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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.

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.
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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 67 - Positive Parenting, pt. 1

Wondering if you’ve got what it takes to be a positive parent? Find yourself needing the greatest parenting tips for the families you work with? Terrified that you keep coming back to the old “yell at the kids until they behave” strategy your parents used? Well, let ABA Inside Track’s second annual book club pick, The Power of Positive Parenting, help you out. For the next two episodes we’ll be discussing Dr. Glen Latham’s excellent parenting book to determine if it’s really as great as...


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Fresh off our last multi-part episodes comes another multi-part episode. For the next two weeks, we’ll be holding our annual book club and discussing Dr. Glen Latham’s book, the Power of Positive Parenting. In the meantime Jackie explains just how much online learning is too much and Rob attempts to apologize and to usher in a new age of conversation and understanding. Readings for next episode: Latham, G.I. (1990). The power of positive parenting. North Logan, UT: P&T Ink.


Episode 66 - Latency FAs w/ Dr. Josh Jessel

Are you tired of spending hours running session after session to find the function of a problem behavior? Do you find yourself scoring tape into the wee hours of the night, shaking your head and saying, “There’s got to be a quicker way”? Well, Dr. Josh Jessel is here to tell us how we can find maintaining variables in as little as 30 minutes. Seriously. And you thought learning how to measure latency was never going to make you a better BCBA. Articles discussed this...


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Next week we’ll be joined by Dr. Josh Jessel to discuss how the IISCA and latency measurements can make functional analysis run faster than you could ever imagine. But first, watch Rob opine over the best fall activities to do in New England. Articles for next episode: Thomason-Sassi, J.L., Iwata, B.A., Neidert, P.L., & Roscoe, E.M. (2011). Response latency as an index of response strength during functional analyses of problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 51-67. doi:...


Bonus Episode 10 - Technology for BCBAs w/ Dr. Jamie Hughes-Lika

If you enjoyed excerpts from our conversation with Dr. Hughes-Lika about supervision and technology, then you’re going to love the full interview. The sky’s the limit with technology in the hands of a BCBA and we run down some of the coolest tech apps out there with an eye towards what the future may hold. Resource Links: Mentimeter Kahoot Google Drive Techsmith (makers of Camtasia) GoReact


Episode 65 - (SUPERVISION) Supervision Series II, pt 3 - Behavioral Skills Training for All

It’s been a wonderful September full of supervision and we round out this group of episodes with a review of the best ways to train others. Surprisingly, the answer includes even more training. Plus stories of our first jobs, Mickey Mouse’s first words, and first steps towards skill competency. The rationale for listening to our podcast is excellence! Articles discussed this episode: Parsons, M.B., Rollyson, J.H., & Reid, D.H. (2012). Evidence-based staff training: A guide for...


Episode 64 - (SUPERVISION) Supervision Series II, pt 2 - Supervision Pitfalls

The supervision train rolls on, but, if you’re not careful, might end up in one of the many many pitfalls strewn along the way to becoming the best BCBA supervisor ever. Luckily we’re here to review how to start your supervision off on the right foot and the top 5 tips to stay on top of your game. And when we take a quick break from the main topic, we terrorize each other with memories of scary Super Mario Bros. enemies and Pilgrim trivia. Break out your best neutral face: It’s Supervisin’...


Episode 63 - (SUPERVISION) Supervision Series II, pt 1 - The Future of Supervision w/ Dr. Jamie Hughes-Lika

Supervision September 2 starts off this week with a look at the future of supervision. Namely, we discuss updates to supervision for BCBA trainees as laid out this past year by the BACB. Then, after the dry stuff, Rob talks with Dr. Jamie Hughes-Lika of Summit Autism Services about some technology tools that may make your supervision a little easier. Not discussed: Magical supervision robots who log your training hours minute-by-minute. Though wouldn't that be cool? Articles discussed this...


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Back in time for the start of the new school year, it's our 2nd (annual?) Supervision September! All this month, we have episodes devoted solely to supervision: Supervision and technology, barriers to supervision, and supervision in training others. That's three episodes on supervision in a row! Plus, we unveil our exciting survey on technology (hey, would you mind taking it?) and talk about our appearances at the BABAT and Thompson Center Autism conferences in October. See you...


Episode 62 - Help, I Need Somebody

This week, we're discussing asking for help and ways to improve this important life skill. We discuss basic requests for help, how to prevent overgeneralization of the response, and high- and low-tech solutions for asking for help when lost. Plus, Rob goes out of his way to make the absolute worst jokes possible in a feeble attempt to lighten the mood. Articles discussed this episode: Rodriguez, N.M., Levesque, M.A., Cohrs, V.L., & Niemeier, J.J. (2017). Teaching children with autism to...


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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.,...


Episode 61 - Discontinuous Data Sampling w/ Dr. Mary-Katherine Carey

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...


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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...


Episode 60 - Research Grab Bag V: Curse of Grab Bag

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...


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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...


Episode 59 - Puppies!

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....


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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...


Bonus Episode 9 - Autism Insurance Reform w/ Amy Weinstock

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...


Episode 58 - School Refusal Behavior

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...


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So, when does, "Mommy, I don't wanna go to school" move beyond a frustrating way to start the day to a serious problem? Next week, we're talking all about the phenomenon of school-refusal behavior and what you can do to help. In the meantime we bring up some life-affirming quotes and get a glimpse at Rob's most prized possession. 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...