Today is B.F. Skinner’s birthday. That’s a tact!
A Little DRO While You Wait?
I had the pleasure of entertaining my nephew and niece over a couple of days this March Break. They were a pleasure. The line-ups at the Ontario Science Centre - not so much. I did not worry however, because I had the power of differential reinforcement of other behaviours to help us get through it. Differential reinforcement of other behaviours (DRO) is a reinforcement strategy where you...
#ABAchat Schedule - Spring 2012
Time for another season of #ABAchat. Consider joining us on Wednesday evenings at 9 p.m. EST on Twitter to discuss topics and issues related to the science and use of applied behaviour analysis (ABA). The schedule of topics is as follows: March 14, 2012 - Why ABA? How did you get into the field of ABA? What pivotal moments have defined your career, use of ABA? March 21, 2012 - Ethics of ABA...
Anonymous asked: Who is behind the question of this work
Extinction Burst Alert: Not in Hot Water
As part of the people watching that I engage in time to time, I often find myself peering into someone’s extinction burst (or even my own). Extinction bursts are a behavioural phenomena that sometimes occur during instances where one’s behaviour is no longer followed-up with its usual reinforcer. During an extinction burst, there is an increase in acting out from the repeated attempts...
If the word “retarded” was strictly used in its clinical form or...– My response to people who took offense to the ‘Spread the Word to End the Word’ campaign and did not appreciate being told what not to say.
Anonymous asked: I'm writing a paper on parent training in relation to ABA. Do you have any suggestions on what articles to look at or what would be beneficial to focus on? I was thinking about reasons why parents are non-compliant or lose interest with following through on home programming.
Integrity With a Side of Skepticism
There has been recent discussion within Twitter as well as on other blogs on the integrity and ethics of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). People such as myself can be very passionate about our work and the science behind it. Through many of my tweets and statements here, you know my position on ABA as a science and that it is not something that is done to someone. ABA is often misunderstood as...