applied behavior analysis

Making Hospitals More Efficient with Behavioral Systems Analysis

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Kelley and Gravina (2018) recently published a study in the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management in which a successful process redesign produced significantly lower door-to-order and door-to-discharge times in the Emergency Department (ED) of a…


Preventing Credit Card Fraud with Goal Setting and Prompting

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Chris Downing Jr., Nicole Capriola, and Scott Geller recently published a study in the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management on the effects of goal-setting and prompting to increase the likelihood that cashiers would check the…


Supporting Each Other to Reach Our Goals

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, MA, BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates The day you walk across that stage to receive your high school diploma is monumental.  It represents the culmination of 12+ years of work –…


Four Ways ABA Doesn’t Apply to Autism

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC It is no secret that Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has been incredibly effective when working with children and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  So much so, that members of the Behavior…


Boosting Fuel Economy with Behavior Analysis

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brian Jadro of Simmons College published a preliminary study in Behavior and Social Issues which evaluated the effects of feedback and goal setting in an effort to increase drivers’ fuel economy. Real-time feedback on…


How to Give Feedback

Angela Cathey, MA  & Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates Providing feedback effectively is difficult for most new leaders. Most leaders are promoted due to their exceptional skill in some area,…


Behavior Analysts Study Brazilian Graffiti Culture

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC In a 2017 article in the journal Behavior and Social Issues, Lucas Couto de Carvalho, Ingunn Sandaker and Gunnar Ree from Oslo and Akershus University College, conducted an ethnographic study of tagging culture from…


After the Offer Letter

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC In a previous article, we have discussed the unique overlapping support systems in place for behavior analysts at Verbal Beginnings.  Today we will discuss a different dimension of support, which is provided after…



Behind the Scenes with a Behavior Analyst CEO

Angela Cathey, MA & Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates An increasing number of behavior analysts are going into business; however, few of us receive instruction on how to make the…