Episode 74 - Joint Attention

It’s a belated birthday episode for Diana! In her honor we’re talking about joint attention, one of the primary deficits noted in most children with autism. This week we discuss what joint attention is, which treatments are effective for improving responses and initiation to joint attention, and how a trip to Uncle Moe’s Family Feedbag might be the ideal environment to master the skill. Happy birthday, Diana!

Articles discussed this episode:

Taylor, B.A. & Hoch, H. (2008). Teaching children with autism to respond to and initiate bids for joint attention. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 41, 377-391. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2008.41-377

Klein, J.L., MacDonald, R.F.P, Vaillancourt, G., Ahearn, W.H., & Dube, W.V. (2009). Teaching discrimination of adult gaze direction to children with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorder, 3, 42-49. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2008.03.006

Isaksen, J. & Holth, P. (2009). An operant approach to teaching joint attention skills to children with autism. Behavioral Interventions, 24, 215-236. doi: 10.1002/bin.292

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Bonus Episode 15 - Discussing School Refusal w/ Dr. Christopher Kearney

Treating chronic absenteeism and school-refusal behavior is a growing need in many parts of the world. Heck, we even did a whole episode on it! Luckily, we have dedicated psychologists like Dr. Christopher Kearney working to meet these challenges through research and writings for professionals and for parents. Dr. Kearney joins Rob on the show this week to talk about his original research in developing the School-Refusal Assessment Scale and to troubleshoot some tough school-refusal scenarios.

Interested in learning more about school-refusal behavior? Check out ABA Inside Track Episode 58 for a nice overview of some of Dr. Kearney’s research. Then head on over to Amazon to pick up one of Dr. Kearney’s books including Rob’s favorite summer read, “Helping School Refusing Children and Their Parents”.

Episode 73 - General-Case Analysis

So, you learned a new skill. That’s great! But can you use that skill over here? How about here? What about with these items? If you said no, perhaps you’d be interested in hearing all about general-case analysis, a nifty classic technique that provides all the handy-dandy steps you need to promote amazing response generalization. Plus, we remember that cigarette machines used to be a thing.

Articles discussed this episode:

Chadsey-Rusch, J., Drasgow, E., Reinoehl, B., Halle, J., & Collet-Klingenberg, L. (1993). Using general-case instruction to teach spontaneous and generalized requests for assistance to learners with severe disabilities. Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 18, 177-187. doi:10.1177/154079699301800304

Sprague, J.R. & Horner, R.H. (1984). The effects of single instance, multiple instance, and general case training on generalized vending machine use by moderately and severely handicapped students. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 17, 273-278. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1984.17-273

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Bonus Episode 14 - The Year in ABA (2018) w/ Matt Cicoria

As 2018 draws to a close, we gather round together with our pal Matt Cicoria from the Behavioral Observations podcast to discuss what’s been going down with applied behavior analysis in the past 365 days. We talk losses, changes, and where we think 2019 will take us as a field. Happy Holidays, everyone!

Bonus Episode 13 - Can You Hear Me Now? Our BABAT 2018 Panel

It’s our very first LIVE recording from the floor of BABAT 2018. This year we took part in a panel discussion on dissemination of behavior analysis, our favorite topic. And we even brought our very own data! Thanks to the organizers of the BABAT conference and to everyone who took our survey. And huge thanks to everyone who attended our panel. You were an amazing audience!

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Our Official Program Listing:

Panel Discussion:

Can You Hear Me Now? Discussions on the Dissemination of Behavior Analysis. Chair: Diana Parry-Cruwys (Regis College/ABA Inside Track). Panelists: Robert Parry-Cruwys (ABA Inside Track), Jacquelyn MacDonald (Regis College/ABA Inside Track).

Episode 72 - Research Grab Bag VI: Beyond Thunderdome

After the world has moved on, bands of wild behavior analysts roam the deserts, searching for reinforcement wherever it can be found. Yet there are still tales. Tales of the last research journal library, home of the mythical grab bag wherein the full repository of behavior analytic knowledge still remains. Many pseudoscientists scoff at these tales, but the true BCBAs know that this research grab bag exists. Lost beyond the horizon, beyond the burned sea, beyond…THUNDERDOME!

Articles discussed this episode:

Fritz, J.N., Dupuis, D.L., Wu, W., Neal, A.E., Rettig, L.A., & Lastrapes, R.E. (2017). Evaluating increased effort for item disposal to improve recycling at a university. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 825-829. doi: 10.1002/jaba.405

Hankla, M.E., Kohn, C.S., & Normand, M.P. (2018). Teaching college students to pour accurately using behavioral skills training: Evaluation of the effects of peer modeling. Behavioral Interventions, 33, 136-149. doi: 10.1002/bin.1509

Pachis, J.A. & Zonneveld, K.L.M. (2018). Comparison of prompting procedures to teach internet skills to older adults. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. doi:10.1002/jaba.519

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Episode 71 - (ETHICS) Cultural Competence w/ Dr. Solandy Forte

This week we’re joined by special guest, Dr. Solandy Forte, of Milestones Behavioral Services, to help us to gain a better understanding of the issue of cultural competence. It’s a very client-centered episode which lays out the positives and pitfalls that improved cultural understanding can bring.

Articles discussed this episode:

Fong, E.H., Catagnus, R.M., Brodhead, M.T., Quigley, S., & Field, S. (2016). Developing the cultural awareness skills of behavior analysts. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 84-94. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0111-6

Fong, E.H. & Tanaka, S. (2013). Multicultural alliance of behavior analysis standards for cultural competence in behavior analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 8, 17-19. doi: 10.1037/h0100970

Young-Pelton, C.A. & Dotson, T.D. (2017). Ethical issues in rural programs for behavior analysis for students with disabilities. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 36, 38-48. doi: 10.1177/8756870517703407

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