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5 Employee Incentives to Take Your Business Higher

Angela Cathey, MA & Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates Motivating and engaging employees is a central mission of any leader. As a business begins to scale you cannot achieve all…


How Grief Teaches Us Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Jacob Martinez, MA, LPC Live long enough and you are guaranteed to know it intimately, that tangled up mix of inner experience we call grief. Grief is an experience that all of us share at one time another, and it…


Behavior Analysts Battle Fake News

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC We live in a world of language, of information, consumed by millions of people through the Internet.  Unfortunately, recent years have seen a misinformation trend in the form of “fake news.” The issue…


ACT and Superhero Therapy

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Our sense of self is a critical component in our psychological wellbeing.  Behaviorally, we discuss our “selves” or acts of “selfing” in terms of diectic relations – relational frames between YOU and I. …


Understanding Behavior Functionally

Angela Cathey, M.A. & Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates A functional approach to understanding behavior is often difficult for non-behavior analysts to grasp. Tracking functional relationships requires that the observer…



A More Inclusive View of What Drives Behavior

Angela Cathey, M.A. & Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates Many behavior analysts begin with a rather constrained view of what drives behavior as a result of educational contingencies. It is…



Babbling: A Key Milestone for Speech and Language Development

Angela Cathey, M.A & Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC At Verbal Beginnings, intervention focuses on increasing a variety of areas within each learner’s repertoire, including verbal behavior, social skills, functional life skills, and group instruction skills. Within this…


A functional view of ACT and ACT related behaviors.

Angela Cathey, M.A. & Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or “ACT” is a behavioral therapy. ACT teaches people to notice the functions of their behavior and…