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How to Stand Out as a Behavior Analyst in an Growing Discipline

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D & Zachary H. Morford, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21 Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates   The field of behavior analysis has been growing tremendously over the past 5 years. According to the…


How to break free from the stereotypes of autism?

Amber Tanski DrOmnibus Even though societal awareness about autism is growing, both parents and professionals such as speech therapists, psychologists, or even physicians, still show certain stereotypes toward persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). On the one hand, autism is…


Applied Behavior Analysis: Laboring in Obscurity

Harla B. Frank, M.S., BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer You can have a great product, but if communication fails, it’s like watching a stand-up comedian do a gig in a completely different language.   —  Steve Jobs Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve been doing…


A behavior analyst’s take on dishonesty.

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates As behavior analysts, we can work to increase and decrease the rate of any behavior. Despite this, some troubling behaviors have tended to go unaddressed…



An ACT-guided analysis of elite athlete behavior.

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D & Angela Cathey, M.A. bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates Over the last few decades Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), pronounced “ACT” as one word, has risen to the forefront of…


Super Bowl Riots: What turns celebration into destruction?

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D & Angela Cathey, M.A. bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates Following the recent Super Bowl victory of the Philadelphia Eagles over the New England Patriots, celebration turned to destruction in the…


How to talk ABA to the rest of the world.

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Angela Cathey, M.A. ENSO Group As behavior analysts, we pride ourselves in our technical training and language.  Skinner described this as the language of the experimental analysis of behavior and contrasted it with…


The behavioral science of social media influence.

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates Social media has become a strong influence in our lives. Most people now interact with social media more often than any other type of media….