Episode 49 - Matrix Training w/ Cormac MacManus

Take a deep dive into the Matrix...Training research world with special guest Cormac MacManus.  Find out everything you needed to know about this efficient and powerful teaching tool but were afraid to ask.  In addition to learning the inside scoop about Cormac's matrix training/video modelling mash-up research, we'll explore the origin story of Irish Batman, Jackie's slow descent into podcasting madness, and Rob's brief brush with stardom.   

Articles discussed this episode:

Axe, J.B. & Sainato, D.M.  (2010).  Matrix training of preliteracy skills with preschoolers with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 635-652.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-635

MacManus, C., MacDonald, R., & Ahearn, W.H.  (2015).  Teaching and generalizing pretend play in children with autism using video modeling and matrix training.  Behavioral Interventions, 30, 191-218.  doi: 10.1002/bin.1406

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::RING RING:: Hello, we know you're out there.  We can feel you now.  We know that you're afraid.  You're afraid of efficient teaching methodology.  I don't know the future.  I didn't come here to tell you how to train individual exemplars.  I came here to tell you about matrix training.  I'm going to hang up this phone, and then I'm going to podcast to BCBAs what you don't want them to hear.  I'm going to tell them about a world of recombinative generalization, a world taught along the diagonal, a world where anything is possible.  Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you.  ::CUE RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE::

Articles for next week:

Axe, J.B. & Sainato, D.M.  (2010).  Matrix training of preliteracy skills with preschoolers with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 635-652.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-635

MacManus, C., MacDonald, R., & Ahearn, W.H.  (2015).  Teaching and generalizing pretend play in children with autism using video modeling and matrix training.  Behavioral Interventions, 30, 191-218.  doi: 10.1002/bin.1406

Episode 48 - Research Grab Bag IV: Bride of Grab Bag

Then, from beyond the realms of known behavior analysis comes the research grab bag.  This lumbering beast has returned yet again to bring forth research from all corners of the globe.  Gaze upon the grab bag's works, ye mighty, and despair that you have yet to learn of disguised mands, portion control, and text-message cueing.  But you will, good listener...you will!

Articles discussed this episode:

Hausman, N.L., Borrero, J.C., Fisher, A., & Kahng, S.  (2014).  Improving accuracy of portion-size estimations through a stimulus equivalence paradigm.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 485-499.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.139     

Grosberg, D. & Charlop, M.H.  (2017).  Teaching conversational speech to children with autism spectrum disorder using text-message prompting.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 789-804.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.403

Najdowski, A.C., Bergstrom, R., Tarbox, J., & St. Clair M.  (2017).  Teaching children with autism to respond to disguised mands.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 733-743.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.413

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Episode 47 - Social Reinforcer Assessment

By reading and discussing these two articles, we're pretty confident that every important aspect of social reinforcer assessment gets covered.  From back pats to nose beeps, from finding social reinforcers to assessing them.  Seriously.  It's all here in these two articles.  And when you gaze into social reinforcer assessments, social reinforcer assessments gaze into you!

Articles discussed this episode:

Smaby, K., MacDonald, R.P.F., Ahearn, W.H., & Dube, W.V.  (2007)  Assessment protocol for identifying preferred social consequences.  Behavioral Interventions, 22, 311-318.  doi: 10.1002/bin.242

Kelly, M.A., Roscoe, E.M., Hanley, G.P., & Schlichenmeyer, K.  (2014).  Evaluation of assessment methods for identifying social reinforcers.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 113-135.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.107

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Episode 46 - Behavioral Fitness w/ Nick Green

This week our special guest becomes our special guest co-host as Nick Green from BehaviorFit returns to the podcast to talk with us about behavioral fitness.  Can the Good Behavior Game increase our activity levels? And just how do variable-ratio schedules deal with obesity.  All that, plus an update on Nick's movement about movement.  Don't make the rest of us run: we're full of chocolate!

Articles discussed this episode:

De Luca, R.V. & Holborn, S.W.  (1992).  Effects of a variable-ratio reinforcement schedule with changing criteria on exercise in obese and nonobese boys.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis,  25, 671-679.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1992.25-671

Galbraith, L.A. & Normand, M.P.  (2017).  Step it UP! Using the Good Behavior Game to increase physical activity with elementary school students at recess.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 856-860.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.402

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Bonus Episode 6 - ABA Inside Track Bloopers Vol. II

It's that time of the year when Rob spends way too much time combing through the nonsensical garbage that didn't make the actual podcast to put together a semi-coherent amalgamation of our screw-ups, tangents, and off-task singing.  It's our second volume of bloopers! Seriously, Rob spent hours editing this...try to laugh a little.

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Episode 45 - Women in Behavior Analysis w/ Devon Sundberg

Whether you're a female or a male behavior analyst, we're sure you'll get a kick out of our discussion about the history of and challenges facing women in ABA.  Don't believe us? Well, maybe Devon Sundberg, the primary organizer of the Women In Behavior Analysis conference can convince you.  Devon brings us three fascinating articles discussing barriers of gender norms, the role of mentorship for young practitioners, and a batch of women in behavior analysis trivia.  And after you listen in, perhaps you'll be inspired to attend the Women in Behavior Analysis conference this March.  Tell 'em ABA Inside Track sent you!

Articles discussed this episode:

Ruiz, M.R.  (2003).  Inconspicuous sources of behavioral control: The case of gendered practices.  The Behavior Analyst Today, 4, 12-16.  doi: 10.1037/h0100005

LeBlanc, L.A.  (2015).  My mentors and their influences on my career.  The Behavior Analyst, 38, 237-245.  doi: 10/1007/s40614-015-0035-4

Simon, J.L., Morris, E.K., & Smith, N.G.  (2007).  Trends in women's participation at the meetings of the association for behavior analysis: 1975-2005.  The Behavior Analyst, 30, 181-196.

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