Bonus Episode 12 - Thompson Center for Autism Conference Special 2018

Our live recording wasn’t the only awesome thing happening at the Thompson Center for Autism’s 2018 Conference. We had the chance to chat with some of the other speakers about their research and favorite moments from the show. We also talked with a number of presenters at the student poster session. Plus, Rob finds a way to play video games. This episode is the next best thing to having been in St. Louis yourself. Thanks so much to all of the folks at the Thompson Center for their hard work and for letting us bother so many amazing individuals!

Conference Speakers:

Dr. Rebecca Landa

Dr. Sarah Lechago

Dr. Casey Clay

Dr. Jason Vladescu

D.r Adel Najdowski

Dr. Kristin Sohl

Posters Discussed:

Assessing and promoting independence in young adults with autism spectrum disorder presented by Ann Coleman, University of Missouri

Comparison of naturalistic and arranged SDs during schedule thinning following FCT presented by McKenzie Bacon, Missouri State University

Caregiver fading following functional communication training presented by John Augustine, Missouri State University

Using stereotypy as reinforcement for alternative behaviors: A replication and extension presented by Katherine Johnson, University of Missouri

Using behavioral skills training to shape job skills in adults with autism spectrum disorder presented by Valerie Smith, University of Rochester

Effects of procedural fidelity of photographic activity schedules on client performance presented by Ashley Stevens, University of Missouri

Episode 57 Preview

You enter a hall full of all of your favorite things.  The old knight of the Crusade beckons you to him.  "Among you are the greatest delights known to humanity.  You may engage in whip-cracking tricks to earn them.  Or, I can give you one every now and again.  You must choose...but choose wisely."  And in that moment, you realize: you should have listened to that episode of ABA Inside Track about whether humans prefer contingencies.  Suddenly, you awaken in a cold sweat and look at the calendar.  "Oh, thank Skinner," you gasp.  "It's only the preview episode! There's still time to subscribe!" Then, with visions of Diana, Jackie, and Rob podcasting in your head, you slip off, back to dreamland. 

Articles for next episode:

Luczynksi, K.C. & Hanley, G.P.  (2009).  Do children prefer contingencies? An evaluation of the efficacy of and preference for contingent versus noncontingent social reinforcement during play.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 511-525.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-511

Hanley, G.P., Piazza, C.C., Fisher, W.W., Contrucci, S.A., & Maglieri, K.A.  (1997).  Evaluation of client preference for function-based treatment packages.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 30, 459-473.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1997.30-459

Episode 28 - FCT


FCT is superior to many other treatments.  If you want to know which treatments, you'll have to go 5 rounds with Diabolical Dr. D in the ring, suffer through Rob's snooty New England anecdotes, and share your favorite foods to eat while reading journal articles with Jackie.  Only then will you have the joy of hearing a discussion about Carr and Durand and the epic Tale of FCR.  And you won't even need to use an FCR response (or should that be FC response?) to witness the heartwarming return of the lag schedule.  This podcast is like EZ tasks 100, folks!

Articles discussed this episode:

Carr, E.G. & Durand, V.M.  (1985).  Reducing behavior problems through functional communication training.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 18, 111-126.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1985.18-111

Reeve, C.E. & Carr, E.G.  (2000).  Prevention of severe behavior problems in children with developmental disorders.  Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2, 144-160.  doi: 10.11777/109830070000200303

Adami, S., Falcomata, T.S., Muething, C.S., & Hoffman, K.  (2017).  An evaluation of lag schedules of reinforcemetn during functional communication training: Effects of varied mand responding and challenging behavior.  Behavior Analysis in Practice doi:10.1007/s40617-017-0179-7

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