Function

To the dad on “Survivor” whose daughter has a diagnosis of autism

To the dad on “Survivor” whose daughter has a diagnosis of autism, I feel like it’s important to start this off with an honest statement: I’m not judging you.  If I were, I would be completely contradicting myself.  Before I communicate…
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Keeping a New Year’s Resolution

Happy New Year! As we enter 2016, many of us will reflect on ourselves and figure out what behaviors we want to change for the better.  Some of us also do this all year, and not just as the calendar…
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Manager Behaviors that Drive Away Good Workers

One thing that all fields have in common is workers.  While there are all different kinds of jobs, most jobs seem to have a hierarchical structure in which there is at least one position of management that oversees the work…
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PhD Special Ed Teacher Stands Up for Students… and for Science

Dr. Wendy Bradshaw is a mother, teacher, scholar, and advocate for students… and for science.  On October 23, 2015, Dr. Bradshaw publicly shared her experience as a teacher in a Central Florida county’s public school system; she also shared certain…
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Miami-Dade Schools Aim to Focus on Functions of Behavior

We applaud Superintendent Carvalho for standing up for his students, their rights, and understanding that they are worth fighting for.  Behavior can change!  Miami-Dade County School District’s superintendent, Alberto Carvalho, recently made big changes to the way the school district…
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A Science of Teaching

A Science of Teaching: A film by Prosocial Progress Foundation “A Science of Teaching” offers a comprehensive guide for teachers, educators, and anyone else interested in human behavior on how learning occurs at a biological and environmental level. What shapes our…
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Elopement by Children With Autism

Elopement of Children with Autism: What we know, successful interventions, and practical tips for parents and caregivers, by NYSABA ­ What is Elopement? Elopement, also known as wandering or bolting, describes an individual’s behavior when leaving an area without permission…
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Living with Dogs

John C. Angel, is an animal behaviorist specializing in canid behavior. John is currently doing behavioral research using the Applied Behavioral Analytic approach in dealing with behavioral issues with canids. John’s research interest is fear and aggression in domesticated and…
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So You Made a New Year’s Resolution?

Every year you make a “New Year’s Resolution” to change something about yourself, right? You tell yourself you are going to change a behavior or two… and this year, you will “really do it.” But then again, you said that…
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Halloween – Why do we do it?

With Halloween coming, I have seen a lot of interesting (and weird) posts online. It made me wonder what kind of Halloween post I should write for The Behavior Station.  The Aubrey Daniels Institute has already covered “how to shape…
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