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What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

Angela Cathey, MA & Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates Many people misunderstand Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). “ABA” is often confused with Autism treatment or misunderstood as a bag of techniques…


Getting started with in-home therapy.

By Nick Chappell Verbal Beginnings Setting up an in-home ABA program for your child is easy given the right supports.  Typically, a program is viewed as therapy provided by a BCBA and a Registered Behavior Technician.  These positions are the…


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…


Common Misconceptions about Behavior Analysis

Angela Cathey, MA & Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has an image problem. A science built on behavioral principles is difficult for outsiders to recognize and…



10 Things You Should Know About ASD

Zachary H. Morford, PhD, BCBA-D, Lucero Neri-Hernandez, MS, BCBA, Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21 Media, LLC Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that characterizes individuals who have difficulties with communication and social interactions, and who have repetitive behaviors…


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…


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…


How to Stop a Tantrum on the Way to a Store Using ABA

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D & Leanne Page, M.Ed, BCBA bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates Parents are often faced with problem behaviors while trying to accomplish necessary everyday tasks such as running errands. In a…


Parenting Strategies for Sick Children

By Leanne Page, M.Ed, BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer “Dear Behavior BFF, my kids have been sick a lot lately and their attitudes have been horrendous. I know they feel bad, but I expect them to be able to perform super…