38 episodes

Exploring the fringes of behavior analysis in a quest to find and understand more about the application of behavior analytic principles in various environments and structures. If you're curious about other ways to apply the science of behavior, then you're in the right place.

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Exploring the fringes of behavior analysis in a quest to find and understand more about the application of behavior analytic principles in various environments and structures. If you're curious about other ways to apply the science of behavior, then you're in the right place.

    Ep36 Expanding the Constructional Galaxy- Constructional Approaches in an Autobody Shop with Jessica Winne

    Ep36 Expanding the Constructional Galaxy- Constructional Approaches in an Autobody Shop with Jessica Winne

    In previous episodes we’ve reviewed the basic components of the Constructional Approach and have discussed how it can be applied to families, parent training, interpreting emotional contingencies. In this episode we expand further into the Constructional galaxy to meet with Jessica Winne, BCBA, to talk about how she applied the Constructional Approach in an autobody shop. Behavior is rational and even though there are many interlocking contingencies within a company, the Constructional Approach can be adapted to assist with understanding values, goal setting, and recommendations for improvement in a company. Jessica describes her process of building rapport, listening to and learning from the layers of the organization to build achievable goals, and how those recommendations were implemented. 



    Learning Objectives:

    1. Provide examples on how to adapt the Constructional Approach Questionnaire to organizational systems.

    2. Discuss the overlaps between 6-Boxes, Constructional Approach, and Non-Linear Analysis. 

    3. Discuss the importance of setting goals that are agreed upon across all systems and are achievable using the Constructional Approach.

    4. Provide examples of the broad utilization of Behavioral Skills Training when working with organizations outside of an autism clinic, RBT training. 



    Worth 1.5 Learning CEUS 



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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ep35 Creature Feature- Unpacking Behavior Analysis and Animal Training with BAAAB

    Ep35 Creature Feature- Unpacking Behavior Analysis and Animal Training with BAAAB

    Behavior analysis isn’t limited to working with humans or their systems and organizations. In fact, there’s a whole field of study revolving around animal behavior. And similar to their human counterparts, animals are unique creatures and the science of behavior analysis can help bridge the gap to understanding and working with animals. In this LIVE talk, we meet with BAAAB (Behavior Analysts Analysing Animal Behavior), comprised of Dr. Erica Feuerbacher, Dr. Eduardo J. Fernandez, and Laura Perkins, to discuss how the methodology of behavior analysis that many are familiar with when working with humans can also be applied to working with animals. In particular, we’ll be discussing functional analysis, preference assessments, programming and training, and data collection.



    Learning Objectives:

    1. Give examples of various functions of behavior and how the principles of behavior analysis work with functions of animal behavior (and subsequent "programming")

    2. Discuss the generalization of various behavioral methods such as data collection, preference assessments, food reinforcement.

    3. Unpack “buzzwords” to define them in behavior analytic terms and goals to better serve clients.



    Take Aways- your bite-sized educational noms

    - Behavior is behavior is behavior, regardless of the organism we’re working with. What makes working with animals different is the need to consider their biology and how the function of their behavior may present itself.

    - Animal trainers use similar methods to assess reinforcement preference and functions of behavior. Some trainers will recommend the parents of their fur-clients perform preference assessments before training. Not only does it continue to build rapport but consider the behavioral momentum that can occur and roll over onto training more difficult skills.

    - Marketing is something many people are familiar with; if you want to get more clients, you have to market yourself. We need to consider the information, services that our potential clientele are looking for (what’s reinforcing for them) and make sure that we behaviorally define those buzzwords that attract clients.



    Worth 1.5 Learning CEUs



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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Ep34 Lived Experience and Self-Advocacy with Michau van Speyk

    Ep34 Lived Experience and Self-Advocacy with Michau van Speyk

    When creating goals, targets, programs, addition/removal of accommodations, are we genuinely listening to the needs and preferences of autistic individuals? Or do we find ourselves more likely to adhere to data and mastery criterion to direct our behaviors? As practitioners, we may mean well, but it is in our best interest to set aside our pride and take some time to listen to the voices of those who have personally experienced what we claim to understand.

    In this chat, we meet with Michau, autistic self-advocate, to discuss his experiences growing up Canada. He provides his perspective on what he found supportive, unhelpful, or painful/traumatic, and how and when he finally felt his voice being heard. He’ll also discuss his work in self-advocacy, long and short-term goals, and how others can do better for the autistic community.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Recognize the importance of co-production for treatment, accommodations, and interventions not just with other professionals and practitioners, but with autistic individuals themselves.

    2. Describe how to incorporate the individual’s voice, preferences, values when establishing programs and goals.

    3. Identify multiple potential variables that can affect placement, treatment, and social and learning opportunities for individuals.

    Worth 1 Learning, 1 Ethics CEU

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep33 Tools of Empowerment: Emotions and the Constructional Approach with Jonathan Amey

    Ep33 Tools of Empowerment: Emotions and the Constructional Approach with Jonathan Amey

    Behavior Analysts know that the learner is always right, but there are cases where people start doubting this because of how disturbing some behaviors seem. It is important to always remember that the behavior is rational and makes sense regardless of how bizarre it may seem. In the Constructional Approach, no behavior is considered maladaptive. Behavior is considered always to be adaptive, although it can also often be very disturbing or costly. And therein lies one of its salient features: there are no magical procedures, no simple recipes such as “if this diagnosis, do that.” Israel Goldiamond developed the Constructional Approach and laid down a set of procedures that guides the investigation of these disturbing behaviors. TV Joe Layng added to this investigation with his work on emotions as contingency descriptors.  This important work enriches and expands the contingency analysis furthering the tools available to both clinician and client.      

    Join us for this LIVE event with Jonathan Amey from Heart the Chart, to discuss how emotional behavior and the Constructional Approach can open up new pathways for client outcomes. 



    Learning Objectives:

    1. Extrapolate the broad impact of emotions when it comes to contingency management and program implementation.

    2. Describe the value of analyzing emotional contingencies when applying behavior principles to parent training.

    3. Demonstrate ways to collect data on emotions that are effective and useful.



    Take Aways- your bite-sized educational noms

    - We’re all familiar with the concept of emotional responding; it looks pretty similar to an extinction burst. When we don’t come in contact with something reinforcing there is that we a chance we react  “emotionally”, perhaps in hopes that the “emotion” can force the desired reinforcement to occur, but at what cost? It’s better to take a step back and respond, rather than react to the situation. Stress and anxious emotions lead to a decrease in executive functioning which can lead to poor folow through with treatment recommendations.

    - Incorporating emotions into analysis can help to determine settings when caregivers are more or less likely to adhere to program recommendations. Caregivers are also competing contingencies whether they occur in their work/personal life, personal histories and backgrounds. 

    - Dr. Israel Goldiamond created the Constructional Logs to help his patients learn to become their own Contingency Analyst which includes “responding” to emotional descriptors, rather than “react”. By taking data on one’s emotions during situations throughout the day, a caregiver can learn how to control their “emotional responding” when things turn on their heads. 



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    • 1 hr 50 min
    Ep32 Gravitational Pulls- First Loves and Instructional Design with Anika Costa (Supervision)

    Ep32 Gravitational Pulls- First Loves and Instructional Design with Anika Costa (Supervision)

    Life is an adventure and adventures put you in contact with a multitude of experiences. In turn, those experiences help shape your professional and personal development. We learn, what works, what’s aversive, where our strengths and passions lie, and how to be flexible. For some of us, there’s a trend that seems to follow. In today’s LIVE talk we meet with Anika Costa BCBA, professor, instructor, and co-author of the best-selling book QUICK Responses for Reducing Misbehavior and Suspensions: A Behavioral Toolbox for Classrooms and School Leaders, to discuss how her career has put her in contact with a wide variety of settings, and she found opportunities for growth and a better understanding of how humans learn and behave. She’ll discuss what it means to be flexible in your instruction and how learning to manage your learning environments is both behavior analytical and effective and can be applied not just to clients but also to supervision.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Discuss the importance of experience and learning to put them through a behavior analytic lens which can help us be flexible in new spaces.

    2. Differentiate between the concept of "classroom management" and behavioral strategies that apply (how the science fits in classroom/environmental management. It's not just about token boards and FAs).

    3. Describe the importance of mentoring and supervision across environments and how it benefits both the supervisor and supervisee.



    Worth 1.5 Learning, 1.5 Supervision CEUs

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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Ep31 Feeling Alien in Your Own World with Rebecca H.

    Ep31 Feeling Alien in Your Own World with Rebecca H.

    Picture this, you’re a student in a classroom. The letters and numbers on the paper shift and move. The lights aren’t just too bright, they’re also too loud. One of your classmates apparently changed their shampoo and that’s all you can smell now. With all these stimuli, what is a learner to do? Many of the individuals we work with experience the world in a vastly different way than their able-bodied and neurotypical peers. In this live talk, we have the privilege to listen to Rebecca as she tells her story of living with sensory, auditory, and speech language processing disorders, ADHD, and Dyspraxia. Her first-hand experience while going through the education system, employment, and life will be an important lesson in perspective taking. 

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Describe the potential overt and covert impacts that could occur when finding placement for learners if we only look at diagnoses and ignore the whole person.

    2. Provide recommendations to improve environments in order to improve the quality of the lives of those with disabilities, impairments, diagnoses, etc. 

    3. Discuss how our own stories impact and influence our professional practice. 

    Worth 1 Learning, 1 Ethics CEU



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    • 1 hr 5 min

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If you’re in the field, you need to add this one

Kelly is a very knowledgeable BCBA! Add to that her love for fitness and to show the last advances in the field and you have a great show! She brings a lot to the surface and brings guests who are changing the field of Applied Behavior Analysis.

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