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15 Posts in Applied Behavior Analysis

Top 10 Tips for Teachers

It’s an unfortunate truth, but most teachers receive very little behavior management training during their credentialing programs. On average, teacher training programs mandate zero to one classes on behavior and mental health alike; therefore, a teacher may spend the entire school year unsuccessfully navigating behavior management in the classroom.

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Changes to the BACB Re-Certification Cycle

The Behavior Analysis Certification Board announced a significant change to re-certification for all BCBAs, BCBA-Ds and BCaBAs. Those who have recertification cycles that began on or after January 1, 2015, will now have 2 years to complete required CEUs instead of 3 years.

 

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Animals and Autism: A Promising Treatment Approach

One area that is receiving a lot of attention is the use of animal-assisted therapy (frequently dogs) for individuals with autism. While research is limited, studies reveal that children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) laugh, talk, and display other positive social behaviors when they have a companion animal with them. A recent study explored the viewpoints of youth with ASDs. This...

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There is No "Miracle Cure" for Autism

Autism affects the life of one in 68 children in the U.S., asserts the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, slowly increasing prevalence over recent years suggests the actual rates may be higher than officially recognized. Unfortunately, this has created the perfect opportunity for people to take advantage of those with autism and their families. Even behavior analysts...

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5 Tips for Running Your ABA Business

The following five tips for running an applied behavior analysis business can be utilized whether your ABA business is already established and growing or if you are currently in the process of building your business from the ground up.

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ABA Through the Holidays: Encouraging Those With Autism

The holidays can be a period of extreme stress and happiness. While many people overcome the challenges of this time, those with autism can easily fall behind in social or intellectual development. Per Autism Speaks, some of the most striking ways of managing the holiday stress mirror coping mechanisms people use daily, ranging from the use of mobile devices and apps to being open to new...

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The Benefits of Video-Based Modeling for Applied Behavioral Analysis

New ways of achieving better treatment progress and outcomes through applied behavior analysis (ABA) dominate news outlets across the internet. However, one of the most common methods of disseminating information, video streaming, could be the solution to many of the challenges faced in ABA.  

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Using Precision Teaching to Enhance ABA

Person-centered language has become a cornerstone of modern healthcare. Rather than characterizing people by disabilities, we use language to promote inclusive care settings. However, the translation of person-centered care seems to get lost in teaching others. Education has become centralized on standard teaching practices, but individualized learning programs are making a comeback. In fact,...

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Reducing Problem Behavior with ABA Part I: Overview and Background

Problem behaviors remain one of the most troublesome factors affecting the development and health of people with autism. Unfortunately, many outsiders who see problem behaviors in children, teens or adults with autism do not realize the behaviors stem from cognitive difficulties. However, behavioral therapists have managed to help people regain control over problem behaviors through applied...

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Addressing Employee Turnover in Your ABA Agency

The reality is that sometimes employees quit. While not all employee turnover is bad, many applied behavior analysis (ABA) service providers seem to experience a higher employee turnover rate than is seen in other industries. Since employee turnover is costly (at approximately $5,000 each person), if your ABA agency is experiencing a high employee turnover rate, you must address this problem....

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