Episode 35 - Response Interruption and Redirection w/ Dr. Bill Ahearn

This week we're joined by special guest, Dr. Bill Ahearn, to discuss response interruption and redirection (RIRD).  We discuss the fascinating history of how this popular treatment for vocal stereotypy came to be, the ins and outs of implementing the treatment, when to use it, and, more importantly, when NOT to use it.  Plus, some helpful troubleshooting tips for practitioners and why you shouldn't pronounce it "rrrrird".

Articles discussed this episode:

Ahearn, W.H., Clark, K.M., MacDonald, R.P.F., & Chung, B.I.  (2007).  Assessing and treating vocal stereotypy in children with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40, 263-275.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2007.30-06

Colon, C.L., Ahearn, W.H., Clark, K.M., & Masalsky, J.  (2012).  The effects of verbal operant training and response interruption and redirection on appropriate and inappropriate vocalizations.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 107-120.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2012.45-107

Colon, C.L. & Ahearn, W.H.  (in prep).  An analysis of treatment integrity of response interruption and redirection.

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Episode 34 - Preschool Life Skills

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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Episode 34 Preview

Following up from our last episode on classroom management, it's preschool life skills.  Think about it like the junior version of techniques for maintaining a productive classroom.  And, surprise! Young children won't just "run out" of inappropriate behavior or magically learn how to follow classroom rules.  And while you're prepping for next week's full-length episode, enjoy some excellent listener posts from the ABA Inside Track Facebook page and a rant about Cars 3.  

Articles for next week:

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