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Becoming a BCBA

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC As a fresh cohort of newly minted Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) celebrate their passing of the certification exam, knowing where to even start on the journey to becoming a BCBA can be…


How Pay for Performance Benefits Your Company

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates As behavior analysts, our world view is based on the act-in-context. One of the most prevalent contexts that occasion our behavior takes place in organizations. …


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…