topic tuesday

A BCBA constantly examines behaviors from multiple angles to determine the function of these behaviors as well as the events and situations in which these behaviors are more likely to occur.  One of the first things a behavior analyst does after identifying a target behavior 
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The world of Applied Behavior Analysis is filled with amazing empirically proven interventions. An intervention or methodology which is founded within the realm of ABA and is repeatedly shown effective through applied research becomes what is known as a “technology.” These technologies are the foundation 
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Antecedent – Behavior – Consequence (ABC) data collection / is a direct observation tool. It is used to collect information about the events that are occurring in the student’s environment. Antecedent “A” is the event or activity that occurs immediately before the problem behavior. Behavior 
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What is a preference assessment? A preference assessment is a tool to help determine the hierarchy of potential reinforcers for an individual.  The assessment is typically conducted with items that are moderately to highly preferred and helps to determine which are the most highly preferred 
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Back to Basics Most people have a misconception that ABA is just a child sitting at a table performing a direction and getting a piece of candy.  While we do use reinforcement to increase the future probability of a behavior to occur, there is more 
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Welcome to another installment of Topic Tuesday! Today’s topic we are going to tackle is from Heather Giurlando who is a BCBA at the Londonderry REC.  Heather is tackling the word reinforcement today.  I am going follow Mark’s topic with a snapshot about reinforcement which 
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