Episode 101 - Instructional Fading

We all love instructions. We all love fading. But, when the two go together, do we create a treatment better than the sum of its parts? Let’s take a trip through the literature and discuss the ins and outs of instructional fading together, shall we?

Articles discussed this episode:

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

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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