Bonus Episode 11 - BABAT Special 2018

When crisp fall air strikes, you know that the BABAT conference is about to get underway. This year, we celebrate New England’s coolest conference for behavior analysts by talking with some of the students featured at the evening poster session. Then, to honor the last BABAT held at scenic UMass Amherst, we gather some dear friends around two pounds of chicken wings to reminisce on some of our favorite memories.

Student Posters Discussed:

A Descriptive Assessment of Activity-Based Variation in Pre-School Children. NICOLE LENARES, Joseph Dracobly, Tayler Shea, Ashley Williams, Morgan Winship, and Sydney Spencer (Eastern Connecticut State University).

A Parametric Analysis of Inter-Trial Intervals on Establishing Functional Communication. KENDRA GUINNESS and Kevin Schlichenmeyer (The Autism Community Therapists).

Extending Functional Analysis Session Length to Yield Menainingful Outcomes. CURTIA HUMBERT, Matt Decho, Victoria Cimino, and David Kuhn (Milestones Behavioral Services).

Evaluation of Systematically Fading Protective Equipment to Decrease Problem Behavior and Increase Academic Skills. KRISTINA HARTY, Lauren Carter, and Silva Orchanian (Melmark New England).

Treatment of Stereotypy: Differential Reinforcement Schedules and Reinforcer Delivery Rate. FINLEY CRUGER, ANGELICA SEDANO, Eileen Roscoe, and Chelsea Hedquist (New England Center for Children).

Teaching Children to Implement Response Interruption Redirection to Reduce Siblings’ Stereotypy. KAITLYN MILES and Jacquelyn MacDonald (Regis College).

Teaching Abduction Prevention Skills to Children. TAYLOR JOHNS and Jacquelyn MacDonald (Regis College).

Assessment and Treatment of Trichotillomania: Are Competing Items Effective When Treating Multiply Controlled Behavior? KARA MACLEAN and G. Tracey Toran (New England Center for Children).

Episode 20 - Noncontingent Reinforcement

Because noncontingent reinforcement goes beyond constant access to a bag of M+Ms, we bring you this, the latest episode of ABA Inside Track.  Jackie and Rob are ready to meet your response-independent schedule needs, especially if those needs include a synopsis of the Hugga Bunch movie.  Diana reviews NCR schedules, from dense to lean and everything in between, though expresses a preference for dense when candy is involved.  Finally, a heated discussion ensues regarding extinction as a ruiner of contingency marriages.  Listen closely: this episode is chock-full of putative possibilities.

Articles discussed this episode:

Hagopian, L.P., Fisher, W.W., & Legacy, S.M.  (1994).  Schedule effects of noncontingent reinforcement on attention-maintained destructive behavior in identical quadruplets.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 27, 317-325.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1994.27-317

Wallce, M.D., Iwata, B.A., Hanley, G.P., Thompson, R.H., & Roscoe, E.M.  (2012).  Noncontingent reinforcement: A further examination of schedule effects during treatment.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 709-719.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2012.45-709

If you're interested in ordering CEs for listening to this episode, click here to go to the store page. You'll need to enter your name, BCBA #, and the two episode secret code words to complete the purchase. Email us at abainsidetrack@gmail.com for further assistance.

Episode 20 Preview

Next week, we're talking about the somewhat misunderstood treatment: non-contingent reinforcement.  And before we even get into the topic, Jackie gets belligerent.  So you know it'll be a good episode.

Then, in errata, we review updates to the professional and ethical compliance code for behavior analysts in relation to reporting public health- and safety-related fines or tickets to the BACB.  Let's hope none of our hypothetical scenarios every come to pass!

Articles for next week:

Hagopian, L.P., Fisher, W.W., & Legacy, S.M.  (1994).  Schedule effects of noncontingent reinforcement on attention-maintained destructive behavior in identical quadruplets.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 27, 317-325.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1994.27-317

Wallce, M.D., Iwata, B.A., Hanley, G.P., Thompson, R.H., & Roscoe, E.M.  (2012).  Noncontingent reinforcement: A further examination of schedule effects during treatment.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 709-719.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2012.45-709

Episode 18 - Challenging Behavior From Point A to Point B

Did you ever notice how hard it is to get from place to place? Is it the fact that your new location just isn't as much fun as your starting point? Is it that dawdling is its own reward? Or could it be some sort of existential crisis concerning the movement of your body through space and time as we all hurtle through space towards total entropy? This week we talk about challenging behavior around transitioning from place to place.  We review a classic analysis of the function of SIB during transitions and get a glimpse into how our new computer overlords will make us all more efficient students as we move about the classroom.  Invariably we wander from tangent to tangent: our favorite transition of all!

Articles discussed this episode:

McCord, B.E. & Thomson, R.J (2001).  Functional analysis and treatment of self-injury associated with transitions.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 34, 195-210.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2001.34-195

Hine, J.F., Ardoin, S.P., & Foster, T.E. (2015).  Decreasing transition times in elementary school classrooms: Using computer-assisted instruction to automate intervention components.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 495-510.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.233

Brewer, A.T., Strickland-Cohen, K., Dotson, W., & Williams, D.C. (2014).  Advance notice for transition-related problem behavior: Practice guidelines.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 7, 117-125.  doi:10.1007/s40617-014-0014-3

If you're interested in ordering CEs for listening to this episode, click here to go to the store page. You'll need to enter your name, BCBA #, and the two episode secret code words to complete the purchase. Email us at abainsidetrack@gmail.com for further assistance.