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In ABA, First Impressions Matter

By Harla B. Frank, M.S., BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer Two things remain irretrievable, time and a first impression.  Cynthia Ozick Why is it so difficult to get society “on board” regarding the value of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?  The answer…


Lessons on Pay in ABA from the Wells Fargo Bonus Scandal

By Daniel B. Sundberg, PhD bSci21 Contributing Writer If you haven’t heard, late last year Wells Fargo Bank landed in very hot water for its employees fraudulently opening customer accounts. The effects of this have reverberated throughout the company, leading…


What to do when the auditors come to your ABA agency.

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D  President, bSci21Media, LLC Jamie Pagliaro General Manager, Rethink Behavioral Health Sarah Schmitz, CPC, CPB President and Owner of Comprehensive Billing Consultants, LLC In last month’s article, titled “Human Resources for the ABA Entrepreneur”, we touched on…


How to Bring ABA to the World Through Public Speaking

By Manny Rodriguez, M.S. bSci21 Contributing Writer The field of behavior analysis has come a long way from the early days, however more can be done.  I teach a course with this same title for the Continuing Education program at the…



Five Inspirational Quotes by Behavior Analysts

By Chelsea Wilhite, M.A., BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer During my readings I often come across interesting passages; sometimes they are motivating, sometimes insightful, and sometimes even sad. I always think I will remember the quote based on the sheer impact…


Radical Behaviorism and Buddhism

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org If you haven’t yet noticed, religion is a recurring topic here at bSci21.  In previous articles, we have explored the behavioral effects of prayer, ascetic practices, forgiveness from an ABA and…



Mother Jones Slams “The Skinner Method” in Schools

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Mother Jones recently published a provocative critique of “the Skinner Method” as it pertains to school behavior programs.  The article noted that the so-called method is a “philosophy…that bad behavior must…


Forbes: B.F. Skinner Can Save Education

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Phil DeMuth wrote an article for Forbes called “How B.F. Skinner Will Save Online Education.”  Online education, according to Phil, was supposed to be the answer to what he sees as…