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Book Summary & Review: Chaos to Calm

Book Summary & Review: Chaos to Calm Chaos to Calm: Discovering Solutions to the Everyday Problems of Living with Autism by Martha Gabler, MA (autism parent) Book Summary & Review by: Tiffany N. Kilby, MS, BCBA (autism family member and…
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I have Autism and a Job in the ABA Field

My name is Kaelynn and I have autism, ADHD, and several learning disabilities. I started speaking very early, and because of that, I went undiagnosed until I was 10 years old. School was always extremely difficult for me. Shortly after…
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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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Obama’s Executive Order: Using Behavioral Science to Better Serve Americans

Today, September 15, 2015, President Obama issued an Executive Order: “Using Behavioral Science Insights to Better Serve the American People.” In the opening sentence of the Executive Order, Obama stated: “A growing body of evidence demonstrates that behavioral science… can…
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Interview with Dr. Sabrina Freeman: Autism Advocate, Author, & Mother

Interview with Autism Advocate, Author, & Mother: Sabrina Freeman, PhD Interviewed By: Tiffany N. Kilby, MS, BCBA It seems that almost weekly, there is a new “treatment,” or even “cure,” for autism.  The media is quick to spread the word…
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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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You Know You’re a Behavior Analyst When: Your Trunk Looks Like Mine

You know you’re a behavior analyst (for children with autism) when… Your trunk looks like this: As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) for children with autism, I travel from location to location providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services.  ABA…
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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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Working Outside Preconceived Notions

So I just made room in my file drawer for research articles I recently discovered on Occupational Therapy.  One might ask why this is noteworthy for a Behavior Analyst to do. Two reasons come to mind.  One is true; the…
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The Behavior Station®

The Behavior Station®