Episode 100 - The History of ABA w/ Dr. Gina Green

It’s finally here! Our 100th episode! And what better way to celebrate than to take the time to remember the events that came before us, namely, the origins of applied behavior analysis. And if you thought we were just going to say “Skinner” a bunch of times, how wrong you are. Special guest, Dr. Gina Green from APBA, leads our trip down memory lane with an amazing account of how the field has changed over the years before we all break out our crystal balls and look to what the future holds.

Thanks to everyone who has listened and supported us low these many episodes!

Articles discussed this episode:

Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (2017). Identifying applied behavior analysis interventions. San Diego, CA: ABPA

Morris, E.K., Altus, D.E., & Smith, N.G. (2013). A study in the founding of applied behavior analysis through its publications. The Behavior Analyst, 36, 73-107. doi: 10.1007/bf03392293

Mace, F.C. & Critchfield, T.S. (2010). Translational research in behavior analysis: Historical traditions and imperative for the future. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 93, 293-312. doi: 10.1901/jeab.2010.93-293

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October 2019 Preview

This October, we’re celebrating our 100th episode! While we spend time patting ourselves on the back, we almost forget to share our topics for the month including our longest episode yet with Dr. Gina Green taking a deep dive into the history of ABA. And, another fun live show from the Thompson Center for Autism Conference. Get ready for more episodes than you can shake a pumpkin at!

Articles for October 2019

The History of ABA w/ Dr. Gina Green

Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (2017). Identifying applied behavior analysis interventions. San Diego, CA: ABPA

Morris, E.K., Altus, D.E., & Smith, N.G. (2013). A study in the founding of applied behavior analysis through its publications. The Behavior Analyst, 36, 73-107. doi: 10.1007/bf03392293

Mace, F.C. & Critchfield, T.S. (2010). Translational research in behavior analysis: Historical traditions and imperative for the future. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 93, 293-312. doi: 10.1901/jeab.2010.93-293

Instructional Fading

Pace, G.M., Iwata, B.A., Cowder, G.E., Andree, P.J., & McIntyre, T. (1993). Stimulus (instructional) fading during extinction of self-injurious escape behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 26, 205-212. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1993-26-205

Zarcone, J.R., Iwata, B.A., Smith, R.G., Mazaleski, J.L., & Lerman, D.C. (1994). Reemergence and extinction of self-injurious escape behavior during stimulus (instructional) fading. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 27, 307-316. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1994/27-307

Ringdahl, J.E., Kitsukawa, K., Andelman, M.S., Call, N., Winborn, L., Barretto, A., & Reed, G.K. (2002). Differential reinforcement with and without instructional fading. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 35, 291-294. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2002.35-291

PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support)

Anderson, C.M. & Kincaid, D. (2005). Applying behavior analysis to school violence and discipline problems: Schoolwide positive behavior support. The Behavior Analyst, 25, 49-63. doi: 10.1007/bf03392103

Horner, R.H., Sugai, G., & Anderson, C.M. (2010). Examining the evidence base for school-wide positive behavior support. Focus on Exceptional Children, 42, 2-16. doi: 10.17161/fec.v42i8.6906

Bradshaw, C.P., Waasdorp, T.E., & Leap, P.J. (2012). Effects of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports on child behavior problems. Pediatrics, 130, 1136-1145. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-0243

Putnam, R.F. & Knoster, T. (2016). A reply to the commentaries on “school-wide PBIS: An example of applied behavior analysis implemented at a scale of social importance” by Horner and Sugai (2015): PBIS is function over form: The clear behavioral roots and opportunities the PBIS framework presents to the field of behavior analysis moving forward. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 95-101. doi: 10.1007/s40617-015-0092-x

Parent Training: The effects of parent stress, child outcome, and the BCBA-caregiver relationship (LIVE at the Thompson Center for Autism Conference)

Strauss, K., Vicari, S., Valeri, G., DElia, L., Arima, S., & Fava, L. (2012). Parent inclusion in Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention: The influence of parental stress, parent treatment fidelity and parent-mediated generalization of behavior targets on child outcomes. Research i n Developmental Disabilities, 33, 688-703. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2011.11.008

Allen, K.D. & Warzak, W.J. (2000). The problem of parental nonadherence in clinical behavior analysis: Effective treatment is not enough. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 33, 373-391. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2000.33-373

Helton, M.R., & Alber-Morgan, S.R. (2018). Helping parents understand applied behavior analysis: Creating a parent guide in 10 steps. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 11, 496-503. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00284-8

Taylor, B.A., LeBlanc, L.A., & Nosik, M.R. (2019). Compassionate care in behavior analytic treatment: Can outcomes be enhanced by attending to relationships with caregivers? Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 654-666. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00289-3

Episode 99 - Staff Supervision III, pt. 3 - Staff Reinforcement

As behavior analysts, we all know how much fun work can be. But, somehow, people in other fields don’t always think of doing their jobs as fun. Suspend disbelief and learn all about what can be done to be sure that the staff at your organization are effectively reinforced. From lotteries to the paradox of the fun boss, our final Supervision September episode is the definition of a good time.

Articles discussed this episode:

Tews, M.J., Michel, J.W., & Stafford, K. (2013). Does fun pay? the Impact of workplace fun on employee turnover and performance. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 54, 370-382. doi: 10.1177/1938965513505355

Johnson, D.A. & Dickinson, A.M. (2010). Employee-of-the-month programs: Do they really work? Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 30, 308-324. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2010.520144

Wine, B., Edgerton, L., Inzana, E., & Newcomb, E.T. (2017). Further effects of lottery odds on responding. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 37, 75-82. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2016.1267064

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Episode 98 - Staff Supervision III, pt. 2 - Staff Burnout

Working with people is hard, so is it any wonder that the burnout rate for employees in human services can reach 40% or more? And paying more money doesn’t seem to be the answer. In this week’s Supervision September episode, we discuss some of the common patterns of staff burnout, whether there’s anything to be done to mitigate the problem, and how you can be a part of the solution.

Articles discussed this episode:

Kazemi, E., Shapiro, M., & Kavner, A. (2015). Predictors of intention to turnover in behavior technicians working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 17, 106-115. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2015.06.012

Hensel, J.M., Lunsky, Y., & Dewa, C.S. (2015). Exposure to aggressive behaviour and burnout in direct support providers: the Role of positive work factors. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 36, 404-412. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd/2014.10.033

Plantiveau, C., Ounavi, K., & Virues-Ortega, J. (2018). Hih levels of burnout among early-career board-certified behavior analysts with low collegial support in the work environment. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 2, 195-207. doi: 10.1080/15021149.2018.1438339

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Episode 97 - Supervision Series III, pt. 1 - Staff Feedback w/ Dr. Amy Henley

Get excited, everyone, because Supervision September is finally here! Up first, we have special guest, Dr. Amy Henley joining us to discuss her research on staff management and the proper delivery of feedback. Then we all take a break from podcasting to order the feedback sandwich. Was it as delicious as thought it would be? And did Rob’s extra pickles actually improve feedback?

Articles discussed this episode:

Choi, E., Johnson, D.A., Moon, K., & Oah, S. (2018). Effects of positive and negative feedback sequence on work performance and emotional responses. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 38, 97-115. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2017/1423151

Alvero, A.M., Bucklin, B.R., & Austin, J. (2001). An objective review of the effectiveness and essential characteristics of performance feedback in organizational settings (1985-1998). Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 21, 3-29. doi: 10.1300/J075v21n01_02

DiGennaro Reed, F.D. & Henley, A.J. (2015). A survey of staff training and performance management practices: the Good, the bad, and the ugly. Behavior Analysis and Practice, 8, 16-26. doi: 10.1007/s40617-015-0044-5

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September 2019 Preview

Back by popular demand, it’s SUPERVISION SEPTEMBER! The one month of the year where you’re guaranteed three straight weeks of podcasting all about the fascinating topic of staff supervision. This year we’re back with a full slate of research articles and discussion all about that most critical of supervision topics: Our staff. We talk about how, when, and why to give feedback, what we can do as supervisors to minimize burnout, and just how effective our staff rewards systems really are.

Articles discussed this episode:

Supervision Series III, pt. 1 - Staff Feedback w/ Dr. Amy Henley

Choi, E., Johnson, D.A., Moon, K., & Oah, S. (2018). Effects of positive and negative feedback sequence on work performance and emotional responses. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 38, 97-115. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2017/1423151

Alvero, A.M., Bucklin, B.R., & Austin, J. (2001). An objective review of the effectiveness and essential characteristics of performance feedback in organizational settings (1985-1998). Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 21, 3-29. doi: 10.1300/J075v21n01_02

DiGennaro Reed, F.D. & Henley, A.J. (2015). A survey of staff training and performance management practices: the Good, the bad, and the ugly. Behavior Analysis and Practice, 8, 16-26. doi: 10.1007/s40617-015-0044-5

Supervision Series III, pt. 2 - Staff Burnout

Kazemi, E., Shapiro, M., & Kavner, A. (2015). Predictors of intention to turnover in behavior technicians working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 17, 106-115. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2015.06.012

Hensel, J.M., Lunsky, Y., & Dewa, C.S. (2015). Exposure to aggressive behaviour and burnout in direct support providers: the Role of positive work factors. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 36, 404-412. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd/2014.10.033

Plantiveau, C., Ounavi, K., & Virues-Ortega, J. (2018). Hih levels of burnout among early-career board-certified behavior analysts with low collegial support in the work environment. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 2, 195-207. doi: 10.1080/15021149.2018.1438339

Supervision Series III, pt. 3 - Staff Reinforcement

Tews, M.J., Michel, J.W., & Stafford, K. (2013). Does fun pay? the Impact of workplace fun on employee turnover and performance. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 54, 370-382. doi: 10.1177/1938965513505355

Johnson, D.A. & Dickinson, A.M. (2010). Employee-of-the-month programs: Do they really work? Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 30, 308-324. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2010.520144

Wine, B., Edgerton, L., Inzana, E., & Newcomb, E.T. (2017). Further effects of lottery odds on responding. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 37, 75-82. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2016.1267064

Episode 96 - Grab Bag VIII: Dark Stimulus

In a world where research is the only resource that matters, only one crack team of podcasters have the brains, the brawn, and the bandwith, to fight back. This summer, only in your listening device of choice, the ABA Inside Track team returns and, this time, the fate of the world rests in their hands. Behavior analysis is about to E-X-P-L-O-D-E when preceded by…the Dark Stimulus.

Articles discussed this episode:

Jones, M.E., Allday, A., & Givens, A. (2019). Reducing adolescent cell phone usage using an interdependent group contingency. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 386-393. doi: 10/1002/jaba.538

Alligood, C., Anderson, C., & McGee, H. (2019). Casting a wider net: an Analysis of scholarly contributions of behavior analysis graduate program faculty. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 466-472. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00281-x

Russell, S.M. & Reinecke, D. (2019). Mand acquisition across different teaching methodologies. Behavioral Interventions, 34, 127-135. doi: 10.1002/bin.1643

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Episode 95 - Preschool Life Skills: The Next Generation w/ Dr. Einar Ingvarsson

Boldly going beyond the original research, it’s Preschool Life Skills: The Next Generation! We engage in this updated review of the PLS research with our discussion captain, Dr. Einar Ingvarsson, and lock phasers on new topics such as whether PLS can be used as a proactive learning curriculum, how behavior analysts could adopt a tiered model of teaching, and why Romulan Ale and warp drive don’t mix.

Articles discussed this episode:

Fahmie, T.A. & Luczynski, K.C. (2018). Preschool life skills: Recent advancements and future directions. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 183-188. doi: 10.1002/jaba.434

Ala’i-Rosales, S., Cihon, J.H., Currier, T.D.R., Ferguson, J.L., Leaf, J.B., Leaf, R., McEachin, J., & Weinkauf, S.M. (2019). The big four: Functional assessment research informs preventative behavior analysis. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 222-234. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00291-9

Robison, M.A., Mann, T.B., & Ingvarsson, E.T. (2019). Life skills instruction for children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. doi: 10/1002/jaba.602

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(REBROADCAST) Episode 34 - Preschool Life Skills

To get ready for this week’s all-new episode all about Preschool Life Skills (PLS), here’s our original review of the PLS research in podcast form. Reacquaint yourself with the basics or learn about them for the first time. Then join us and special guest, Dr. Einar Ingvarsson, on Wednesday to discuss PLS: The Next Generation!

Love learning about classroom management strategies but wonder what's available for the junior set? Wonder no more as we review the Preschool Life Skills.  Gaze in wonder at the power of name calling...or is that calling a name? Faint in shock at a variety of evocative situations.  And flee in terror from attention-grabbing FCR! Remember, the children are our future; teach them appropriate means of accessing reinforcement and let them lead the way.

Articles discussed this episode:

Hanley, G.P., Heal, N.A., Tiger, J.H., & Ingvarsson, E.T.  (2007).  Evaluation of a classwide teaching program for developing preschool life skills.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40, 277-300.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2007-57-06

Beaulieu, L., Hanley, G.P., & Roberson, A.A.  (2012).  Effects of responding to a name and group call on preschoolers' compliance.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 685-707.  doi: 10.1901/jaa.2012.45-685

Luczynski, K.C. & Hanley, G.P.  (2013).  Prevention of problem behavior by teaching functional communication and self-control skills to preschoolers.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 355-368.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.44

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