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!

Episode 40 - (SUPERVISION) Supervisor's Book Club, pt 3

It's our final episode in Supervision September and we saved the best for last.  How to give your supervisees feedback! How to make work fun! Plus horror stories of the times we all utterly failed at supervising.  And, of course, Diana gives a bunch of "Lost" spoilers.  Because talking about great serialized television is the best way to let your staff know that you're a cool supervisor.

Readings discussed this episode:

Reid, D.H., Parsons, M.B., & Green, C.W.  (2012).  The supervisor's guidebook: Evidence-based strategies for promoting work quality and enjoyment among human service staff.  Morganton, North Carolina: Habilitative Management Consultants, Inc.

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Episode 39 - (SUPERVISION) Supervisor's Book Club, pt 2

The supervising keeps on coming as we continue our discussion of "The Supervisor's Guidebook".  This week, Rob talks really fast and for almost an hour all about competency-based training and performance monitoring before Jackie makes a veiled threat that she'll come to your workplace to observe your supervision in action.  Our show refuses to serve complement sandwiches so don't even ask.

Readings discussed this episode:

Reid, D.H., Parsons, M.B., & Green, C.W.  (2012).  The supervisor's guidebook: Evidence-based strategies for promoting work quality and enjoyment among human service staff.  Morganton, North Carolina: Habilitative Management Consultants, Inc.

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Episode 38 - (SUPERVISION) Supervisor's Book Club, pt 1

Huzzah! It's our very first episode on supervision! For the whole month, ABA Inside Track will be channeling our favorite book clubs and discussing "The Supervisor's Guidebook".  This week, we focus on the first part of supervising others: figuring out what you want to supervise! Then Rob and Diana finish each other's sandwiches.

Readings discussed this episode:

Reid, D.H., Parsons, M.B., & Green, C.W.  (2012).  The supervisor's guidebook: Evidence-based strategies for promoting work quality and enjoyment among human service staff.  Morganton, North Carolina: Habilitative Management Consultants, Inc.

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It's Supervision September, everybody! Next week starts our three-in-a-row episode series on supervision.  We'll be reading "The Supervisor's Guidebook" and sharing our thoughts in a friendly, informative, book-club format.  We really hope you enjoy it! In the meantime, some great emails from around the world and Crayola's new behavior analysis colors.

Readings for next week:

Reid, D.H., Parsons, M.B., & Green, C.W.  (2012).  The supervisor's guidebook: Evidence-based strategies for promoting work quality and enjoyment among human service staff.  Morganton, North Carolina: Habilitative Management Consultants, Inc.

Episode 17 - Ethics in Data Collection

If you think you're a pro at tracking behavior, this week's episode may be a cue to reflect on just how easy it is to collect bad data. We're joined by special guest Dr. Amanda Karsten to discuss the ethics of taking good data as behavior analysts.  Dr. Karsten reviews some great tips on how to go from data squirrel to data hero as well as some practical suggestions to get you using data ethically today! Plus, Diana shares a quiz to find out what kind of data you are and Jackie plugs her new ABA Christmas album.  Rob sits in shock at the stark realization that he only uses data for evil.  And for folks applying for continuing education credits, this episode counts towards 1 Ethics CE.

Articles discussed this episode:

LeBlanc, L.A., Raetz, P.B., Sellers, T.P., & Carr, J.E.  (2016).  A proposed model for selecting measurement procedures for the assessment and treatment of problem behavior.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 77-83. doi: 10.1007/s40617-015-0063-2

Vollmer, T.R., Sloman, K.N., & St. Peter Pipkin, C.  (2008).  Practical implications of data reliability and treatment integrity monitoring.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 1, 4-11.  

Carey, M.K. & Bourret, J.C.  (2014).  Effects of data sampling on graphical depictions of learning.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analylsis, 47, 749-764.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.153

This episode provides 1 ETHICS CE.  

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Behavior analysts collect so much data, yet we don't always think about why.  Are there ethical standards which we should take into account with our data collection procedures? Dr. Amanda Karsten sure thinks so and she'll be joining us on next week's episode to provide some great tips on how to take ethical data.

And in Errata we continue the debate between whether BCBAs should be more warm and fuzzy or more clinical-sounding.  Plus, Mr. Rogers versus Mr. Dress Up.

Articles for next week:

LeBlanc, L.A., Raetz, P.B., Sellers, T.P., & Carr, J.E.  (2016).  A proposed model for selecting measurement procedures for the assessment and treatment of problem behavior.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 77-83. doi: 10.1007/s40617-015-0063-2

Vollmer, T.R., Sloman, K.N., & St. Peter Pipkin, C.  (2008).  Practical implications of data reliability and treatment integrity monitoring.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 1, 4-11.  

Carey, M.K. & Bourret, J.C.  (2014).  Effects of data sampling on graphical depictions of learning.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analylsis, 47, 749-764.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.153

Episode 16 - Increasing On-Task Behavior with ADHD

Since medication for ADHD isn't the only treatment in town, what behavioral interventions can help students take part in the important parts of learning?  Like staying on-task with schoolwork for instance.  This week we review how functional analyses, good peer models, and sounds of the cosmos can decrease off-task behavior in children.  And are you a behavior analyst with no experience working with individuals with ADHD? Let our introductory summary get you started on understanding this chronic disorder.  And, in the spirit of the research, we actually manage to keep our typical tangents to a minimum.  Like maybe only 10% of the running time if you don't count Jackie and Rob making white-noise sound effects.

Articles discussed this episode:

Flood, W.A., Wilder, D.A., Flood, A.L., & Masuda, A.  (2002).  Peer-mediated reinforcement plus prompting as treatment for off-task behavior in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 35, 199-204.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2002.35-199

Grauvogel-MacAleese, A.N. & Wallace, M.D.  (2010).  Use of peer-mediated intervention in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 547-551.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-547

Cook, A., Bradley-Johnson, S., & Johnson, C.M.  (2014).  Effects of white noise on off-task behavior and academic responding for children with ADHD.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 160-164.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.79

And, for some background on behavioral interventions for ADHD:

Fabiano, G.A., Pelham Jr., W.E., Coles, E.K., Gnagy, E.M., Chronis-Tuscano, A., & O'Connor, B.C.  (2009).  Clinical Psychology Review, 29, 129-140.  doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2009.11.001

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