Replacement Behaviors to Helicopter Parenting

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Helicopter parenting — the phenomenon by which parents hover over their children at all times, for every life decision — has gained increased media attention as of late.  Fatherly.com recently published…


Control Yourself! Integrity and Being a Human Being

By Scott Herbst, PhD bSci21 Contributing Writer In just about every circle I travel, integrity is a big deal. In behavior analysis, we mostly worry about integrity with respect to our treatment programs. In fact, when Baer, Wolf, and Risley…


When your staff act like babies at work…

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org We act like babies at work.  That is the conclusion of a recent CareerBuilder survey of 5,000+ managers and staff in the U.S. Among the top childlike behaviors respondents reported witnessing…


A Challenge to Behavior Analysts for the New School Year

By Clelia Sigaud, M.S. bSci21 Contributing Writer As a Special Education teacher to students with Autism, I was fortunate to attend a training session over the summer on the use of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Those who may…


A New Token Economy in Professional Soccer

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Many in the world of professional soccer feel that players are disrespecting the game with various displays of unsportsmanlike conduct, such as taking dives just to gain a penalty kick. Italy’s…


The best way to diagnose autism is…

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org What is the best way to diagnose autism?  That was the question asked by Dr. Stephen Scherer and colleagues in a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association,…


How D.C. Made Drivers Safe

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Have you ever received a traffic ticket in the mail?  I have, and it isn’t fun.  My ticket, from Denton County, in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, even came with a picture of my…


The Unicorn that is OBM: Believing is Doing

Josh Lipschultz, M.A., BCBA, guest author Manny Rodriguez, M.S., bSci21 contributing writer How does one become interested in the field of ABA?  For many, the interest builds after completing an academic course in the subject.  For others, the academics are…


Tips for Transitioning Activities, from your Behavior BFF

By Leanne Page, M.Ed, BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer and your “Behavior BFF” A mom writes: I enjoy taking my 4-year-old son to the park, play areas at the mall, and other fun places. Lately, though, he pitches a huge fit whenever…