3 Apps for the Traveling, Multitasking Behavior Analyst

Over the past few months, I’ve been increasingly interested in ways to boost my productivity. My quest to “accomplish more with less” was spurred on by one or two recent life events – each of which wear size two Pampers and have stolen my heart, as well as two-thirds of my nightly REM sleep. While this impromptu…

3 Ways ABA Prepared Me for Parenthood … And Twins

As a practitioner in the field of ABA, I was reminded of one unequivocal truth about the science at a keynote presentation this fall. With succinctness and sincerity, presenter Brett DiNovi spoke about the social significance of our profession in our work with families with children on the autism spectrum: Put simply, we are dealing…

ABA Quick Lit – “No Less Worthy: Recommendations for Behavior Analysts Treating Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities with Dignity”

Within my organization I am heavily involved in behavior technician training.  I will always solicit feedback following a presentation and one particular response I received still resonates with me to this day. I think it speaks to a common thread I have detected in clinical practice as well as my own personal experience: “I look…

Introducing “ABA Quick Lit”

In the coming weeks, we are excited to rollout a new article series for our behavior analysts on the go entitled “ABA Quick Lit.” Previously coined “Slices,” ABA Quick Lit will curate both cutting edge research in applied behavior analysis, as well as historic, foundational literature that should be a part of every behavior analyst’s…

A Message to New Behavior Technicians

I can remember my first session as an ABA therapist like it was yesterday. Minutes before my family was about to arrive, a million thoughts raced through my mind. “What was I getting myself into?” “Was I prepared enough?” “What if I don’t know what to do?” I knew I loved working with children and…

B.A. Book Club: “How Dogs Learn”

Dog.  Man’s Best Friend.  Our most beloved four-legged companion.  Lover of all things tennis ball shaped, meat scented, and squirrel resembling. Proprietor of sniffs, tummy rubs, and fire hydrants.  Chaser of tails.  Subject of adorable memes: With all of the love and affection surrounding our canine companions, a fundamental concern among every dog owner is…