment effects? Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 27, 345-355. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1994.27-345

Lerman, D.C. & Iwata, B.A. (1996). A methodology for distinguishing between extinction and punishment effects associated with response blocking. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 29, 231-233. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1996.29-231

Smith, R.G., Russo, L., & Le, D.D. (1999). Distinguishing between extinction and punishment effects of response blocking: A replication. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 32, 367-370. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1999.32-367

 

IISCA w/ Dr. Adithyan Rajaraman

Rajaraman A., Hanley G.P. (2018) Interview-Informed Synthesized Contingency Analysis (IISCA). In: Volkmar F. (eds) Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Springer, New York, NY. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-6435-8

Hanley, G.P., Jin, C.S., Vanselow, N.R., & Hanratty, L.A. (2014). Produing meaningful improvements in problem behavior of children with autism via synthesized analyses and treatments. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 16-36. doi: 10.1002/jaba.106

Jessel, J., Ingvarsson, E.T., Metras, R., Kirk, H., & Whipple, R. (2018). Achieving socially significant reductions in problem behavior following the interview-informed synthesized contingency analysis: A summary of 25 outpatient applications. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 130-157. doi: 10.1002/jaba.436

Slaton, J.D. & Hanley, G.P. (2018). Nature and scope of synthesis in functional analysis and treatment of problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 943-973. doi: 10.1002/jaba.498

 

Behavior Analytic Language

Lindsley, O.R. (1991). From technical jargon to plain English for application. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 24, 449-458. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1991.24-449

Becirevic, A., Critchfield, T.S., Reed, D.D. (2016). On the social acceptability of behavior-analytic terms: Crowdsourced comparisons of lay and technical language. The Behavior Analyst, 39, 305-317. doi: 10.1007/s40614-016-0067-4

Critchfield, T.S., Doepke, K.J., Epting, L.K., Becirevic, A., Reed, D.D., Fienup, D.M., Kremsreiter, J.L., & Ecott, C.L. (2017). Normative emotional responses to behavior analysis jargon or how not to use words to win friends and influence people. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 10, 97-106. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0161-9

 

Lying Behavior

Reinecke, D.R., Newman, B., Kurtz, A.L., Ryan, C.S., & Hemmes, N.S. (1997). Teaching deception skills in a game-play context to three adolescents with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 27, 127-137. doi: 10.1023/a:1025835706522

Bergstrom, R., Najdowski, A.C., Alvarado, M., & Tarbox, J. (2016). Teaching children with autism to tell socially appropriate lies. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 1-6. doi: 10.1002/jaba.295

Sauter, J.A., Stocco, C.S., Luczynski, K.C., & Moline, A.D. (2019). Temporary, inconsistent, and null effects of a moral story and instruction on honesty. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. doi: 10.1002/jaba.552

Jan 01, 2020
Bonus Episode 20 - The Year in ABA (2019) w/ Matt Cicoria
01:17:47

As 2019 comes to a close, we’re joined by our podcasting buddy, Matt Cicoria, of the Behavioral Observations podcast to wax philosophical about all the going’s-on in behavior analysis in the past 12 months. From memorials to trends in research and practice we’d like to see continue to our hopes for the next year of our science. Wishing all of you Happy Holidays!

Dec 25, 2019
Episode 108 - Research Grab Bag IX: Research S'mores
01:14:50

Well, how nice of you to stop by the ol’ campfire. Pull up a log, why dontcha? We’re just swappin’ stories, stories about our favorite research topics. Care for a marshmallow with chocolate and graham crackers? You can make one of those, whaddya call ‘em. S’mores? Do you have a favorite research article to spin a yarn about? Something to keep the dark and cold away? Here, why don’t I start…

 

Articles discussed this episode:

Bowman, L.G., Hardesty, S.L., Sigurdsson, S.O., McIvor, M., Orchowitz, P.M., Wagner, L.L., & Hagopian, L.P. (2019). Utilizing group-based contingencies to increase hand washing in a large human service setting. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 600-611. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00328-z

Sheply, C. & Grisham-Brown, J. (2019). Applied behavior analysis in early childhood education: An overview of policies, research, blended practices, and the curriculum framework. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 235-246. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-0236-x

Ingul, J.M., Havik, T., & Heyne, D. (2019). Emerging school refusal: A school-based framework for identifying early signs and risk factors. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 26, 46-62. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2018.03.005

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Dec 18, 2019
Episode 107 - Executive Functioning w/ Dr. Adel Najdowski
01:05:26

We got tired of executive functioning feeling like some ephemeral concept so we decided to reach out to someone who wrote a book on the subject, Dr. Adel Najdowski to demystify the term. Besides getting a great behavioral definition of executive functioning, we also get a whole boatload of tips on how to teach these very important skills. We’re pretty sure this episode is so fun, you won’t have to worry about maintaining focus!

PRODUCTION NOTE: Due to some wonky technical problems, this episode has a few choppy bits in the audio. It doesn’t spoil any of the content, but we wanted to give you the heads-up so you were prepared.

Articles discussed this episode:

Najdowski, A.C. (2017). Flexible and focused. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

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Dec 11, 2019
December 2019 Preview
14:48

With so much holiday shopping to do, we’re keeping our topics fun and light this month. First up we’ll be talking with Dr. Adel Najdowski all about executive functioning. Seriously, all about it. Then we’ll dive into the old grab bag for three topics totally unrelated to each other. And, on December 25th, everybody gets a special bonus episode Christmas present!

Articles for December 2019

Executive Functioning w/ Dr. Adel Najdowski

Najdowski, A.C. (2017). Flexible and focused. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

 

Grab Bag IX: Research S’Mores

Bowman, L.G., Hardesty, S.L., Sigurdsson, S.O., McIvor, M., Orchowitz, P.M., Wagner, L.L., & Hagopian, L.P. (2019). Utilizing group-based contingencies to increase hand washing in a large human service setting. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 600-611. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00328-z

Sheply, C. & Grisham-Brown, J. (2019). Applied behavior analysis in early childhood education: An overview of policies, research, blended practices, and the curriculum framework. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 235-246. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-0236-x

Ingul, J.M., Havik, T., & Heyne, D. (2019). Emerging school refusal: A school-based framework for identifying early signs and risk factors. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 26, 46-62. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2018.03.005

 

Dec 04, 2019
Bonus Episode 19 - BABAT 40th Anniversary Spectacular
02:58:53

This year the Berkshire Association of Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT), our regional conference, celebrated it’s 40th anniversary. As a special treat, the BABAT board asked us at ABA Inside Track to interview guest speakers and attendees to celebrate this momentous occasion. It took Rob a while to edit together THREE HOURS of awesome conversations about BABAT, but now, here it is in all it’s glory. Listen to some of the best minds in the field and their thoughts on the BABAT conference, its history, present, and future.

Big thanks to Stacie Bancroft, Liz Martineau, Maureen Kelly, Alison Bergenholtz, Christal Braughton, Ryan Laurie, Beth, Cheryl Lynn Guarini, Catharine Sorenson, Natalie Mandel, Carolyn Beaumier, Colleen Callahan, Leslie Quiroz, Kim Madar, Katy Trust, Brandon Richardson, Amy Weinstock, Kendra Guinness, Sam Breeman, Terry Paretti, Nan Leonard, Mary Jane Weiss, Mike Dorsey, Alan Harchick, Jason Bourret, John Austin, Brian Blair, Jeff Tiger, Ivy Chong, Amanda LePrime, Francesca Espinoza, Ilene Schwartz, Terry Falcamata, Jeanne Donaldson, Joel Ringdahl, Einar Ingvarsson, Alan Neuringer, David Wilder, Jim Carr, Bill Ahearn, and Dave Palmer for their gracious gift of time.

Nov 29, 2019
Episode 106 - Attending
01:11:53

I hope that you’re listening closely, paying attention, because that’s all we’ll be talking about on this week’s episode. Whether you think of attending as looking at the teaching, looking at your work, or looking at yourself, attending plays a big part in learning. So, let’s get focused!

Articles discussed this episode:

Broden, M., Bruce, C., Mitchell, M.A., Carter, V., & Hall, R.V. (1970). Effects of teacher attention on attending behavior of two boys at adjacent desks. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 3, 205-211. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1970.3-199.

Walpole, C.W., Roscoe, E.M., & Dube, W.V. (2007). Use of a differential observing response to expand restricted stimulus control. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40, 707-712. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2007.707-712

Holifield, C., Goodman, J., Hazelkorn, M., & Heflin, L.J. (2010). Using self-monitoring to increase attending to task and academic accuracy in children with autism. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 25, 230-238. doi: 10.1177/1088357610380137

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Nov 27, 2019
Episode 105 - (ETHICS) Ethics Mailbag w/ Dr. Darren Sush
01:45:05

Speedy Delivery ain’t got nothing on us this episode as we sign, seal, and deliver all of our pressing ethical concerns to special guest, Dr. Darren Sush. Much like a BCBA Dear Abby, Dr. Sush discusses an array of ethical quandries pulled straight from his new book “A Workbook of Ethical Case Scenarios in Applied Behavior Analysis”. It’s almost two whole hours of ethical discussion! Sincerely, your friends from ABA Inside Track.

Articles discussed this episode:

Sush, D.J. & Najdowski, A.C. (2019). A workbook of ethical case scenarios in applied behavior analysis. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

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Nov 20, 2019
Episode 104 - Culturally Competent Assessment w/ Dr. Elizabeth Hughes-Fong
01:18:25

If you thought behavior assessment was hard, how much harder does it get when you add in the challenges of working with individuals from a different cultural background? We pose the question to special guest Dr. Liz Hughes-Fong and find out just how much more we have to learn about improving our cultural competence.

Articles discussed this episode:

Mandell, D.S. & Novak, M. (2005). The role of culture in families’ treatment decisions for children with autism spectrum disorders. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 11, 110-115. doi:10.1002/mrdd.20061

Salend, S.J. & Taylor, L.S. (2002). Cultural perspectives: Missing pieces in the functional assessment process. Intervention in School and Clinic, 38, 104-112. doi: 10.1177/10534512020380020601

Tanaka-Matsumi, J., Seiden, D.Y., Lam, K.N. (1996). The culturally informed functional assessment (CIFA) interview: A strategy for cross-cultural behavioral practice. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 3, 215-233. doi: 10.1016/S1077-7229(96)80015-0

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Nov 13, 2019
Bonus 18 - Thompson Center for Autism Conference 2019
50:07

When we weren’t attending amazing talks or giving our own—and when we weren’t enjoying all the snacks in between activities—we were able to meet up with a number of students presenting at the Thompson Center for Autism Conference poster session. We thought you’d like to hear about some of the work coming out of the University of Missouri and beyond. Thanks to everyone who took the time to talk with us…especially anyone who had to do their talk twice when I failed to turn on my recorder!

Poster Presentations:

John P. Hegarty II, Stanford University. Neuroimaging predictors of benefits from pivotal response treatment for children with autism.

Briann Sutton, University of Missouri. Identifying disparities in autism spectrum disorder diagnostic processes.

Genevieve Weaver, Liberty University. Autism spectrum disorders and positive familial effects.

Kelly Boland, University of Missouri. Examining visual perception in autism spectrum disorder: The role of anxiety.

Laura Avery, University of Missouri. Statistical learning as it relates to language and autism: A literature review.

Brandon K. May, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Towards a comprehensive approach: An evaluation of the PEAK Challenging Behavior Assessment.

Austin Bateman, University of Missouri. The more the merrier? The BCBA interdisciplinary practices questionnaire.

Mallory Stevens, University of Missouri. Preteaching keywords to increase reading skills of students with intellectual disabilities.

Nov 08, 2019
November 2019 Preview
20:58

Pay attention, because we’re only telling you once. This November, we’re thankful for all of our awesome guests! First, Dr. Liz Hughes-Fong joins us to share all of her knowledge on developing cultural competence in the area of assessment. Then, Dr. Darren Sush calls in to judge our ethical answers to his ethical scenarios for almost 2 HOURS!! Finally, we take it easy with a review of research all about attending. What are you thankful for in behavior analysis?

Articles for November 2019

Culturally Competent Assessment w/ Dr. Elizabeth Hughes-Fong

Mandell, D.S. & Novak, M. (2005). The role of culture in families’ treatment decisions for children with autism spectrum disorders. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 11, 110-115. doi:10.1002/mrdd.20061

Salend, S.J. & Taylor, L.S. (2002). Cultural perspectives: Missing pieces in the functional assessment process. Intervention in School and Clinic, 38, 104-112. doi: 10.1177/10534512020380020601

Tanaka-Matsumi, J., Seiden, D.Y., Lam, K.N. (1996). The culturally informed functional assessment (CIFA) interview: A strategy for cross-cultural behavioral practice. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 3, 215-233. doi: 10.1016/S1077-7229(96)80015-0

 

Ethics Mailbag w/ Dr. Darren Sush

Sush, D.J. & Najdowski, A.C. (2019). A workbook of ethical case scenarios in applied behavior analysis. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

 

Attending

Broden, M., Bruce, C., Mitchell, M.A., Carter, V., & Hall, R.V. (1970). Effects of teacher attention on attending behavior of two boys at adjacent desks. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 3, 205-211. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1970.3-199.

Walpole, C.W., Roscoe, E.M., & Dube, W.V. (2007). Use of a differential observing response to expand restricted stimulus control. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40, 707-712. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2007.707-712

Holifield, C., Goodman, J., Hazelkorn, M., & Heflin, L.J. (2010). Using self-monitoring to increase attending to task and academic accuracy in children with autism. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 25, 230-238. doi: 10.1177/1088357610380137

 

Nov 06, 2019
Episode 103 - (LIVE) Parent Training: The Effects of Parent Stress, Child Outcome, and the BCBA-Caregiver Relationship
01:20:06

LIVE from the Thompson Center! It’s ABA Inside Track! We’re back again with a talk we gave last month at the 14th Annual Thompson Center for Autism Conference all about parent stress. But, a funny thing happened on the way to the podium: We realized that decreasing parent stress isn’t as easy as just doing good training. Listen in for some tips on how to improve your parent-BCBA collaboration skills. And, as a big thank you to all of our listeners, this episode is good for one FREE CEU!!! After you listen to the whole thing, of course.

Articles discussed this episode:

Strauss, K., Vicari, S., Valeri, G., DElia, L., Arima, S., & Fava, L. (2012). Parent inclusion in Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention: The influence of parental stress, parent treatment fidelity and parent-mediated generalization of behavior targets on child outcomes. Research i n Developmental Disabilities, 33, 688-703. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2011.11.008

Allen, K.D. & Warzak, W.J. (2000). The problem of parental nonadherence in clinical behavior analysis: Effective treatment is not enough. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 33, 373-391. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2000.33-373

Helton, M.R., & Alber-Morgan, S.R. (2018). Helping parents understand applied behavior analysis: Creating a parent guide in 10 steps. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 11, 496-503. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00284-8

Taylor, B.A., LeBlanc, L.A., & Nosik, M.R. (2019). Compassionate care in behavior analytic treatment: Can outcomes be enhanced by attending to relationships with caregivers? Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 654-666. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00289-3

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Oct 30, 2019
Episode 102 - PBIS
01:23:53

So once we get past some acronym confusion, we dig deep into the mystery of PBIS. We discuss the levels of support, the controversy, the research, and the journal article with the longest title ever! At the end, do we cast our votes for PBIS as an effective treatment? Or do we send PBIS to the principal’s office?

Articles discussed this episode:

Anderson, C.M. & Kincaid, D. (2005). Applying behavior analysis to school violence and discipline problems: Schoolwide positive behavior support. The Behavior Analyst, 25, 49-63. doi: 10.1007/bf03392103

Horner, R.H., Sugai, G., & Anderson, C.M. (2010). Examining the evidence base for school-wide positive behavior support. Focus on Exceptional Children, 42, 2-16. doi: 10.17161/fec.v42i8.6906

Bradshaw, C.P., Waasdorp, T.E., & Leap, P.J. (2012). Effects of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports on child behavior problems. Pediatrics, 130, 1136-1145. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-0243

Putnam, R.F. & Knoster, T. (2016). A reply to the commentaries on “school-wide PBIS: An example of applied behavior analysis implemented at a scale of social importance” by Horner and Sugai (2015): PBIS is function over form: The clear behavioral roots and opportunities the PBIS framework presents to the field of behavior analysis moving forward. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 95-101. doi: 10.1007/s40617-015-0092-x

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Oct 23, 2019
Episode 101 Instructional Fading
01:03:42

We all love instructions. We all love fading. But, when the two go together, do we create a treatment better than the sum of its parts? Let’s take a trip through the literature and discuss the ins and outs of instructional fading together, shall we?

Articles discussed this episode:

Pace, G.M., Iwata, B.A., Cowder, G.E., Andree, P.J., & McIntyre, T. (1993). Stimulus (instructional) fading during extinction of self-injurious escape behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 26, 205-212. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1993-26-205

Zarcone, J.R., Iwata, B.A., Smith, R.G., Mazaleski, J.L., & Lerman, D.C. (1994). Reemergence and extinction of self-injurious escape behavior during stimulus (instructional) fading. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 27, 307-316. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1994/27-307

Ringdahl, J.E., Kitsukawa, K., Andelman, M.S., Call, N., Winborn, L., Barretto, A., & Reed, G.K. (2002). Differential reinforcement with and without instructional fading. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 35, 291-294. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2002.35-291

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Oct 16, 2019
Episode 100 - The History of ABA w/ Dr. Gina Green
01:30:44

It’s finally here! Our 100th episode! And what better way to celebrate than to take the time to remember the events that came before us, namely, the origins of applied behavior analysis. And if you thought we were just going to say “Skinner” a bunch of times, how wrong you are. Special guest, Dr. Gina Green from APBA, leads our trip down memory lane with an amazing account of how the field has changed over the years before we all break out our crystal balls and look to what the future holds.

Thanks to everyone who has listened and supported us low these many episodes!

Articles discussed this episode:

Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (2017). Identifying applied behavior analysis interventions. San Diego, CA: ABPA

Morris, E.K., Altus, D.E., & Smith, N.G. (2013). A study in the founding of applied behavior analysis through its publications. The Behavior Analyst, 36, 73-107. doi: 10.1007/bf03392293

Mace, F.C. & Critchfield, T.S. (2010). Translational research in behavior analysis: Historical traditions and imperative for the future. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 93, 293-312. doi: 10.1901/jeab.2010.93-293

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Oct 09, 2019
October 2019 Preview
26:47

This October, we’re celebrating our 100th episode! While we spend time patting ourselves on the back, we almost forget to share our topics for the month including our longest episode yet with Dr. Gina Green taking a deep dive into the history of ABA. And, another fun live show from the Thompson Center for Autism Conference. Get ready for more episodes than you can shake a pumpkin at!

Articles for October 2019

The History of ABA w/ Dr. Gina Green

Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (2017). Identifying applied behavior analysis interventions. San Diego, CA: ABPA

Morris, E.K., Altus, D.E., & Smith, N.G. (2013). A study in the founding of applied behavior analysis through its publications. The Behavior Analyst, 36, 73-107. doi: 10.1007/bf03392293

Mace, F.C. & Critchfield, T.S. (2010). Translational research in behavior analysis: Historical traditions and imperative for the future. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 93, 293-312. doi: 10.1901/jeab.2010.93-293

 

Instructional Fading

Pace, G.M., Iwata, B.A., Cowder, G.E., Andree, P.J., & McIntyre, T. (1993). Stimulus (instructional) fading during extinction of self-injurious escape behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 26, 205-212. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1993-26-205

Zarcone, J.R., Iwata, B.A., Smith, R.G., Mazaleski, J.L., & Lerman, D.C. (1994). Reemergence and extinction of self-injurious escape behavior during stimulus (instructional) fading. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 27, 307-316. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1994/27-307

Ringdahl, J.E., Kitsukawa, K., Andelman, M.S., Call, N., Winborn, L., Barretto, A., & Reed, G.K. (2002). Differential reinforcement with and without instructional fading. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 35, 291-294. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2002.35-291

 

PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support)

Anderson, C.M. & Kincaid, D. (2005). Applying behavior analysis to school violence and discipline problems: Schoolwide positive behavior support. The Behavior Analyst, 25, 49-63. doi: 10.1007/bf03392103

Horner, R.H., Sugai, G., & Anderson, C.M. (2010). Examining the evidence base for school-wide positive behavior support. Focus on Exceptional Children, 42, 2-16. doi: 10.17161/fec.v42i8.6906

Bradshaw, C.P., Waasdorp, T.E., & Leap, P.J. (2012). Effects of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports on child behavior problems. Pediatrics, 130, 1136-1145. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-0243

Putnam, R.F. & Knoster, T. (2016). A reply to the commentaries on “school-wide PBIS: An example of applied behavior analysis implemented at a scale of social importance” by Horner and Sugai (2015): PBIS is function over form: The clear behavioral roots and opportunities the PBIS framework presents to the field of behavior analysis moving forward. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 95-101. doi: 10.1007/s40617-015-0092-x

 

Parent Training: The effects of parent stress, child outcome, and the BCBA-caregiver relationship (LIVE at the Thompson Center for Autism Conference)

Strauss, K., Vicari, S., Valeri, G., DElia, L., Arima, S., & Fava, L. (2012). Parent inclusion in Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention: The influence of parental stress, parent treatment fidelity and parent-mediated generalization of behavior targets on child outcomes. Research i n Developmental Disabilities, 33, 688-703. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2011.11.008

Allen, K.D. & Warzak, W.J. (2000). The problem of parental nonadherence in clinical behavior analysis: Effective treatment is not enough. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 33, 373-391. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2000.33-373

Helton, M.R., & Alber-Morgan, S.R. (2018). Helping parents understand applied behavior analysis: Creating a parent guide in 10 steps. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 11, 496-503. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00284-8

Taylor, B.A., LeBlanc, L.A., & Nosik, M.R. (2019). Compassionate care in behavior analytic treatment: Can outcomes be enhanced by attending to relationships with caregivers? Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 654-666. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00289-3

Oct 02, 2019
Episode 99 - Supervision Series III, pt. 3 - Staff Reinforcement
01:14:57

As behavior analysts, we all know how much fun work can be. But, somehow, people in other fields don’t always think of doing their jobs as fun. Suspend disbelief and learn all about what can be done to be sure that the staff at your organization are effectively reinforced. From lotteries to the paradox of the fun boss, our final Supervision September episode is the definition of a good time.

Articles discussed this episode:

Tews, M.J., Michel, J.W., & Stafford, K. (2013). Does fun pay? the Impact of workplace fun on employee turnover and performance. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 54, 370-382. doi: 10.1177/1938965513505355

Johnson, D.A. & Dickinson, A.M. (2010). Employee-of-the-month programs: Do they really work? Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 30, 308-324. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2010.520144

Wine, B., Edgerton, L., Inzana, E., & Newcomb, E.T. (2017). Further effects of lottery odds on responding. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 37, 75-82. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2016.1267064

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Sep 25, 2019
Episode 98 - Supervision Series III, pt. 2 - Staff Burnout
01:16:05

Working with people is hard, so is it any wonder that the burnout rate for employees in human services can reach 40% or more? And paying more money doesn’t seem to be the answer. In this week’s Supervision September episode, we discuss some of the common patterns of staff burnout, whether there’s anything to be done to mitigate the problem, and how you can be a part of the solution.

Articles discussed this episode:

Kazemi, E., Shapiro, M., & Kavner, A. (2015). Predictors of intention to turnover in behavior technicians working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 17, 106-115. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2015.06.012

Hensel, J.M., Lunsky, Y., & Dewa, C.S. (2015). Exposure to aggressive behaviour and burnout in direct support providers: the Role of positive work factors. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 36, 404-412. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd/2014.10.033

Plantiveau, C., Ounavi, K., & Virues-Ortega, J. (2018). Hih levels of burnout among early-career board-certified behavior analysts with low collegial support in the work environment. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 2, 195-207. doi: 10.1080/15021149.2018.1438339

 

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Sep 18, 2019
Episode 97 - Supervision Series III, pt 1 - Staff Feedback w/ Dr. Amy Henley
01:14:49

Get excited, everyone, because Supervision September is finally here! Up first, we have special guest, Dr. Amy Henley joining us to discuss her research on staff management and the proper delivery of feedback. Then we all take a break from podcasting to order the feedback sandwich. Was it as delicious as thought it would be? And did Rob’s extra pickles actually improve feedback?

Articles discussed this episode:

Choi, E., Johnson, D.A., Moon, K., & Oah, S. (2018). Effects of positive and negative feedback sequence on work performance and emotional responses. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 38, 97-115. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2017/1423151

Alvero, A.M., Bucklin, B.R., & Austin, J. (2001). An objective review of the effectiveness and essential characteristics of performance feedback in organizational settings (1985-1998). Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 21, 3-29. doi: 10.1300/J075v21n01_02

DiGennaro Reed, F.D. & Henley, A.J. (2015). A survey of staff training and performance management practices: the Good, the bad, and the ugly. Behavior Analysis and Practice, 8, 16-26. doi: 10.1007/s40617-015-0044-5

 

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Sep 11, 2019
September 2019 Preview
10:42

Back by popular demand, it’s SUPERVISION SEPTEMBER! The one month of the year where you’re guaranteed three straight weeks of podcasting all about the fascinating topic of staff supervision. This year we’re back with a full slate of research articles and discussion all about that most critical of supervision topics: Our staff. We talk about how, when, and why to give feedback, what we can do as supervisors to minimize burnout, and just how effective our staff rewards systems really are.

Articles discussed this episode:

Supervision Series III, pt. 1 - Staff Feedback w/ Dr. Amy Henley

Choi, E., Johnson, D.A., Moon, K., & Oah, S. (2018). Effects of positive and negative feedback sequence on work performance and emotional responses. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 38, 97-115. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2017/1423151

Alvero, A.M., Bucklin, B.R., & Austin, J. (2001). An objective review of the effectiveness and essential characteristics of performance feedback in organizational settings (1985-1998). Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 21, 3-29. doi: 10.1300/J075v21n01_02

DiGennaro Reed, F.D. & Henley, A.J. (2015). A survey of staff training and performance management practices: the Good, the bad, and the ugly. Behavior Analysis and Practice, 8, 16-26. doi: 10.1007/s40617-015-0044-5

 

Supervision Series III, pt. 2 - Staff Burnout

Kazemi, E., Shapiro, M., & Kavner, A. (2015). Predictors of intention to turnover in behavior technicians working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 17, 106-115. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2015.06.012

Hensel, J.M., Lunsky, Y., & Dewa, C.S. (2015). Exposure to aggressive behaviour and burnout in direct support providers: the Role of positive work factors. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 36, 404-412. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd/2014.10.033

Plantiveau, C., Ounavi, K., & Virues-Ortega, J. (2018). Hih levels of burnout among early-career board-certified behavior analysts with low collegial support in the work environment. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 2, 195-207. doi: 10.1080/15021149.2018.1438339

 

Supervision Series III, pt. 3 - Staff Reinforcement

Tews, M.J., Michel, J.W., & Stafford, K. (2013). Does fun pay? the Impact of workplace fun on employee turnover and performance. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 54, 370-382. doi: 10.1177/1938965513505355

Johnson, D.A. & Dickinson, A.M. (2010). Employee-of-the-month programs: Do they really work? Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 30, 308-324. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2010.520144

Wine, B., Edgerton, L., Inzana, E., & Newcomb, E.T. (2017). Further effects of lottery odds on responding. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 37, 75-82. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2016.1267064

Sep 04, 2019
Episode 96 - Grab Bag VII: Dark Stimulus
01:11:47

In a world where research is the only resource that matters, only one crack team of podcasters have the brains, the brawn, and the bandwith, to fight back. This summer, only in your listening device of choice, the ABA Inside Track team returns and, this time, the fate of the world rests in their hands. Behavior analysis is about to E-X-P-L-O-D-E when preceded by…the Dark Stimulus.

Articles discussed this episode:

Jones, M.E., Allday, A., & Givens, A. (2019). Reducing adolescent cell phone usage using an interdependent group contingency. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 386-393. doi: 10/1002/jaba.538

Alligood, C., Anderson, C., & McGee, H. (2019). Casting a wider net: an Analysis of scholarly contributions of behavior analysis graduate program faculty. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 466-472. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00281-x

Russell, S.M. & Reinecke, D. (2019). Mand acquisition across different teaching methodologies. Behavioral Interventions, 34, 127-135. doi: 10.1002/bin.1643

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Aug 28, 2019
Bonus Episode 17 - Rob's Summer Reading 2019
26:59
Aug 24, 2019
Episode 95 - Preschool Life Skills: The Next Generation w/ Dr. Einar Ingvarsson
01:09:41

Boldly going beyond the original research, it’s Preschool Life Skills: The Next Generation! We engage in this updated review of the PLS research with our discussion captain, Dr. Einar Ingvarsson, and lock phasers on new topics such as whether PLS can be used as a proactive learning curriculum, how behavior analysts could adopt a tiered model of teaching, and why Romulan Ale and warp drive don’t mix.

Articles discussed this episode:

Fahmie, T.A. & Luczynski, K.C. (2018). Preschool life skills: Recent advancements and future directions. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 183-188. doi: 10.1002/jaba.434

Ala’i-Rosales, S., Cihon, J.H., Currier, T.D.R., Ferguson, J.L., Leaf, J.B., Leaf, R., McEachin, J., & Weinkauf, S.M. (2019). The big four: Functional assessment research informs preventative behavior analysis. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 222-234. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00291-9

Robison, M.A., Mann, T.B., & Ingvarsson, E.T. (2019). Life skills instruction for children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. doi: 10/1002/jaba.602

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Aug 21, 2019
(REBROADCAST) Episode 34 - Preschool Life Skills
01:16:38

To get ready for this week’s all-new episode all about Preschool Life Skills (PLS), here’s our original review of the PLS research in podcast form. Reacquaint yourself with the basics or learn about them for the first time. Then join us and special guest, Dr. Einar Ingvarsson, on Wednesday to discuss PLS: The Next Generation!

Love learning about classroom management strategies but wonder what's available for the junior set? Wonder no more as we review the Preschool Life Skills.  Gaze in wonder at the power of name calling...or is that calling a name? Faint in shock at a variety of evocative situations.  And flee in terror from attention-grabbing FCR! Remember, the children are our future; teach them appropriate means of accessing reinforcement and let them lead the way.

Articles discussed this episode:

Hanley, G.P., Heal, N.A., Tiger, J.H., & Ingvarsson, E.T.  (2007).  Evaluation of a classwide teaching program for developing preschool life skills.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40, 277-300.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2007-57-06

Beaulieu, L., Hanley, G.P., & Roberson, A.A.  (2012).  Effects of responding to a name and group call on preschoolers' compliance.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 685-707.  doi: 10.1901/jaa.2012.45-685

Luczynski, K.C. & Hanley, G.P.  (2013).  Prevention of problem behavior by teaching functional communication and self-control skills to preschoolers.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 355-368.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.44

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Aug 19, 2019
Gender Diversity in Behavior Analysis w/ Erin Donovan + Kristen Lancaster
01:17:45

As a bunch of cisgender podcasters, we figured we could use some help in discussing issues related to gender diversity in behavior analysis. That’s why we invited our friends, Erin Donovan and Kristen Lancaster, from Confessions of a Behavior Analyst to share their knowledge and experience on how behavior analysts can improve their competence working with nonbinary or transgender colleagues and clients.

Articles discussed this episode:

Priola, V., Lasio, D., De Simone, S., & Serri, F. (2014). The sound of silence: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender discrimination in ‘inclusive organizations’. British Journal of Management, 25, 488-502. doi: 10.1111/1467-8551.12043

Brewster, M.E., Velez, B., DeBlaere, C., & Moradi, B. (2012). Transgender individuals’ workplace experiences: the Applicability of sexual minority measures and models. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59, 60-70. doi: 10/1037/a0025206

Beaulieu, L, Addington, J., & Almeida, D. (2018). Behavior analysts’ training and practices regarding cultural diversity: the Case for culturally competent care. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 1-19. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00313-6

For extra resources:

Hook, J. N. & Watkins, C. E., Jr. (2015). Cultural humility: The cornerstone of positive contact with culturally different individuals and groups? American Psychologist, 70, 661-662. doi: 10.1037/a0038965

Chang, Sand C., Singh, Anneliese A., & dickey, lore m. (2018). A clinician’s guide to gender-affirming care. Oakland, CA: Context Press.

Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People from American Psychological Association

Rosenberg, N.E. & Schwartz, I.S. (2019). Guidance or compliance: What makes an ethical behavior analyst?Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 473-482. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00287-5

Fine, C. (2010). Delusions of gender. New York, NY: W.W. Norton and Company.The gender delusion

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Aug 14, 2019
August 2019 Preview
20:22

Taking into account its renewed popularity, Rob busts out the dice for this Dungeons and Dragons-themed preview episode. Possible topics this month: gender diversity, preschool life skills, or goblins. Then, in errata, one of the nicest emails we’ve ever received.

Articles discussed this episode:

Gender Diversity in Behavior Analysis w/ Erin Dononvan and Kristen Lancaster

Priola, V., Lasio, D., De Simone, S., & Serri, F. (2014). The sound of silence: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender discrimination in ‘inclusive organizations’. British Journal of Management, 25, 488-502. doi: 10.1111/1467-8551.12043

Brewster, M.E., Velez, B., DeBlaere, C., & Moradi, B. (2012). Transgender individuals’ workplace experiences: the Applicability of sexual minority measures and models. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59, 60-70. doi: 10/1037/a0025206

Beaulieu, L, Addington, J., & Almeida, D. (2018). Behavior analysts’ training and practices regarding cultural diversity: the Case for culturally competent care. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 1-19. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00313-6

 

Preschool Life Skills; The Next Generation w/ Dr. Einar Ingvarsson

Fahmie, T.A. & Luczynski, K.C. (2018). Preschool life skills: Recent advancements and future directions. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 183-188. doi: 10.1002/jaba.434

Ala’i-Rosales, S., Cihon, J.H., Currier, T.D.R., Ferguson, J.L., Leaf, J.B., Leaf, R., McEachin, J., & Weinkauf, S.M. (2019). The big four: Functional assessment research informs preventative behavior analysis. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 222-234. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00291-9

Robison, M.A., Mann, T.B., & Ingvarsson, E.T. (2019). Life skills instruction for children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. doi: 10/1002/jaba.602

 

Grab Bag VIII: Dark Stimulus

Jones, M.E., Allday, A., & Givens, A. (2019). Reducing adolescent cell phone usage using an interdependent group contingency. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 386-393. doi: 10/1002/jaba.538

Alligood, C., Anderson, C., & McGee, H. (2019). Casting a wider net: an Analysis of scholarly contributions of behavior analysis graduate program faculty. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 466-472. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00281-x

Russell, S.M. & Reinecke, D. (2019). Mand acquisition across different teaching methodologies. Behavioral Interventions, 34, 127-135. doi: 10.1002/bin.1643

Aug 07, 2019
Episode 93 - Virtual Reality Training w/ Dr. Berglind Sveinbjornsdottir + Dr. Casey Clay
01:25:14

This week we’re putting the virtual in our virtual studio with two amazing guests, Dr. Sveinbjornsdottir and Dr. Clay, discussing how they’re pulling behavior analysis training into the future with virtual reality training technology. If you ever wanted to imagine what behavior skills training might look like as the world’s coolest video game, this is definitely the episode for you.

Articles discussed this episode:

Sveinbjornsdottir, B., Johannsson, S.H., Oddsdottir, J., Sigurdardottir, T.P., Valdimarsson, G.I., & Vilhajalmsson, H.H. (2019). Virtual discrete trial training for teacher trainees. Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, 13, 31-40. doi: 10.1007/s12193-018-0288-9

Garland, K.V., Vasquez, E., & Pearl, C. (2012). Efficacy of individualized clinical coaching in a virtual reality classroom for increasing teachers’ fidelity of implementation of discrete trial teaching. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 47, 502-515.

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Jul 31, 2019
Episode 92 - Coercion and Its Fallout Book Club, pt 2
01:31:38

How hot is our book club discussion of chapters 11-19 in Murray Sidman’s Coercion and Its Fallout? So hot Rob had to edit out about 15 minutes of our takes! What’s left goes into detailed descriptions of how many of the societal systems we take for granted are, in fact, coercive. And, of course, that there’s got to be a better way (hint: positive reinforcement). Plus, Rob and Diana describe old Disney cartoons from the 40s while Jackie sings preschool songs. Truly, something for everyone.

Book discussed this episode:

Sidman, M. (1989). Coercion and it’s fallout. Boston, MA: Authors Cooperative, Inc.

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Jul 24, 2019
Episode 91 - Coercion and Its Fallout Book Club, pt 1
01:28:48

It’s time for the 3rd Annual ABA Inside Track book club. This year we’ll be discussing the late, great Murray Sidman’s important social work Coercion and Its Fallout. Rob, Diana, and Jackie go on a deep dive through chapters 1-10 of the book including a discussion of rat behavior, societal shocks, and a laundry list of the crummy ways in which society treats itself.

Book discussed this episode:

Sidman, M. (1989). Coercion and it’s fallout. Boston, MA: Authors Cooperative, Inc.

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Jul 17, 2019
Episode 90 - Social Validity
01:22:36

We behavior analysts work hard, right? We effect behavior change for our clients and feel pretty darn good about our efforts. But what happens if our clients don’t actually like anything we’ve done? This week we’re talking all about social validity, how to make sure we’re paying attention to it, and why some BCBAs might be a bit wary about it.

Articles discussed this episode:

Wolf, M.M. (1978). Social validity: The case for subjective measurement or how applied behavior analysis is finding it’s heart. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 11, 203-214. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1978.11-203

Carr, J.E., Austin, J.L., Britton, L.N., Kellum, K.K., & Bailey, J.S. (1999). An assessment of social validity trends in applied behavior analysis. Behavioral Interventions, 14, 223-231. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-078X(199910/12)14:4<223::AID-BIN37>3.0.CO;2-Y

Hanley, G.P., Piazza, C.C., Fisher, W.W., & Maglieri, K.A. (2005). On the effectiveness of and preference for punishment and extinction components of function-based interventions. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 38, 51-65. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2005.6-04

Gabor, A.M., Fritz, J.N., Roath, C.T., Rothe, B.R., Gourley, D.A. (2016). Caregiver preference for reinforcement-based interventions for problem behavior maintained by positive reinforcement. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 215-227. doi: 10.1002/jaba.286

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Jul 10, 2019
July 2019 Preview
14:35

Summer may be heating up, but ABA Inside Track is staying cool with a remote guest from Iceland and our third annual book club (which we’ll pretend was recorded on a beach). This month, we discuss social validity, virtual reality training with special guest Dr. Berglind Sveinbjornsdottir, and how coercive practices may be synonymous with nuclear war. All that and listener emails and our typical preview episode nonsense.

Articles for July 2019

Social Validity

Wolf, M.M. (1978). Social validity: The case for subjective measurement or how applied behavior analysis is finding it’s heart. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 11, 203-214. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1978.11-203

Carr, J.E., Austin, J.L., Britton, L.N., Kellum, K.K., & Bailey, J.S. (1999). An assessment of social validity trends in applied behavior analysis. Behavioral Interventions, 14, 223-231. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-078X(199910/12)14:4<223::AID-BIN37>3.0.CO;2-Y

Hanley, G.P., Piazza, C.C., Fisher, W.W., & Maglieri, K.A. (2005). On the effectiveness of and preference for punishment and extinction components of function-based interventions. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 38, 51-65. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2005.6-04

Gabor, A.M., Fritz, J.N., Roath, C.T., Rothe, B.R., Gourley, D.A. (2016). Caregiver preference for reinforcement-based interventions for problem behavior maintained by positive reinforcement. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 215-227. doi: 10.1002/jaba.286

 

Virtual Reality Training w/ Dr. Berglind Sveinbjornsdottir

Sveinbjornsdottir, B., Johannsson, S.H., Oddsdottir, J., Sigurdardottir, T.P., Valdimarsson, G.I., & Vilhajalmsson, H.H. (2019). Virtual discrete trial training for teacher trainees. Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, 13, 31-40. doi: 10.1007/s12193-018-0288-9

Garland, K.V., Vasquez, E., & Pearl, C. (2012). Efficacy of individualized clinical coaching in a virtual reality classroom for increasing teachers’ fidelity of implementation of discrete trial teaching. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 47, 502-515.

 

Coercion and It’s Fallout Book Club

Sidman, M. (1989). Coercion and it’s fallout. Boston, MA: Authors Cooperative, Inc.

Jul 03, 2019
(REBROADCAST) Episode 25 - Virtual Reality
01:14:03

From the archives:

If one were to enter the virtual world, could we really expect that person to come out the other side with great fire safety skills and a fearlessness about spiders?  Well, this week we discuss two articles that say, "Yes."  Featuring our very first call-in co-host, anecdotes galore about Rob's favorite video games, and more terrifying spider scenarios than you could shake a stick it.  Strap on those VR headsets and step into the next level of research-based entertainment.  And we never even mention that "Virtual Reality" song, because we refuse to make the easy references.  And we ran out of money to license it.

Articles discussed this episode:

Bouchard, S., Cote, S., St-Jacques, J., Robillard, G., & Renaud, P.   (2006).  Effectiveness of virtual reality exposure in the treatment of arachnophobia using 3D games.  Technology and Health Care, 14, 19-27.  

Padgett, L.S., Strickland, D., & Coles, C.D.  (2006).  Case study: Using a virtual reality computer game to teach fire safety skills to children diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31, 65-70.  doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsj030

And for the gravy:

Morina, N., Ijntema, H., Meyerbroker, K., & Emmelkamp, P.M.G.  (2015).  Can virtual reality exposure therapy gains be generalized to real-life? A meta-analysis of studies applying behavioral assessments.  Behaviour Research and Therapy, 74.  18-24.  doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2015.08.010

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Jun 26, 2019
Episode 89 - Next-Level Chaining w/ Dr. Stacie Bancroft
01:20:39

Everybody loves the idea of teaching complex behaviors. Everybody loves teaching new skills efficiently. Is it always possible to do both? Dr. Stacie Bancroft joins us to explain how these two great goals can go great together. This ain’t your parents’ chaining procedure.

Articles discussed this episode:

Bancroft, S.L., Weiss, J.S., Libby, M.E., & Ahearn, W.H. (2011). A comparison of procedural variations in teaching behavior chains: Manual guidance, trainer completion, and no completion of untrained steps. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 559-569. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-559

Slocum, S.K. & Tiger, J.H. (2011). An assessment of the efficiency of and child preference for forward and backward chaining. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 793-805. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-793

Lambert, J.M., Copeland, B.A., Karp, E.L., Finley, C.I., .Houchins-Juarez, N.J., & Ledford, J.R. (2016). Chaining functional basketball sequences (with embedded conditional discriminations) in an adolescent with autism. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 199-210. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0125-0

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Jun 19, 2019
Episode 88 - (ETHICS) The Ethics of Telehealth
01:15:20

We all live in an interconnected, WiFi world. So shouldn’t our work as behavior analysts be the same? Telehealth provides an exciting means to share our science at a distance; however, if we’re not careful, who knows what ethical dilemmas using this technology might lead us into. Have no fear! Your pals at ABA Inside Track hit the books—well, research articles—to figure out some tactics for the ethical BCBA to follow instead.

Articles discussed this episode:

Peterson, S.M., Woodward, J., Crane, J,, & Garner, M. (2009). Teleconsultaiton in school settings: Linking classroom teachers and behavior analysts through web-based technology. Behavior Analysis in Practice,, 2, 32-39. doi: 10.1007/BF03391746

Machalicek, W., Lequia, J., Pinkelman, S., Knowles, C., Raulston, T., Davis, T., & Alresheed, F. (2016). Behavioral teleheatlh consultation with families of children with autism spectrum disorder. Behavioral Interventions, 31, 223-250. doi: 10.1002/bin.1450

Kaplan, B. & Litewka, S. (2008). Ethical challenges of telemedicine and telehealth. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 17, 401-416. doi: 10.1017/S0963180108080535

Hall, J.L. & McGraw, D. (2014). For telehealth to succeed, privacy and security risks must be identified and addressed. Health Affairs, 33, 216-221. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2013.0997

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Jun 12, 2019
June 2019 Preview
23:43

Starting summer off right with journal articles! This month we get back into a discussion of ethical dilemmas with the use of telehealth and telemedicine before inviting Dr. Stacie Bancroft to share some advance chaining variations. Finally, while we all enjoy some time off, a look back into the archives with our classic episode on research related to virtual reality. Bonus: Rob’s award-winning writings are only marginally embarrassing to hear about.

Articles for June 2019

Episode 88 - Ethics of Telehealth

Peterson, S.M., Woodward, J., Crane, J,, & Garner, M. (2009). Teleconsultaiton in school settings: Linking classroom teachers and behavior analysts through web-based technology. Behavior Analysis in Practice,, 2, 32-39. doi: 10.1007/BF03391746

Machalicek, W., Lequia, J., Pinkelman, S., Knowles, C., Raulston, T., Davis, T., & Alresheed, F. (2016). Behavioral teleheatlh consultation with families of children with autism spectrum disorder. Behavioral Interventions, 31, 223-250. doi: 10.1002/bin.1450

Kaplan, B. & Litewka, S. (2008). Ethical challenges of telemedicine and telehealth. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 17, 401-416. doi: 10.1017/S0963180108080535

Hall, J.L. & McGraw, D. (2014). For telehealth to succeed, privacy and security risks must be identified and addressed. Health Affairs, 33, 216-221. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2013.0997

 

Episode 89 - Next-Level Chaining w/ Dr. Stacie Bancroft

Bancroft, S.L., Weiss, J.S., Libby, M.E., & Ahearn, W.H. (2011). A comparison of procedural variations in teaching behavior chains: Manual guidance, trainer completion, and no completion of untrained steps. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 559-569. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-559

Slocum, S.K. & Tiger, J.H. (2011). An assessment of the efficiency of and child preference for forward and backward chaining. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 793-805. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-793

Lambert, J.M., Copeland, B.A., Karp, E.L., Finley, C.I., .Houchins-Juarez, N.J., & Ledford, J.R. (2016). Chaining functional basketball sequences (with embedded conditional discriminations) in an adolescent with autism. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 199-210. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0125-0

 

(REBROADCAST) Episode 25 - Virtual Reality

Bouchard, S., Cote, S., St-Jacques, J., Robillard, G., & Renaud, P.   (2006).  Effectiveness of virtual reality exposure in the treatment of arachnophobia using 3D games.  Technology and Health Care, 14, 19-27.  

Padgett, L.S., Strickland, D., & Coles, C.D.  (2006).  Case study: Using a virtual reality computer game to teach fire safety skills to children diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31, 65-70.  doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsj030

Morina, N., Ijntema, H., Meyerbroker, K., & Emmelkamp, P.M.G.  (2015).  Can virtual reality exposure therapy gains be generalized to real-life? A meta-analysis of studies applying behavioral assessments.  Behaviour Research and Therapy, 74.  18-24.  doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2015.08.010

Jun 05, 2019
Episode 87 - High-P/Low-P Sequence
01:11:28

We wind down “It’s Gonna Be MAY” with a final topic that none of us have actually conducted research in but we think the field needs to know more about. Remember how we talked about behavioral momentum last week? Remember how “your BCBA friend” referred to the high-p/low-p sequence as an example of behavioral momentum. Well, THEY’RE USING THAT TERM WRONG!!! Find out why and how to avoid ever making that mistake again. Think of this episode as a public service announcement.

Articles discussed this episode:

Mace, F.C., Hock, M.L., Lalli, J.S., West, B.J., Belfiore, P., Pinter, E., & Brown, D.K.  (1988). Behavioral momentum in the treatment of noncompliance. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 21, 123-141.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1988.21-123

Normand, M.P., Kestner, K., & Jessel, J.  (2010). An analysis of stimuli that influence compliance during the high-probability instruction sequence.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 735-738.  doi; 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-735

Lipschultz, J. & Wilder, D.A.  (2017). Recent research on the high-probability instructional sequence: A brief review.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 424-428.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.378

Zuluaga, C.A. & Normand, M.P.  (2008). An evaluation of the high-probability instruction sequence with and without programmed reinforcement for compliance with high-probability instructions.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 41, 453-457.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2008.41-453

Nevin, J.A.  (1996). The momentum of compliance.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 29, 535-547.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1996.29-535

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May 29, 2019
Episode 86 - Behavioral Momentum w/ Dr. Bill Ahearn, Dr. Diana Parry-Cruwys, and Dr. Jackie MacDonald
01:26:06

This week, we welcome returning guest, Dr. Bill Ahearn, to share in the “Gonna Be May” fun to discuss research related to behavioral momentum. And, in a behavior analytic podcast first, we discuss research with not one, not two, but three article authors! Remember, listeners, don’t be scared of the behavioral momentum metaphor: Dr. Ahearn has faith in your abilities to understand it.

Articles discussed this episode:

MacDonald, J.M., Ahearn, W.H., Parry-Cruwys, D., Bancroft, S., & Dube, W.V.  (2013). Persistence during extinction: Examining the effects of continuous and intermittent reinforcement on problem behavior.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 333-338.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.3  

Parry-Cruwys, D.E., Neal, C.M., Ahearn, W.H., Wheeler, E.E., Premchander, R., Loeb, M.B., & Dube, W.V. (2011). Resistance to disruption in a classroom setting. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 363-367.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-363

Ahearn, W.H., Clark, K.M., Gardenier, N.C., Chung, B.I., & Dube, W.V. (2003). Persistence of stereotypic behavior: Examining the effects of external reinforcers. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 36, 439-448. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2003.36-439

Nevin, J.A., Mandell, C., & Atak, J.R.  (1983). The analysis of behavioral momentum.  Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 39, 49-59.  doi: 10.1901/jeab.1983.39-49  

Nevin, J.A.  (1996). The momentum of compliance.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 29, 535-547.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1996.29-535

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May 22, 2019
Episode 85 - Observational Learning w/ Dr. Jackie MacDonald
01:06:22

The topics for “It’s Gonna Be May” keep on a-comin’ with Jackie’s award-winning work in observational learning research. Sure, we discuss some other articles about how important learning just by watching other people can be, but Jackie spends most of the episode thrilling us with tales of gluing toy boulders into trucks and the Cookie Man. Research sure sounds hard.

Articles discussed this episode:

MacDonald, J. & Ahearn, W.H.  (2015). Teaching observational learning to children with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 800-816.  doi:  10.1002/jaba.257

DeQuinzio, J.A. & Taylor, B.A.  (2015). Teaching children with autism to discriminate the reinforced and nonreinforced responses of others:  Implications for observational learning. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 38-51.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.192

Townley-Cochran, D., Leaf, J.B., Taubman, M., Leaf, R., & McEachin, J.  (2015). Observational learning for students diagnosed with autism: A review paper.  Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2, 262-272.  doi: 10.1007/s40489-015-0050-0

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May 15, 2019
Episode 84 - EIBI w/ Dr. Diana Parry-Cruwys
01:17:05

We kick off “It’s Gonna be May” with a discussion of Diana’s work in early intensive behavior intervention (EIBI) including a discussion of what is and what isn’t considered EIBI and how providing effective services passes the educational savings on to you. All that and Diana’s favorite research article ever!

Articles discussed this episode:

MacDonald, R., Parry-Cruwys, D., Dupere, S., & Ahearn, W.  (2014). Assessing progress and outcome of early intensive behavioral intervention for toddlers with autism.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35, 3632-3644.  doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2014.08.036

Schreiman, L., Dawson, G., Stahmer, A.C., Landa, R., Rogers, S.J., McGee, G.G., Kasari, C., Ingersoll, B., Kaiser, A.P., Brinsma, Y., McNerney, E., Wetherby, A., & Halladay, A.  (2015). Naturalistic developmental behavioral interventions: Empirically validated treatments for autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45, 2411-2428.  doi: 10.1007/s10803-015-2407-8

Howard, J.S., Sparkman, C.R., Cohen, H.G., Green, G., & Stanislaw, H.  (2005). A comparison of intensive behavior analytic and eclectic treatments for young children with autism.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 26, 359-383.  doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2004.09.005

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May 08, 2019
May 2019 Preview
20:08

It’s gonna be MAAAAY! Technically, it’s May right now. And, in honor of May, all our episodes will be about ME! Well, about Diana and Jackie, to be exact. This month, we’ll be discussing research articles actually written by our dynamic doctor duo . There’s even an article that they wrote together. Plus, we finally dish out the answer to the question you’ve all been asking: What’s the difference between behavioral momentum and the high-p/low-p sequence? I mean, you might not be asking it overtly, but it’s at least a commonly occurring private event.

NOTE: Sorry about our busted audio this month. It was either use the poor quality back-up or a loud buzzing sound every 5 seconds. We’ll be back to normal next week.

Articles for May 2019

EIBI

MacDonald, R., Parry-Cruwys, D., Dupere, S., & Ahearn, W.  (2014). Assessing progress and outcome of early intensive behavioral intervention for toddlers with autism.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35, 3632-3644.  doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2014.08.036

Schreiman, L., Dawson, G., Stahmer, A.C., Landa, R., Rogers, S.J., McGee, G.G., Kasari, C., Ingersoll, B., Kaiser, A.P., Brinsma, Y., McNerney, E., Wetherby, A., & Halladay, A.  (2015). Naturalistic developmental behavioral interventions: Empirically validated treatments for autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45, 2411-2428.  doi: 10.1007/s10803-015-2407-8

Howard, J.S., Sparkman, C.R., Cohen, H.G., Green, G., & Stanislaw, H.  (2005). A comparison of intensive behavior analytic and eclectic treatments for young children with autism.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 26, 359-383.  doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2004.09.005

 

Observational Learning

MacDonald, J. & Ahearn, W.H.  (2015). Teaching observational learning to children with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 800-816.  doi:  10.1002/jaba.257

DeQuinzio, J.A. & Taylor, B.A.  (2015). Teaching children with autism to discriminate the reinforced and nonreinforced responses of others:  Implications for observational learning. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 38-51.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.192

Townley-Cochran, D., Leaf, J.B., Taubman, M., Leaf, R., & McEachin, J.  (2015). Observational learning for students diagnosed with autism: A review paper.  Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2, 262-272.  doi: 10.1007/s40489-015-0050-0


Behavioral Momentum

MacDonald, J.M., Ahearn, W.H., Parry-Cruwys, D., Bancroft, S., & Dube, W.V.  (2013). Persistence during extinction: Examining the effects of continuous and intermittent reinforcement on problem behavior.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 333-338.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.3  

Parry-Cruwys, D.E., Neal, C.M., Ahearn, W.H., Wheeler, E.E., Premchander, R., Loeb, M.B., & Dube, W.V.  (2011). Resistance to disruption in a classroom setting. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 363-367.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-363

Nevin, J.A., Mandell, C., & Atak, J.R.  (1983). The analysis of behavioral momentum.  Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 39, 49-59.  doi: 10.1901/jeab.1983.39-49  

Nevin, J.A.  (1996). The momentum of compliance.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 29, 535-547.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1996.29-535

 

High-P/Low-P Sequence

Mace, F.C., Hock, M.L., Lalli, J.S., West, B.J., Belfiore, P., Pinter, E., & Brown, D.K.  (1988). Behavioral momentum in the treatment of noncompliance. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 21, 123-141.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1988.21-123

Normand, M.P., Kestner, K., & Jessel, J.  (2010). An analysis of stimuli that influence compliance during the high-probability instruction sequence.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 735-738.  doi; 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-735

Lipschultz, J. & Wilder, D.A.  (2017). Recent research on the high-probability instructional sequence: A brief review.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 424-428.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.378

Zuluaga, C.A. & Normand, M.P.  (2008). An evaluation of the high-probability instruction sequence with and without programmed reinforcement for compliance with high-probability instructions.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 41, 453-457.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2008.41-453

Nevin, J.A.  (1996). The momentum of compliance.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 29, 535-547.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1996.29-535

May 01, 2019
Episode 83 - Grab Bag VII: Grab Bag vs. Godzilla
01:09:18

From beneath the depths of the sea comes a creature unlike any man has ever known. It destroys cities without care. Our mightiest weapons cannot stop it. It is Godzilla, King of the Monsters! Only Grab Bag, friend to all children of the world, can help us now. Though Grab Bag may be small, he fights with the spirit of a million behavior analytic research articles. Go, Grab Bag! Save the world with your experimental designs and amazing science of human behavior. We believe in you!

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Articles discussed this episode:

Robinson, E.S., Desrochers, M., & Napolitano, D.A. (2019). Concurrent operant preference assessment to identify social consequences to decrease task latency for adolescents with dual diagnosis. Behavioral Interventions, 34, 52-61. doi: 10.1002/bin.1648

Groves, E.A. & Austin, J.L. (2019). Does the good behavior game evoke negative peer pressure? Analyses in primary and secondary classrooms. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 3-16. doi: 10.1002/jaba.513

Tyner, S., Brewer, A., Helman, M., Leon, Y., Pritchard, J., & Schulnd, M. (2016). Nice doggie! Contact desensitization plue reinforcement decreases dog phobias for children with autism. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 54-57. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0113-4

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Apr 24, 2019
Episode 82 - Interview Skills w/ Dr. Rocio Rosales
01:04:03

At some point in everyone’s life, you will be forced to sit through a job interview. This modern rite of passage may well spell the difference between being employed and being flat broke. This week, in our most meta episode ever, we interview Dr. Rocio Rosales on the topic of interview skills. Will a firm handshake, fancy suit, and boastful claim that your biggest weakness is your lack of weaknesses give you the edge you need to succeed? Or is there more to interview skills mastery than a winning smile? Our resume is up to date and scented for that little something extra.

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Articles discussed this episode:

O’Neill, J. & Rehfeldt, R.A. (2017). Computerized behavioral skills training with selection-based instruction and lag reinforcement schedules for responses to interview questions. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, 17, 42-54. doi: 10.1037/bar0000043

Smith, M.J., Ginger, E.J., Wright, K., Wright, M.A., Taylor, J.L., Humm, L.B., Olsen, D.E., Bell, M.D., & Fleming, M.F. (2014). Virtual reality job interview training in adults with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 2450-2463. doi: 10.1007/s10803-014-2113-y

Stocco, C.S., Thompson, R.H., Hart, J.M., & Soriano, H.L. (2017). Improving the interview skills of college students using behavioral skills training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 495-510. doi: 10.1002/jaba.385

Rosales, R. & Whitlow, H. (2019). A component analysis of job interview training for young adults with autism spectrum disorder. Behavioral Interventions, 1-16. doi: 10.1002/bin.1658

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Apr 17, 2019
Bonus Episode 16 - The New England Center for Children w/ Kim Walter
46:27

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, a portion of all of ABA Inside Track’s proceeds in April will be donated to the New England Center for Children. For those of you who haven’t heard of this internationally recognized school for individuals with ASD, Kim Walter joins us for a bonus chat about the ongoing mission of NECC to improve the lives of students, families, and behavior analysts. Fun fact: Without the New England Center for Children, there wouldn’t even BE an ABA Inside Track!!!

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Apr 16, 2019
Episode 81 - Healthy Food
01:31:45

Snacking sure is great. But, snacking isn’t usually the healthiest choice available. Since chiding people to eat better doesn’t seem to be cutting down the worldwide obesity epidemic, it looks like we’ll need behavior analysis to save the day. What does the research tell us about food preferences and promoting healthy food choices at a young age? And is there any way that we could make the whole thing some big, fun game? This podcast comes with and without cheese. You know you’re choosing the one with cheese.

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Articles discussed this episode:

Stark, L.J., Collins, Jr., F.L., Osnes, P.G., & Stokes, T.F. (1986). Using reinforcement and cueing to increase healthy snack food choices in preschoolers. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 19, 367-379. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1986.19-367

Zonneveld, K.L.M., Neidert, P.L., Dozier, C.L, Gureghian, D.L., & Bayles, M.W. (2019). Assessing factors that influence young children’s food preferences and choices. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 240-257. doi: 10.1002/jaba.521

Jones, B.A., Madden, J.G., Wengreen, H.J., Aguilar, S.S., Desjardins, E.A. (2014). Gamification of dietary decision-making in an elementary-school cafeteria. PLoS ONE, 9, e93872. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093872

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Apr 10, 2019
April 2019 Preview
23:32

Spring has sprung here at ABA Inside Track and a new garden of topics have grown into this months trio of podcasts. First, we take a look at what goes into making healthy food choices and how a space opera might be the key to battling obesity. Then we meet with special guest, Dr. Rocio Rosales, to discuss how to train individuals with ASD to improve job interview skills. Finally, we pull out the ol’ grab bag for another round of dog articles, good behavior games, and concurrent operant assessments.

Don’t forget, to celebrate Autism Awareness Month, all throughout April, a portion of proceeds from CE processing fees will be donated to the New England Center for Children, a globally acknowledged school for individuals with autism and a home of research and training in the field of behavior analysis. Pick up some CEs and donate to a worthy cause. It’s win-win!

Looking for exciting and educational behavior analytic conferences where you might run into ABA Inside Track hosts? Then don’t forget to check out the upcoming APBA Convention in Atlanta, GA on April 11-13, the BABAT Social in Natick, MA on April 25th (with guest speaker Diana!), and the ABAI Convention in Chicago, IL on May 23-27. Drop by and say “hi”.

Articles for April 2019:

Healthy Food

Stark, L.J., Collins, Jr., F.L., Osnes, P.G., & Stokes, T.F. (1986). Using reinforcement and cueing to increase healthy snack food choices in preschoolers. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 19, 367-379. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1986.19-367

Zonneveld, K.L.M., Neidert, P.L., Dozier, C.L, Gureghian, D.L., & Bayles, M.W. (2019). Assessing factors that influence young children’s food preferences and choices. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 240-257. doi: 10.1002/jaba.521

Jones, B.A., Madden, J.G., Wengreen, H.J., Aguilar, S.S., Desjardins, E.A. (2014). Gamification of dietary decision-making in an elementary-school cafeteria. PLoS ONE, 9, e93872. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093872

Interview Skills

O’Neill, J. & Rehfeldt, R.A. (2017). Computerized behavioral skills training with selection-based instruction and lag reinforcement schedules for responses to interview questions. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, 17, 42-54. doi: 10.1037/bar0000043

Smith, M.J., Ginger, E.J., Wright, K., Wright, M.A., Taylor, J.L., Humm, L.B., Olsen, D.E., Bell, M.D., & Fleming, M.F. (2014). Virtual reality job interview training in adults with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 2450-2463. doi: 10.1007/s10803-014-2113-y

Stocco, C.S., Thompson, R.H., Hart, J.M., & Soriano, H.L. (2017). Improving the interview skills of college students using behavioral skills training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 495-510. doi: 10.1002/jaba.385

Rosales, R. & Whitlow, H. (2019). A component analysis of job interview training for young adults with autism spectrum disorder. Behavioral Interventions, 1-16. doi: 10.1002/bin.1658

Grab Bag VII

Robinson, E.S., Desrochers, M., & Napolitano, D.A. (2019). Concurrent operant preference assessment to identify social consequences to decrease task latency for adolescents with dual diagnosis. Behavioral Interventions, 34, 52-61. doi: 10.1002/bin.1648

Groves, E.A. & Austin, J.L. (2019). Does the good behavior game evoke negative peer pressure? Analyses in primary and secondary classrooms. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 3-16. doi: 10.1002/jaba.513

Tyner, S., Brewer, A., Helman, M., Leon, Y., Pritchard, J., & Schulnd, M. (2016). Nice doggie! Contact desensitization plue reinforcement decreases dog phobias for children with autism. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 54-57. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0113-4

Apr 03, 2019
Episode 80 - Instructive Feedback w/ Dr. Jason Vladescu
01:21:42

You may think that discrete trial teaching requires you to present only one stimulus at a time. But, what if you could present more? And, what if, like magic, your students learned both without taking any additional time. Special guest Dr. Jason Vladescu joins us to share this seemingly magical procedure known as instructive feedback. Then stay tuned to hear our million-dollar ideas for scented oils. Copyright us.

Articles discussed this episode:

Vladescu, J.C. & Kodak, T.M. (2013). Increasing instructional efficiency by presenting additional stimuli in learning trials for children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 805-816. doi: 10.1002/jaba.70

Haq, S.S., Zemantic, P.K., Kodak, T., LeBlanc,B., & Ruppert, T.E. (2017). Examination of variables that affect the efficacy of instructive feedback. Behavioral Interventions, 32, 206-216. doi: 10.1002/bin.1470

Dass, T.K., Kisamore, A.N., Vladescu, J.C., Reeve, K.F., Reeve, S.A., & Taylor-Santa, C. (2018). Teaching children with autism spectrum disorder to tact olfactory stimuli. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 538-552. doi: 10.1002/jaba.470

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Mar 27, 2019
Episode 79 (LIVE) - Teaching to Tact at TACT
01:20:19

ABA Inside Track is coming at ya LIVE with a very special episode recorded at TACT (The Autism Community Therapists) all on the subject of….well…tacts. And this week’s articles aren’t messing around when it comes to using mands and echoics to beef up your tact training protocols. Plus, binkles for everybody!

Articles discussed this episode:

Carroll, R.J., & Hesse, B.E. (1987). The effects of alternating mand and tact training on the acquisition of tacts. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 5, 55-65. PMCID: PMC2748455

Kodak, T. & Clements, A. (2009). Acquisition of mands and tacts with concurrent echoic training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 839-843. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-839

Arntzen, E. & Almas, I.K. (2002). Effects of mand-tact versus tact-only training on the acquisition of tacts. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 35, 419-422. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2002.35-419

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Mar 20, 2019
Episode 78 - Should Behavior Analysts Use Social Thinking? w/ Dr. Justin Leaf
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While many of you may have heard of Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking curriculum, have you ever wondered if it’s appropriate for behavior analysts to use it? Well, Dr. Justin Leaf certainly has and he joins us on the podcast to share all of his thoughts on the subject including whether Social Thinking is empirically supported, whether it should be categorized as scientific or pseudoscientific, and whether behavior analysts may be at risk of violating our ethical code for using it.

Articles discussed this episode:

Leaf, J.B., Townley-Cochran, D., Taubman, M., Cihon, J.H., Oppenheim-Leaf, M.L., Kassardjian, A., Leaf, R., McEachin, J., & Pentz, T.G. (2015). The teaching interaction procedure and behavioral skills training for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder: a Review and commentary. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2, 402-413. doi: 10.1007/s40489-015-0060-y

Leaf, J.B., Kassardjian, A., Oppenheim-Leaf, M.L, Cihon, J.H., Taubman, M., Leaf, R., & McEachin, J. (2016). Social Thinking: Science, pseudoscience, or antiscience? Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 152-157. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0108-1

Leaf, J.B., Kassardjian, A., Oppenheim-Leaf, M.L., Cihon, J.H., Taubman, M., Leaf, R., & McEachin, J. (2016). Erratum to: Social Thinking: Science, pseudoscience, or antiscience? Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 158-159. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0119-y

Crooke, P.J. & Winner, M.G. (2016). Social Thinking methodology: Evidence-based or empirically supported? A response to Leaf et al. (2016). Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 403-408. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0151-y

Crooke, P.J., Hendrix, R.E., & Rachman, J.Y. (2008). Brief report: Measuring the effectiveness of teaching Social Thinking to children with Asperger syndrom (AS) and high functioning autism (HFA). Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38, 581-591. doi: 10.1007/s10803-007-0466-1

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Mar 13, 2019
March 2019 Preview
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It’s another exciting month here at ABA Inside Track. Not only do we have two amazing guests lined up to review their research, but we also have a recording from one of our recent live shows. But, before all of that, we review some follow-up from last month’s episodes in errata and take a few moments to celebrate our THIRD YEAR of podcasting!

Interested in applying for a job in an area in desperate need for ABA services? Autism Compassion Africa is looking to expand their team. Check out the posting here for more information. And feel free to listen to our interview with co-founder Whitney Hammel to learn more about ACA

Articles for February 2019

Should Behavior Analysis Use Social Thinking? w/ Dr. Justin Leaf

Leaf, J.B., Townley-Cochran, D., Taubman, M., Cihon, J.H., Oppenheim-Leaf, M.L., Kassardjian, A., Leaf, R., McEachin, J., & Pentz, T.G. (2015). The teaching interaction procedure and behavioral skills training for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder: a Review and commentary. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2, 402-413. doi: 10.1007/s40489-015-0060-y

Leaf, J.B., Kassardjian, A., Oppenheim-Leaf, M.L, Cihon, J.H., Taubman, M., Leaf, R., & McEachin, J. (2016). Social Thinking: Science, pseudoscience, or antiscience? Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 152-157. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0108-1

Leaf, J.B., Kassardjian, A., Oppenheim-Leaf, M.L., Cihon, J.H., Taubman, M., Leaf, R., & McEachin, J. (2016). Erratum to: Social Thinking: Science, pseudoscience, or antiscience? Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 158-159. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0119-y

Crooke, P.J. & Winner, M.G. (2016). Social Thinking methodology: Evidence-based or empirically supported? A response to Leaf et al. (2016). Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 403-408. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0151-y

Crooke, P.J., Hendrix, R.E., & Rachman, J.Y. (2008). Brief report: Measuring the effectiveness of teaching Social Thinking to children with Asperger syndrom (AS) and high functioning autism (HFA). Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38, 581-591. doi: 10.1007/s10803-007-0466-1

Teaching Tacts at TACT (LIVE)

Carroll, R.J., & Hesse, B.E. (1987). The effects of alternating mand and tact training on the acquisition of tacts. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 5, 55-65. PMCID: PMC2748455

Kodak, T. & Clements, A. (2009). Acquisition of mands and tacts with concurrent echoic training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 839-843. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-839

Arntzen, E. & Almas, I.K. (2002). Effects of mand-tact versus tact-only training on the acquisition of tacts. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 35, 419-422. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2002.35-419

Instructive Feedback w/ Dr. Jason Vladescu

Vladescu, J.C. & Kodak, T.M. (2013). Increasing instructional efficiency by presenting additional stimuli in learning trials for children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 805-816. doi: 10.1002/jaba.70

Haq, S.S., Zemantic, P.K., Kodak, T., LeBlanc,B., & Ruppert, T.E. (2017). Examination of variables that affect the efficacy of instructive feedback. Behavioral Interventions, 32, 206-216. doi: 10.1002/bin.1470

Dass, T.K., Kisamore, A.N., Vladescu, J.C., Reeve, K.F., Reeve, S.A., & Taylor-Santa, C. (2018). Teaching children with autism spectrum disorder to tact olfactory stimuli. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 538-552. doi: 10.1002/jaba.470

Mar 06, 2019
Episode 77 - Public Speaking
01:22:35

May I have your attention, please? Webster’s dictionary defines public speaking as the act of speaking in front of an audience. And it’s sort of terrifying…and I’m sweating just standing here talking to you. Now my PowerPoint slides have malfunctioned and I’ve dropped my notes. And I’m picturing the audience naked which is making me feel very uncomfortable. If only I’d listened to that amazing podcast about public speaking and how to improve my own abilities before agreeing to speak in front of all the best behavior analysts. Save me, ABA Inside Track!

Articles discussed this episode:

Friman, P.C. (2014). Behavior analysts to the front! A 15-step tutorial on public speaking. The Behavior Analyst, 37, 109-118. doi: 10.1007/s40614-014-0009-y

Fawcett, S.B. & Miller, L.K. (1975). Training public-speaking behavior: An experimental analysis and social validation. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 8, 125-135. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1975.8-125

Black, E.L. & Martin. G.L. (1980). A component analysis of public-speaking behaviors across individuals and behavioral categories. Communication Education, 29, 273-282. doi: 10.1080/03634528009378425

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Feb 27, 2019
Episode 76 - Gamification
01:13:09

What began as Rob’s excuse to talk about his favorite Mario games turned into a long discussion of research about gamification and its role (if any) in improving human behavior. We review the literature, the theory, and the anecdotes around this hot hot trend in every field from education to environmentalism. Is gamification the Fortnite of productivity? Or should it be tossed in a landfill like E.T. for Atari 2600.

Articles discussed this episode:

Morford, Z.H., Witts, B.N., Killingsworth, K.J., & Alavosius, M.P. (2014). Gamification: The intersection between behavior analysis and game design technologies. The Behavior Analyst, 37, 25-40. doi: 10.1007/s40614-014-0006-1

Sailer, M., Hense, J.U., Mayr, S.K., & Mandi, H. (2017). How gamification motivates: An experimental study of the effects of specific game design elements on psychological need satisfaction. Computers in Human Behavior, 69, 371-380. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2016.12.033

Hamari, J., Koivisto, & Sarsa, H. (2014). Does Gamification Work? A literature review of empirical studies on gamification. Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences. doi: 10.1109/HICSS.2014.377

Fogel, V.A., Miltenberger, R.G., Graves, R., & Koehler, S. (2010). The effects of exergaming on physical activity among inactive children in a physical education classroom. Journal of Applied Behavior Anlaysis, 43, 591-600. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-591

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Feb 20, 2019
Episode 75 - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy w/ Dr. Adam Hahs
01:15:16

In a world where individuals with mental health needs are struggling, could acceptance and commitment training be the answer? We chat with Dr. Adam Hahs to learn all about this third-wave behavior therapy, its procedure, the research, and exactly how the phrase “milk, milk, milk” could help parents with autism.

Articles discussed this episode:

Harris, R. (2006). Embracing your demons: an Overview of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Psychotherapy in Australia, 12, 2-8.

Gould, E.R., Tarbox, J., & Coyne, L. (2018). Evaluating the effects of Acceptance and Commitment Training on the overt behavior of parents of children with autism. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 7, 81-88. doi: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2017.06.003

Hahs, A.D., Dixon, M.R., & Paliliunas, D. (in press). Randomized controlled trial of a brief acceptance and commitment training for parents of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science. doi: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2018.03.002

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Feb 13, 2019
February 2019 Preview
23:40

While it might be the shortest month of the year, ABA Inside Track is running long on exciting content. Switching up our preview format a bit, we’re here to tell you everything coming up in the ENTIRE MONTH! That’s right: Three full-length episodes in a row! We’ll be talking about acceptance and commitment training with our special guest, Dr. Adam Hahs, before discussing two outside-of-the-box topics with gamification and public speaking. Rob’s hours of editing behavior analytic journal review is your gain!

Also, if you’re looking for a fun conference in leadership, tickets are now available for the Behavior Analyst Leadership Conference (BALC), coming to Connecticut at the end of March!

*Note: Due to a camera SNAFU, we’re audio only this month. We’ll have our video back up for the next preview. Sorry about that!

Articles for February 2019:

Acceptance and Commitment Training

Harris, R. (2006). Embracing your demons: an Overview of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Psychotherapy in Australia, 12, 2-8.

Gould, E.R., Tarbox, J., & Coyne, L. (2018). Evaluating the effects of Acceptance and Commitment Training on the overt behavior of parents of children with autism. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 7, 81-88. doi: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2017.06.003

Hahs, A.D., Dixon, M.R., & Paliliunas, D. (in press). Randomized controlled trial of a brief acceptance and commitment training for parents of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science. doi: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2018.03.002

Gamification

Morford, Z.H., Witts, B.N., Killingsworth, K.J., & Alavosius, M.P. (2014). Gamification: The intersection between behavior analysis and game design technologies. The Behavior Analyst, 37, 25-40. doi: 10.1007/s40614-014-0006-1

Sailer, M., Hense, J.U., Mayr, S.K., & Mandi, H. (2017). How gamification motivates: An experimental study of the effects of specific game design elements on psychological need satisfaction. Computers in Human Behavior, 69, 371-380. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2016.12.033

Hamari, J., Koivisto, & Sarsa, H. (2014). Does Gamification Work? A literature review of empirical studies on gamification. Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences. doi: 10.1109/HICSS.2014.377

Fogel, V.A., Miltenberger, R.G., Graves, R., & Koehler, S. (2010). The effects of exergaming on physical activity among inactive children in a physical education classroom. Journal of Applied Behavior Anlaysis, 43, 591-600. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-591

Public Speaking

Friman, P.C. (2014). Behavior analysts to the front! A 15-step tutorial on public speaking. The Behavior Analyst, 37, 109-118. doi: 10.1007/s40614-014-0009-y

Fawcett, S.B. & Miller, L.K. (1975). Training public-speaking behavior: An experimental analysis and social validation. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 8, 125-135. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1975.8-125

Black, E.L. & Martin. G.L. (1980). A component analysis of public-speaking behaviors across individuals and behavioral categories. Communication Education, 29, 273-282. doi: 10.1080/03634528009378425

Feb 06, 2019
Episode 74 - Joint Attention
01:19:37

It’s a belated birthday episode for Diana! In her honor we’re talking about joint attention, one of the primary deficits noted in most children with autism. This week we discuss what joint attention is, which treatments are effective for improving responses and initiation to joint attention, and how a trip to Uncle Moe’s Family Feedbag might be the ideal environment to master the skill. Happy birthday, Diana!

Articles discussed this episode:

Taylor, B.A. & Hoch, H. (2008). Teaching children with autism to respond to and initiate bids for joint attention. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 41, 377-391. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2008.41-377

Klein, J.L., MacDonald, R.F.P, Vaillancourt, G., Ahearn, W.H., & Dube, W.V. (2009). Teaching discrimination of adult gaze direction to children with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorder, 3, 42-49. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2008.03.006

Isaksen, J. & Holth, P. (2009). An operant approach to teaching joint attention skills to children with autism. Behavioral Interventions, 24, 215-236. doi: 10.1002/bin.292

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Jan 30, 2019
Episode 74 Preview
08:36

While Diana deals with a diaper change, Rob and Jackie enjoy some time together talking about joint attention in this week’s preview. After a quick update on some great journal articles to read for next week’s episode, we jump into errata featuring some emails and a reminder to get your tickets to the Behavior Analyst Leadership Council Conference on March 28-29.

Articles for next episode:

Taylor, B.A. & Hoch, H. (2008). Teaching children with autism to respond to and initiate bids for joint attention. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 41, 377-391. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2008.41-377

Klein, J.L., MacDonald, R.F.P, Vaillancourt, G., Ahearn, W.H., & Dube, W.V. (2009). Teaching discrimination of adult gaze direction to children with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorder, 3, 42-49. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2008.03.006

Isaksen, J. & Holth, P. (2009). An operant approach to teaching joint attention skills to children with autism. Behavioral Interventions, 24, 215-236. doi: 10.1002/bin.292

Jan 23, 2019
Bonus Episode 15 - Discussing School Refusal w/ Dr. Christopher Kearney
45:51

Treating chronic absenteeism and school-refusal behavior is a growing need in many parts of the world. Heck, we even did a whole episode on it! Luckily, we have dedicated psychologists like Dr. Christopher Kearney working to meet these challenges through research and writings for professionals and for parents. Dr. Kearney joins Rob on the show this week to talk about his original research in developing the School-Refusal Assessment Scale and to troubleshoot some tough school-refusal scenarios.

Interested in learning more about school-refusal behavior? Check out ABA Inside Track Episode 58 for a nice overview of some of Dr. Kearney’s research. Then head on over to Amazon to pick up one of Dr. Kearney’s books including Rob’s favorite summer read, “Helping School Refusing Children and Their Parents”.

Jan 16, 2019
Episode 73 - General Case Analysis
01:13:49

So, you learned a new skill. That’s great! But can you use that skill over here? How about here? What about with these items? If you said no, perhaps you’d be interested in hearing all about general-case analysis, a nifty classic technique that provides all the handy-dandy steps you need to promote amazing response generalization. Plus, we remember that cigarette machines used to be a thing.

Articles discussed this episode:

Chadsey-Rusch, J., Drasgow, E., Reinoehl, B., Halle, J., & Collet-Klingenberg, L. (1993). Using general-case instruction to teach spontaneous and generalized requests for assistance to learners with severe disabilities. Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 18, 177-187. doi:10.1177/154079699301800304

Sprague, J.R. & Horner, R.H. (1984). The effects of single instance, multiple instance, and general case training on generalized vending machine use by moderately and severely handicapped students. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 17, 273-278. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1984.17-273

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Jan 09, 2019
Episode 73 Preview
15:15

Ever want to train an individual in a new skill but don’t know how the heck you’re going to be able to promote its generalization? And do you think there’s enough time to train on every possible combination of stimuli? There’s got to be a better way!! And next week, we’ll be talking all about that way: General-case instruction. But first, errata and a reminder about a FREE CEU for listening to episode 69.

Articles for next episode:

Chadsey-Rusch, J., Drasgow, E., Reinoehl, B., Halle, J., & Collet-Klingenberg, L. (1993). Using general-case instruction to teach spontaneous and generalized requests for assistance to learners with severe disabilities. Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 18, 177-187. doi:10.1177/154079699301800304

Sprague, J.R. & Horner, R.H. (1984). The effects of single instance, multiple instance, and general case training on generalized vending machine use by moderately and severely handicapped students. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 17, 273-278. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1984.17-273

Jan 02, 2019
Bonus Episode 14 - The Year in ABA (2018) w/ Matt Cicoria
01:08:02

As 2018 draws to a close, we gather round together with our pal Matt Cicoria from the Behavioral Observations podcast to discuss what’s been going down with applied behavior analysis in the past 365 days. We talk losses, changes, and where we think 2019 will take us as a field. Happy Holidays, everyone!

Dec 26, 2018
Bonus Episode 13 - Can You Hear Me Now? Our BABAT 2018 Panel
55:32

It’s our very first LIVE recording from the floor of BABAT 2018. This year we took part in a panel discussion on dissemination of behavior analysis, our favorite topic. And we even brought our very own data! Thanks to the organizers of the BABAT conference and to everyone who took our survey. And huge thanks to everyone who attended our panel. You were an amazing audience!

If you’d like to listen to the audio paired with our actual slides, why not watch the episode on our YouTube or Facebook page

Our Official Program Listing:

Panel Discussion:

Can You Hear Me Now? Discussions on the Dissemination of Behavior Analysis. Chair: Diana Parry-Cruwys (Regis College/ABA Inside Track). Panelists: Robert Parry-Cruwys (ABA Inside Track), Jacquelyn MacDonald (Regis College/ABA Inside Track).

Dec 21, 2018
Episode 72 - Research Grab Bag VI: Beyond Thunderdome
01:08:12

After the world has moved on, bands of wild behavior analysts roam the deserts, searching for reinforcement wherever it can be found. Yet there are still tales. Tales of the last research journal library, home of the mythical grab bag wherein the full repository of behavior analytic knowledge still remains. Many pseudoscientists scoff at these tales, but the true BCBAs know that this research grab bag exists. Lost beyond the horizon, beyond the burned sea, beyond…THUNDERDOME!

Articles discussed this episode:

Fritz, J.N., Dupuis, D.L., Wu, W., Neal, A.E., Rettig, L.A., & Lastrapes, R.E. (2017). Evaluating increased effort for item disposal to improve recycling at a university. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 825-829. doi: 10.1002/jaba.405

Hankla, M.E., Kohn, C.S., & Normand, M.P. (2018). Teaching college students to pour accurately using behavioral skills training: Evaluation of the effects of peer modeling. Behavioral Interventions, 33, 136-149. doi: 10.1002/bin.1509

Pachis, J.A. & Zonneveld, K.L.M. (2018). Comparison of prompting procedures to teach internet skills to older adults. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. doi:10.1002/jaba.519

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Dec 19, 2018
Episode 72 Preview
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Dec 12, 2018
Episode 71 - (ETHICS) Cultural Competence w/ Dr. Solandy Forte
01:13:46

This week we’re joined by special guest, Dr. Solandy Forte, of Milestones Behavioral Services, to help us to gain a better understanding of the issue of cultural competence. It’s a very client-centered episode which lays out the positives and pitfalls that improved cultural understanding can bring.

Articles discussed this episode:

Fong, E.H., Catagnus, R.M., Brodhead, M.T., Quigley, S., & Field, S. (2016). Developing the cultural awareness skills of behavior analysts. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 84-94. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0111-6

Fong, E.H. & Tanaka, S. (2013). Multicultural alliance of behavior analysis standards for cultural competence in behavior analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 8, 17-19. doi: 10.1037/h0100970

Young-Pelton, C.A. & Dotson, T.D. (2017). Ethical issues in rural programs for behavior analysis for students with disabilities. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 36, 38-48. doi: 10.1177/8756870517703407

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Dec 05, 2018
Episode 71 Preview
09:20

While I think all of us at ABA Inside Track are pretty with it, woke, and progressive, that doesn’t mean that we don’t have room to grow, especially in the area of cultural competence. So, like any good behavior analysts, we found some research and reached out to an expert to wisen us up. But, before that happens, we celebrate a listener birthday with the gift of journal article recommendations.

Articles for next episode:

Fong, E.H., Catagnus, R.M., Brodhead, M.T., Quigley, S., & Field, S. (2016). Developing the cultural awareness skills of behavior analysts. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 84-94. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0111-6

Fong, E.H. & Tanaka, S. (2013). Multicultural alliance of behavior analysis standards for cultural competence in behavior analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 8, 17-19. doi: 10.1037/h0100970

Nov 28, 2018
Episode 70 - Manding for Information w/ Dr. Sarah Lechago
01:07:16

We’ve got nothing but mand after mand for our special guest, Dr. Sarah Lechago. And when we stop asking about her cool model volcano, we finally get to the heart of her research on teaching children with autism to mand for information. How does she do it, you ask? Sorry, your podcast player can’t respond. You’ll just have to listen to the whole episode.

Articles discussed this episode:

Lechago, S.A., Carr, J.E., Grow, L.L., Love, J.R., & Almason, S.M. (2010). Mands for information generalized across establishing operations. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 381-395. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-381

Lechago, S.A., Howell, A., Caccavale, M.N., & Peterson, C.W. (2013). Teaching “how"?” mand-for-information frames to children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 781-791. doi: 10.1002/jaba.71

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Nov 21, 2018
Bonus Episode 12 - Thompson Center for Autism Conference Special 2018
01:10:10

Our live recording wasn’t the only awesome thing happening at the Thompson Center for Autism’s 2018 Conference. We had the chance to chat with some of the other speakers about their research and favorite moments from the show. We also talked with a number of presenters at the student poster session. Plus, Rob finds a way to play video games. This episode is the next best thing to having been in St. Louis yourself. Thanks so much to all of the folks at the Thompson Center for their hard work and for letting us bother so many amazing individuals!

Conference Speakers:

Dr. Rebecca Landa

Dr. Sarah Lechago

Dr. Casey Clay

Dr. Jason Vladescu

D.r Adel Najdowski

Dr. Kristin Sohl

Posters Discussed:

Assessing and promoting independence in young adults with autism spectrum disorder presented by Ann Coleman, University of Missouri

Comparison of naturalistic and arranged SDs during schedule thinning following FCT presented by McKenzie Bacon, Missouri State University

Caregiver fading following functional communication training presented by John Augustine, Missouri State University

Using stereotypy as reinforcement for alternative behaviors: A replication and extension presented by Katherine Johnson, University of Missouri

Using behavioral skills training to shape job skills in adults with autism spectrum disorder presented by Valerie Smith, University of Rochester

Effects of procedural fidelity of photographic activity schedules on client performance presented by Ashley Stevens, University of Missouri

Nov 16, 2018
Episode 70 Preview
15:38

Where? Who? How? are just some of the mands for information we have coming up on next week’s episode. And rather than answer these questions by ourselves, why not mand for information from someone who researches mands for information, Dr. Sarah Lechago. In the meantime, we respond to your mands for information in errata with our normal preview-level nonsense.

Articles for next episode:

Lechago, S.A., Carr, J.E., Grow, L.L., Love, J.R., & Almason, S.M. (2010). Mands for information generalized across establishing operations. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 381-395. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-381

Lechago, S.A., Howell, A., Caccavale, M.N., & Peterson, C.W. (2013). Teaching “how"?” mand-for-information frames to children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 781-791. doi: 10.1002/jaba.71

Nov 14, 2018
Episode 69 - (LIVE) Autism at College
01:02:16

This week we’re coming to you LIVE from our taping at the Thompson Center for Autism Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Thanks so much to all of the organizers for giving us a great venue for our very first live recording of the show. Our topic was all about the transition to college for students with autism. We review some trends and possible next steps to support this population and even have a surprise special guest appearance! Plus, some thoughts recorded after the conference on positive updates in the field.

Articles discussed this episode:

Elias, R. & White, S.W. (2018). Autism goes to college: Understanding the needs of a student population on the rise. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48, 732-746. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3075-7

White, S.W., Elias, R., Capriola-Hall, N.N., Smith, I.C., Conner, C.M., Asselin, S.B., Howlin, P., Getzel, E.E., & Mazefsky, C.A. (2017). Development of a college transition and support program for students with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47, 3072-3078. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3236-8

Lucas, R. & James. A.I. (2018). An evaluation of specialist mentoring for university students with autism spectrum disorders and mental health conditions. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48, 694-707. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3303-1

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Nov 07, 2018
Episode 69 Preview
12:28

Good news, everyone! More students with autism are attending college than ever before. Bad news, everyone! Many of these students are still struggling to graduate. What are the critical pieces of transition planning that have been underdeveloped? Next week, we’ll be discussing some research on the subject at our very first LIVE taping of ABA Inside Track at the Thompson Center for Autism Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.

Articles for next episode:

Elias, R. & White, S.W. (2018). Autism goes to college: Understanding the needs of a student population on the rise. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48, 732-746. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3075-7

White, S.W., Elias, R., Capriola-Hall, N.N., Smith, I.C., Conner, C.M., Asselin, S.B., Howlin, P., Getzel, E.E., & Mazefsky, C.A. (2017). Development of a college transition and support program for students with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47, 3072-3078. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3236-8

Lucas, R. & James. A.I. (2018). An evaluation of specialist mentoring for university students with autism spectrum disorders and mental health conditions. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48, 694-707. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3303-1

Oct 31, 2018
Bonus Episode 11 - BABAT Special 2018
44:26

When crisp fall air strikes, you know that the BABAT conference is about to get underway. This year, we celebrate New England’s coolest conference for behavior analysts by talking with some of the students featured at the evening poster session. Then, to honor the last BABAT held at scenic UMass Amherst, we gather some dear friends around two pounds of chicken wings to reminisce on some of our favorite memories.

 

Student Posters Discussed:

A Descriptive Assessment of Activity-Based Variation in Pre-School Children. NICOLE LENARES, Joseph Dracobly, Tayler Shea, Ashley Williams, Morgan Winship, and Sydney Spencer (Eastern Connecticut State University).

A Parametric Analysis of Inter-Trial Intervals on Establishing Functional Communication. KENDRA GUINNESS and Kevin Schlichenmeyer (The Autism Community Therapists).

Extending Functional Analysis Session Length to Yield Menainingful Outcomes. CURTIA HUMBERT, Matt Decho, Victoria Cimino, and David Kuhn (Milestones Behavioral Services).

Evaluation of Systematically Fading Protective Equipment to Decrease Problem Behavior and Increase Academic Skills. KRISTINA HARTY, Lauren Carter, and Silva Orchanian (Melmark New England).

Treatment of Stereotypy: Differential Reinforcement Schedules and Reinforcer Delivery Rate. FINLEY CRUGER, ANGELICA SEDANO, Eileen Roscoe, and Chelsea Hedquist (New England Center for Children).

Teaching Children to Implement Response Interruption Redirection to Reduce Siblings’ Stereotypy. KAITLYN MILES and Jacquelyn MacDonald (Regis College).

Teaching Abduction Prevention Skills to Children. TAYLOR JOHNS and Jacquelyn MacDonald (Regis College).

Assessment and Treatment of Trichotillomania: Are Competing Items Effective When Treating Multiply Controlled Behavior? KARA MACLEAN and G. Tracey Toran (New England Center for Children).

 

Oct 26, 2018
Episode 68 - Positive Parenting, pt. 2
01:09:27

We wrap up our two-part book club covering Dr. Glen Latham’s The Power of Positive Parenting by sharing some of our favorite chapters including dealing with tantrums, developing self-esteem, and what to do when everything goes to hell. Plus, our final reviews of the book and whether we think it’s right for you. And hilarious parenting anecdotes!

Readings discussed this episode:

Latham, G.I.  (1990). The power of positive parenting. North Logan, UT: P&T Ink.

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Oct 24, 2018
Episode 67 - Positive Parenting, pt. 1
01:11:41

Wondering if you’ve got what it takes to be a positive parent? Find yourself needing the greatest parenting tips for the families you work with? Terrified that you keep coming back to the old “yell at the kids until they behave” strategy your parents used? Well, let ABA Inside Track’s second annual book club pick, The Power of Positive Parenting, help you out. For the next two episodes we’ll be discussing Dr. Glen Latham’s excellent parenting book to determine if it’s really as great as we’ve heard and, more importantly, if it’s really a piece of behavior analytic literature.

Readings discussed this episode:

Latham, G.I.  (1990). The power of positive parenting. North Logan, UT: P&T Ink.

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Oct 17, 2018
Episode 67+68 Preview
19:51

Fresh off our last multi-part episodes comes another multi-part episode. For the next two weeks, we’ll be holding our annual book club and discussing Dr. Glen Latham’s book, the Power of Positive Parenting. In the meantime Jackie explains just how much online learning is too much and Rob attempts to apologize and to usher in a new age of conversation and understanding.

Readings for next episode:

Latham, G.I.  (1990). The power of positive parenting. North Logan, UT: P&T Ink.

Oct 10, 2018
Episode 66 - Latency FAs w/ Dr. Josh Jessel
01:21:03

Are you tired of spending hours running session after session to find the function of a problem behavior? Do you find yourself scoring tape into the wee hours of the night, shaking your head and saying, “There’s got to be a quicker way”? Well, Dr. Josh Jessel is here to tell us how we can find maintaining variables in as little as 30 minutes. Seriously. And you thought learning how to measure latency was never going to make you a better BCBA.

Articles discussed this episode:

 Thomason-Sassi, J.L., Iwata, B.A., Neidert, P.L., & Roscoe, E.M. (2011). Response latency as an index of response strength during functional analyses of problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 51-67. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-51

Jessel, J., Ingvarsson, E.T., Metras, R., Whipple, R., Kirk, H., & Solsbery, L. (2018). Treatment of elopement following a latency-based interview-informed, synthesized contingency analysis. Behavioral Interventions, 33, 1-13. doi: 10.1002/bin.1525

 

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Oct 03, 2018
Episode 66 Preview
16:29

Next week we’ll be joined by Dr. Josh Jessel to discuss how the IISCA and latency measurements can make functional analysis run faster than you could ever imagine. But first, watch Rob opine over the best fall activities to do in New England.

Articles for next episode:

Thomason-Sassi, J.L., Iwata, B.A., Neidert, P.L., & Roscoe, E.M. (2011). Response latency as an index of response strength during functional analyses of problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 51-67. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-51

Jessel, J., Ingvarsson, E.T., Metras, R., Whipple, R., Kirk, H., & Solsbery, L. (2018). Treatment of elopement following a latency-based interview-informed, synthesized contingency analysis. Behavioral Interventions, 33, 1-13. doi: 10.1002/bin.1525

Sep 26, 2018
Bonus Episode 10 - Technology for BCBAs w/ Dr. Jamie Hughes-Lika
01:19:50

If you enjoyed excerpts from our conversation with Dr. Hughes-Lika about supervision and technology, then you’re going to love the full interview. The sky’s the limit with technology in the hands of a BCBA and we run down some of the coolest tech apps out there with an eye towards what the future may hold.

 

Resource Links:

Mentimeter

Kahoot

Google Drive

Techsmith (makers of Camtasia)

GoReact

Sep 21, 2018
Episode 65 - (SUPERVISION) Supervision Series II, pt 3 - Behavioral Skills Training for All
01:09:43

It’s been a wonderful September full of supervision and we round out this group of episodes with a review of the best ways to train others. Surprisingly, the answer includes even more training. Plus stories of our first jobs, Mickey Mouse’s first words, and first steps towards skill competency. The rationale for listening to our podcast is excellence!

 

Articles discussed this episode:

Parsons, M.B., Rollyson, J.H., & Reid, D.H.  (2012).  Evidence-based staff training: A guide for practitioners.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 5, 2-11.  doi: 10.1007/BF03391819

Parsons, M.B., Rollyson, J.H., & Reid, D.H.  (2013).  Teaching practitioners to conduct behavioral skills training: A pyramidal approach for training multiple human service staff.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 6, 4-16.  doi: 10.1007/BF03391798

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Sep 19, 2018
Episode 64 - (SUPERVISION) Supervision Series II, pt 2 - Supervision Pitfalls
01:27:34

The supervision train rolls on, but, if you’re not careful, might end up in one of the many many pitfalls strewn along the way to becoming the best BCBA supervisor ever. Luckily we’re here to review how to start your supervision off on the right foot and the top 5 tips to stay on top of your game. And when we take a quick break from the main topic, we terrorize each other with memories of scary Super Mario Bros. enemies and Pilgrim trivia. Break out your best neutral face: It’s Supervisin’ Time!

 

Articles discussed this episode:

 Sellers, T.P, LeBlanc, L.A., & Valentino, A.L.  (2016).  Recommendations for detecting and addressing barriers to successful supervision.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 309-319.  doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0142-z

Sellers, T.P., Valentino, A.L., & LeBlanc, L.A.  (2016).  Recommended practices for individual supervision of aspiring behavior analysts.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 274-286.  doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0110-7

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Sep 12, 2018
Episode 63 - (SUPERVISION) Supervision Series II, pt 1 - The Future of Supervision w/ Dr. Jamie Hughes-Lika
01:23:58

Supervision September 2 starts off this week with a look at the future of supervision.  Namely, we discuss updates to supervision for BCBA trainees as laid out this past year by the BACB.  Then, after the dry stuff, Rob talks with Dr. Jamie Hughes-Lika of Summit Autism Services about some technology tools that may make your supervision a little easier.  Not discussed: Magical supervision robots who log your training hours minute-by-minute.  Though wouldn't that be cool?

Articles discussed this episode:

BACB Newsletter (October 2017)

BACB Newsletter (March 2018)

BCBA/BCaBA Experience Standards: Monthly System

Twyman, J.S.  (2014).  Envisioning education 3.0: The fusion of behavior analysis, learning science and technology.  Mexican Journal of Behavior Analysis, 40, 20-38.  doi: 10.5514/rmac.v40.i2.63663

Resource Links:

Mentimeter

Kahoot

Google Drive

Techsmith (makers of Camtasia)

GoReact

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Sep 05, 2018
Episode 63-65 Previews
15:18

Back in time for the start of the new school year,  it's our 2nd (annual?) Supervision September! All this month, we have episodes devoted solely to supervision: Supervision and technology, barriers to supervision, and supervision in training others.  That's three episodes on supervision in a row! Plus, we unveil our exciting survey on technology (hey, would you mind taking it?) and talk about our appearances at the BABAT and Thompson Center Autism conferences in October.  See you there!

Articles for next episodes:

Episode 63

BACB Newsletter (October 2017)

BACB Newsletter (March 2018)

BCBA/BCaBA Experience Standards: Monthly System

Twyman, J.S.  (2014).  Envisioning education 3.0: The fusion of behavior analysis, learning science and technology.  Mexican Journal of Behavior Analysis, 40, 20-38.  doi: 10.5514/rmac.v40.i2.63663

Episode 64

Sellers, T.P, LeBlanc, L.A., & Valentino, A.L.  (2016).  Recommendations for detecting and addressing barriers to successful supervision.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 309-319.  doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0142-z

Sellers, T.P., Valentino, A.L., & LeBlanc, L.A.  (2016).  Recommended practices for individual supervision of aspiring behavior analysts.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 274-286.  doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0110-7

Episode 65

Parsons, M.B., Rollyson, J.H., & Reid, D.H.  (2012).  Evidence-based staff training: A guide for practitioners.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 5, 2-11.  doi: 10.1007/BF03391819

Parsons, M.B., Rollyson, J.H., & Reid, D.H.  (2013).  Teaching practitioners to conduct behavioral skills training: A pyramidal approach for training multiple human service staff.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 6, 4-16.  doi: 10.1007/BF03391798

Aug 29, 2018
Episode 62 - Help, I Need Somebody
01:14:42

This week, we're discussing asking for help and ways to improve this important life skill.  We discuss basic requests for help, how to prevent overgeneralization of the response, and high- and low-tech solutions for asking for help when lost.  Plus, Rob goes out of his way to make the absolute worst jokes possible in a feeble attempt to lighten the mood.

Articles discussed this episode:

Rodriguez, N.M., Levesque, M.A., Cohrs, V.L., & Niemeier, J.J.  (2017).  Teaching children with autism to request help with difficult tasks.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 717-732.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.420

Carlile, K.A., DeBar, R.M., Reeve, S.A., Reeve, K.F., & Meyer, L.S.  (2018).  Teaching help-seeking when lost to individuals with autism spectrum disorder.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 191-206.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.447

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Aug 22, 2018
Episode 62 Preview
17:21

No one makes it through this crazy world alone.  Whether a full-grown adult or a child with disabilities, everyone needs to be able to ask for help once in a while.  But what happens when you keep asking for help all the time? Or your need help but don't know who to ask or where you are? Next week we'll be reviewing articles that have the answers to the these questions.  But first, a whole bunch of upcoming episode and appearance reminders!

Articles for next episode:

Rodriguez, N.M., Levesque, M.A., Cohrs, V.L., & Niemeier, J.J.  (2017).  Teaching children with autism to request help with difficult tasks.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 717-732.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.420

Carlile, K.A., DeBar, R.M., Reeve, S.A., Reeve, K.F., & Meyer, L.S.  (2018).  Teaching help-seeking when lost to individuals with autism spectrum disorder.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 191-206.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.447

Aug 15, 2018
Episode 61 - Discontinuous Data Sampling w/ Dr. Mary-Katherine Carey
01:17:30

STOP! Before you start using that discontinuous data sampling system in your program, listen to special guest, Dr. Mary-Katherine Carey, join us for a discussion of its pros and cons.  We'll review previous and recent research to determine whether discontinuous data systems really do save a lot of time, whether sampling data can ruin student programming, and whether you can get a scientific study done in a month.  Don't worry: We find some time to act all silly and go off on irrelevant tangents too.

Articles discussed this episode:

Cummings, A.R. & Carr, J.E.  (2009).  Evaluating progress in behavioral programs for children with autism spectrum disorders via continuous and discontinuous measurement.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 52-71.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-57

Carey, M.K. & Bourret, J.C.  (2014).  Effects of data sampling on graphical depictions of learning.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 749-764.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.153

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Aug 08, 2018
Episode 61 Preview
10:36

Ever sit down to take data and, as you're writing down all those pluses and minuses, tell yourself, "There's got to be a better way"? Well, I've got some good news and some bad news for you! Next week, we're talking with the newly-minted Dr. Carey about discontinuous data systems and the good, the bad, and the ugly about their use.  But first, an errata chock full of excellent emails and a brief discussion of upstate New York over-the-air broadcasts.  And Rob shares a geek fact.

Articles for next episode:

Cummings, A.R. & Carr, J.E.  (2009).  Evaluating progress in behavioral programs for children with autism spectrum disorders via continuous and discontinuous measurement.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 52-71.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-57

Carey, M.K. & Bourret, J.C.  (2014).  Effects of data sampling on graphical depictions of learning.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 749-764.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.153

Aug 01, 2018
Episode 60 - Research Grab Bag V: Curse of Grab Bag
01:28:43

It's our most popular episode type: Grab bag! And by popular, I mean popular to us because we get to read whatever articles we want to! This week, Rob sits down at the ol' baby grand and plays a tune about stimulus equivalence, Diana neutrally praises the effort, and Jackie eats all the poison we left on the floor.  Perhaps our most disjointed episode to date.

Articles discussed this episode:

Griffith, K.R., Ramos, A.L., Hill, K.E., & Miguel, C.F.  (2018).  Using equivalence-based instruction to teach piano skills to college students.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 207-219.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.438

Weyman, J.R. & Sy, J.R.  (2018).  Effects of neutral and enthusiastic praise on the rate of discrimination acquisition.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 335-344.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.440

Dancho, K.A., Thompson, R.H., & Rhoades, M.M.  (2008).  Teaching preschool children to avoid poison hazards.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analylsis, 41, 267-271.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2008.41-267

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Jul 25, 2018
Episode 60 Preview
12:19

What's that sound coming across the misty moors? Some folks say a grab bag full of behavior analytic articles roams these dark plains, searching for a podcast to eat.  Legend tells of a team of BCBAs who will tame the grab bag and bring its research to the ABA community.  Might you be the ones the legend speaks of?

Articles for next episode:

Griffith, K.R., Ramos, A.L., Hill, K.E., & Miguel, C.F.  (2018).  Using equivalence-based instruction to teach piano skills to college students.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 207-219.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.438

Weyman, J.R. & Sy, J.R.  (2018).  Effects of neutral and enthusiastic praise on the rate of discrimination acquisition.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 335-344.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.440

Dancho, K.A., Thompson, R.H., & Rhoades, M.M.  (2008).  Teaching preschool children to avoid poison hazards.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analylsis, 41, 267-271.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2008.41-267

Jul 18, 2018
Episode 59 - Puppies!
01:09:29

Though Rob may prefer to hit PAWS when it comes to talking about canines, Jackie and Diana have a howling good time on this week's episode all about dog behavior and behavior analysis.  Wondering how functional analysis methodology can be used to treat dog challenging behavior? Or how shelter workers can actually be taught to train dogs on the cheap? Curious if Rob writes little stories about the research articles he reads? We answer all three of these tough questions in this week's episode.  We're such RUFF-ians.  

Articles discussed this episode:

Feuerbacher, E.N. & Wynne, C.D.L.  (2016).  Application of  functional analysis methods to assess human-dog interactions.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 970-974.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.318

Howard, V.J. & DiGennaro Reed, F.D.  (2014).  Training shelter volunteers to teach dog compliance.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 344-359.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.120

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Jul 11, 2018
Episode 59 Preview
17:10

To celebrate America's birthday, we're finally giving Jackie her wish and doing an entire episode devoted to puppies.  Specifically, dog behavior analysis.  After a montage of dog pictures featuring sad Sarah Mclachan music, dry your tears to prepare for some summer reading assignments in Errata.  Do you have ideas for ABA Inside Track episodes? Email us!

Articles for next episode:

Feuerbacher, E.N. & Wynne, C.D.L.  (2016).  Application of  functional analysis methods to assess human-dog interactions.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 970-974.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.318

Howard, V.J. & DiGennaro Reed, F.D.  (2014).  Training shelter volunteers to teach dog compliance.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 344-359.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.120

Jul 04, 2018
Bonus Episode 9 - Autism Insurance Reform w/ Amy Weinstock
32:07

Not a day goes by that the treatment and care for children with autism and their families isn't in the news.  Sadly, many recent headlines have focused on the alarming challenges that these families face in looking for effective treatment (i.e., ABA) even with the sweeping changes to insurance coverage of autism treatment signed into law in nearly all the U.S.  Luckily, we had an amazing opportunity to speak to Amy Weinstock of the Autism Insurance Resource Center about this and other topics related to insurance for autism treatment including a discussion of her important role in bringing this legislation to Massachusetts, her ongoing work to support families in understanding their rights under the law, and what all BCBAs need to know about insurance.

And if you still have more questions after listening, why not contact the awesome people at the Autism Resource Center yourself?

Jun 27, 2018
Episode 58 - School Refusal Behavior
01:34:18

Ah, the beautiful summer weather is finally upon us.  And what better time to talk about how hard it is for some students to attend school.  Is it bad teaching? Permissive parents? School anxiety? How the heck are we supposed to find out the function of school refusal behavior? Fortunately, Dr. Christopher Kearney and colleagues have been studying the assessment and treatment of school refusal behavior since the early 90's.  And your pals here at ABA Inside Track are here to disseminate their research with our brand of deep discussion and tangents about Jackie's history of poor attendance due to Sailor Moon.

Articles for next episode:

Kearney, C.A. & Silverman, W.K.  (1990).  A preliminary analysis of a functional model of assessment and treatment for school refusal behavior.  Behavior Modification, 14, 340-366.  doi: 10.1177/01454455900143007

Kearney, C.A., Pursell, C., & Alvarez, K.  (2001).  Treatment of school refusal behavior in children with mixed functional profiles.  Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 8, 3-11.  doi: 10.1016/S1077-7229(01)80037-7

Kearney, C.A., Chapman, G., & Cook, L.C.  (2005).  Moving from assessment to treatment of school refusal behavior in youth.  INternational Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 1, 46-51.

Kearney, C.A.  (2008).  School absenteeism and school refusal behavior in youth: A contemporary review.  Clinical Psychology Review, 28, 451-471.  doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2007.07.012

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Jun 20, 2018
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Jun 13, 2018
Episode 57 - Do Humans Prefer Contingencies?
01:15:09

This week we're researching the age-old question: Will I be happier by doing stuff or just waiting for the world to reward me? In behavioral terms, we're discussing whether humans prefer contingent or noncontingent reinforcement.  After going over two excellent research articles exploring this question through the use of the ever-popular concurrent-chains procedure, Jackie and Diana expose their crazy, right-wing politics to assess the U.S. welfare system while our favorite liberal progressive, Rob, watches in horror.

Articles discussed this episode:

Luczynksi, K.C. & Hanley, G.P.  (2009).  Do children prefer contingencies? An evaluation of the efficacy of and preference for contingent versus noncontingent social reinforcement during play.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 511-525.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-511

Hanley, G.P., Piazza, C.C., Fisher, W.W., Contrucci, S.A., & Maglieri, K.A.  (1997).  Evaluation of client preference for function-based treatment packages.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 30, 459-473.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1997.30-459

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Jun 06, 2018
Episode 57 Preview
11:57

You enter a hall full of all of your favorite things.  The old knight of the Crusade beckons you to him.  "Among you are the greatest delights known to humanity.  You may engage in whip-cracking tricks to earn them.  Or, I can give you one every now and again.  You must choose...but choose wisely."  And in that moment, you realize: you should have listened to that episode of ABA Inside Track about whether humans prefer contingencies.  Suddenly, you awaken in a cold sweat and look at the calendar.  "Oh, thank Skinner," you gasp.  "It's only the preview episode! There's still time to subscribe!" Then, with visions of Diana, Jackie, and Rob podcasting in your head, you slip off, back to dreamland. 

Articles for next episode:

Luczynksi, K.C. & Hanley, G.P.  (2009).  Do children prefer contingencies? An evaluation of the efficacy of and preference for contingent versus noncontingent social reinforcement during play.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 511-525.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-511

Hanley, G.P., Piazza, C.C., Fisher, W.W., Contrucci, S.A., & Maglieri, K.A.  (1997).  Evaluation of client preference for function-based treatment packages.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 30, 459-473.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1997.30-459

May 30, 2018
Episode 56 - Behavioral Gerontology
01:32:05

This week we're running the gamut of issues facing older adults with dementia.  We've got an article about hoarding items, an article about running a functional analysis, and an article about making people feel happy.  Spoiler alert: ice cream shops are an evidence-based way to bring joy.  But we could have told you that.  

Articles discussed this episode:

Donaldson, J.M., Trahan, M.A., & Kahng, S.  (2014).  An evaluation of procedures to increase cooperation related to hoarding in an older adult with dementia.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 410-414.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.112

Trahan, M.A., Donaldson, McNabney, M.K., & Kahng, S.  (2014).  The influence of antecedents and consequences on the occurrence of bizarre speech in individuals with dementia.  Behavioral Interventions, 29, 286-303.  doi: 10.1002/bin.1393

Moore, K., Delaney, J.A., & Dixon, M.R.  (2007).  Using indices of happiness to examine the influence of environmental enhancements for nursing home residents with Alzheimer's disease.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40, 541-544.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2007.40-541

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May 23, 2018
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May 16, 2018
Episode 55 - Interteach w/ Dr. James Soldner
01:26:12

Ever feel like college and graduate classes are too boring for our modern times? Wish there were a way to improve the lecturing experience? Well, you're in luck because special guest Dr. James Soldner agrees and visits the show to share the magic of Interteaching.  We'll run down his research on the subject and get a crash course on how this behavioral teaching methodology can be implemented for maximum effectiveness.  And, no, we're not talking about the awesome, old cop show "Inter-Teach".

Articles discussed this episode:

Querol, B.I.D., Rosales, R., & Soldner, J.L.  (2015).  A comprehensive review of interteaching and its impact on student learning and satisfaction.  Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, 4, 390-411.  doi: 10.1037/stl0000048

Soldner, J.L., Rosales, R., Crimando, W., & Schultz, J.C.  (2017).  Interteaching: Application of an empirically supported behavioral teaching method in distance rehabilitation education.  Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 31372-386.  doi: 10.1891/2168-6653.31.4.372

Rosales, R., Soldner, J.L., & Zhang, L.  (2018).  An evaluation of the pair discussion component of interteaching.  The Psychological Record, 68, 71-79.  doi: 10.1007/s40732-018-0269-0

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May 09, 2018
Episode 55 Preview
12:37

Two big things to keep in mind as we prepare for a full-length episode on interteaching with special guest, Dr. James Soldner.  First, we find out the results of April's Autism Awareness fund drive to raise money for Autism Compassion Africa.  Let's just say that we don't think Whitney's school in Ghana will be running low on chairs anytime soon! Second, Rob goes Hollywood and takes the rest of the gang with him.  

Note for audio listeners: Do yourself a favor and go to YouTube or the Facebook page to get the full version of the Interteach TV show video.  We really think it's worth it!

Articles for next episode:

Querol, B.I.D., Rosales, R., & Soldner, J.L.  (2015).  A comprehensive review of interteaching and its impact on student learning and satisfaction.  Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, 4, 390-411.  doi: 10.1037/stl0000048

Soldner, J.L., Rosales, R., Crimando, W., & Schultz, J.C.  (2017).  Interteaching: Application of an empirically supported behavioral teaching method in distance rehabilitation education.  Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 31, 372-386.  doi: 10.1891/2168-6653.31.4.372

Rosales, R., Soldner, J.L., & Zhang, L.  (2018).  An evaluation of the pair discussion component of interteaching.  The Psychological Record, 68, 71-79.  doi: 10.1007/s40732-018-0269-0

May 02, 2018
Episode 54 - Habit Reversal
01:23:37

From vocal tics to biting nails, we've got you covered in this week's episode on the use of habit reversal.  Rob shares what might be the ultimate resource guide to this nifty treatment package while Diana and Jackie describe the long, hard road behavior analysis took to make habit reversal an accepted intervention for Tourette disorder.  That means, we're talking randomized controlled trials, people!  All that and Rob tries to convince author Dr. Doug Woods to be his new best friend.  Seriously, Dr. Woods, please give him a call...he won't shut up about your talk!

Articles discussed this episode:

Miltenberger, R.G., Fuqua, R.W, & Woods, D.W.  (1998).  Applying behavior analysis to clinical problems: Review and analysis of habit reversal.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 31, 447-469.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1998.31-447

Woods, D.W., Twohig, M.P., Flessner, C.A., & Roloff, T.J.  (2003).  Treatment of vocal tics in children with Tourette syndrome:  Investigating the efficacy of habit reversal.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 36, 109-112.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2003.36-109

Himle, M.B., Woods, D.W., Piacentini, J.C., Walkup, J.T.  (2006).  Brief review of habit reversal training for Tourette syndrome.  Journal of Child Neurology, 21, 719-725.  doi: 10.2310/7010.2006.00158

Piacentini, J., Woods, D.W., Scahill, L., Wilhelm, S., Peterson, A.L., Chang, S., Ginsburg, G.S., Deckersbach, T., Dziura, J., Levi-Pearl, S., & Walkup, J.T.  (2010).  Behavior Therapy for Children with Tourette Disorder: A randomized controlled trial.  Journal of the American Medical Association, 303, 1929-1937.  doi: 10.1001/jama.2010.607

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Apr 25, 2018
(REBROADCAST) Episode 29 - It's Not Easy Being Green
01:17:16

Happy Earth Day, everyone! While we know not everyone will be spending today completely updating their lifestyle to be more eco-friendly, you can at least listen to one of our older episodes to hear a discussion of some research ideas on how you might go about being a bit kinder to the planet going forward.

This episode was originally broadcast on April 26, 2017.

Articles discussed this episode:

Clark, R.N., Burgess, R.L., & Hendee, J.C.  (1972).  The development of anti-litter behavior in a forest campground.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 5, 1-5.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1972.5-1

Foxx, R.M. & Schaeffer, M.H.  (1981).  A company-based lottery to reduce the personal driving of employees.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 14, 273-285.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1981.14-273

Miller, N.D., Meindl, J.N., & Caradine, M.  (2016).  The effects of bin proximity and visual prompts on recycling in a university building.  Behavior and Social Issues, 25, 4-10.  doi: 10.5210/bsi.v.25i0.6141

Chance, P. & Heward, W.L.  (2010).  Climate change:  Meeting the challenge.  The Behavior Analyst, 33, 197-206. 

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Apr 22, 2018
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Apr 18, 2018
BONUS 8 - Autism Compassion Africa w/ Whitney Hammel
33:35

As part of Autism Awareness Month, ABA Inside Track is donating all money from CE processing fees to Autism Compassion Africa, a nonprofit group dedicated to improving the treatment of individuals with autism in Western Africa.  Diana and I spoke with one of the organization's founders, Whitney Hammel, about the work so far, about the newly founded school in Ghana, and about the challenges and rewards for a BCBA outside of the U.S.

Remember, you still have two weeks to purchase CEs on a variety of topics.  If you'd rather donate directly to Autism Compassion Africa, you can do that as well.  Thank you!

Apr 16, 2018
Episode 53 - Empathy
01:10:37

Are you ok? Would a podcast all about teaching empathy skills make you feel better? What if I told you that this week's discussed articles have fun puppet videos? Strange face prompting? How about really promising results in mastery of identifying and showing empathy among participants with an autism diagnosis? Yeah, yeah, it'll be fine.  ABA Inside Track is here for you with a great big podcast-y hug.

Articles discussed this episode:

Schrandt, J.A., Townsend, D.B., & Poulson, C.L.  (2009).  Teaching empathy skills to children with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 17-32.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-17

Argott, P.J., Townsend, D.B., & Poulson, C.L.  (2017).  Acquisition and generalization of complex empathetic responses among children with autism.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 10, 107-117.  doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0171-7

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Apr 11, 2018
Episode 53 Preview
22:27

Next week's episode will be all about teaching empathy.  And who better to help us kick off this preview episode than some very special guests: puppets! After that, we share an excerpt from our upcoming interview with Whitney Hammel of Autism Compassion Africa to highlight the work of her and her staff in bringing treatment of individuals with autism to Ghana.  We're so motivated to help out that we even announce a fundraiser in honor of Autism Awareness Month where all CE processing fees will be donated to ACA.  So, listen to as many episodes as you can: every CE you purchase increases the funds heading to treatment of autism in West Africa.   

Articles for next episode:

Schrandt, J.A., Townsend, D.B., & Poulson, C.L.  (2009).  Teaching empathy skills to children with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 17-32.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-17

Argott, P.J., Townsend, D.B., & Poulson, C.L.  (2017).  Acquisition and generalization of complex empathetic responses among children with autism.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 10, 107-117.  doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0171-7

Apr 04, 2018
Episode 52 - (ETHICS) You Need an Ethics Coordinator!
01:22:56

We're back with another full-length episode on the subject of ethics in the workplace.  This week, we're all convinced that you probably need an ethics guru to steer your ship with best practices.  And it'd be great if they understood confidentiality laws too, otherwise, your files might end up at the mercy of a data hamburglar! While you start hiring this magical individual, we'll do our best to walk you through HIPAA, FERPA, and all its friends including Diana's handy-dandy legal quiz.  Some fun facts to whet your appetite: a pod of hippos is not a HIPPA and Rob's passwords all start with names of Star Wars characters. 

Articles discussed this episode:

Cavalari, R.N.S., Gillis, J.M., Kruser, N., & Romanczyk, R.G.  (2015).  Digital communication and records in service provision and supervision: Regulation and practice.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 8, 176-189. doi: 10.1007/s40617-014-0030-3

Brodhead, M.T. & Higbee, T.S.  (2012).  Teaching and maintaining ethical behavior in a professional organization.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 5, 82-88. doi: 10.1007/BF03391827

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Mar 28, 2018
Episode 51 - (ETHICS) Ethics and Social Media
01:25:36

Put down that Facebook! Drop those Twitters! You can't risk a moment more on social media without first listening to this important episode on the ethics of social media.  Think it's ok to share pictures of your fellow BCBAs relaxing on the beach on Instragram? What about Snapchatting with colleagues to discuss possible solutions a client with SIB? Y'know what: Don't even try to answer without listening to Rob, Diana, and Jackie discuss articles all about social media and the ethical quandry you may already be in!

And, don't forget a handy link to the updated BACB Ethical Guidelines so you can read along.

Articles discussed this episode:

O'Leary, P.N., Miller, M.M., Olive, M.L., & Kelly, A.N.  (2017).  Blurred lines: Ethical implications of social media for behavior analysts.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 10, 45-51. doi:10.1007/s40617-014-0033-0

Chretien, K.C., Goldman, E.F., Beckman, L., & Kind, T.  (2010).  It's your own risk: Medical students' perspetives on online professionalism.  Academic Medicine, 85, S68-S71. doi: 10.1097/ACM/0b013e3181ed4778

Greysen, S.R., Kind, T., Chretien, K.C.  (2010).  Online professionalism and the mirror of social media.  Journal of General Internal Medicine, 25, 1227-1229. doi: 10.1007/s11606-010-1447-1

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Mar 21, 2018
Episode 51 Preview
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Because one episode wasn't enough, we've got TWO big ethics episodes coming up throughout the rest of March.  And not just any ethics! We're going to dive deep into the pitfalls inherent in social media and technology.  How the heck can I post inappropriate pictures online and stay on the right side of my ethical obligations (answer: you can't!) and is it possible to teach my staff and co-workers to be an upstanding citizen of ethics (answer: it is!).  In the meantime enjoy some Errata about a poorly behaved cat and a Rob ProTip about snagging your dream jobs.  The power is yours!

Articles for the next two weeks:

O'Leary, P.N., Miller, M.M., Olive, M.L., & Kelly, A.N.  (2017).  Blurred lines: Ethical implications of social media for behavior analysts.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 10, 45-51. doi:10.1007/s40617-014-0033-0

Chretien, K.C., Goldman, E.F., Beckman, L., & Kind, T.  (2010).  It's your own risk: Medical students' perspetives on online professionalism.  Academic Medicine, 85, S68-S71. doi: 10.1097/ACM/0b013e3181ed4778

Greysen, S.R., Kind, T., Chretien, K.C.  (2010).  Online professionalism and the mirror of social media.  Journal of General Internal Medicine, 25, 1227-1229. doi: 10.1007/s11606-010-1447-1

Cavalari, R.N.S., Gillis, J.M., Kruser,N., & Romanczyk, R.G.  (2015).  Digital communication and records in service provision and supervision: Regulation and practice.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 8, 176-189. doi: 10.1007/s40617-014-0030-3

Brodhead, M.T. & Higbee, T.S.  (2012).  Teaching and maintaining ethical behavior in a professional organization.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 5, 82-88. doi: 10.1007/BF03391827

Mar 14, 2018
BONUS 7 - Sex Education for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities w/ Katherine McLaughlin
34:31

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Katherine McLaughlin of Sexuality and Developmental Disability Workshops, creator of a sex education curriculum for individuals with disabilities.  We talk about how she came to this topic, the process of developing her curriculum, the challenges educators face in bringing up sex education, and why it's about time sexuality is being discussed in special education.  More information about Katherine and her curriculum can be found here.

Articles mentioned in this episode:

Shapiro, J.  (2018, January 9) For some with intellectual disabilities, ending abuse starts with sex ed.  Retrieved from https://www.npr.org 

Collier, L.  (2017, December).  Seeking intimacy.  Monitor on Psychology, 48(11), pp. 48

Anthes, E.  (2017, December 7) Some adults with autism traits reject conventional sexual labels.  Retrieved from https://spectrumnews.org

Griswold, A.  (2017, May 3) Sex and other foreign words.  Retrieved from https://spectrumnews.org

Mar 07, 2018
Episode 50 - Mental Health
01:21:24

We're celebrating 50 episodes of ABA Inside Track by going where BCBAs are wary to tread: mental health! We discuss why ABA and mental health stopped getting along and discuss ideas as to how behavior analysis can make a difference in treating mental illness.  Then we save a nice chunk of time for Rob to go full hippy in his tear down of Big Pharma.  But, can any of this content help Diana get over her mall-o-phobia?  

 

Articles discussed this episode:

Harvey, M.T., Luiselli, J.K., & Wong, S.E.  (2009).  Application of applied behavior analysis to mental health issues.  Psychological Services, 6, 212-222.  doi: 10.1037/a0016495

Wong, S.E.  (2006).  Behavior analysis of psychotic disorders: Scientific dead end or casualty of the mental health political economy? Behavior and Social Issues, 15, 152-177.  doi: 10.5210/bsi.v15i2.365  

Singh, N.N., Matson, J.L., Lancioni, G.F., Singh, A.N., Adkins, A.D., McKeegan, G.F., & Brown, S.W.  (2006).  Questions about behavioral function in mental illness (QABF-MI): A behavior checklist for functional assessment of maladaptive behavior exhibited by individuals with mental illness.  Behavior Modification, 30, 739-751.  doi: 10.1177/0145445506286700

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Feb 28, 2018
Episode 50 Preview
14:24

Next week we're doing an historical dive into the past of behavior analysis to discuss just why it is that ABA isn't "cool" when treating mental illness and to figure out just what ABA has to offer the field of mental health.  But first, it's Wilford vs. Willard, BCBAs vs. outdated New York laws, and Rob's ranting vs. Rob's raving in a no-holds barred edition of Errata.

Articles for next week:

Harvey, M.T., Luiselli, J.K., & Wong, S.E.  (2009).  Application of applied behavior analysis to mental health issues.  Psychological Services, 6, 212-222.  doi: 10.1037/a0016495

Wong, S.E.  (2006).  Behavior analysis of psychotic disorders: Scientific dead end or casualty of the mental health political economy? Behavior and Social Issues, 15, 152-177.  doi: 10.5210/bsi.v15i2.365  

Singh, N.N., Matson, J.L., Lancioni, G.F., Singh, A.N., Adkins, A.D., McKeegan, G.F., & Brown, S.W.  (2006).  Questions about behavioral function in mental illness (QABF-MI): A behavior checklist for functional assessment of maladaptive behavior exhibited by individuals with mental illness.  Behavior Modification, 30, 739-751.  doi: 10.1177/0145445506286700

Feb 21, 2018
Episode 49 - Matrix Training w/ Cormac MacManus
01:16:36

Take a deep dive into the Matrix...Training research world with special guest Cormac MacManus.  Find out everything you needed to know about this efficient and powerful teaching tool but were afraid to ask.  In addition to learning the inside scoop about Cormac's matrix training/video modelling mash-up research, we'll explore the origin story of Irish Batman, Jackie's slow descent into podcasting madness, and Rob's brief brush with stardom.   

 

Articles discussed this episode:

Axe, J.B. & Sainato, D.M.  (2010).  Matrix training of preliteracy skills with preschoolers with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 635-652.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-635

MacManus, C., MacDonald, R., & Ahearn, W.H.  (2015).  Teaching and generalizing pretend play in children with autism using video modeling and matrix training.  Behavioral Interventions, 30, 191-218.  doi: 10.1002/bin.1406

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Feb 14, 2018
Episode 49 Preview
16:25

::RING RING:: Hello, we know you're out there.  We can feel you now.  We know that you're afraid.  You're afraid of efficient teaching methodology.  I don't know the future.  I didn't come here to tell you how to train individual exemplars.  I came here to tell you about matrix training.  I'm going to hang up this phone, and then I'm going to podcast to BCBAs what you don't want them to hear.  I'm going to tell them about a world of recombinative generalization, a world taught along the diagonal, a world where anything is possible.  Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you.  ::CUE RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE::

Articles for next week:

Axe, J.B. & Sainato, D.M.  (2010).  Matrix training of preliteracy skills with preschoolers with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 635-652.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-635

MacManus, C., MacDonald, R., & Ahearn, W.H.  (2015).  Teaching and generalizing pretend play in children with autism using video modeling and matrix training.  Behavioral Interventions, 30, 191-218.  doi: 10.1002/bin.1406

Feb 07, 2018
Episode 48 - Grab Bag IV: Bride of Grab Bag
01:21:07

Then, from beyond the realms of known behavior analysis comes the research grab bag.  This lumbering beast has returned yet again to bring forth research from all corners of the globe.  Gaze upon the grab bag's works, ye mighty, and despair that you have yet to learn of disguised mands, portion control, and text-message cueing.  But you will, good listener...you will!

Articles discussed this episode:

Hausman, N.L., Borrero, J.C., Fisher, A., & Kahng, S.  (2014).  Improving accuracy of portion-size estimations through a stimulus equivalence paradigm.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 485-499.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.139     

Grosberg, D. & Charlop, M.H.  (2017).  Teaching conversational speech to children with autism spectrum disorder using text-message prompting.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 789-804.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.403

Najdowski, A.C., Bergstrom, R., Tarbox, J., & St. Clair M.  (2017).  Teaching children with autism to respond to disguised mands.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 733-743.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.413

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Jan 31, 2018
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Next week's episode is a magical multiple of 12 which means we'll be diving straight into the grab bag! What articles have piqued our fancies this week? Fortunately, Jackie and Diana decide to hijack the podcast with the amazing origin stories of their articles.  Rob begrudgingly goes along for the ride.  Afterwards: erRATta from listeners!

Articles for next week:

Hausman, N.L., Borrero, J.C., Fisher, A., & Kahng, S.  (2014).  Improving accuracy of portion-size estimations through a stimulus equivalence paradigm.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 485-499.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.139     

Grosberg, D. & Charlop, M.H.  (2017).  Teaching conversational speech to children with autism spectrum disorder using text-message prompting.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 789-804.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.403

Najdowski, A.C., Bergstrom, R., Tarbox, J., & St. Clair M.  (2017).  Teaching children with autism to respond to disguised mands.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 733-743.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.413

Jan 24, 2018
Episode 47 - Social Reinforcer Assessment
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By reading and discussing these two articles, we're pretty confident that every important aspect of social reinforcer assessment gets covered.  From back pats to nose beeps, from finding social reinforcers to assessing them.  Seriously.  It's all here in these two articles.  And when you gaze into social reinforcer assessments, social reinforcer assessments gaze into you!

Articles discussed this episode:

 

Smaby, K., MacDonald, R.P.F., Ahearn, W.H., & Dube, W.V.  (2007)  Assessment protocol for identifying preferred social consequences.  Behavioral Interventions, 22, 311-318.  doi: 10.1002/bin.242

Kelly, M.A., Roscoe, E.M., Hanley, G.P., & Schlichenmeyer, K.  (2014).  Evaluation of assessment methods for identifying social reinforcers.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 113-135.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.107

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Jan 17, 2018
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Our newest topic, social reinforcer assessments, gives us such joy, we're seeing fireworks! But, before we get to talking about the big issue, we share some ABA-entertainment for these cold, snowy days, though mostly end up talking about home invasion movies and Hallmark romances.  Plus, recent erRATta from the Facebook page.  

Articles for next week:

Smaby, K., MacDonald, R.P.F., Ahearn, W.H., & Dube, W.V.  (2007)  Assessment protocol for identifying preferred social consequences.  Behavioral Interventions, 22, 311-318.  doi: 10.1002/bin.242

Kelly, M.A., Roscoe, E.M., Hanley, G.P., & Schlichenmeyer, K.  (2014).  Evaluation of assessment methods for identifying social reinforcers.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 113-135.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.107

Jan 10, 2018
Episode 46 - Behavioral Fitness w/ Nick Green
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This week our special guest becomes our special guest co-host as Nick Green from BehaviorFit returns to the podcast to talk with us about behavioral fitness.  Can the Good Behavior Game increase our activity levels? And just how do variable-ratio schedules deal with obesity.  All that, plus an update on Nick's movement about movement.  Don't make the rest of us run: we're full of chocolate!

Articles discussed this episode:

De Luca, R.V. & Holborn, S.W.  (1992).  Effects of a variable-ratio reinforcement schedule with changing criteria on exercise in obese and nonobese boys.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis,  25, 671-679.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1992.25-671

Galbraith, L.A. & Normand, M.P.  (2017).  Step it UP! Using the Good Behavior Game to increase physical activity with elementary school students at recess.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 856-860.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.402

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Jan 03, 2018
Bonus Episode 6 - ABA Inside Track Bloopers Vol. II
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It's that time of the year when Rob spends way too much time combing through the nonsensical garbage that didn't make the actual podcast to put together a semi-coherent amalgamation of our screw-ups, tangents, and off-task singing.  It's our second volume of bloopers! Seriously, Rob spent hours editing this...try to laugh a little.

Articles discussed this episode:

None! There is nothing of value here!

Dec 27, 2017
Episode 46 Preview
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We get ready to welcome back guest Nick Green to talk about behavioral fitness on our next full-length episode.  But, before then, let's look back on 2017 together with a discussion of some of our personal, most essential research articles.  Special note: Episode 46 will be released in 2 weeks (i.e., AFTER New Year's).  Next week's episode will be our year-end blooper special.  Whoopee!

Articles for next week:

De Luca, R.V. & Holborn, S.W.  (1992).  Effects of a variable-ratio reinforcement schedule with changing criteria on exercise in obese and nonobese boys.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis,  25, 671-679.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1992.25-671

Galbraith, L.A. & Normand, M.P.  (2017).  Step it UP! Using the Good Behavior Game to increase physical activity with elementary school students at recess.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 856-860.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.402

Dec 20, 2017
Episode 45 - Women in Behavior Analysis w/ Devon Sundberg
01:25:42

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Whether you're a female or a male behavior analyst, we're sure you'll get a kick out of our discussion about the history of and challenges facing women in ABA.  Don't believe us? Well, maybe Devon Sundberg, the primary organizer of the Women In Behavior Analysis conference can convince you.  Devon brings us three fascinating articles discussing barriers of gender norms, the role of mentorship for young practitioners, and a batch of women in behavior analysis trivia.  And after you listen in, perhaps you'll be inspired to attend the Women in Behavior Analysis conference this March.  Tell 'em ABA Inside Track sent you!

Articles discussed this episode:

Ruiz, M.R.  (2003).  Inconspicuous sources of behavioral control: The case of gendered practices.  The Behavior Analyst Today, 4, 12-16.  doi: 10.1037/h0100005

LeBlanc, L.A.  (2015).  My mentors and their influences on my career.  The Behavior Analyst, 38, 237-245.  doi: 10/1007/s40614-015-0035-4

Simon, J.L., Morris, E.K., & Smith, N.G.  (2007).  Trends in women's participation at the meetings of the association for behavior analysis: 1975-2005.  The Behavior Analyst, 30, 181-196.

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Dec 13, 2017
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Next week we'll be talking with special guest Devon Sundberg, coordinator of the Women in Behavior Analysis conference on the topic of--wait for it--women in behavior analysis.  But first, some listener love for the Lake House and feedback on our feeding episode.  Alliteration ahoy!

Articles for next week:

Ruiz, M.R.  (2003).  Inconspicuous sources of behavioral control: The case of gendered practices.  The Behavior Analyst Today, 4, 12-16.  doi: 10.1037/h0100005

LeBlanc, L.A.  (2015).  My mentors and their influences on my career.  The Behavior Analyst, 38, 237-245.  doi: 10/1007/s40614-015-0035-4

Simon, J.L., Morris, E.K., & Smith, N.G.  (2007).  Trends in women's participation at the meetings of the association for behavior analysis: 1975-2005.  The Behavior Analyst, 30, 181-196.

Dec 06, 2017
Episode 44 - Feeding
01:15:43

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While responding to challenges related to feeding isn't easy, aren't there set treatments that can be implemented to overcome any problem? Well....yes and no.  While you ponder that mystery, enjoy this discussion of recent research related to a few of the common food refusal treatments including escape extinction, stimulus fading, and DRA.  Be sure to listen all the way to the end for the terrifying twist ending!!

Articles discussed this episode:

Patel, M.R., Piazza, C.C., Martinez, C.J., Volkert, V.M., & Santana, C.M.  (2002).  An evaluation of two differential reinforcement procedures with escape extinction to treat food refusal.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 35, 363-374.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2002.35-363

Mueller, M.M., Piazza, C.C., Patel, M.R., Kelley, M.E., & Pruett, A.  (2004).  Increasing variety of foods consumed by blending nonpreferred foods into preferred foods.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 37, 159-170.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2004/37-159

Valdimarsdottir, H., Hallodorsdottir, L.Y., & Sigurdardardottir, Z.G.  (2010).  Increasing the variety of foods consumed by a picky eater: Generalization of effects across caregivers and settings.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 101-105.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-101

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Nov 29, 2017
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Nov 22, 2017
Episode 43 - Anxiety
01:11:29

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Is anxiety just some imprecise term developed by our verbal community? Or does anxiety refer to a specific series of private events that can affect human behavior? Well, we've spent over an hour discussing the who's, what's, and where's of anxiety in the hopes of coming to some sort of a conclusion.  I don't know if we do, but at least Rob wrote a new song for the occasion!

Articles discussed this episode:

Friman, Patrick C., Hayes, S.C., & Wilson, K.G.  (1998).  Why behavior analysts should study emotion: The example of anxiety.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 31, 137-156.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1998.31-137

Flood, W.A. & Wilder, D.A.  (2004).  The use of differential reinforcement and fading to increase time away from a caregiver in a child with separation anxiety disorder.  Education and Treatment of Children, 27, 1-8.  

Hagopian, L.P. & Jennett, H.K.  (2008).  Behavioral assessment and treatment of anxiety in individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism.  Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 20, 467-483.  doi: 10/1007/s10882-008-9114-8

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Nov 15, 2017
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Nov 08, 2017
Episode 42 - CMOs
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On this week's episode we discuss CMO-R's, CMO-T's, and everything in between.  Is it possible to improve discrete trial training with a better understanding of why kids hate DTT? And how can we shift student motivation to improve discrimination in PECS training? Then, between all of Diana and Jackie's smart talkin', Rob gets the ultimate revenge on those who have wronged him! Don't forget to download this; our absence serves as a CMO-P (for podcast).

Articles discussed this episode:

Carbone, V.J., Morgenstern, B., Zecchin-Tirri, G., & Kolberg, L.  (2010).  The role of the reflexive-conditioned motivating operation (CMO-R) during discrete trial instruction of children with autism.  Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 25, 110-124.  doi: 10.1177/1088357610364393

Gutierrez, A. Jr., Vollmer, T.R., Dozier, C.L., Borrero, J.C., Rapp, J.T., Bourret, J.C., & Gadaire, D.  (2007).  Manipulating establishing operations to verify and establish stimulus control during mand training.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40, 645-658.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2007.645-658

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Nov 01, 2017
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Oct 25, 2017
BABAT Special 2017
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The BABAT conference in Massachusetts is all done, but that doesn't mean the fun is over.  Stay with us a while as we discuss our favorite talks, reflect on the highs of the conference, and bother a bunch of students until they agree to talk about their research on our show.  Remember, we made this episode instead of getting a good night's sleep in our discount hotel beds.

Posters discussed this episode:

A Methodology for Testing Whether Tokens function as Reinforcers.  Meacha Coon and Jason Bourret (The New England Center for Children).

Teaching an Adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder to Use an Activity Schedule During Vocational Beekeeping.  Jessica Sances, Jessica Day-Watkins, and James Connell (Drexel University).

Evaluating Procedural Parameters of Successive Matching-to-Sample for the Establishment of Equivalence Classes.  Tim Howland, Karina Zhelezoglo, Areli Perez Sotelo, and Caio Miguel (California State University, Sacramento).

Teaching Symbolic Play to Young Children with Autism.  Laura Wilhelm and Bill Ahearn (The New England Center for Children).

Effects of Category and Choice on Preference.  Jessica Gutfleish, Diannelys Rojas, and Allen Karsina (The New England Center for Children).

Positive Parent Contact to Enhance Family-School Communication: Does This Improve Classroom Behavior? Sarah Fefer, Ashley Thoma, and Marina Donnelly (University of Massachusetts, Amherst).

Oct 18, 2017
Episode 41 - Sports Performance w/ Dr. Mallory Quinn
01:11:03

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This week we're joined in the virtual studio with special guest, Dr. Mallory Quinn from ABA Sports Innovations, to talk about behavior analysis and improving sports performance.  We stare blankly at one another while trying to figure out how pole vaulting works before Mallory breaks out the glitter and graphs to demonstrate how to improve dance moves.  Then we stop everything for a musical number.  Eat your heart out, Ryan Gosling!

Articles discussed this episode:

Scott, D., Scott, L.M., & Goldwater, B.  (1997).  A performance improvement program for an international-level track and field athlete.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 30, 573-575.  doi:  10.1901/jaba.1997.30-573   

Quinn, M., Miltenberger, R., Abreau, A., & Narozanick, T.  (2017).  An intervention featuring public posting and graphical feedback to enhance the performance of competitive dancers.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 10, 1-11.  doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0164-6

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Oct 11, 2017
Episode 41 Preview
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We're back to our regularly scheduled programming next week with a review of articles related to sports performance.  Can you become a hooperball athlete and score all the slam runs? Special guest Mallory Quinn has all the research for you.  In the meantime we reconvene to discuss some more supervision, specifically, how to TAKE feedback from others...with mixed results.

Articles for next week:

Scott, D., Scott, L.M., & Goldwater, B.  (1997).  A performance improvement program for an international-level track and field athlete.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 30, 573-575.  doi:  10.1901/jaba.1997.30-573   

Quinn, M., Miltenberger, R., Abreau, A., & Narozanick, T.  (2017).  An intervention featuring public posting and graphical feedback to enhance the performance of competitive dancers.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 10, 1-11.  doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0164-6

Oct 04, 2017
Episode 40 - (SUPERVISION) Supervisor's Book Club, pt 3
01:14:55

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It's our final episode in Supervision September and we saved the best for last.  How to give your supervisees feedback! How to make work fun! Plus horror stories of the times we all utterly failed at supervising.  And, of course, Diana gives a bunch of "Lost" spoilers.  Because talking about great serialized television is the best way to let your staff know that you're a cool supervisor.

Readings discussed this episode:

Reid, D.H., Parsons, M.B., & Green, C.W.  (2012).  The supervisor's guidebook: Evidence-based strategies for promoting work quality and enjoyment among human service staff.  Morganton, North Carolina: Habilitative Management Consultants, Inc.

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Sep 27, 2017
Episode 39 - (SUPERVISION) Supervisor's Book Club, pt 2
01:17:32

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The supervising keeps on coming as we continue our discussion of "The Supervisor's Guidebook".  This week, Rob talks really fast and for almost an hour all about competency-based training and performance monitoring before Jackie makes a veiled threat that she'll come to your workplace to observe your supervision in action.  Our show refuses to serve complement sandwiches so don't even ask.

Readings discussed this episode:

Reid, D.H., Parsons, M.B., & Green, C.W.  (2012).  The supervisor's guidebook: Evidence-based strategies for promoting work quality and enjoyment among human service staff.  Morganton, North Carolina: Habilitative Management Consultants, Inc.

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Sep 20, 2017
Wondering what happens when staff get unclear expectations...
Sep 18, 2017
Bad Supervision! - Unclear Work Expectations

Good supervisor's make sure that their work expectations are clear.  Is it any wonder that Jennifer Aniston seems unhappy at her waitressing job at Tchotchke? How else could you explain the 30-piece flair rule to your employees?

Sep 14, 2017
Episode 38 - (SUPERVISION) Supervisor's Book Club, pt 1
01:14:15

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Huzzah! It's our very first episode on supervision! For the whole month, ABA Inside Track will be channeling our favorite book clubs and discussing "The Supervisor's Guidebook".  This week, we focus on the first part of supervising others: figuring out what you want to supervise! Then Rob and Diana finish each other's sandwiches.

Readings discussed this episode:

Reid, D.H., Parsons, M.B., & Green, C.W.  (2012).  The supervisor's guidebook: Evidence-based strategies for promoting work quality and enjoyment among human service staff.  Morganton, North Carolina: Habilitative Management Consultants, Inc.

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Sep 13, 2017
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It's Supervision September, everybody! Next week starts our three-in-a-row episode series on supervision.  We'll be reading "The Supervisor's Guidebook" and sharing our thoughts in a friendly, informative, book-club format.  We really hope you enjoy it! In the meantime, some great emails from around the world and Crayola's new behavior analysis colors.

Readings for next week:

Reid, D.H., Parsons, M.B., & Green, C.W.  (2012).  The supervisor's guidebook: Evidence-based strategies for promoting work quality and enjoyment among human service staff.  Morganton, North Carolina: Habilitative Management Consultants, Inc.

Sep 06, 2017
Episode 37 - Pica
01:12:46

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You might think this is the Cathleen Piazza episode.  Well, it sort of is...but we're mainly here to talk about pica, its many functions, and how much of a Sherlock Holmes/Batman you need to be to come up with effective treatments for this significant problem.  To discuss pica, we'll need to say the word "butt" a hundred times, dig into bad movie lore, and figure out just what an herbal cigarette is.  Plus, Rob has an existential crisis about his podcasting ego and Jackie learns a new word.  And we're still left with a million questions about pica treatment.  Better listen to this episode, or you'll have a million and one.

Articles discussed this episode:

Piazza, C.C., Hanley, G.P., & Fisher, W.W.  (1996).  Functional analysis and treatment of cigarette pica.  Journal of Applied  Behavior Analysis, 29, 437-450.  doi:  10.1901/jaba.1996.29-437

Piazza, C.C., Fisher, W.W., Hanley, G.P., LeBlanc, L.A., Worsdell, A.S., Lindauer, S.E., & Keeney, K.M.  (1998).  Treatment of pica through multiple analyses of its reinforcing functions.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 31, 165-189.  doi:  10.1901/jaba.1998.31-165

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Aug 30, 2017
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Next week we're talking about the highly dangerous behavior, pica.  Why do individuals ingest non-edible items and are there any treatments we can use to help them stop? But, before then, we share some updates to the website including where to find Preschool Life Skills data sheets (here) and what to get the BCBA who has everything.

Articles for next week:

Piazza, C.C., Hanley, G.P., & Fisher, W.W.  (1996).  Functional analysis and treatment of cigarette pica.  Journal of Applied  Behavior Analysis, 29, 437-450.  doi:  10.1901/jaba.1996.29-437

Piazza, C.C., Fisher, W.W., Hanley, G.P., LeBlanc, L.A., Worsdell, A.S., Lindauer, S.E., & Keeney, K.M.  (1998).  Treatment of pica through multiple analyses of its reinforcing functions.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 31, 165-189.  doi:  10.1901/jaba.1998.31-165

Aug 23, 2017
Episode 36 - Research Grab Bag III: The Grab Baginning
01:12:44

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Every 12 episodes, our hosts choose articles from the research grab bag.  And what a melange of delightful topics are discovered this week.  We'll be reviewing research on infant vocalizations and imitations with Jackie, whether Daniel Tiger can teach children with autism to eat new foods and follow instructions with Rob, and which fun motor activity for children with autism may lead to the best on-task behavior with Diana.  No topic is off-limits when it's a grab bag!

Articles discussed this episode:

Hirsh, J.L., Stockwell, F., & Walker, D.  (2014).  The effects of contingent caregiver imitation of infant vocalization: a Comparison of multiple caregivers.  The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 30, 20-28.  doi: 10.1007/s40616-014-0008-9

Dotson, W.H., Rasmussen, E.E., Shafer, A., Colwell, M., Densley, R.L., Brewer, A.T., Alonzo, M.C., & Martinez, L.A.  (2017).  Evaluating the ability of the PBS children's show Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood to teach skills to two young children with autism spectrum disorder.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 10, 67-71.  doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0134-z

Miramontez, S.K.H. & Schwarts, I.S.  (2016).  The effects of physical activity on the on-task behavior of young children with autism spectrum disorders.  International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 9, 405-418.  

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Aug 16, 2017
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Aug 09, 2017
Episode 35 - Response Interruption and Redirection w/ Dr. Bill Ahearn
01:21:57

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This week we're joined by special guest, Dr. Bill Ahearn, to discuss response interruption and redirection (RIRD).  We discuss the fascinating history of how this popular treatment for vocal stereotypy came to be, the ins and outs of implementing the treatment, when to use it, and, more importantly, when NOT to use it.  Plus, some helpful troubleshooting tips for practitioners and why you shouldn't pronounce it "rrrrird".

Articles discussed this episode:

Ahearn, W.H., Clark, K.M., MacDonald, R.P.F., & Chung, B.I.  (2007).  Assessing and treating vocal stereotypy in children with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40, 263-275.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2007.30-06

Colon, C.L., Ahearn, W.H., Clark, K.M., & Masalsky, J.  (2012).  The effects of verbal operant training and response interruption and redirection on appropriate and inappropriate vocalizations.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 107-120.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2012.45-107

Colon, C.L. & Ahearn, W.H.  (in prep).  An analysis of treatment integrity of response interruption and redirection.

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Aug 02, 2017
Episode 35 Preview
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On our next episode we'll be joined by Dr. Bill Ahearn to discuss the development of response interruption and redirection, one of the primary treatments for decreasing vocal stereotypy.  But first, we read some listener emails about working with parents and fall into all manner of discussion, as is our wont.

Articles for next week:

Ahearn, W.H., Clark, K.M., MacDonald, R.P.F., & Chung, B.I.  (2007).  Assessing and treating vocal stereotypy in children with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40, 263-275.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2007.30-06

Colon, C.L., Ahearn, W.H., Clark, K.M., & Masalsky, J.  (2012).  The effects of verbal operant training and response interruption and redirection on appropriate and inappropriate vocalizations.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 107-120.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2012.45-107

Colon, C.L. & Ahearn, W.H.  (in prep).  An analysis of treatment integrity of response interruption and redirection.

Jul 26, 2017
Episode 34 - Preschool Life Skills
01:16:38

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Love learning about classroom management strategies but wonder what's available for the junior set? Wonder no more as we review the Preschool Life Skills.  Gaze in wonder at the power of name calling...or is that calling a name? Faint in shock at a variety of evocative situations.  And flee in terror from attention-grabbing FCR! Remember, the children are our future; teach them appropriate means of accessing reinforcement and let them lead the way.

Articles discussed this episode:

Hanley, G.P., Heal, N.A., Tiger, J.H., & Ingvarsson, E.T.  (2007).  Evaluation of a classwide teaching program for developing preschool life skills.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40, 277-300.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2007-57-06

Beaulieu, L., Hanley, G.P., & Roberson, A.A.  (2012).  Effects of responding to a name and group call on preschoolers' compliance.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 685-707.  doi: 10.1901/jaa.2012.45-685

Luczynski, K.C. & Hanley, G.P.  (2013).  Prevention of problem behavior by teaching functional communication and self-control skills to preschoolers.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 355-368.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.44

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Jul 19, 2017
Episode 34 Preview
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Following up from our last episode on classroom management, it's preschool life skills.  Think about it like the junior version of techniques for maintaining a productive classroom.  And, surprise! Young children won't just "run out" of inappropriate behavior or magically learn how to follow classroom rules.  And while you're prepping for next week's full-length episode, enjoy some excellent listener posts from the ABA Inside Track Facebook page and a rant about Cars 3.  

Articles for next week:

Hanley, G.P., Heal, N.A., Tiger, J.H., & Ingvarsson, E.T.  (2007).  Evaluation of a classwide teaching program for developing preschool life skills.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40, 277-300.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2007-57-06

Beaulieu, L., Hanley, G.P., & Roberson, A.A.  (2012).  Effects of responding to a name and group call on preschoolers' compliance.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 685-707.  doi: 10.1901/jaa.2012.45-685

Luczynski, K.C. & Hanley, G.P.  (2013).  Prevention of problem behavior by teaching functional communication and self-control skills to preschoolers.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 355-368.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.44

Jul 12, 2017
(REBROADCAST) Episode 13 - Transitioning to Adulthood, part 1

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Originally posted last year, episode 13 featured an interview with prominent behavior analyst, Peter Gerhardt, talking about the challenges facing young adults and adolescents with disabilities.  As part of summer vacation, we're very excited to get the chance to revisit this topic.  Enjoy!

ORIGINAL POST: We were so astonished at the paucity of research related to teaching adolescents and adults with autism that we decided to put together two full episodes to raise awareness about the topic.  Our first episode summarizes many of the overall challenges that society and adults with autism will face in the coming years.  Start by listening to Jackie, Rob, and Diana grapple with the big issues by making fun of educational videos and smiling politely at another Rob Rant about the government.  End by listening to a fascinating interview with Dr. Peter Gerhardt in which he discusses the life skills nobody is talking about (or training on!), which target academics have already become obsolete, the goal every behavior analyst should strive to achieve, and what social interaction will replace the high five in America.     

Articles discussed this episode:

Gerhardt, P.F. & Lainer, I.  (2011).  Addressing the needs of adolescents and adults with autism: A crisis on the horizon.  Journal of Contemporary Psychoherapy, 41, 37-45.  doi: 10.1007/s10879-010-9160-2  

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Jul 05, 2017
Episode 13 Preview Again????
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Summer vacation is here and that's as true for the ABA Inside Track crew as it is for everyone else.  So, rather than try to podcast on location from the beach next week, we'll be rebroadcasting a classic episode featuring an interview with Dr. Peter Gerhardt on the challenges young adults and adolescents with disabilities face when entering adulthood.  But first, in errata, we share some listener emails on podcasting and mindfulness then take a moment to appreciate the awesomeness of a new microphone stand.  Nothing says vacation like admiring podcast equipment.  And, don't forget to check out the new ABA Inside Track CE store!

Articles for next week:

Gerhardt, P.F. & Lainer, I.  (2011).  Addressing the needs of adolescents and adults with autism: A crisis on the horizon.  Journal of Contemporary Psychoherapy, 41, 37-45.  doi: 10.1007/s10879-010-9160-2  

Jun 28, 2017
Episode 33 - Classroom Management
01:19:56

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It's almost summertime for teachers in America so what better time to review some classroom management strategies to mull over for the next few months.  This week we review the timeout ribbon and mindfulness strategies and mull over some big questions.  What timeout ribbon will the most fashionable students be wearing this fall? Does mindful eating sound as gross in the classroom as it does when Rob tries it on the podcast? And does Jackie approve of the new Anne of Green Gables series on Netflix? Plus, Diana's favorite number and the worst IOA we've ever seen.  Get ready to get that classroom into shape with your pals at ABA Inside Track!

Articles discussed this episode:

Foxx, R.M. & Shapiro, S.T.  (1978).  The timeout ribbon: A nonexclusionary timeout procedure.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 11, 125-136. doi:  10.1901/jaba.1978.11-125

Kasson, E.M. & Wilson, A.N.  (2016).  Preliminary evidence on the efficacy of mindfulness combined with traditional classroom management strategies.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, online only.  doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0160-x

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Jun 21, 2017
Episode 33 Preview
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If you've ever been faced with a group of two, four, 10,  20, or more students, you've been thankful for all of the great strategies for classroom management that friendly behavior analysts have shared with you.  Wait, what? You don't have any great strategies for dealing with all those students? Well, don't tell them that.  Just fake it until next week's full-length episode on classroom management! In the meantime enjoy these citations, a musical interlude, and some general good-times with your hosts.

Articles for next week:

Foxx, R.M. & Shapiro, S.T.  (1978).  The timeout ribbon: A nonexclusionary timeout procedure.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 11, 125-136. doi:  10.1901/jaba.1978.11-125

Kasson, E.M. & Wilson, A.N.  (2016).  Preliminary evidence on the efficacy of mindfulness combined with traditional classroom management strategies.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, online only.  doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0160-x

Jun 14, 2017
Episode 32 - SLEEEEP!!! w/ Dr. Sandy Jin
01:09:21

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Everyone sleeps.  Some of us, not so well.  So we spend this week's episode talking about how to assess and treat sleep problems and considerations relevant to helping families implement these treatments without having nightmares about BCBAs!  And, thanks to Jackie's amazing stalking abilities, we're joined by Dr. Sandy Jin to discuss her research into the matter.  We're also joined by Rob, who has more sleep training than the average pediatrician, Diana, who can answer the popular children's question, "When is God's birthday?", and Jackie, who'll be sharing the results of her husband's participation with bedtime pass research.  This podcast provides the equivalent of eight hours of delightful dreams.

Articles discussed this episode:

Friman, P.C., Hoff, K.E., Schnoes, C., Freeman, K.A., Woods, D.W., & Blum, N.  (1999).  The bedtime pass: An approach to bedtime crying and leaving the room.  Archive of Pediatric and Adolescent Medecine, 153, 1027-1029.  doi:10.1001/archpedi.153.10.1027

Jin, C.S., Hanley, G.P, & Beaulieu, L.  (2013).  An individualized and comprehensive approach to treating sleep problems in young children.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 161-180.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.16

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Jun 07, 2017
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May 31, 2017
Episode 31 - Problem Solving w/ Dr. Judah Axe
01:28:12

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Problem: You need to keep up with behavior analytic research, get CEs, and be entertained.  What can you do? Close your eyes, and imagine you're hanging around the ABA Inside Track Table.  What do you see? It's a host and two fabulous co-hosts! And who's that? Special guest Dr. Judah Axe! What do you hear? It's a hilarious and educational discussion about Diana's hatred of new math, Jackie's inappropriate hugging, and Judah's tips for hiding tape recorders circa 1989. Open your eyes: it's the latest episode of ABA Inside Track, the solution to all of your problems!

Articles discussed this episode:

Park, H. & Gaylord-Ross, R.  (1989).  A problem-solving approach to social skills training in employment settings with mentally retarded youth.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 22, 373-380.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1989.22-373

Kisamore, A.N., Carr, J.E., & LeBlanc, L.A.  (2011).  Training preschool children to use visual imagining as a problem-solving strategy for complex categorization tasks.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 255-278.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-255

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May 24, 2017
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Whether you have one or 99 problems, there's got to be a better way to solve them.  Next week, we'll be joined by special guest, Dr. Judah Axe from Simmons College, to get the bottom of the problem solving mystery.  But first, Diana shares an infographic on scientific bologna, Jackie teaches us all about ponytails, and we rate our top Beatles albums.  And Batman demands we honor the function of behavior.   

Articles for next week:

Park, H. & Gaylord-Ross, R.  (1989).  A problem-solving approach to social skills training in employment settings with mentally retarded youth.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 22, 373-380.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1989.22-373

Kisamore, A.N., Carr, J.E., & LeBlanc, L.A.  (2011).  Training preschool children to use visual imagining as a problem-solving strategy for complex categorization tasks.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 255-278.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-255

May 17, 2017
Episode 30 - Prompting
01:07:10

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Welcome to prompting Thunderdome where only one type of prompting can survive! Will it be the classic most-to-least prompt? The odd-sounding "no-no" prompt? Maybe least-to-most prompting will take the top prize.  All we can say is, you won't believe who wins it all! Plus, the secrets of Diana's birthday present, hot takes on prompts Rob hates, and the most famous Duplo constructs this side of the Mississippi.   Prompting research is the ::expectant look::

Articles discussed this episode:

Libby, M.E., Weiss, J.S., Bancroft, S., & Ahearn, W.H.  (2008).  A comparison of most-to-least and least-to-most prompting on the acquisitio of solitary play skills.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 1, 37-43.  

Leaf, J.B., Sheldon, J.B., & Sherman, J.A.  (2010).  Comparison of simultaneous prompting and no-no prompting in two-choice discrimination learning with children with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 215-228.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-215

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May 10, 2017
Episode 30 Preview
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Let's get ready for prompting with this week's new preview episode.  Ever wonder what the best prompts around are? We get the discussion going with a comparison of most-to-least, least-to-most, simultaneous, and no-no prompts.  But before the big discussion next week, Diana stops to finally give us all our gifts from APBA and to share some excellent listener emails.  Then we discuss Julia, the new Muppet with autism on Sesame Street.  Finally, other nonsense ensues, probably something with Jackie and terrible TV shows.

Articles for next week:

Libby, M.E., Weiss, J.S., Bancroft, S., & Ahearn, W.H.  (2008).  A comparison of most-to-least and least-to-most prompting on the acquisitio of solitary play skills.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 1, 37-43.  

Leaf, J.B., Sheldon, J.B., & Sherman, J.A.  (2010).  Comparison of simultaneous prompting and no-no prompting in two-choice discrimination learning with children with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 215-228.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-215

May 03, 2017
Episode 29 - It's Not Easy Being Green
01:17:16

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Hey hey hey! ::cow mooing sound effect:: It's J-Dog, Dr. D, and the Rob-meister, comin' at ya with an all new episode of ABA Inside Track.  

This week the zoo crew is trying to use behavior analysis to go green.  Our street team will be handing out rulers to all the campers at the state park picking up trash.  And, at the top of the hour, we'll prank local university students by hiding all the recycle bins to see how much trash we can get them to generate. ::WAHOOGA::  Finally, one lucky winner is going to take home the top prize for conserving the most gas! ::fart noises::  Then, coming up after the show, a roundtable discussion of issues related to conservation and how ABA can provide meaningful solutions to ecological crises. 

But right now, back to our hilarious antics...This ain't your mom's podcast about behavior analysis, boy-ee!

Articles discussed this episode:

Clark, R.N., Burgess, R.L., & Hendee, J.C.  (1972).  The development of anti-litter behavior in a forest campground.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 5, 1-5.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1972.5-1

Foxx, R.M. & Schaeffer, M.H.  (1981).  A company-based lottery to reduce the personal driving of employees.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 14, 273-285.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1981.14-273

Miller, N.D., Meindl, J.N., & Caradine, M.  (2016).  The effects of bin proximity and visual prompts on recycling in a university building.  Behavior and Social Issues, 25, 4-10.  doi: 10.5210/bsi.v.25i0.6141

Chance, P. & Heward, W.L.  (2010).  Climate change:  Meeting the challenge.  The Behavior Analyst, 33, 197-206. 

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Apr 26, 2017
Episode 29 Preview
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In honor of Earth Day, we're delving into how behavior analysis can help solve issues related to sustainability.  And while recording by candlelight might save electricity, it will take more than that to promote lasting green change.  But, before we get into the research, Rob stops the show cold by declaring himself the Scrooge of environmental causes requires counteracting by sharing positive vibes with some listener mail and the Reading Rainbow song.  It's not ABA Inside Track without a musical number.

Articles for next week:

Clark, R.N., Burgess, R.L., & Hendee, J.C.  (1972).  The development of anti-litter behavior in a forest campground.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 5, 1-5.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1972.5-1

Foxx, R.M. & Schaeffer, M.H.  (1981).  A company-based lottery to reduce the personal driving of employees.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 14, 273-285.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1981.14-273

Miller, N.D., Meindl, J.N., & Caradine, M.  (2016).  The effects of bin proximity and visual prompts on recycling in a university building.  Behavior and Social Issues, 25, 4-10.  doi: 10.5210/bsi.v.25i0.6141

Chance, P. & Heward, W.L.  (2010).  Climate change:  Meeting the challenge.  The Behavior Analyst, 33, 197-206. 

Apr 19, 2017
Episode 28 - FCT
01:10:32

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SPOILER WARNING! 

FCT is superior to many other treatments.  If you want to know which treatments, you'll have to go 5 rounds with Diabolical Dr. D in the ring, suffer through Rob's snooty New England anecdotes, and share your favorite foods to eat while reading journal articles with Jackie.  Only then will you have the joy of hearing a discussion about Carr and Durand and the epic Tale of FCR.  And you won't even need to use an FCR response (or should that be FC response?) to witness the heartwarming return of the lag schedule.  This podcast is like EZ tasks 100, folks!

Articles discussed this episode:

Carr, E.G. & Durand, V.M.  (1985).  Reducing behavior problems through functional communication training.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 18, 111-126.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1985.18-111

Reeve, C.E. & Carr, E.G.  (2000).  Prevention of severe behavior problems in children with developmental disorders.  Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2, 144-160.  doi: 10.11777/109830070000200303

Adami, S., Falcomata, T.S., Muething, C.S., & Hoffman, K.  (2017).  An evaluation of lag schedules of reinforcemetn during functional communication training: Effects of varied mand responding and challenging behavior.  Behavior Analysis in Practice doi:10.1007/s40617-017-0179-7

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Apr 12, 2017
Episode 28 Preview
16:06

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Next week we'll be discussing some blast from the past articles related to functional communication training (FCT) as well as a revisit with our old friend lag schedules.  But first, we thank our listeners from upstate New York and India for their Jackie-fandom and grow increasingly incensed at all those people trying to nip us in the "butt".

Articles discussed next week:

Carr, E.G. & Durand, V.M.  (1985).  Reducing behavior problems through functional communication training.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 18, 111-126.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1985.18-111

Reeve, C.E. & Carr, E.G.  (2000).  Prevention of severe behavior problems in children with developmental disorders.  Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2, 144-160.  doi: 10.11777/109830070000200303

Adami, S., Falcomata, T.S., Muething, C.S., & Hoffman, K.  (2017).  An evaluation of lag schedules of reinforcemetn during functional communication training: Effects of varied mand responding and challenging behavior.  Behavior Analysis in Practice doi:10.1007/s40617-017-0179-7

Apr 05, 2017
Episode 27 - Stereotypy as Reinforcement
01:11:56

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Are you tired of using nothing but punishment procedures when treating stereotypy? Wishing you could use some form of reinforcement as a function-based treatment? Well, maybe you can as we discuss two research articles exploring stereotpy as reinforcement.  And, for long-time listeners, we finally uncover what crazy images Rob thinks of when reading research articles.  If you don't listen now, it's just going to be spoiled for you at work tomorrow.

Articles discussed this episode:

Potter, J.N., Hanley, G.P., Augustine, M., Clay, C.J., & Phelps, M.C. (2013).  Treating stereotypy in adolescents diagnosed with autism by refining the tactic of "using stereotypy as reinforcement".  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 407-423.  doi:  10.1002/jaba.52

Slaton, J.D. & Hanley, G.P. (2016).  Effects of multiple versus chained schedules on stereoypy and item engagement.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 927-946.  doi:  10.1002/jaba.345

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Mar 29, 2017
Episode 27 Preview
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If stereotypy is so fun, why can't we use it as reinforcement? Well, there are a couple big reasons and we've got the articles that explain it all.  But that's next week.  In our preview episode this week, we head back down our ethical decision-tree with another chance to practice talking with non-behaviorist colleagues.  And, in a shocking twist of fate, one of our hosts will be featured in the New England Behavior Analyst.  It's a 33% chance of guessing which one, but a 100% chance for awesome podcast!

Articles for next week: 

Potter, J.N., Hanley, G.P., Augustine, M., Clay, C.J., & Phelps, M.C. (2013).  Treating stereotypy in adolescents diagnosed with autism by refining the tactic of "using stereotypy as reinforcement".  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 407-423.  doi:  10.1002/jaba.52

Slaton, J.D. & Hanley, G.P. (2016).  Effects of multiple versus chained schedules on stereotypy and item engagement.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 927-946.  doi:  10.1002/jaba.345

Mar 22, 2017
BONUS - Let's Get Physical! An Interview with BehaviorFit CEO, Nick Green
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Fresh off our last grab bag episode, Nick Green, CEO of BehaviorFit, joins us to discuss his article on decreasing sedentary behavior, to share how behavior analysis can be used to improve our health, and to question Rob on the utility of six-pack abs.

Mar 15, 2017
Episode 26 - (ETHICS) How to Talk to Non-Behavior Analysts Without Really Trying
01:20:03

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It's our second ETHICS episode so gather around the ol' podcast table to learn how to disseminate behavior analysis to anyone and everyone without getting exiled from your place of employment.  Here are some things you shouldn't do: 1) flip tables in a fit of rage when anyone proposes hippotherapy 2) break-up with your boyfriend over his insistence that a "mind-file" is a real thing and 3) use data sheets as deadly weapons.  Oh, you wanted us to tell you what you should do? Guess you'll have to listen to the show.  C'mon...there's discussion about a decision tree coming up!

Articles discussed this episode:

Bercirevic, A.  (2014).  Ask the Experts: How can new students defend behavior analysis from misunderstandings? Behavior Analysis in Practice, 7, 138-140.  doi: 10.1007/s40617-014-0019-y

Critchfield, T.  (2014).  Ten rules for discussing behavior analysis.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 7, 141-142.  doi:  10.1007/s40617-014-0026-z

Todd, J.  (2014).  Some useful resources for students who are tempted to bring enlightenment to errant non-behaviorists.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 7, 143-144.  doi: 10.1007/s40617-014-0027-y

Brodhead, M.  (2015).  Maintaining professional relationships in an interdisciplinary setting:  Strategies for navigating nonbehavioral treatment recommendations for individuals with autism.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 8, 70-78.  doi:  10.1007/s40617-015-0042-7

Luiselli, J.  (2015).  In response: Maintaining professional relationships in an interdisciplinary setting: Strategies for navigating non-behavioral treatment recommendations for individuals with autism.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 8, 79.  doi:  10.1007/s40617-015-0043-6 

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Mar 08, 2017
Episode 26 Preview
12:43

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The only thing better than sharing the amazing science of behavior analysis to the masses is learning how to do it better and netting an ethics CE in the process.  Everybody wins! Except for Jackie who has never seen Back to the Future and Diana who has never seen Aspergers R Us live and Rob who was so disappointed to learn that talking to non-behavior analysts actually did require trying.  But, hey, at least we've updated the previous episodes page so you can find all of our classic capers.

Articles for next week:

Bercirevic, A.  (2014).  Ask the Experts: How can new students defend behavior analysis from misunderstandings? Behavior Analysis in Practice, 7, 138-140.  doi: 10.1007/s40617-014-0019-y

Critchfield, T.  (2014).  Ten rules for discussing behavior analysis.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 7, 141-142.  doi:  10.1007/s40617-014-0026-z

Todd, J.  (2014).  Some useful resources for students who are tempted to bring enlightenment to errant non-behaviorists.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 7, 143-144.  doi: 10.1007/s40617-014-0027-y

Brodhead, M.  (2015).  Maintaining professional relationships in an interdisciplinary setting:  Strategies for navigating nonbehavioral treatment recommendations for individuals with autism.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 8, 70-78.  doi:  10.1007/s40617-015-0042-7

Luiselli, J.  (2015).  In response: Maintaining professional relationships in an interdisciplinary setting: Strategies for navigating non-behavioral treatment recommendations for individuals with autism.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 8, 79.  doi:  10.1007/s40617-015-0043-6 

Mar 01, 2017
Episode 25 - Virtual Reality
01:14:03

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If one were to enter the virtual world, could we really expect that person to come out the other side with great fire safety skills and a fearlessness about spiders?  Well, this week we discuss two articles that say, "Yes."  Featuring our very first call-in co-host, anecdotes galore about Rob's favorite video games, and more terrifying spider scenarios than you could shake a stick it.  Strap on those VR headsets and step into the next level of research-based entertainment.  And we never even mention that "Virtual Reality" song, because we refuse to make the easy references.  And we ran out of money to license it.

Articles discussed this episode:

Bouchard, S., Cote, S., St-Jacques, J., Robillard, G., & Renaud, P.   (2006).  Effectiveness of virtual reality exposure in the treatment of arachnophobia using 3D games.  Technology and Health Care, 14, 19-27.  

Padgett, L.S., Strickland, D., & Coles, C.D.  (2006).  Case study: Using a virtual reality computer game to teach fire safety skills to children diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31, 65-70.  doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsj030

And for the gravy:

Morina, N., Ijntema, H., Meyerbroker, K., & Emmelkamp, P.M.G.  (2015).  Can virtual reality exposure therapy gains be generalized to real-life? A meta-analysis of studies applying behavioral assessments.  Behaviour Research and Therapy, 74.  18-24.  doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2015.08.010

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Feb 22, 2017
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Feb 15, 2017
Episode 24 - Return of the Grab Bag!
01:20:12

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Behavior analysis runs wild and free, no longer bound by educational research in this, the Return of the Grab Bag! Between sharing tips for what to watch on maternity leave and positing which one of your hosts is actually a ghost, we discuss research related to taking medicine on time, breaking the cycle of procrastination, and getting off your butt.  Is it really true that negative reinforcement makes the world go round? Count on your favorite space acquaintances to weigh in on that question and more.

Articles discussed this episode:

Johnson, Jr., P.E., Perrin, C.J., Salo, A., Deschaine, E., & Johnson, B.  (2016).  Use of an explicit rule decreases procrastination in university students.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 346-358.  doi:  10.1002/jaba.287

Raiff, B.R., Jarvis, B.P., & Dallery, J.  (2016).  Text-message reminders plus incentives increase adherence to antidiabetic meication in adults with type 2 diabetes.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 947-953.  doi:  10.1002/jaba.337

Green, N., Sigurdsson, S., & Wilder, D.A.  (2016).  Decreasing bouts of prolonged sitting among office workers.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 717-722.  doi:  10.1002/jaba.309

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Feb 08, 2017
Episode 24 Preview
11:34

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It's the Return of the Grab Bag and boy do we have a varied assortment of articles from the world of applied behavior analysis.  Can we incentivize taking medication on time? How do we avoid sitting down all day until we die? And is it true that studying is an aversive event? Join us next week for the full episode where the answers to these questions and more will be revealed.

Pardon our review of dance movies of the 00s; it's our first recording of 2017.  

Articles for next week:

Johnson, Jr., P.E., Perrin, C.J., Salo, A., Deschaine, E., & Johnson, B.  (2016).  Use of an explicit rule decreases procrastination in university students.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 346-358.  doi:  10.1002/jaba.287

Raiff, B.R., Jarvis, B.P., & Dallery, J.  (2016).  Text-message reminders plus incentives increase adherence to antidiabetic meication in adults with type 2 diabetes.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 947-953.  doi:  10.1002/jaba.337

Green, N., Sigurdsson, S., & Wilder, D.A.  (2016).  Decreasing bouts of prolonged sitting among office workers.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 717-722.  doi:  10.1002/jaba.309

Feb 01, 2017
Episode 23 - Video Modeling
01:17:49

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It's the first full episode of the year and boy are we excited! Waaaay too excited!

This week we're turning our camera onto the world to view the instructional method that is video modeling.  While many of us may know how video modeling can teach children with autism simple play skills, did you know it can be used to teach reciprocal play? Social skills? You will at the end of our show.  We also share bonus tips on how to spend the rest of your life working on your doctorate, the secret formula of Cadbury chocolate, whether the cast of Lost would pass the Sally Anne test, and the whimsical world of Wookie holidays.

OH YEAH!

Articles discussed this episode:

MacDonald, R., Sacramone, S., Mansfield, R., Wiltz, K., & Ahearn, W.H.  (2009).  Using video modeling to teach reciprocal pretend play to children with autism.    Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 43-55.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-43

LeBlanc, L.A., Coates, A.M., Daneshvar, S., Charlop-Christy, M.H., Morris, C., & Lancaster, B.M.  (2003).  Using video modeling and reinforcement to teach perspective-taking skill to children with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 36, 253-257.  10.1901/jaba.2003.36-253

And for some additional information on prerequisites to success with video modeling, a bonus article:

MacDonald, R.P.F., Dickson, C.A., Martineau, M., & Ahearn, W.H.  (2015).  Prerequisite skill that support learning through video modeling.  Education and Treatment of Children, 38, 33-48.

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Jan 25, 2017
Ethics On the Go!
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For those BCBAs and BCaBAs interested in keeping their ethical guidelines near and dear at all times, here's a quick video on how you can make a tiny ethics booklet.

Jan 23, 2017
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We're back from break and getting ready for the first full-length episode of the year.  The topic: video modeling.  And it's not just for play skills any more! Diana and I review the research we'll be discussing and share some adorable clips of kids doing the Sally Ann test.  And since they're related to us, we didn't even have to pay union rates.  U.S.A.! U.S.A.!

Articles for next week:

MacDonald, R., Sacramone, S., Mansfield, R., Wiltz, K., & Ahearn, W.H.  (2009).  Using video modeling to teach reciprocal pretend play to children with autism.    Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 43-55.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-43

LeBlanc, L.A., Coates, A.M., Daneshvar, S., Charlop-Christy, M.H., Morris, C., & Lancaster, B.M.  (2003).  Using video modeling and reinforcement to teach perspective-taking skill to children with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 36, 253-257.  10.1901/jaba.2003.36-253

And for some additional information on prerequisites to success with video modeling, a bonus article:

MacDonald, R.P.F., Dickson, C.A., Martineau, M., & Ahearn, W.H.  (2015).  Prerequisite skill that support learning through video modeling.  Education and Treatment of Children, 38, 33-48.

Jan 18, 2017
Episode 22 - AAC
01:14:32

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Despite sounding like Lunchlady Doris from the Simpsons and zoning in and out of consciousness, Rob does his best to attend to Jackie and Diana's review of articles about augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).  Whether using picture exchange or a speech-generating device, there's a lot to learn about how practitioners can improve the communication and vocalizations of clients using AAC.  Plus, the proper nomenclature when discussing PECS, echoics in the face of outrageous accents, using "all done" to end a showtune review, and how to mand for the popcorn that's across the table.  I think I got it.  Just play the episode again, I wasn't listening.

Special shout-out to Kate Ahern and her website, Teaching Learners With Multiple Special Needs for the amazing Periodic Table of AAC image in the episode thumbnail and in the post body below, as well as for being a great resource for special education technology news.

Source: Kate Ahern, Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs

Source: Kate Ahern, Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs

Articles discussed this episode:

Ganz, J.B. & Simpson, R.L.  (2004).  Effects on communicative requesting and speech development of the Picture Exchange Communication System in children with characteristics of autism.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 34, 395-409.  doi: 10.1023/B:JADD.0000037416.59095.d7

Gevarter, C., O'Reilly, M.F., Kuhn, M., Mills, K., Ferguson, R., Watkins, L., Sigafoos, J., Lang, R., Rojeski, L., & Lancioni, G.E.  (2016).  Increasing the vocalizations of individuals with autism during intervention with a speech-generating device.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 17-33.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.270

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Jan 11, 2017
Episode 22 Preview
14:56

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On this week's preview edition, we get ready for a hearty discussion of augmentative and alternative communication or AAC.  Whether high- or low-tech, these articles get at the tip of the iceberg when it comes to communication for non-vocal individuals.  And in Errata, Diana shares a wonderful email, Jackie tells us all how to make her pocket ethics charts, and Rob thanks you all for listening then demands iTunes reviews and Facebook likes so he can feel pretty.

Articles for next week:

Ganz, J.B. & Simpson, R.L.  (2004).  Effects on communicative requesting and speech development of the Picture Exchange Communication System in children with characteristics of autism.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 34, 395-409.  doi: 10.1023/B:JADD.0000037416.59095.d7

Gevarter, C., O'Reilly, M.F., Kuhn, M., Mills, K., Ferguson, R., Watkins, L., Sigafoos, J., Lang, R., Rojeski, L., & Lancioni, G.E.  (2016).  Increasing the vocalizations of individuals with autism during intervention with a speech-generating device.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 17-33.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.270

Jan 04, 2017
ABA Inside Track Bloopers, Vol. I
14:15

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Recorded with warmed-over outtakes and while my kids were taking a nap after too much Christmas merriment, it's ABA Inside Track's first (annual?) blooper episode.  Relieve a whole bunch of garbage I deleted from our professional, full-length episodes and saved so I could cobble together this year-end capper.  Please very much enjoy!

Dec 28, 2016
Happy Holidays from ABA Inside Track
03:52

With the year coming to a close, we thought we'd put out a quick video wishing all of our listeners, friends, and colleagues a happy holidays and a restful start to the new year.  And by quick, I mean we made my brother film us during his holiday party before we put all the kids to bed.

Also, stay tuned to the whole episode for some big news about one of our hosts.  Could Rob be getting his PhD? Could Diana be starting her own line of baby-wear? Could Jackie be moving to Canada to star in a toy-based TV show? Grab a glass of egg nog, sit by the fire with your headphones on, and listen to our heartfelt thanks for your continued support.

Dec 21, 2016
The Good Behavior Game in action

An example of how public schools in Seattle are taking advantage of the benefits of the Good Behavior Game.  Nice way to see how the system works!

Dec 16, 2016
Episode 21 - The Good Behavior Game
01:06:20

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Back from the Summer of '69, it's the Good Behavior Game! We debunk the rumors that the benefits of this classic group contingency is all hype--it totally works--and rattle off a whole bunch of replications in addition to reviewing the original article that started the craze for this behavioral vaccine.  Then, finally, the wait is over as we crown the worst classroom ever described in research.  That teacher could only wish that her biggest problem was tardy Sailor Moon fans or a zombie apocalypse.  Plus, Rob has a good idea, maybe.  

Articles discussed this episode:

Barrish, H.H., Saunders, M., & Wolf, M.M.  (1969).  Good Behavior Game: Effects of individual contingencies for group consequences on disruptive behavior in a classroom.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2, 119-124.  doi:  10.1901/jaba.1969.2-119

Donaldson, J.M., Vollmer, T.R., Krous, T., Downs, S., & Berard, K.P.  (2011).  An evaluation of the Good Behavior Game in kindergarten classrooms.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 605-609.  doi:  10.1901/jaba.2011.44-605

Tingstrom, D.H., Sterling-Turner, H.E., & Wilczynski, S.M.  (2006).  The Good Behavior Game: 1969-2002.  Behavior Modification, 30, 225-253.  doi: 10.1177/0145445503261165

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Dec 14, 2016
Episode 21 Preview
14:18

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Coming back into the public consciousness, it's the Good Behavior Game! Next week, we'll review the original 1969 article describing this amazing classroom management system as well as some more recent research into its utility.  But first: errata, Rob in a captain's hat, and the musical stylings of the Inside Track crew.  See you next week for the full-length discussion.

Articles for next week:

Barrish, H.H., Saunders, M., & Wolf, M.M.  (1969).  Good Behavior Game: Effects of individual contingencies for group consequences on disruptive behavior in a classroom.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2, 119-124.  doi:  10.1901/jaba.1969.2-119

Donaldson, J.M., Vollmer, T.R., Krous, T., Downs, S., & Berard, K.P.  (2011).  An evaluation of the Good Behavior Game in kindergarten classrooms.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 605-609.  doi:  10.1901/jaba.2011.44-605

Tingstrom, D.H., Sterling-Turner, H.E., & Wilczynski, S.M.  (2006).  The Good Behavior Game: 1969-2002.  Behavior Modification, 30, 225-253.  doi: 10.1177/0145445503261165

Dec 07, 2016
Episode 21 Video Preview
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Coming back into the public consciousness, it's the Good Behavior Game! Next week, we'll review the original 1969 article describing this amazing classroom management system as well as some more recent research into its utility.  But first: errata, Rob in a captain's hat, and the musical stylings of the Inside Track crew.  See you next week for the full-length discussion.

Articles for next week:

Barrish, H.H., Saunders, M., & Wolf, M.M.  (1969).  Good Behavior Game: Effects of individual contingencies for group consequences on disruptive behavior in a classroom.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2, 119-124.  doi:  10.1901/jaba.1969.2-119

Donaldson, J.M., Vollmer, T.R., Krous, T., Downs, S., & Berard, K.P.  (2011).  An evaluation of the Good Behavior Game in kindergarten classrooms.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 605-609.  doi:  10.1901/jaba.2011.44-605

Tingstrom, D.H., Sterling-Turner, H.E., & Wilczynski, S.M.  (2006).  The Good Behavior Game: 1969-2002.  Behavior Modification, 30, 225-253.  doi: 10.1177/0145445503261165

Dec 05, 2016
Episode 20 - Noncontingent Reinforcement
01:11:22

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Because noncontingent reinforcement goes beyond constant access to a bag of M+Ms, we bring you this, the latest episode of ABA Inside Track.  Jackie and Rob are ready to meet your response-independent schedule needs, especially if those needs include a synopsis of the Hugga Bunch movie.  Diana reviews NCR schedules, from dense to lean and everything in between, though expresses a preference for dense when candy is involved.  Finally, a heated discussion ensues regarding extinction as a ruiner of contingency marriages.  Listen closely: this episode is chock-full of putative possibilities.

Articles discussed this episode:

Hagopian, L.P., Fisher, W.W., & Legacy, S.M.  (1994).  Schedule effects of noncontingent reinforcement on attention-maintained destructive behavior in identical quadruplets.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 27, 317-325.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1994.27-317

Wallce, M.D., Iwata, B.A., Hanley, G.P., Thompson, R.H., & Roscoe, E.M.  (2012).  Noncontingent reinforcement: A further examination of schedule effects during treatment.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 709-719.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2012.45-709

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Nov 30, 2016
Episode 20 Preview
12:35

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Next week, we're talking about the somewhat misunderstood treatment: non-contingent reinforcement.  And before we even get into the topic, Jackie gets belligerent.  So you know it'll be a good episode.

Then, in errata, we review updates to the professional and ethical compliance code for behavior analysts in relation to reporting public health- and safety-related fines or tickets to the BACB.  Let's hope none of our hypothetical scenarios every come to pass!

Articles for next week:

Hagopian, L.P., Fisher, W.W., & Legacy, S.M.  (1994).  Schedule effects of noncontingent reinforcement on attention-maintained destructive behavior in identical quadruplets.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 27, 317-325.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1994.27-317

Wallce, M.D., Iwata, B.A., Hanley, G.P., Thompson, R.H., & Roscoe, E.M.  (2012).  Noncontingent reinforcement: A further examination of schedule effects during treatment.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 709-719.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2012.45-709

Nov 23, 2016
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Nov 21, 2016
Episode 19 - Parent Training to Decrease Challenging Behavior
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Everyone needs help sometimes whether it's a family dealing with challenging behavior or podcast hosts avoiding nonsensical tangents.  This week's episode spends most of it's running time with the former, reviewing research on how to help behavior analysts to help parents in the home.  From tantrums in quadruplets to overcoming mealtime woes, we've got something for even the smartest parents and practitioners to learn.  In regards to the latter--with Rob getting in character with his Fran Drescher nanny impression, Jackie bringing up fishing and Beyonce, and Diana comparing research to delicious gravy--we may have been less successful.

Articles discussed this episode:  

Miles, N.I. & Wilder, D.A.  (2009).  The effects of behavioral skills training on caregiver implementation of guided compliance.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 405-410.  doi:  10.1901/jaba.2009.42-405

Crone, R.M. & Mehta, S.S.  (2016).  Parent training on generalized use of behavior analytic strategies for decreasing the problem behavior of children with autism spectrum disorder: A data-based case study.  Education and Treatment of Children, 39, 64-94.

Stocco, C.S. & Thompson, R.H.  (2015).  Contingency analysis of caregiver behavior: Implications for parent training and future directions.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 417-435.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.206

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Nov 16, 2016
Episode 19 Preview
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We're back with another preview episode to prepare for a full-length discussion on helping parents learn to respond to challenging behavior.  But first, we get a bit ABA OFF-track as Rob recounts the time he almost met Neil Gaiman, Diana shares some recent Facebook links with the crowd, and Jackie recounts our BABAT rock star moment.  And speaking of which, if you haven't listened to our BABAT special, please do so, if not for our sunny voices than for all of the cool movie music Rob edited in there.

Articles for next week:

Miles, N.I. & Wilder, D.A.  (2009).  The effects of behavioral skills training on caregiver implementation of guided compliance.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 405-410.  doi:  10.1901/jaba.2009.42-405

Crone, R.M. & Mehta, S.S.  (2016).  Parent training on generalized use of behavior analytic strategies for decreasing the problem behavior of children with autism spectrum disorder: A data-based case study.  Education and Treatment of Children, 39, 64-94.

Stocco, C.S. & Thompson, R.H.  (2015).  Contingency analysis of caregiver behavior: Implications for parent training and future directions.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 417-435.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.206

Nov 09, 2016
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Nov 07, 2016
Episode 18 - Challenging Behavior From Point A to Point B
01:15:31

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Did you ever notice how hard it is to get from place to place? Is it the fact that your new location just isn't as much fun as your starting point? Is it that dawdling is its own reward? Or could it be some sort of existential crisis concerning the movement of your body through space and time as we all hurtle through space towards total entropy? This week we talk about challenging behavior around transitioning from place to place.  We review a classic analysis of the function of SIB during transitions and get a glimpse into how our new computer overlords will make us all more efficient students as we move about the classroom.  Invariably we wander from tangent to tangent: our favorite transition of all!

Articles discussed this episode:

McCord, B.E. & Thomson, R.J (2001).  Functional analysis and treatment of self-injury associated with transitions.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 34, 195-210.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2001.34-195

Hine, J.F., Ardoin, S.P., & Foster, T.E. (2015).  Decreasing transition times in elementary school classrooms: Using computer-assisted instruction to automate intervention components.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 495-510.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.233

Brewer, A.T., Strickland-Cohen, K., Dotson, W., & Williams, D.C. (2014).  Advance notice for transition-related problem behavior: Practice guidelines.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 7, 117-125.  doi:10.1007/s40617-014-0014-3

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Nov 02, 2016
Episode 18 Preview
19:11

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Next week we'll be discussing behavior analytic research on the topic of transitions.  Moving from one place or activity to another can be a real source of challenging behavior with many individuals with autism and a real source of wasted time for any student.  But why? And what can practitioners do to help? All that and errata including a fun discussion about what transitions we can't stand.

Articles for next week:

McCord, B.E. & Thomson, R.J (2001).  Functional analysis and treatment of self-injury associated with transitions.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 34, 195-210.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2001.34-195

Hine, J.F., Ardoin, S.P., & Foster, T.E. (2015).  Decreasing transition times in elementary school classrooms: Using computer-assisted instruction to automate intervention components.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 495-510.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.233

Brewer, A.T., Strickland-Cohen, K., Dotson, W., & Williams, D.C. (2014).  Advance notice for transition-related problem behavior: Practice guidelines.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 7, 117-125.  doi:10.1007/s40617-014-0014-3

Oct 26, 2016
Episode 18 Video Preview