By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D
George Joshua, a behavior analysis graduate student from Western Michigan University (WMU), was the recent recipient of a $10,000 Brian Patrick Thomas Entrepreneurial Spirit Award for his company Turtle Jump Technology.
According to WMU, “the company aims to advance technology in the field of applied behavior analysis to ease the responsibilities of clinicians and help their clients succeed.” One such product is CE Lock, which helps behavior analysts track Continuing Education credits.
Josh brought his background in engineering and business analysis to his current pursuit of a Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Turtle Jump was created in partnership with his wife who is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
They noted that ABA is growing rapidly, due primarily to demand for autism treatment. However, “practitioners and clients lack technology specific to their needs.”
To read more about the company and award, visit WMU News.
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Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D is a science writer, social philosopher, behavioral systems analyst, and the President and Founder of bSci21Media, LLC, which aims to connect behavioral science to the world in an engaging, non-academic way. Dr. Ward received his PhD in behavior analysis from the University of Nevada, Reno under Dr. Ramona Houmanfar. He has served as a Guest Associate Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, and as an Editorial Board member of Behavior and Social Issues. His publications follow a theme of behavioral systems analysis, organizational performance, theory & philosophy, and language & cognition. He has also provided ABA services to children and adults with various developmental disabilities in day centers, in-home, residential, and school settings, and previously served as Faculty Director of Behavior Analysis Online at the University of North Texas. Dr. Ward can be reached at email@example.com