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60 Posts in Applied Behavior Analysis Autism

11 Book Recommendations for Hiring and Inspiring Great Behavior Analysts

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Great leaders know how to hire and inspire great people. No one knows better than a behavior analyst how complicated people are and how important it is to create the right environment and stimuli for people to achieve their best. Through my more than 20 years of experience leading people, I have learned about 3 specific areas that can make a difference.  First, it’s important to have good...

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Tips for Increasing Financial Discipline

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If you are leading in a growing agency, it’s important to have financial discipline in order to assure that you have smooth operations.  In particular, having good reporting in place to measure profitability and cash flow is crucial to planning for your future.  The adage in business is true: “If you don’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” Financial discipline starts with good planning,...

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Developing Leadership in Yourself and Your ABA Team

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As a leader in an ABA organization, I sometimes found myself overwhelmed by the busy-ness of serving clients, working with payers, and supporting my team.  Just as they say you must put the oxygen mask on yourself before caring for others, tending to your own behavior is crucial to shaping the behaviors around you.  If you follow social media blogs like Inc., you can capture a few nuggets of...

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Top 10 Tips for Teachers

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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