How to Pair Yourself as a Positive Reinforcer

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D & Angela Cathey, M.A. bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates The effectiveness of any intervention depends upon many factors. One important factor in the success of your intervention is your own…


Performance Issues:  Why won’t they do it??

        By Anika Costa and Paul “Paulie” Gavoni Guest Authors Recently, while conducting an 8-hour supervision course for behavior analysts, one of the participants raised her hand during our discussion about delivering feedback and asked, “how do…


Rule-Governed Behavior in the Twittersphere

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC In an effort to improve behavior, Twitter has partnered with researchers affiliated with Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center to see how making Twitter’s rules of conduct more visible to users can “promote civil discussion”…


Training Social Skills in Limos with Games

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D & Zachary H. Morford, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21 Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates Having difficulty interacting with others is one of the defining characteristics of individuals with autism. Like any other…


Why a tablet? Effectiveness suggested by research

Łukasz Prochwicz DrOmnibus The number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders is growing worldwide, which increases the need for therapeutic interventions. Modern technologies are gaining in popularity as a means of searching for new solutions that would increase the…


Fastest Way To Lose Respect As A Behavior Analyst or Leader

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D & Leanne Page, MEd, BCBA bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates As the field of behavior analysis rapidly grows, many newly certified Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) are leaping into new…


Positive Reinforcement Strategies for Bedtime

Leanne Page, M.Ed, BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer “Dear Behavior BFF, bedtime is the absolute worst time of day. I dread putting my kids to bed because they draw everything out with so much drama! They argue, complain, cry, you name…


Behavior Analysts: Think outside the box.

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D President, bSci21Media, LLC The founder of our field, B.F. Skinner, had a grand vision – a technology of behavior for the world.  He wasn’t talking about a science of autism, education, environmental sustainability, organizational performance,…


Take a selfie for autism!

Take a selfie. This time, for autism! Create with DrOmnibus a collage from 1,000,000 selfies Let’s demystify autism together! Join our social project for the World Autism Awareness Month. Send us a photo to show how you support persons with…


Workplace Conflict: Embarrassing but real and raw.

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi Brett DiNovi & Associates Being a leader is arguably one of the most complex behavioral repertoires that a human can master, and one of the least understood.  A quick search of…