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Originally posted on https://bsci21.org/battling-bcba-burnout/ 

In our field, we are all aware of the high-turnover rate for direct Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapists and Registered Behavioral Technicians (RBTs). It is a reality that Board Certi...

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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) utilizes an array of scientifically proven interventions and techniques to help students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). When administered by a qualified ABA therapist, ABA can help students achieve positive behavioral change and d...

Originally posted at http://www.bsci21.org/a-behavioral-look-at-superstition/ on October 16th, 2017

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Black cats, the number 13, finding a four-leaf clover, or walking under a ladder are all arbitrary events that can signify either good or...

Originally posted at www.bsci21.org/protecting-the-future-of-our-field/ on July 26th, 2017.

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When a company hires a BCBA that has passed their exam and met all other requirements from the BACB, they expect to be hiring a quality therapist that will provide et...

Originally posted at http://www.bsci21.org/the-effects-of-priming-beyond-aba-therapy/ on June 28th, 2017.

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Priming is a useful antecedent strategy in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  We use it to prepare our clients for their day using a visual...

Originally posted at http://www.bsci21.org/on-using-aba-to-coach-baseball/ on May 2nd, 2017.

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In 1980, a behavioral coaching method for increasing motor skills was reviewed across multiple sports.  This coaching method included the systematic use of verbal in...

Originally published at http://www.bsci21.org/behavior-change-17-apps-tech-and-the-web/ on February 16, 2017.

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Fitness trackers in the form of pedometers have been around since 1965, but not until the introduction of Fitbit, Pebble, Jawbone, and others around...

Originally posted at http://www.bsci21.org/building-the-best-therapy-team/ on March 28th, 2017

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About a year ago, I was attending an ABA conference and I overheard the conversation of two BCBAs in front of me while we were packed together waiting to enter a p...

Like so many others at the beginning of the new year, I was at the gym on a Saturday competing for an open treadmill to run off the holiday pounds.  I mentioned to the front desk person how busy they were on weekends and asked when it is less crowded.  She laughed and...

No one likes seeing those flashing red lights in their rear view mirror when they know they were speeding.  Some people try to be overly nice or flat out lie to get out of the ticket, but when that doesn’t work we’re left with at least a $150 fine.  But did that ticket...

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