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ABA on Call presented by CentralReach, explores the Applied Behavior Analysis/Healthcare Technology industries through thought-provoking conversation. Watch to explore ideas and trends in the field with renowned ABA experts, Rick Kubina Jr., Ph.D, BCBA-D & Doug Kostewicz, Ph.D, BCBA-D. Earn BACB CEUs to support your ongoing certification for Season 4 and future episodes.

ABA on Call CentralReach

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ABA on Call presented by CentralReach, explores the Applied Behavior Analysis/Healthcare Technology industries through thought-provoking conversation. Watch to explore ideas and trends in the field with renowned ABA experts, Rick Kubina Jr., Ph.D, BCBA-D & Doug Kostewicz, Ph.D, BCBA-D. Earn BACB CEUs to support your ongoing certification for Season 4 and future episodes.

    CentralReach “ABA On Call” Season 4 Ep. 8 - ABA Jobs and Issues in Special Education

    CentralReach “ABA On Call” Season 4 Ep. 8 - ABA Jobs and Issues in Special Education

    The job market for behavior analysts in special and general education has increased greatly in the past 20 years. Behavior analysts can have a caseload, they can consult in general and special education classrooms, and can even work in administration. Behavior analysts can contribute to the IEP process in several constructive ways. Additionally, contributing to or creating a schoolwide discipline program falls in the domain of the application of a science of behavior. In this episode, we also discuss do’s and don’ts of interacting with colleagues, working with a consultative model, and providing resources. 
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    Show Notes
    References 
    Six Tips for Successful IEP Meetings – A great resource for running a productive IEP meeting. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/285415291_Six_Tips_for_Successful_IEP_Meetings 

    • 34 min
    CentralReach “ABA On Call” Season 4 Ep. 7 - Revisiting Kohn and Punished by Rewards

    CentralReach “ABA On Call” Season 4 Ep. 7 - Revisiting Kohn and Punished by Rewards

    In 1993 Alfie's Kohn's Punished by Rewards (PBR) was published. The book claimed that behavioral principles and procedures manipulated people and destroyed the potential for authentic learning. The publication of PBR was met with enthusiasm by many in the educational and psychological fields. However, PBR contains many misrepresentations of positive reinforcement and punishment. Furthermore, the solutions offered in PBR are poorly aligned with robust procedures designed to change behavior proactively and reactively. The present episode discusses Kohn's treatise, highlights several claims made in the book, the impact it has had on teachers, clinicians, and businesses, as well as practical solutions for interacting with people who may be PBR adherents.
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    Resources
     
    Table of contents and description of Punished by Rewards
    https://www.amazon.com/Punished-Rewards-Trouble-Incentive-Praise/dp/0618001816/ref=sr_1_1?gclid=CjwKCAjw3qGYBhBSEiwAcnTRLhfer5t9l7Nq2IG9SJhRxbML4x_5nescHo_OBD0wkJ5lat8LYZNImxoCw1QQAvD_BwE&hvadid=241890494106&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1023946&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=8279962347142375846&hvtargid=kwd-96092200&hydadcr=22538_10344877&keywords=punished+by+rewards&qid=1661536611&s=books&sr=1-1



    Behavior analytic review of Published by Rewards
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/47177268_Punished_by_Misunderstanding_A_Critical_Evaluation_of_Kohn's_Punished_by_Rewards_and_Its_Implications_for_Behavioral_Interventions_with_Children#:~:text=Alfie%20Kohn's%20Punished%20by%20Rewards,interventions%2C%20particularly%20those%20involving%20children.

    • 36 min
    CentralReach “ABA On Call” Season 4 Ep. 6 - ABA and Conspiracy Theories

    CentralReach “ABA On Call” Season 4 Ep. 6 - ABA and Conspiracy Theories

    Conspiracy theories are verbal behavior that states some covert yet influential organization holds responsibility for a specific circumstance or event (e.g., the government collapsed the Twin Towers in the 9/11 attacks). Conspiracy theories have become mainstream, finding prominent adherents from politicians and news pundits to celebrities and bloggers. The conspiracy theory itself is not directly dangerous, but the advice or rule-governed behavior that proceeds can have pernicious effects. In autism treatment, the conspiracy theory that vaccines cause autism has penetrated parents and even some behavior analysts. In the following episode, we discuss the definition of conspiracy theories, provide examples in ABA, and how we can guard against them in our lives and deal with others who have them.
     
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    Show Notes
    Resources
    Carl Sagan’s Baloney detection kit
    https://www.skeptic.com/skepticism-101/baloney-detection-kit-sandwich-infographic/
    https://www.openculture.com/2016/04/carl-sagan-presents-his-baloney-detection-kit-8-tools-for-skeptical-thinking.html
    Nonsense on Stilts Book
    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=nonsense+on+stilts&gclid=Cj0KCQjwof6WBhD4ARIsAOi65aiDrkQY1Y3oCVwBCcC-B8ieBdbCJKsEZa4An0W3URwQ-XNwCWpDHbAaAoZjEALw_wcB&hvadid=241610844859&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9014901&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=b&hvrand=11293396151803299053&hvtargid=kwd-329572054&hydadcr=22537_10354004&tag=googhydr-20&ref=pd_sl_76g4xeqq7j_b

    • 37 min
    CentralReach “ABA On Call” Season 4 Ep. 5 - Interview with Dr. Clay Starlin

    CentralReach “ABA On Call” Season 4 Ep. 5 - Interview with Dr. Clay Starlin

    Clay Starlin has been a champion of effective measurement and instructional technologies. He did pioneering work in the 70s and 80s bringing precision teaching to the forefront of education. He has spent his career contributing and refining concepts and methods involved with the science of learning. Clay has recently published a book called “weaving love and science in education” that captures blending of two important comments of human society: love and science. While the two might seem disconnected, when applied to education and people they both help form the basis for a compassionate, highly effective method for teaching students and fostering incredible learning environments.
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    Show Notes - 
    Link to Clay’s book: https://greatnessachieved.com/collections/frontpage/products/weaving-love-and-science-into-educational-practice
    Greatness Achieved Publishing Company
    Weaving Love and Science into Educational Practice
    Author: Clay Starlin, Ed.D. Description: For teachers, parents, or any other professional looking for the science of behavior change and learning, look no further! Weaving Love and Science into Educational Practice offers a practical, proven method for measuring behavior, understanding what the data means at a high level of precision, and suggesting ways to improve outcomes. But beyond the science involved in learning, there is love. Love may seem like a bold word to juxtapose with science but as compassionate humans dedicated to helping students of all stripes, caring, and a passion for exercising humanity is integral for meaningful change. And sandwiched in-between science and love, readers will encounter a plethora of sound interventions to support learning. This book will delight all readers who wish to use science for the betterment of their fellow humans.

    • 33 min
    CentralReach “ABA On Call” Season 4 Ep. 4 - Revisiting “Dinosaurs of ABA”

    CentralReach “ABA On Call” Season 4 Ep. 4 - Revisiting “Dinosaurs of ABA”

    The measurement, visual display, analysis, and reliability of data are all hallmarks in a process behavior analysts use to understand the import of data. Yet research has demonstrated stark differences between options for the measurement/analysis process. First, discontinuous observation and continuous observation can lead to different datasets. All instances of discontinuous observation will have measurement error, and the limitations are discussed. The observed data visually displayed on linear or ratio graphs can likewise produce vastly different patterns of data. And ratio graphs provide quantification absent in linear graphs - the differences can lead analysis and subsequent decision making down different paths. And last, the accuracy with which one records data is contrasted in IOA and Accuracy measures. The difference between the two are discussed and all three components of the measurement process are debated. To earn CEUs for listening, click here, log in or sign up, pay the CEU fee, + take the attendance verification to generate your certificate! Don’t forget to subscribe and follow and leave us a rating and review
    Show Notes
    Resources
    A Critical Review of Line Graphs in Behavior Analytic Journals
    https://www.jstor.org/stable/44956391
    Standards of Graph Construction in Special Education Research: A Review of their Use and Relevance
    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s43494-021-00053-3

    • 38 min
    CentralReach “ABA On Call” Season 4 Ep. 3 - Skinner Article Review: What’s wrong with life in the Western world?

    CentralReach “ABA On Call” Season 4 Ep. 3 - Skinner Article Review: What’s wrong with life in the Western world?

    Skinner's prolific writing focused on important theoretical and philosophical content later in his career. In his article "What's wrong with life in the Western world?" Skinner describes five practices that have corrupted contingencies of reinforcement that came about through evolution. The pleasing effects are seen in practices such as "(a) alienating workers from the consequences of their work, (b) helping those who are capable of helping themselves, (c) guiding behavior with rules rather than supplying reinforcing consequences, (d) maintaining aversive sanctions of governments and religions with long-deferred benefits for the individual, and (e) reinforcing pleasures that are not contingent on the survival of the culture or species." With modern-day technology, many of these practices are even further accelerating. Principles of behavior can change many of the deleterious effects occurring to people through western practices.
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    • 32 min

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