ABA Practice

How to Manage Classroom Behavior

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Adel Najdowski, PhD, BCBA-D and Shannon Penrod recently wrote an article for SEEN Magazine that provided a few simple strategies for teachers to manage classroom behavior.  The strategies were centered around the…


An A-L-A-R-M for Autism

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Dr. Marty Nygaard has an article on TheSpectrum.com on an acronym (ALARM) to aid in physicians’ detection of autism.  We summarized the acronym below.  Take a look at it and let…


Autism, and ABA, in China

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org The Wall Street Journal recently published a story on the state of autism services in China. Analysts estimate several million children with autism likely live in China — a number that…


The European Misinformation Campaign Against ABA

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D President, bSci21Media, LLC Mickey Keenan recently wrote in The Conversation about the gulf in Applied Behavior Analysis services between the U.S. and Europe. He highlighted, for example, that 41 states in the U.S. now…


Here ye, Here ye! What’s this PT?

By Brohavior bSci21 Contributing Group Most behavior analysts have heard of Precision Teaching, but may have found it intimidating or a little different depending on their first interaction with it. Therefore, it is fair to say that currently Precision Teaching…


Four Ways Your Discrete Trial Is All Tied Up!

by Brohavior Ogden Lindsley was a graduate of B. F. Skinner and had a knack for mixing things up.  The first human free-operant lab was at Metropolitan State Hospital in Waltham, MA, set up by Lindsley from a grant to…


The Story of Applied Behavior Analysis and Land Mine Detection

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Brent Jones has an article in The Behavior Analyst chronicling his experiences working with the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD).  GICHD is a nonprofit organization tasked with a multitude of…


This Assessment Can Help You Manage Your Human Service Staff

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org In a recent bSci21 article titled 20 Performance Hacks: A Cheat Sheet for Behavior Change, the authors provided a detailed overview of a popular assessment tool in Organizational Behavior Management called…


Your child has autism and is noncompliant. What do you do?

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Noncompliance means exactly what it says — refusal to comply with a request.  As you might expect, noncompliance is fairly common among children and teens.  With children with autism, it may…


Five Tips for Parents of Children Diagnosed with Autism

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D President, bSci21Media, LLC Being a parent is a full-time job.  Being a parent of a child diagnosed with autism can mean working overtime. Dr. Denise Kerth, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and coordinator of…