How Relational Frame Theory Is Giving “Brain Training” Apps Competition

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Bryan Roche, PhD, co-author of the seminal book Relational Frame Theory: A Post-Skinnerian Account of Human Language and Cognition, wrote an article recently for The Conversation, criticizing the recent popularity of so-called…


Bread and Butter Should Not Be a Meal: Three Reasons ABA is Stuck in DD

By Tom Buqo of brohavior.org bSci21 Contributing Group Applied behavior analysis (ABA) has become best known in the United States for the treatment of intellectual and developmental disabilities with a particular focus on autism spectrum disorders. This isn’t news for…


Sexting Is More Prevalent Than You Think

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org CBS News recently reported on a study by Drexel University researchers on the behavior of sexting.  Sexting was defined broadly as any transmission of sexually suggestive content via mobile devices. Researchers…



bSci21.org Week in Review: 8.1.15-8.7.15

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Well, the first week of August is already behind us and, believe it or not, July was a record-setting month for bSci21.org, with over 41,000 page views!  The successful month reined in…


Parents Treat Disabilities with Marijuana

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Bill Laitner of the Livingston Daily discussed a growing treatment among parents of children with disabilities — marijuana.  Bill notes that under Michigan state law, medical marijuana is a legal treatment for seizure…


Three Obstacles to Treating Inappropriate Sexual Behavior in a School Setting

By Clelia Sigaud, M.S. bSci21 Contributing Writer (cleliasigaud@aol.com) I’ve decided to kick off my contribution to bsci21 with a post on a controversial, uncomfortable, and significant topic; namely, sexually inappropriate behaviors in the school setting displayed by people who have…


U.S. Dept. of Education: ABA Not Enough for Autism Treatment.

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Dr. Melody Musgrove, Director of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), within the U.S. Department of Education, recently sent a letter to state officials expressing “concerns within the field” of special…


How Thought Leadership Can Advance The Dissemination of ABA

By Manny Rodriguez, M.S. bSci21 Contributing Writer (manny@abatechnologies.com) A recent article posted on “CNN I report” highlighted expert advice by Neil Dhillon, former presidential aide, lobbyist and “thought leadership” expert.  Dhillion provides advice on “what thought leadership is and how it…


This simple game reduces disruptive classroom behavior significantly.

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21 Donaldson, et al. published a study in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis evaluating the effects of The Good Behavior Game (GBG) on the reduction of disruptive behavior across five kindergarten classrooms….