ABA Inside Track

By Robert Parry-Cruwys

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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.

Episode Date
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

If you're interested in ordering CEs for listening to this episode, click here to go to the store page. You'll need to enter your name, BCBA #, and the two episode secret code words to complete the purchase. Email us at abainsidetrack@gmail.com for further assistance.

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

If you're interested in ordering CEs for listening to this episode, click here to go to the store page. You'll need to enter your name, BCBA #, and the two episode secret code words to complete the purchase. Email us at abainsidetrack@gmail.com for further assistance.

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

If you're interested in ordering CEs for listening to this episode, click here to go to the store page. You'll need to enter your name, BCBA #, and the two episode secret code words to complete the purchase. Email us at abainsidetrack@gmail.com for further assistance.

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

If you're interested in ordering CEs for listening to this episode, click here to go to the store page. You'll need to enter your name, BCBA #, and the two episode secret code words to complete the purchase. Email us at abainsidetrack@gmail.com for further assistance.

Jun 20, 2018
Episode 58 Preview
15:37
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

If you're interested in ordering CEs for listening to this episode, click here to go to the store page. You'll need to enter your name, BCBA #, and the two episode secret code words to complete the purchase. Email us at abainsidetrack@gmail.com for further assistance.

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

If you're interested in ordering CEs for listening to this episode, click here to go to the store page. You'll need to enter your name, BCBA #, and the two episode secret code words to complete the purchase. Email us at abainsidetrack@gmail.com for further assistance.

May 23, 2018
Episode 56 Preview
14:00
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

If you're interested in ordering CEs for listening to this episode, click here to go to the store page. You'll need to enter your name, BCBA #, and the two episode secret code words to complete the purchase. Email us at abainsidetrack@gmail.com for further assistance.

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
Episode 54 Preview
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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

If you're interested in ordering CEs for listening to this episode, click here to go to the store page. You'll need to enter your name, BCBA #, and the two episode secret code words to complete the purchase. Email us at abainsidetrack@gmail.com for further assistance.

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

If you're interested in ordering CEs for listening to this episode, click here to go to the store page. You'll need to enter your name, BCBA #, and the two episode secret code words to complete the purchase. Email us at abainsidetrack@gmail.com for further assistance.

Mar 21, 2018
Episode 51 Preview
11:54

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
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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
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::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
Episode 48 Preview
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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
01:14:23

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
Episode 47 Preview
12:18

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
01:23:15

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
21:56

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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
24:38

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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
Episode 45 Preview
11:08

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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
01:06:17

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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
36:45

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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
16:04

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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
Episode 38 Preview
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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
Episode 37 Preview
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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????
17:17

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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
Episode 31 Preview
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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
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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
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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
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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!
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Oct 24, 2016
BABAT Special 2016
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It's our super special episode at the BABAT Conference! We're recording LIVE from the top of the UMASS Amherst Student Center then saving it to go out prerecorded today.  Your three hosts chat about the various goings-on during this two-day cavalcade of behavior analysis and pull in some special guests to share their own experiences at the conference.  Come on and listen to the very first recorded ABA conference post-show in history! At least as far as I know of.

Oct 19, 2016
Episode 17 - (ETHICS) Ethics in Data Collection
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If you think you're a pro at tracking behavior, this week's episode may be a cue to reflect on just how easy it is to collect bad data. We're joined by special guest Dr. Amanda Karsten to discuss the ethics of taking good data as behavior analysts.  Dr. Karsten reviews some great tips on how to go from data squirrel to data hero as well as some practical suggestions to get you using data ethically today! Plus, Diana shares a quiz to find out what kind of data you are and Jackie plugs her new ABA Christmas album.  Rob sits in shock at the stark realization that he only uses data for evil.  And for folks applying for continuing education credits, this episode counts towards 1 Ethics CE.

Articles discussed this episode:

LeBlanc, L.A., Raetz, P.B., Sellers, T.P., & Carr, J.E.  (2016).  A proposed model for selecting measurement procedures for the assessment and treatment of problem behavior.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 77-83. doi: 10.1007/s40617-015-0063-2

Vollmer, T.R., Sloman, K.N., & St. Peter Pipkin, C.  (2008).  Practical implications of data reliability and treatment integrity monitoring.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 1, 4-11.  

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

This episode provides 1 ETHICS CE.  

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Oct 12, 2016
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Behavior analysts collect so much data, yet we don't always think about why.  Are there ethical standards which we should take into account with our data collection procedures? Dr. Amanda Karsten sure thinks so and she'll be joining us on next week's episode to provide some great tips on how to take ethical data.

And in Errata we continue the debate between whether BCBAs should be more warm and fuzzy or more clinical-sounding.  Plus, Mr. Rogers versus Mr. Dress Up.

Articles for next week:

LeBlanc, L.A., Raetz, P.B., Sellers, T.P., & Carr, J.E.  (2016).  A proposed model for selecting measurement procedures for the assessment and treatment of problem behavior.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 77-83. doi: 10.1007/s40617-015-0063-2

Vollmer, T.R., Sloman, K.N., & St. Peter Pipkin, C.  (2008).  Practical implications of data reliability and treatment integrity monitoring.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 1, 4-11.  

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

Oct 05, 2016
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Behavior analysts collect so much data, yet we don't always think about why.  Are there ethical standards which we should take into account with our data collection procedures? Dr. Amanda Karsten sure thinks so and she'll be joining us on next week's episode to provide some great tips on how to take ethical data.

And in Errata we continue the debate between whether BCBAs should be more warm and fuzzy or more clinical-sounding.

Articles for next week:

LeBlanc, L.A., Raetz, P.B., Sellers, T.P., & Carr, J.E.  (2016).  A proposed model for selecting measurement procedures for the assessment and treatment of problem behavior.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 77-83.  doi: 10.1007/s40617-015-0063-2

Vollmer, T.R., Sloman, K.N., & St. Peter Pipkin, C.  (2008).  Practical implications of data reliability and treatment integrity monitoring.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 1, 4-11.  

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

Oct 03, 2016
Episode 16 - Increasing On-Task Behavior with ADHD
01:17:20

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Since medication for ADHD isn't the only treatment in town, what behavioral interventions can help students take part in the important parts of learning?  Like staying on-task with schoolwork for instance.  This week we review how functional analyses, good peer models, and sounds of the cosmos can decrease off-task behavior in children.  And are you a behavior analyst with no experience working with individuals with ADHD? Let our introductory summary get you started on understanding this chronic disorder.  And, in the spirit of the research, we actually manage to keep our typical tangents to a minimum.  Like maybe only 10% of the running time if you don't count Jackie and Rob making white-noise sound effects.

Articles discussed this episode:

Flood, W.A., Wilder, D.A., Flood, A.L., & Masuda, A.  (2002).  Peer-mediated reinforcement plus prompting as treatment for off-task behavior in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 35, 199-204.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2002.35-199

Grauvogel-MacAleese, A.N. & Wallace, M.D.  (2010).  Use of peer-mediated intervention in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 547-551.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-547

Cook, A., Bradley-Johnson, S., & Johnson, C.M.  (2014).  Effects of white noise on off-task behavior and academic responding for children with ADHD.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 160-164.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.79

And, for some background on behavioral interventions for ADHD:

Fabiano, G.A., Pelham Jr., W.E., Coles, E.K., Gnagy, E.M., Chronis-Tuscano, A., & O'Connor, B.C.  (2009).  Clinical Psychology Review, 29, 129-140.  doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2009.11.001

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Sep 28, 2016
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Sep 19, 2016
Episode 15 - Technology and Safety Skills Training
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We all know that while behavioral skills training is a research-based method for training an individual to mastery, it can take a long time.  We all know that while training videos are super-fun, they have very little impact on promoting a skill to mastery.  This week we talk to Dr. Nick Vaneslow about how he mixed peanut butter and chocolate and used CBST and in situ training to teach young children safety skills.  The "C" is for computer.  Plus, Dr. Vaneslow tells us about his personalized cardboard cut-out, Diana learns gun-safety skills, Jackie discovers that there are more than four dangers in the world, and Rob begs everyone for a million dollars to create educational apps that save the best sound effects for choosing the wrong answers.  

Articles discussed this episode:

Vaneslow, N.R. & Hanley, G.P.  (2014).  An evaluation of computerized behavioral skills training to teach safety skills to young children.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 51-69.  doi:  10.1002/jaba.105

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Sep 14, 2016
A clip from Dr. Vanselow's CBST Safety Game
Samples from the Computer-based Behavioral Skills Training program in Vanselow and Hanley (2014). A computer program created in Adobe Flash CS4 and actionscript with no budget and a graduation deadline. Thanks again to the many actors in the stranger danger videos: Corey, Sandy, Lauren, Greg, Luke, Jess, and many others.

Thanks to Dr. Vaneslow for sharing these clips with us to prepare our audience for this week's episode.

Sep 12, 2016
Episode 15 Preview
27:27

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We're all about using technology to improve teaching.  But is there really anything out there worth using? We'll be chatting with Dr. Nick Vanselow, creator of CEU Helper, about how he used computerized behavioral skills training to tackle the very important issues of teaching children abduction prevention and fire safety skills.  But first, we share technologies that we love to use to start off a new school year.  And, if you aren't watching our YouTube channel, you missed a fabulous singing intro.

Articles for next week:

Vanselow, N.R. & Hanley, G.P.  (2014).  An evaluation of computerized behavioral skills training to teach safety skills to young children.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 51-69.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.105

Sep 07, 2016
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We're all about using technology to improve teaching. But is there really anything out there worth using? We'll be chatting with Dr. Nick Vanselow, creator of CEU Helper, about how he used computerized behavioral skills training to tackle the very important issues of teaching children abduction prevention and fire safety skills.

Articles for next week:

Vanselow, N.R. & Hanley, G.P.  (2014).  An evaluation of computerized behavioral skills training to teach safety skills to young children.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 51-69.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.105

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Sep 05, 2016
Episode 14 - Transitioning to Adulthood, part 2
01:14:44

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It's the second part of our shows on transitioning to adulthood and the challenges therein.  This week we return to our typical format and discuss two articles related to needed vocational skills: asking for assistance with a vocational task and using an iPhone cueing system to perform as a fire safety mascot.  Yes, you read that right: a fire safety mascot.  If research about inflatable suits with an iPhone Velcroed inside was on your wish list, consider this show your friendly genie.  And if you think the gifts stop there, you're in for a treat when Jackie shares her favorite Starbucks drink and Diana tells us what TV show she enjoys while falling asleep on the couch.  Is anything more representative of adulthood than overpriced coffee and bad TV? P.S. from Rob: Please don't tell me how The Wire ends.  Not cool, dude.

Articles discussed this episode:

Burke, R.V., Andersen, M.N., Bowen, S.L., Howard, M.R., & Allen, K.D.  (2010).  Evaluation of two instruction methods to increase employment options for young adults with autism spectrum disorders.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 31, 1223-1233.  doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2010.07.023

Dotto-Fojut, K.M., Reeve, K.F., Townsend, D.B., & Progar, P.R.  (2011).  Teaching adolescents with autism to describe a problem and request assistance during simulated vocational tasks.  Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 826-833.  doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2010.09.012

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Aug 31, 2016
Episode 13 - Transitioning to Adulthood, part 1
01:07:42

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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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Aug 24, 2016
What I think of when I think of safety video outcomes...

Count on the Simpsons to key in on the questionable results of our safety song educational system.  Keep this video in mind when thinking about this week's episode on transitioning skills needed to reach adulthood.  Getting to "Homer-levels" of knowledge won't cut it in the real world!

Aug 22, 2016
Episode 13 and 14 DOUBLE-ALBUM Preview
20:16

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In this double-album edition of our preview episodes, we're talking about research on transitioning to adulthood for individuals with autism.  In addition to our typical review of research related to the subject, we've got an interview with Dr. Peter Gerhardt, a leader in spreading awareness of the crisis that is special education services for adults.  On the lighter side of things: the results of our filler speech challenge! Only one can win, though everyone gets candy.  Also, errata featuring a fun link from a listener about standard celeration charts.

Listen to the full episodes over the next two weeks (yes, back-to-back episodes) for maximum information and discussion.

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

And, while not a research article, a parent's perspective on the transition process:

"Luke's best chance: One man's fight for his autistic son" from Rolling Stone magazine

Articles for the week after that:

Burke, R.V., Andersen, M.N., Bowen, S.L., Howard, M.R., & Allen, K.D.  (2010).  Evaluation of two instruction methods to increase employment options for young adults with autism spectrum disorders.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 31, 1223-1233.  doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2010.07.023

Dotto-Fojut, K.M., Reeve, K.F., Townsend, D.B., & Progar, P.R.  (2011).  Teaching adolescents with autism to describe a problem and request assistance during simulated vocational tasks.  Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 826-833.  doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2010.09.012

Aug 17, 2016
Episode 13+14 Preview Video
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In this double-album edition of our preview episodes, we're talking about research on transitioning to adulthood for individuals with autism.  In addition to our typical review of research related to the subject, we've got an interview with Dr. Peter Gerhardt, a leader in spreading awareness of the crisis that is special education services for adults.  

On the lighter side of things: the results of our filler speech challenge! Only one can win, though everyone gets candy.On the lighter side of things: the results of our filler speech challenge! Only one can win, though everyone gets candy.

Listen to the full episodes over the next two weeks (yes, back-to-back episodes) for maximum information and discussion.

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

And, while not a research article, a parent's perspective on the transition process:

"Luke's best chance: One man's fight for his autistic son" from Rolling Stone magazine

Articles for the week after that:

Burke, R.V., Andersen, M.N., Bowen, S.L., Howard, M.R., & Allen, K.D.  (2010).  Evaluation of two instruction methods to increase employment options for young adults with autism spectrum disorders.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 31, 1223-1233.  doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2010.07.023

Dotto-Fojut, K.M., Reeve, K.F., Townsend, D.B., & Progar, P.R.  (2011).  Teaching adolescents with autism to describe a problem and request assistance during simulated vocational tasks.  Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 826-833.  doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2010.09.012

Aug 15, 2016
Episode 12 - Research Grab Bag
01:18:31

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This week we take out three articles from our research grab bag, three articles related only by our enjoyment of the subject matter.  Diana teaches us all the merits of good yoga poses, Rob chides everyone for all of their filler responses, and Jackie uses bark collars to keep the hosts behaving.  Plus, Rob breaks our brand new mixer and we all reiterate Skinner's proposition that applied behavior analysis is the cat's pajamas.  That "cat's pajamas" part might be a paraphrase.  

Articles discussed this episode:

Protopopova, A., Kisten, D., & Wynne, C.  (2016).  Evaluating a humane alternative to the bark collar: Automated differential reinforcement of not barking in a home-alone setting.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 1-10.  doi:10.1002/jaba.334

Mancuso, C. & Miltenberger, R.G.  (2016).  Using habit reversal to decrease filled pauses in public speaking.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 188-192.  doi:  10.1002/jaba.267

Gruber, D.J. & Poulson, C.L.  (2016).  Graduated guidance delivered by parents to teach yoga to children with developmental delays.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 193-198.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.260

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Aug 10, 2016
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It's another one of our preview videos! This week, we're sharing articles for the next full episode with the theme of "that sounds interesting to us". While you could wait for the audio version on Wednesday, wouldn't you rather laugh at the uncut version full of technical glitches and goofy faces?

Articles for next week:

Protopopova, A., Kisten, D., & Wynne, C.  (2016).  Evaluating a humane alternative to the bark collar: Automated differential reinforcement of not barking in a home-alone setting.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 1-10.  doi:10.1002/jaba.334

Mancuso, C. & Miltenberger, R.G.  (2016).  Using habit reversal to decrease filled pauses in public speaking.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 188-192.  doi:  10.1002/jaba.267

Gruber, D.J. & Poulson, C.L.  (2016).  Graduated guidance delivered by parents to teach yoga to children with developmental delays.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 193-198.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.260

Aug 02, 2016
Episode 11 - Preventing Errors in Discrete Trial Training
01:10:57

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Rather than pull your hair out about that discrete trial program that JUST...ISN'T...WORKING, why not listen to us discuss some possible solutions.  We review research on minimizing overselectivity using a differential observing response and on using more salient behavior-consequence relations all in the name of helping you avoid those pesky DTT error patterns.  Plus, we share the secrets of remembering the 140 Crayola crayon colors, literal reinforcer stacking, and Rob's Boston accent. 

Articles discussed this episode:

Dube, W.V, & McIlvane, W.J.  (1999).  Reduction of stimulus overselectivity with nonverbal differential observing responses.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 32, 25-33.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1999.32-25

Fisher, W.W., Pawich, T.L., Dickes, N., Paden, A.R., & Toussaint, K.  (2014).  Increasing the saliency of behavior-consequence relations for children with autism who exhibit persistent errors.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 738-748.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.172

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Jul 27, 2016
Dr. Wayne Fisher on YouTube

Dr. Wayne Fisher reviews his research on increasing the saliency of behavior-consequence relations to reduce errors in discrete trial training in this neat YouTube clip from the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

We'll try to keep any related videos up to date in a playlist on our own YouTube channel.

Jul 25, 2016
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Jul 20, 2016
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Our pilot run at a YouTube preview video featuring our smiling faces.

In preparing to talk about avoiding errors during discrete trial training, we take some time to celebrate milestones, thank our listeners, and discuss some interesting feedback.  

Articles for next week:

Dube, W.V, & McIlvane, W.J.  (1999).  Reduction of stimulus overselectivity with nonverbal differential observing responses.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 32, 25-33.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1999.32-25

Fisher, W.W., Pawich, T.L., Dickes, N., Paden, A.R., & Toussaint, K.  (2014).  Increasing the saliency of behavior-consequence relations for children with autism who exhibit persistent errors.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 738-748.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.172

Jul 18, 2016
Episode 10 - Picture Activity Schedules
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This week we're looking at using picture activity schedules to increase play and social interactions.  We spill the beans, break the ice, hide, seek, and jump into the wood chips all in the name of extending the literature on this excellent technology.  And, without a visual schedule, we let Rob review an article with humorous results.  Well, they would have been humorous, but he does all the editing.  

Articles discussed this episode:

Betz, A., Higbee, T.E., & Reagon, K.A.  (2008).  Using joint activity schedules to promote peer engagement in preschoolers with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 41, 237-241.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2008.41-237

Brodhead, M.T., Higbee, T.S., Pollard, J.S., Akers, J.S., & Gerencser, K.R.  (2014).  The use of linked activity schedules to teach children with autism to play hide-and-seek.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 645-650.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.145

Akers, J.S., Higbee, T.S., Pollard, J.S., Pellegrino, A.J., & Gerencser, K.R.  (2016).  An evaluation of photographic activity schedules to increase independent playground skills in young children with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 1-6.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.327

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Jul 13, 2016
The Basics of Picture Activity Schedules - A Quick Review

I love trainings: attending, running, creating.  I'd put together a brief training for registered behavior technicians on using picture activity schedules recently and, as it contained some of the recent research updates, thought it'd be a good review of the past literature on picture activity schedules for our audience.  

Jul 11, 2016
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Episode 9 - Choice
01:20:26

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Dr Allen Karsina drops by to share his research on choice.  We review some key facts in the literature on choice, how manipulations to choice-making schedules affect the value of choice, and whether we should believe the hype about choice.  Don't forget to listen all the way through to hear about exciting research using our family members as participants and for a delightful poetry jam to round out the episode.  You chose to subscribe.

Articles discussed this episode:

Karsina, A., Thompson, R.H., & Rodriguez, N.M.  (2011).  Effects of a history of differential reinforcement on preference for choice.  Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 95, 189-202. doi:10.1901/jeab.2011.95-189

Fisher, W.W., Thompson, R.H., Piazza, C.C., Crosland, K., & Gotjen, D.  (1997).  On the relative reinforcing effects of choice and differential consequences.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 30, 423-438.  doi:10.1901/jaba.197.30-423 

Tiger, J.H., Hanley, G.P., & Hernandez, E.  (2006).  An evaluation of the value of choice with preschool children.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 39, 1-16.  doi:10.1901/jaba.2006.158-04

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Jun 29, 2016
Thinking about ch-ch-choice

While reading the articles for next week's episode on choice, I was brought back to this classic Simpsons moment.

Jun 27, 2016
Episode 9 Preview
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What does it mean when we talk about choice? We know choosing in life is important, but just how important? And how does choice factor into working with individuals with disabilities? Next week, special guest Dr. Allen Karsina joins us to share his research and insight onto the subject.  In the meantime your regular hosts get nostalgic about all the psych experiments they were subjected to as undergrads.

And for anyone applying for CEs, we've created a new button so you can put your info right in on the webpage.  If you still don't see the "CEU Required Information" portion anywhere, just email us with the info.

Articles for next week:

Karsina, A., Thompson, R.H., & Rodriguez, N.M.  (2011).  Effects of a history of differential reinforcement on preference for choice.  Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 95, 189-202. doi:10.1901/jeab.2011.95-189

Fisher, W.W., Thompson, R.H., Piazza, C.C., Crosland, K., & Gotjen, D.  (1997).  On the relative reinforcing effects of choice and differential consequences.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 30, 423-438.  doi:10.1901/jaba.197.30-423 

Tiger, J.H., Hanley, G.P., & Hernandez, E.  (2006).  An evaluation of the value of choice with preschool children.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 39, 1-16.  doi:10.1901/jaba.2006.158-04

Jun 22, 2016
Episode 8 - Toilet Training
01:27:22

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While we all try to teach individuals to use the potty in a day, what can we do after a week? We discuss research related to increasing the intensity of toilet training, transferring stimulus control, and using alarm systems before the conversation devolves into gross poop anecdotes and debates about archaic idioms.  You might think we've run out of ideas while listening to us rattle off every name we can think of for the toilet, but flush those thoughts away.  We eventually swirl back to some meaningful discussion about toilet training for children with disabilities.  Then back to potty humor.  It's our most mature episode yet.

Articles discussed in this episode:

LeBlanc, L.A., Carr, J.E., Crossett, S.E., Bennett, C.M., & Detweiler, D.D.  (2005).  Intensive outpatient behavioral treatment of primary urinary incontinence of children with autism.  Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 20, 98-105. doi:  10.1177/10883576050200020601

Luiselli, J.K.  (1996).  A case study evaluation of a transfer-of-stimulus control toilet training procedure for a child with pervasive developmental disorder.  Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 11, 158-162.  doi:10.1177/108835769601100305   

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Jun 15, 2016
Episode 8 Preview
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Few practitioners can get through a year without needing to help a family or classroom with toilet training.  And we're guessing you've all read "Toilet Training in Less Than a Day."  But what should you do when those techniques don't seem to be working for you? Join us next week to find out!

Articles to read for next week::

LeBlanc, L.A., Carr, J.E., Crossett, S.E., Bennett, C.M., & Detweiler, D.D.  (2005).  Intensive outpatient behavioral treatment of primary urinary incontinence of children with autism.  Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 20, 98-105. doi:  10.1177/10883576050200020601

Luiselli, J.K.  (1996).  A case study evaluation of a transfer-of-stimulus control toilet training procedure for a child with pervasive developmental disorder.  Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 11, 158-162.  doi:10.1177/108835769601100305   

 

Jun 08, 2016
Episode 7 - Trial-Based Functional Analysis
01:18:24

We're going off the rails on the way to Dissemination Station this week in a discussion of trial-based functional analysis procedures and their place in the assessment of problem behavior.  Can this procedure provide sweet middle ground between the robust flavor of a full FA and the doughy, blandness of an FBA? All that and a discussion of which Hogwarts house Rob and Diana would be sorted into and what visuals Jackie uses to understand bar graphs.

Articles discussed in this episode:

Lambert, J.M., Bloom, S.E., & Irvin, J.  (2012).  Trial-based functional analysis and functional communication training in an early childhood setting.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 579-584.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2012.45-579

Austin, J.L, Groves, E.A., Reynish, L.C., & Francis, L.L. (2015).  Validating trial-based functional analyses in mainstream primary school classrooms.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 274-288.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.208

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Jun 01, 2016
Episode 7 Preview
10:53

Wish you could do a real functional analysis but don't think you have the time? Maybe a trial-based FA is just what you need? Next week we'll be discussing some updates to the literature on trial-based FAs and their possible use in the school setting.

Articles to read for next week:

Lambert, J.M., Bloom, S.E., & Irvin, J.  (2012).  Trial-based functional analysis and functional communication training in an early childhood setting.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 579-584.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2012.45-579

Austin, J.L, Groves, E.A., Reynish, L.C., & Francis, L.L. (2015).  Validating trial-based functional analyses in mainstream primary school classrooms.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 274-288.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.208

 

May 25, 2016
Episode 6 - Presession Pairing w/ Dr. Amanda Kelly
01:03:34

Is playing with students before presenting demands the secret to a great work session? We're joined by special guest Dr. Amanda Kelly, Behavior Babe herself, to answer this question with a detailed and in-depth discussion on her presession pairing research.  Not only do you get a behind-the-scenes tour of the research process and overcoming participant pitfalls, but also a heated discussion about whether Katie Perry or Angry Birds is the ultimate reinforcer.  If you learn one thing this week, its stop grabbing things from our learners!

Articles discussed this week:

Kelly, A.N., Axe, J.B., Allen, R.F., & Maguire, R.W.  (2015).  Effects of presession pairing on the challenging behavior and academic responding of children with autism.  Behavioral Interventions, 30, 135-156.  doi: 10.1002/bin.1408

If you're interested in ordering CEs for listening to this episode, click here to go to the store page. You'll need to enter your name, BCBA #, and the two episode secret code words to complete the purchase. Email us at abainsidetrack@gmail.com for further assistance.

May 18, 2016
Episode 6 Preview
04:02

We're all jazzed up to announce our very first guest: Dr. Amanda Kelly, the Behavior Babe herself.  She'll be joining us on next week's episode to discuss her article on presession pairing. And Jackie congratulates the BCBAs of tomorrow.

Articles to read for next week:

Kelly, A.N., Axe, J.B., Allen, R.F., & Maguire, R.W.  (2015).  Effects of presession pairing on the challenging behavior and academic responding of children with autism.  Behavioral Interventions, 30, 135-156.  doi: 10.1002/bin.1408

May 11, 2016
Episode 5 - TAGteach
01:03:23

It's a brand new episode in which we talk about how TAGteach can help Diana to play golf, Jackie to dance in the ballet, and Rob to coach Little League.  Will our intrepid hosts master these special skills? All this and Diana learns Japanese while Jackie previews her new Anne of Green Gables podcast.

We even manage to talk about these articles!

Quinn, M.J., Miltenberger, R.G., & Fogel, V.A.  (2015).  Using TAGteach to improve the proficiency of dance movements.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 11-24.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.191

Persicke, A., Jackson, M., & Adams, A.M.  (2014).  Brief report: An evaluation of TAGteach components to decrease toe-walking in a 4-year-old child with autism.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 965-968.  doi: 10.1007/s10803-013-1934-4

If you're interested in ordering CEs for listening to this episode, click here to go to the store page. You'll need to enter your name, BCBA #, and the two episode secret code words to complete the purchase. Email us at abainsidetrack@gmail.com for further assistance.

May 04, 2016
Episode 5 Preview
05:47

In preparation for this week's episode, Rob calls out Jurassic World for its poor representation of clicker training.  To balance the scales, we'll be discussing TAGteach and its application in learning motor skills.  Listen up, Hollywood!

Articles to read for next week:

Quinn, M.J., Miltenberger, R.G., & Fogel, V.A.  (2015).  Using TAGteach to improve the proficiency of dance movements.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 11-24.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.191

Persicke, A., Jackson, M., & Adams, A.M.  (2014).  Brief report: An evaluation of TAGteach components to decrease toe-walking in a 4-year-old child with autism.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 965-968.  doi: 10.1007/s10803-013-1934-4

Remember, BCBAs, you can use the BACB portal to access many articles for free.

Apr 27, 2016
Episode 4 - Novel Behavior and Lag Schedules
01:15:44

In this week's episode, we review articles on novel behavior.  Diana gushes over lag schedules and their effects on novel architectural features in children's play, Rob demands 21st-century learning for America, and Jackie wishes for her very own block building kit.  Then the gang gets cerebral in a discussion about creativity as behavior.  All that and the home version of the Novel Vocalizations Game!

Articles reviewed in this episode:

Goetz, E.M. & Baer, D.M. (1973).  Social control of form diversity and the emergence of new forms in children's blockbuilding.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 6, 209-217.  doi:  10.1901/jaba.1973.6-209

Cammillieri, A.P. & Hanley, G.P.  (2005).  Use of a lag differential reinforcement contingency to increase varied selections of classroom activities.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 38, 111-115.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2005.34-04

Esch, J.W., Esch, B.E., & Love, J.R.  (2009).  Increasing vocal variability in children with autism using a lag schedule of reinforcement.  The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 25, 73-78.

If you're interested in ordering CEs for listening to this episode, click here to go to the store page. You'll need to enter your name, BCBA #, and the two episode secret code words to complete the purchase. Email us at abainsidetrack@gmail.com for further assistance.

Apr 20, 2016
Episode 4 Preview - Novel Behavior and Lag Schedules
13:54

Next week's episode is all new...and all about novel behavior.  Not novel: goofy claims from the anti-vaccine lobby in the form of a new "documentary".  Much teasing of anti-science ensues.

To help you get prepared for the full episode, here are the articles we'll be discussing:

Goetz, E.M. & Baer, D.M. (1973).  Social control of form diversity and the emergence of new forms in children's blockbuilding.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 6, 209-217.  doi:  10.1901/jaba.1973.6-209

Cammillieri, A.P. & Hanley, G.P.  (2005).  Use of a lag differential reinforcement contingency to increase varied selections of classroom activities.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 38, 111-115.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2005.34-04

Esch, J.W., Esch, B.E., & Love, J.R.  (2009).  Increasing vocal variability in children with autism using a lag schedule of reinforcement.  The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 25, 73-78.

Don't forget to leave a review on iTunes for a chance to win a free CE! Well, the cost is "free"; the knowledge must be earned.

Apr 13, 2016
Episode 3 - Social Stories
01:18:26

This week we bring you the maaaaaagic of stories as we discuss the use of social stories in skill instruction.  Will these popular and easy-to-create documents prove successful in training children to engage in more prosocial skills? Or will social stories turn out too good to be true.  All this plus Rob talks Muppet eye contact, Jackie engages in literal potty talk, and Diana sums it all up with a Little Critter metaphor.

Don't forget the "Leave a Review on iTunes" contest.  Just by leaving us a review, you're entered into the random drawing where the prize is a free CE! Well, the fee is waived...you still have to listen to the show and such.  I consider that a double-prize! You've got until next week's preview episode (April 13th).  Good luck!

Articles reviewed this episode:

Crozier, S. & Tincani, M. (2007).  Effects of social stories on prosocial behavior of preschool children with autism spectrum disorders.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37(9), 1803-1814.

Thiemann, K.S. & Goldstein, H. (2001).  Social stories, written text cues, and video feedback: Effects on social communication of children with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 34(4), 425-446.

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Apr 06, 2016
Episode 3 Preview
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Mar 30, 2016
Episode 2 - Conditioned Reinforcers in the Social Setting
01:06:22

In this episode, Rob, Diana, and Jackie review research on establishing conditioned reinforcers through social means.  Topics include using pairing to make praise reinforcing and learning that books can be reinforcing through observation of another person.  We also discuss our favorite novel praise statements and get to the bottom of Rob's spending habits.

Articles reviewed:

Dozier, C. L., Iwata, B. A., Thomason-Sassi, J., Worsdell, A. S., & Wilson, D. M. (2012). A COMPARISON OF TWO PAIRING PROCEDURES TO ESTABLISH PRAISE AS A REINFORCER. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis45(4), 721–735.  doi: 10.1901/jaba/2012.45-721

Singer-Dudek, J., Oblak, M., & Greer, R. D. (2011). ESTABLISHING BOOKS AS CONDITIONED REINFORCERS FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN AS A FUNCTION OF AN OBSERVATIONAL INTERVENTION. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis44(3), 421–434. doi.org/10.1901/jaba.2011.44-421

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Mar 23, 2016
Episode 2 Preview
07:04

In between our full episodes, we'll be recording short preview episodes to talk briefly about the next week's topic and/or whatever else comes to mind.  This preview, we introduce "ErRATta", a segment putting the spotlight on the previous episode's errors.  Let's hope this section never returns!

Next week's articles cover conditioned reinforcers in the social setting.  We'll be discussing the following:

Dozier, C. L., Iwata, B. A., Thomason-Sassi, J., Worsdell, A. S., & Wilson, D. M. (2012). A COMPARISON OF TWO PAIRING PROCEDURES TO ESTABLISH PRAISE AS A REINFORCER. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis45(4), 721–735.  doi: 10.1901/jaba/2012.45-721

Singer-Dudek, J., Oblak, M., & Greer, R. D. (2011). ESTABLISHING BOOKS AS CONDITIONED REINFORCERS FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN AS A FUNCTION OF AN OBSERVATIONAL INTERVENTION. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis44(3), 421–434. doi.org/10.1901/jaba.2011.44-421

Mar 16, 2016
Episode 1 - Infant Behavior
01:05:15

For our inaugural episode, Rob, Diana, and Jackie talk about research regarding infants including the impact of crying on caregiver behavior and the use of high-preference items to increase infant compliance.  

Articles reviewed include:

Kadey, H. J., & Roane, H. S. (2012). Effects of access to a stimulating object on infant behavior during tummy time.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45(2), 395–399. 

Thompson, R. H., Bruzek, J. L., & Cotnoir-Bichelman, N. M. (2011).  The role of negative reinforcement in infant caregiving: An experimental simulation.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44(2), 295-304.

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Mar 08, 2016
Episode 0 - Getting On the Inside Track
07:06

A short introductory episode about the podcast format, our plans for the show, our expectations of the audience, and how to apply for CEUs.

Mar 07, 2016